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Tradeoffs seen with CABG vs stenting in patients with kidney disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with chronic kidney disease not requiring hemodialysis present a dilemma when it comes to treating concomitant multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD): coronary artery bypass grafting offers the best survival rates, but there’s less risk of dialysis dependence...

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Supplemental testosterone may raise cardiovascular risk in older frail men

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Elderly men with limitations in mobility who are treated with testosterone to improve strength appear to be at increased risk of cardiovascular-related adverse events, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine. To investigate the safety of...

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Statins not so helpful in primary prevention

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Statins may be overused in patients without cardiovascular disease, according to a report in Archives of Internal Medicine. The researchers pooled data from 11 randomized controlled trials in patients without cardiovascular disease, yielding 65,229 subjects. Mean ages ranged...