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Protocol makes MRI safe for some patients with pacemakers or ICDs

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – While magnetic resonance imaging is contraindicated for patients with most implanted cardiac devices because of safety concerns, MRI can in fact be performed safely with appropriate precautions in some cases, according to a report in the October 4th issue of the Annals of...

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Bayley-III overestimates neurodevelopment in at-risk children

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The third edition of the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development (Bayley-III) overestimates neurodevelopment after early complex cardiac surgery, researchers from Canada report in the September 26th online Pediatrics. Bayley-III, which replaced the older edition of the...

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Stenting without predilatation effective in selected STEMI patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Direct stent implantation without balloon dilatation can be safely performed in some patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment elevated MI (STEMI), and the strategy may improve outcomes, according to a report in the American Journal of Cardiology...