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Hypertriglyceridemia common in US adults

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Roughly a third of US adults have high or borderline high triglyceride levels, yet very few are being treated for the condition, according to a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine for March 23. There is growing evidence that hypertriglyceridemia is a risk factor for...

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Abnormal BMI linked to bleeding, mortality after PCI

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A body mass index that falls outside the normal range is associated with an increased risk of bleeding and death after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), new research reveals. While obesity is a well known risk factor for the development of heart disease, some...

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Good control of lipids and hypertension needed to slow CAD progression

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Aggressive reduction of cholesterol levels and normalization of high blood pressure is necessary to attenuate the progression of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (CAD), investigators at Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic report in the Journal of the American College of...