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In diabetics, revascularization more likely after PCI vs CABG

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For patients with diabetes and complex multivessel coronary artery disease, the risk of repeat vascularization within one year is elevated 3-fold after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared with surgery, according to a subgroup analysis from the multinational...

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DVT predicts death in patients with pulmonary embolism

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The presence of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in patients with pulmonary embolism is associated with an increased risk of death, according to a report in the January 28th online issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. “Studies of...

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Single ultrasound test may suffice to rule out DVT

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A single negative whole-leg compression ultrasound (CUS) can effectively rule out deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in many patients, according to a meta-analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Association for February 3. Further studies are needed, however, to determine...