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(Medical Xpress)—Untreated and sustained hypertension has an adverse effect on brain structure and function, and is a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia. Blood pressure (BP) variability from ...

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What's more effective: Generic or brand-name statins?

Statins are the most frequently prescribed drugs in the United States and are effective in reducing cardiovascular events. However, evidence suggests that patients do not always take these medications as prescribed and may ...

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Results of ISAR-CLOSURE trial reported at TCT 2014

A new clinical trial found that vascular closure devices (VCD) are non-inferior to manual compression in patients undergoing transfemoral coronary angiography. Findings were reported today at the 26th annual Transcatheter ...

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Results of CLEAN-TAVI trial reported at TCT 2014

A first-of-its kind study found that using a cerebral protection device during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) can significantly reduce the number and volume of cerebral lesions in high risk patients with severe ...

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Results of PARTNER I trial reported at TCT 2014

New data from a landmark clinical trial found that after five years, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) demonstrated a persistent mortality benefit, improved functional status, and resulted in a lower rate of repeat ...

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Inflammation may be key to diabetes, heart disease link

Inflammation may be the reason high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels, raising the possibility that anti-inflammatory medications might someday be used to lower the risk of blood vessel disease in people with diabetes, ...

Sep 11, 2014
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The number of people going to the emergency room for essential hypertension, high blood pressure with no known cause, increased by 25 percent in recent years, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's ...

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