Recent advances in nanomaterials for therapy and diagnosis for atherosclerosis

Academic Article


  • Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease driven by lipid accumulation in arteries, leading to narrowing and thrombosis. It affects the heart, brain, and peripheral vessels and is the leading cause of mortality in the United States. Researchers have strived to design nanomaterials of various functions, ranging from non-invasive imaging contrast agents, targeted therapeutic delivery systems to multifunctional nanoagents able to target, diagnose, and treat atherosclerosis. Therefore, this review aims to summarize recent progress (2017-now) in the development of nanomaterials and their applications to improve atherosclerosis diagnosis and therapy during the preclinical and clinical stages of the disease.
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    Author List

  • Chen J; Zhang X; Millican R; Sherwood J; Martin S; Jo H; Yoon YS; Brott BC; Jun HW
  • Start Page

  • 142
  • End Page

  • 199
  • Volume

  • 170