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Stress testing predicts cardiac events with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Stress testing can be safely done in asymptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis and is useful in predicting adverse cardiac events, including sudden cardiac death, according to a report in the American Journal of...

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Bicarbonate use cuts risk of contrast nephropathy during PCI

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with mild renal insufficiency, a single IV bolus of sodium bicarbonate can help prevent contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary arteriography, Japanese...

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Harm from inhaled corticosteroids may outweigh benefits in COPD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The benefit of adding inhaled corticosteroids to long-acting beta-2 agonists for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is limited, and furthermore, it’s accompanied by substantial risks of pneumonia and...