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Avoid heparin “bridging” when implanting cardiac devices: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Heparin bridging while withholding warfarin before implantation of a heart rhythm device substantially increases the risk of bleeding, new research shows. By contrast, the bleeding risk was no different between patients maintained on warfarin with an international...

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CT coronary angiography most helpful for intermediate-risk patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) is most usefully applied in patients with intermediate risk for disease, because it will identify the ones who need more invasive testing, researchers say. That’s because CTCA is not necessary when stress testing suggests a low...

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Perindopril plus calcium channel blockade saves lives

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with stable coronary artery disease, supplementing calcium channel blockers with perindopril decreases mortality and improves cardiac outcomes, new research shows. After about four years, the combination had reduced mortality by almost half compared to calcium...