Dr Nitesh Nerlekar

Institute: Monash University
Category: Clinical
Current Project

Measuring Fat Inflammation: A New Marker for Heart Disease

Despite preventive strategies, heart attacks remain a major cause of death and disability. Fat around the heart arteries is rich in inflammatory molecules that are also found in the plaques of arteries of patients with heart attacks. The inflammatory molecules may travel between the artery wall and the surrounding fat…

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Current Project

Cardiac Fat and Coronary Artery Disease

Despite preventive strategies, heart attacks remain a major cause of death and disability. Heart attacks are often thought to be caused by inflammation. Fat around the heart arteries is rich in inflammatory molecules that are also found in the plaques of arteries of patients with heart attacks. The inflammatory molecules…

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