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CPR chest compressions should continue as defibrillator is charging

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – During cardiopulmonary resuscitation, it is safe to continue chest compressions while a defibrillator is charging prior to shock administration, and this strategy shortens the hands-off time in the crucial seconds before...

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IV aspirin safe, moderately effective for severe headache

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients hospitalized with severe headache generally experience considerable pain relief at least some of the time when given aspirin intravenously, according to a report in the September 21 issue of Neurology. Dr. Peter J....

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Reduced Heparin During PCI

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention for acute coronary syndrome initially treated with the synthetic factor Xa inhibitor fondaparinux do not have significantly lower rates of bleeding if they receive a...