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Initial strategy of medical therapy is safe for high-risk heart disease patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Deferring percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and treating high-risk heart disease patients with optimal medical therapy alone does not increase the risk of death, MI, or worsening angina, a large multicenter study...

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Fewer major adverse coronary events after single stents

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When adverse events were compared between patients who received single versus multiple coronary stents, there were few complications overall and only a trend toward an advantage for single-stent procedures, according to...

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Harm from inhaled corticosteroids may outweigh benefits in COPD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The benefit of adding inhaled corticosteroids to long-acting beta-2 agonists for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is limited, and furthermore, it’s accompanied by substantial risks of pneumonia and...