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ACE inhibitor treated hypertension linked to reduced all-cause mortality

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – All-cause mortality rates among hypertensive patients treated with an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor are 10% lower than in those whose treatment does not include an ACE inhibitor, according to the results of a meta-analysis reported in the European Heart Journal online...

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Aspirin use doesn’t curb peptic ulcer healing

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with aspirin-related peptic ulcers, ulcer healing rates are comparable after esomeprazole therapy with or without aspirin continuation, Taiwanese researchers report in an April 17th on-line paper in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. In fact, the...

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Higher beta-blocker dose lowers mortality in heart failure patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Confirming recommendations, titrating beta-blocker dosage in ambulatory patients with heart failure up to an equivalent of 50 mg/d carvedilol reduces all-cause deaths and hospitalizations, according to a report in the July 17 issue of the Journal of the American College of...