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Benazepril plus amlodipine for hypertension is linked with better renal outcomes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – As initial treatment of hypertension, a combination of benazepril plus amlodipine is more effective at preserving renal function compared to benazepril plus hydrochlorothiazide, investigators report. They point out that while U.S. guidelines recommend that initial therapy of...

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Atrial fibrillation ablation might obviate need for oral anticoagulation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Oral anticoagulation might no longer be necessary after successful atrial fibrillation ablation, not even in patients at moderate-high risk for thromboembolism, a recent paper suggests. But an accompanying editorial warns that the findings are not definitive and should not be...

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Genetic risk scores don’t predict CVD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Contrary to expectations, individual genetic markers don’t add up to a genetic risk score that’s any better than traditional risk factors for predicting cardiovascular disease, researchers are reporting. The study, which involved more than 19,000 women, “looked at...