Advances in bionanotechnology are poised to impact the field of cardiovascular diagnosis and therapy for decades to come. This review seeks to illustrate selected examples of newly developed diagnostic and therapeutic nanosystems that have been evaluated in experimental atherosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology. We review a variety of nanotechnologies that are capable of detecting early cardiovascular pathology, as well as associated imaging approaches and conjunctive strategies for site-targeted treatment with nanoparticle delivery systems.
- Contrast agents
- Drug therapy