How important are infographics and data visualization? Let your heart decide.
Imagine you're on the operating table. Your heart surgeon is searching for spots where plaque has built up in your arteries. If she finds them, she could save your life by preventing a very possible, future heart attack.
Unfortunately, the high-risk deposits that could eventually rupture aren't detectable with conventional imaging. And that's a big deal, because around 180,000 people die each year because o