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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...

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Coronary angiography safe for patients with chronic kidney disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Coronary angiography is a recommended screening test for many patients undergoing kidney transplantation and now new research shows that it can be performed in those with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) without further...