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NANOTECHNOLOGICAL STRATEGIES AS SMART WAYS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF THE ATHEROSCLEROSIS

Author(s):

Virna Mart, Alejandra Camargo, Diego Kassuha and Walter Manucha*  

Abstract:


Atherosclerosis provokes a continuous worsening of affected vessels causing a blood flow diminution with several complications and with clinical manifestations that generally appear in advanced phases of the illness. Hence, the conventional therapies are not enough because the atherosclerotic injuries are often irrevocable. For this reason, emerges the necessity to implement smart ways of drug supply and develop new therapeutic targets that decrease the advance of the atherosclerotic lesion. It results of particular interest the use of new tools for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of this cardiovascular disease, concentrating our attention on accomplishing better management on the immune system. Finally, this mini-review highlights the most recent knowledge about nanotechnology as a robust, novel and promissory therapeutic option applied to atherosclerotic pathology, nevertheless, we also alert for possible issues associated with their use.

Keywords:

atherosclerosis, treatment, diagnosis, nanotechnology, immune system.

Affiliation:

Facultad de Ciencias de la Alimentación, Bioquímicas y Farmacéuticas, Universidad Católica de Cuyo. Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias Químicas, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo Instituto de Biología Agrícola (IBAM), Facultad de Ciencias de la Alimentación, Bioquímicas y Farmacéuticas, Universidad Católica de Cuyo Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias Químicas, Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo Pathology and Pharmacology



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