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VP2: Vulnerable Plaque and Patient Program

Accelerating Progress in the Detection and Treatment of Vulnerable Plaques and Patients

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, responsible for approximately 7.4 million deaths in 2012. Obesity, poor diet, and lack of physical activity have led to an increase in coronary events. Further complicating the problem, these events often result from the sudden, unexpected rupture of a vulnerable coronary plaque.

Despite advances, inadequate contact, coordination, and collaboration among the various disciplines studying vulnerable patients and plaques is slowing the introduction of new diagnostics and therapies.

Explore this site to learn more about our new initiative to help combat this issue.