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Enrique Calvo, Jesús Vázquez, Álvaro Alfayate, Estefanía Núñez y José Luis Martín Ventura.
Research
28 Mar 2022

A study published in the journal eBiomedicine identifies new biomarkers that predict the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis

Research
29 Jun 2021

A study published in JACC shows that excess circulating triglyceride concentrations are associated with subclinical atherosclerosis and vascular inflammation in individuals with low-to-moderate cardiovascular risk according to standard scores

Almudena Ramiro
About the CNIC
15 Jun 2021

The team led by Dr Ramiro has identified a target protein for the diagnosis and treatment of vascular pathologies


Jesús Vázquez, Jacob Fog Bentzon, Emilio Camafeita y Esmeralda Lewis.
About the CNIC
13 Apr 2021

The new insight supports the need to keep both LDL cholesterol and blood pressure low throughout life by healthy diet choices, weight control, exercise, and, when needed, by drug therapy

3D reconstructions of superior (left) and inferior (right) brain regions, showing regions with lower metabolism associated with the presence of atherosclerotic plaques in the carotid arteries. The color code indicates the magnitude of the observation (yellow, strong association; red, lower association). Gray indicates areas showing no association with carotid plaque presence
Research
15 Feb 2021

Among the modifiable cardiovascular risk factors showing a close association with reduced brain metabolism, the research team found that the most important is hypertension

Jesús Vázquez, Almudena Ramiro, José Luis Martín Ventura, Inmaculada Martos Folgado, Cristina Lorenzo y Sonia Mur.
Research
2 Dec 2020

Un estudio que se publica en Nature muestra a la proteína mitocondrial ALDH4A1 como un nuevo autoantígeno implicado en los procesos de la aterosclerosis

Research
6 Oct 2020

CNIC scientists have shown that vigorous physical exercise is linked to "noncompaction" of the heart, causing it to acquire a spongy appearance.

En la imagen se muestra con un asterisco la presencia de una placa de aterosclerosis avanzada en la carótida común detectada por la técnica de ecografía 3D que no llega a ocasionar una obstrucción significativa de la luz del vaso (es <50%). Se puede comprobar con precisión su extensión en las 3 dimensiones del espacio lo que nos permite detectar cambios en su volumen para determinar si existe un avance de la enfermedad.
Research
7 Apr 2020

A CNIC study published in JACC demonstrates that atheroma plaques extend rapidly in the arteries of asymptomatic individuals aged between 40 and 50 years participating in the PESA-CNIC-Santander study.

About the CNIC
12 Dec 2019

Professor Jacob Fog Bentzon from Aarhus University and the CNIC  receives 2 M euros from the European Research Council for a ground-breaking research project on atherosclerosis – one of the most frequent causes of death in the world

Dr. José María Mendiguren, Director de Servicios Médicos de Banco Santander, Leticia Fernández-Friera, cardióloga del CNIC y del Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe, y Dr. Valentín Fuster, Director del CNIC.
Research
26 Mar 2019

The results, published in JACC, demonstrate the potential of this technology to generate images of the inflammation associated with systemic atherosclerosis; this information will be useful for the study of early stages of this disease and will help to identify individuals who will benefit from early medical intervention