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Blood transfusion safe, possibly beneficial in acute decompensated heart failure

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Blood transfusion is safe and may be beneficial in patients with acute decompensated heart failure, say researchers from Israel in the October American Heart Journal. Because of the adverse affects of anemia in acute...

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Little or no coronary calcification means low risk of cardiovascular events

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Individuals with minimal or no coronary calcification face a low risk of cardiovascular events, according to results from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). “Calcium scoring outperforms C reactive...

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Nicotinic acid cuts atherosclerosis in statin-treated patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Nicotinic acid can reduce carotid atherosclerosis in statin-treated patients with low HDL cholesterol levels, according to a report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology for November 3. Nicotinic acid is...