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F367684 05: A Three-Dimensional (3-D) Image Displays A Computerised Visualization Of A Human Heart. These Images Were Reconst
F367684 05: A Three-Dimensional (3-D) Image Displays A Computerised Visualization Of A Human Heart. These Images Were Reconstructed From A Formatted Ct Scan, Using Ross.Ct Software At The Ames Center For Bioinformatics At Nasa Ames Research Center September 1998 In Moffett Field, Ca. One Of The Goals Of The Project Is To Develop A Virtual Environment Workbench For Planning Complex Craniofacial Reconstructive Surgery And Other Surgeries. This Nasa Technology Will Enable Surgeons To Plan Complex Surgical Procedures And To Visualize The Potential Results Of Reconstructive Surgery In A Three-Dimensional Virtual Environment Simulator. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)

While HIV/AIDS is generally known to be the biggest killer in Africa, you might be surprised to learn cardiovascular disease (CVD) is second on that list, and for adults over 30 years old, it is the most common cause of death in the continent. The lack of cardiologists in impoverished rural areas means CVD's impact is greater than it needs to be.

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