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Coronary artery aneurysm uncommon after drug-eluting stent placement

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Contrary to growing concerns, the incidence of coronary artery aneurysms after implantation of drug-eluting stents is low, and when an aneurysm does occur the clinical course is usually favorable, according to a South...

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Recurrence of reentrant tachycardia after cryoablation higher than with RF ablation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In the short term, cryoablation for atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is as effective as radiofrequency catheter ablation, but 6-month recurrence rates are higher with cryoablation, a German team...

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Oral ibuprofen more effective than IV administration for closure of patent ductus

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm infants, those treated with oral ibuprofen for patent ductus arteriosus have higher rates of closure than those given ibuprofen intravenously, Turkish researchers report. ...