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CT angiography predicts long-term cardiac risk in patients with chest pain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among patients seen in the emergency department with chest pain, cardiac CT findings predict their risk for major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in the next 2 years, according to a report in the May issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. In fact, CT findings add incremental...

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Caution advised with early beta-blocker therapy after MI

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Many patients with acute MI have risk factors for shock, which increase the likelihood of adverse outcomes with early initiation of beta-blocker therapy, according to a report in the American Heart Journal online April 13. The findings “are consistent with current...

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Difficult IV access in pediatric patients eased with nitrous oxide

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For children and adolescents with conditions that require frequent placement of intravenous lines, administration of 50% nitrous oxide makes the process of IV access more efficient and more acceptable for the patient, a Swedish team reports in the Archives of Pediatrics and...