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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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High-dose atorvastatin before PCI may prevent contrast-induced nephropathy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There’s now one more reason for statin loading before percutaneous coronary intervention. As well as reducing myocardial damage, high-dose atorvastatin given shortly before PCI reduces the risk of nephropathy caused by the angiography contrast medium, an Italian team reports...

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Advantages of stereotactic body radiation therapy remain questionable

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) –The theoretical advantages of stereotactic radiation therapy for treating tumors in the body have yet to be confirmed clinically — despite its widespread use — according to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine online May 3. At the request of the Agency for...