Method for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Vascular Disease


Cardiovascular disease is a major health risk throughout the industrialized world. Atherosclerosis, the most prevalent of cardiovascular diseases, is the principal cause of heart attack, stroke, and gangrene of the extremities. It is also the principal cause of death in the United States.

This invention portrays a method for diagnosing decreased vascular function, detecting increased cardiovascular risk and diagnosing atherosclerosis. An embodiment includes assaying the number of endothelial progenitor cells and treating a subject with decreased vascular function by administering a therapeutically effective amount of endothelial progenitor cells.

Inventors:

Toren Finkel (NHLBI)  ➽ more inventions...

Arshed Quyyumi (NHLBI)  ➽ more inventions...

Jonathan Hill (NHLBI)  ➽ more inventions...


Intellectual Property:
U.S. Pat: 7,708,977 issued 2010-05-04
US Application No. 60/426,545
US Application No. 10/534,626

Publications:
Hill JM, et al. PMID 12584367

Licensing Contact:
Michael Shmilovich, J.D.
Email: shmilovm@mail.nih.gov
Phone: 301-435-5019

OTT Reference No: E-037-2003-0
Updated: May 9, 2018