A study of the plaque-modifying actions of colchicine in stable and unstable atherosclerosis: from mouse models to clinical imaging. [ 2017 - 2020 ]

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Researchers: Dr Peter Psaltis (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Peter Thompson Prof Stephen Nicholls

Brief description Inflammation causes the plaques in arteries that cause heart attacks and strokes. There is major interest in developing drugs that reduce this inflammation for patients with heart disease. We are studying the effects of colchicine, an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat the joint disease, gout, in order to see whether it also prevents the build up of plaques and their progression to heart attacks and strokes.

Funding Amount $AUD 1,227,893.05

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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