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Adding PCI to medical therapy does not alter stable CAD outcome

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Compared with a strategy of optimal medical therapy alone for treatment of stable coronary artery disease (CAD), the addition of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) during initial management does not decrease the incidence of major cardiovascular outcomes. That’s...

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Healthy diet and lifestyle cuts risk of heart failure, hypertension

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Adherence to a healthy diet and lifestyle can reduce the lifetime risk of heart failure and the risk of incident hypertension, according to the findings of two studies appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association for July 22/29. In the first investigation, Dr....

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Most cesarean hysterectomies require transfusions

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Although the rate of hysterectomy after cesarean delivery has declined over the past decade, the procedure remains an “uncommon, but not rare” complication of pregnancy, occurring in 0.5% of cesarean deliveries, the results of a large, prospective study indicate. Most...