Mummies reveal hardened arteries

Something modern Egyptians, pharaohs, native Peruvians and a Renaissance-era king shared: heart disease

UNWRAPPED  Studies of mummies from around the world (an ancient Egyptian mummy undergoing a CT scan shown) reveal that hardening of the arteries has been a problem for more than 5,000 years. 

4C/PFO from R.C. Thompson et al/Global Heart 2014

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