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Hyperkalemia common in older heart failure patients on intensive therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – About 1 in 7 patients 60 years of age or older with heart failure undergoing intensive medical therapy have hyperkalemia, and one risk factor is spironolactone dosage, according to findings reported in the American Journal of...

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Treating prehypertension reduces stroke occurrence

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Lowering blood pressure in patients with prehypertensive blood pressure significantly reduces the risk of stroke, according the results of a meta-analysis reported in the December 8th online issue of Stroke.“To prevent 1...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – After stabilization with aripiprazole therapy, children with bipolar disorder may continue to benefit from maintenance treatment with the atypical antidepressant, according to the results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled...