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Hyperkalemia common in older heart failure patients on intensive therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – About 1 in 7 patients 60 years of age or older with heart failure undergoing intensive medical therapy have hyperkalemia, and one risk factor is spironolactone dosage, according to findings reported in the American Journal of Cardiology online“Careful surveillance of serum...

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Treating prehypertension reduces stroke occurrence

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Lowering blood pressure in patients with prehypertensive blood pressure significantly reduces the risk of stroke, according the results of a meta-analysis reported in the December 8th online issue of Stroke.“To prevent 1 stroke, 169 patients had to be treated with a...

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PCI safe before transcatheter aortic valve implantation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Performing percutaneous coronary interventions for coronary artery disease is feasible before transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), and the strategy appears safe, according to a report from Germany appearing online December 2nd in the American Journal of...