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Transcatheter aortic valve implantation outcomes good in high-risk patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – One-year survival after transcatheter aortic valves implantation in otherwise inoperable patients is “excellent” according to a new report. The findings, reported in the July 26th issue of Circulation, come from the Edwards SAPIEN Aortic Bioprosthesis European Outcome...

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High-dose chemo with stem-cell transplant for breast cancer not worthwhile

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When used as adjuvant therapy in high-risk breast cancer or as primary treatment for metastatic breast cancer, high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) with autologous stem-cell support does not lead to a significant improvement in overall survival, according to the results of two...

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Surgical placement of pacing leads improves CRT results in some patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When unfavorable anatomy of the cardiac veins impedes transvenous placement of left ventricular leads for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), implantation via a minithoracotomy is preferable, according to an Italian group. The improvement seen in their study “suggests...