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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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Subclinical organ damage moves hypertensive patients into high risk range for CVD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with hypertension, physicians should assess the presence of subclinical organ damage, an indication of high absolute risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Even when blood pressure (BP) is in the high...

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Not all atherosclerotic renovascular disease needs intervention: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Percutaneous intervention may not be necessary for the majority of hypertensive patients with atherosclerotic renovascular disease. In a large retrospective study, researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist...