Inflammation and CVD in 2017

From clonal haematopoiesis to the CANTOS trial

In 2017, a cluster of papers have provided strong evidence in favour of the inflammation hypothesis in cardiovascular disease. From fundamental observations on clonal haematopoiesis to clinical evidence indicating that blocking an inflammatory cytokine mitigates heart disease, 2017 has been a watershed year.

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Swirski, F. From clonal haematopoiesis to the CANTOS trial. Nat Rev Cardiol 15, 79–80 (2018).

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