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Peripheral-blood gene expression linked to heart disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Gene expression in peripheral-blood mononuclear cells appears to be useful in determining the presence and extent of coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a small study of angiography patients. “A blood-based test to diagnose CAD would be less invasive and risky and...

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Benefits of septal ablation for obstructive cardiomyopathy maintained long-term

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, alcohol septal ablation results in sustained clinical and hemodynamic improvement, according to a prospective study spanning more than a decade. “Our biggest finding was the lasting nature of...

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Early PCI seen superior to medical therapy alone for stable coronary disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – As initial therapy in patients with low-risk, stable coronary artery disease, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) added to medical therapy is more effective than medical therapy alone in preventing acute coronary syndrome, according to a large multicenter trial...