The Alcon shareholders also re-elected Dr. Daniel Vasella, Cary Rayment, Thomas Plaskett, Dr. Enrico Vanni, and Norman Walker to the table of directors for the time between the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and the completion of the merger. Shareholders also voted to grant a discharge to the former and current people of the plank of directors, authorized the 2010 business statement and accepted KPMG as auditor.. Alcon to merge with Novartis in its Annual General Conference of Shareholders Alcon, Inc.KlegermanNearly all participants in the MESA study had a short cardiac magnetic resonance imaging test, and more than 1,100 individuals in the six-city investigation got a special, so-known as tagged MRI performed. Developed at Hopkins, the computer plan better analyzes three-dimensional, computer images of each heart and may monitor gradual abnormalities during each heartbeat. For every research participant, calculations measured more than a dozen factors, including thickness of varied heart walls, pumping quantity, ejection fraction , and shortening fraction , and disease risk factors, such as blood circulation pressure , and body mass index. Of those tested so far, 73 are suffering from congestive heart failure, including 31 African Americans, three Chinese Americans, 22 Caucasians and 17 Hispanics.