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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Tailoring Stress Cardiac MRI for Women with Ischemic Heart Disease
Principal Investigator:

Kim-Lien T Nguyen

Location: West Los Angeles, CA
Congressional District Code: 33
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: January 2019 - December 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $227,392
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


PROJECT ABSTRACT Chronic ischemic heart disease (IHD) is a $10.4-billion-dollar problem that is responsible for 45.1% of deaths attributable to cardiovascular disease. Compared to men, women have a different spectrum of IHD. Current diagnostic tools follow a one-size-fits-all model and are designed to detect a male pattern of IHD. Issues such as breast tissue, obesity, and lung disease render easily accessible tools such as ultrasound or nuclear SPECT imaging more limiting for women. Ischemia wi...

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