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Non-HDL cholesterol concentrations are strongly associated with long-term risk for cardiovascular events, according to the results of a recent study. The relevance of blood lipid concentrations and lipid-lowering therapy for long-term cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular outcomes is unclear,…
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By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with atrial fibrillation commonly use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) along with oral anticoagulants, a practice that increases their risk of bleeding, according to findings from the ARISTOTLE trial. The concomitant use of NSAIDs…
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The American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) have released a report containing new clinical performance and quality measures for the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension in adults. A total of 22 new measures were included in their report, including 6 performance…
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Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors may not be the best choice for treatment of hypertension, according to a recent study. Although current guidelines recommend the use of any thiazide or thiazide-like diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers,…
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Individuals with HIV have an increased risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). However, findings of a new review1 presented at IDWeek 2019 show that individuals with HIV are not receiving adequate-intensity statins to prevent ASCVD. There are no current guidelines for prescribing…
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By Michael Erman NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sanofi SA said on Friday it would recall popular heartburn medicine Zantac in the United States and Canada, after the medicines were linked with a probable cancer-causing impurity. The French drugmaker said it was working with health authorities to determine…
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Beginning statin therapy in childhood could help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease later in life among children with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), according to the results of a recent study. Although the short-term efficacy of statins has been established in children, there is…
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Compared with men, women have a higher increased risk for ischemic stroke as the severity of their hypertension increases, according to findings from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. To conduct the longitudinal cohort study, the researchers recruited 26,…
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By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Walmart Inc on Wednesday became one of the last remaining major U.S. retailers to suspend the sale of over-the-counter heartburn medication containing ranitidine after the U.S. health agency flagged the presence of a probable cancer-causing impurity. CVS Health Corp…
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By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp said over the weekend it will discontinue sales the popular Zantac heartburn treatment and its own generic ranitidine products from its pharmacies after traces of a known carcinogen were found in some of the products by the U.S. Food and Drug…
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