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Inflammation Links MIs with Atrial Fibrillation
Myocardial infarction joins the list of cardiovascular disorders associated with atrial fibrillation, and premature atrial contraction proves a variable that can assess that risk. More »
Another CAD Marker: Red Cell Distribution Width
A numerical measure of erythrocyte heterogeneity, RDW proves a reliable predictor of mortality in coronary artery disease patients due for stenting, and perhaps of cardiovascular disease burden in... More »
Healthy DASH-type Diet Need Not Cost More
Analysis of data from a large study suggests that Mexican-Americans don't spend more than usual to follow an anti-hypertension diet. More »
Eplerenone Reduces Atrial Fibrillation Incidence in Heart Failure Patients
Aldosterone antagonists, eg eplerenone, decrease adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with HF and AF. More »
Beating the Odds of Heart Problems from Breast Cancer Therapy
Trastuzumab, regardless of anthracycline use, shows a significant link with incident heart failure. Continuous use of beta-blockers helps lower that risk. More »
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Confirmed: Long-term Steroids Up Mortality Risk in Severe COPD
April 16, 2014

New recommendations focus on reducing the risks of corticosteroids in respiratory disease, both for COPD and asthma.

Large Study Confirms White Matter Abnormalities in Bipolar Disorder
April 14, 2014

A large international study finds distinct differences in white matter in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder, confirming many smaller but less conclusive studies.

Tools to Forecast Radiation Pneumonitis
April 10, 2014

A biomarker and five clinical factors help to predict which patients with nonsmall-cell lung cancer are at high risk for lung inflammation after radiotherapy.

Dual Diagnosis of Illegal Drug and Mood Disorders Needs Integrated Treatment
April 9, 2014

Surveys reveal that only half of US mental health centers offer treatment programs for people who have both illegal drug disorders and mental health problems.

Blood Pressure Differs in Acute Hemorrhagic Versus Ischemic Stroke
April 8, 2014

Blood pressure changes, and management, are different in hemorrhagic stroke. A new analysis suggests prognostic signals in blood pressure variability, and clues to management, in hemorrhagic stroke.


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