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Hepatitis C virus impacts survival after liver transplantation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Liver transplant recipients whose indication for transplant was hepatitis C virus (HCV) cirrhosis have markedly poorer survival compared to patients transplanted for alcoholic liver disease (ALD), researchers have found. According to Dr. Michael R. Lucey of the...

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ECG finding predicts success with atrial fibrillation treatment

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A longer atrial fibrillation (AF) cycle length, measured with surface ECG, predicts successful catheter ablation in patients with this common arrhythmia, new research indicates. Prior research has shown that the AF cycle length, measured from the left atrial appendage, can...

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ACE inhibitors double mortality with coronary bypass grafting

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The use of ACE inhibitors prior to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is associated with an increased risk of death, need for inotropic support, renal dysfunction, and atrial fibrillation, UK researchers report. According to the report, 1.3% of patients treated with...