Ultrasound Techniques for Drug Delivery in Cardiovascular Medicine

Author(s): Luigi Landini, Maria Filomena Santarelli, Linda Landini, Vincenzo Positano

Journal Name: Current Drug Discovery Technologies

Volume 5 , Issue 4 , 2008

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In this review, we will give a critical update of published studies using ultrasound for targeted therapeutic use. We will briefly discuss the interaction mechanisms and their effects in non-invasive delivery of therapeutic agents. Moreover, the mechanisms by which ultrasonic contrast agents facilitate the delivery of drugs and genes into tissue will be discussed, together with recent applications and perspectives of targeted-microbubbles in cardiovascular medicine.

Keywords: Therapeutic ultrasound, targeted contrast agents, cardiovascular disease, contrast echocardiography

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Year: 2008
Page: [328 - 332]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/157016308786733573
Price: $65

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