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NT-proBNP-guided therapy improves heart failure outcomes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Therapy aimed at reducing levels of amino-terminal pro–B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in patients with chronic heart failure (HF) is more beneficial than standard treatment, a Boston team reports in the October 25th issue of the Journal of the American College of...

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Everolimus-eluting stents seen best for acute and stable coronary artery disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pooled data from four studies indicate that everolimus-eluting stents (EES) are safer and more effective than paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES) in patients with acute coronary syndromes as well as in those with stable coronary artery disease, according to a report in the Journal...

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Commonly used antihypertensives may worsen lower urinary tract symptoms

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The use of certain antihypertensives may worsen lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), but there are significant differences between medications and genders, researchers from a report in the September 27th online BJU International. “Although an excess of voiding, storage, and...