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Long-term risks of sildenafil use unclear

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Sildenafil (Viagra) is associated with a number of side effects, but data on long-term harms are still lacking, a systematic review and meta-analysis has shown. As reported in the October issue of Urology, Dr. Alexander...

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Prophylactic ICD implanted soon after MI does not improve survival

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Implantation of a cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) early after acute myocardial infarction does not decrease overall mortality, investigators report October 8 in The New England Journal of Medicine. In the European...

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Low hyperkalemia risk with ACE inhibitors in non-diabetic kidney disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In non-diabetic patients with hypertensive kidney disease, the risk of hyperkalemia with angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors is “small,” according to research reported September 28 in the Archives...