In toothpaste contains sodium fluoride are needed to strengthen the tooth enamel. This same substance the scientists decided to use for the diagnosis of diseases of the cardiovascular system.
The potassium fluoride associated with a radioactive substance, is injected into the bloodstream of the patient. The resulting compound reacts with unstable calcium in the arteries. It allows to reveal the thickening of the blood, causing the development of diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
Timely diagnosis will help to reduce morbidity and increase life expectancy people. Note that cardiovascular diseases are on the first place among the causes of death in Russia.