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Echocardiography predicts heart disease mortality when ECG does not

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Exercise echocardiography can predict mortality and major cardiac events in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease, but who have normal exercise ECG results, new research indicates. According to the report, new or worsening wall motion abnormalities on...

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Rise in heart rate before exercise predicts sudden death risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New research suggests that an excessive increase in heart rate prior to engaging in an exercise test — a situation of mild mental stress — identifies people who are at increased risk of sudden cardiac death later in life. “These findings may carry significant...

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Combined carotid and coronary artery procedure deemed feasible

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Carotid artery stenting (CAS) followed immediately by on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a feasible treatment for high-risk patients who have both carotid and coronary disease, new research indicates. Prior research has shown that up to 49% of deaths in...