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PCI for left main coronary artery disease effective long-term

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Long-term follow-up of more than 2000 patients with unprotected left main coronary artery disease shows stenting to be as effective as coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG), Korean researchers report. Professional organizations recommend CABG for left main disease....

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Male smokers having CABG have high AAA prevalence

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Some men having coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) especially smokers — should also be screened for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), even if they’re younger than screening guideline thresholds, French researchers suggest. According to present guidelines, AAA...

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Early follow up cuts readmission rates for heart failure

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Heart failure patients who see a physician within a week after hospital discharge are less likely to be readmitted within 30 days, according to a study published May 5th in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Hospital readmission is “a national problem with heart...