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Cardiac resynchronization reduces mortality in CHF even with an ICD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cardiac resynchronization therapy added to optimal medical therapy or in addition to an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) reduces mortality significantly in mild to moderate congestive heart failure, Canadian investigators report. Their conclusion is based on results...

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Ivabradine safe, effective in CAD patients with reduced ejection fraction

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The selective sinoatrial I-f current inhibitor ivabradine lowers heart rate in patients with stable coronary artery disease and impaired left ventricular systolic function without causing an increase in rhythm disturbances, according to a study reported in the American Journal...

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Ketamine-propofol combo has some advantages in emergency sedation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Adding ketamine to propofol may improve the quality of sedation for painful procedures in the emergency department but it doesn’t reduce the frequency of respiratory depression, according to a report in the Annals of Emergency Medicine online January 24. Dr. Henry David and...