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Same-Day Discharge Fine for Eligible PCI Patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – As long as eligibility criteria are strictly followed, it is safe to let “real world” patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention go home on the same day as the procedure, physicians at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, report in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions...

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Repair Bile Duct Injuries Immediately

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - If recognized right away, most bile duct injuries related to laparoscopic cholecystectomy should be repaired quickly in a tertiary hepatobiliary center -- within 3 days at most, say the authors of a new paper. If the injuries are not immediately recognized, however, the...

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ARBs Do Not Cause Post-op Atrial Fibrillation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The use of angiotensin blocking therapy before cardiac surgery is not associated with postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF), researchers report in the August American Heart Journal. “[These drugs] seem to be safe, if held prior to surgery,” Dr. Florian Rader from Case...