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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...

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Statins may worsen symptoms in patients with diastolic heart failure

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Statin therapy may lead to worsening of dyspnea and fatigue in patients with diastolic heart failure (DHF), according to findings presented Tuesday at the American College of Chest Physicians’ CHEST 2009 meeting in San...

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Combining calcium score with SPECT results improves cardiac risk prediction

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New research suggests that coronary artery calcium score (CACS) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) provide complimentary information in predicting a person’s short- and long-term risk of cardiac events. ...