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Breech presentations likely to recur

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A woman who has had one breech presentation is at increased risk for the same in later pregnancies, researchers in Australia report. They point out that women with a prior cesarean delivery are at higher risk for malpresentation in future pregnancies – and they speculate that...

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Lipid-lowering therapy improves atrial fibrillation outcomes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Lipid-lowering therapy reduces cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to a post hoc analysis of the AFFIRM study. This is “one of the first studies to show a relationship between use of lipid-lowering therapy and...

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“Typical” angina does not increase odds for positive stress test

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with a textbook case of “typical” angina are no more likely than patients with atypical or nonanginal chest pain to have inducible myocardial ischemia on stress testing, researchers from New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center report. “Accurate risk...