Failure to take statins leads to higher mortality rates

Patients who took statins less than 70 percent of the time had a 20 percent increase in mortality compared with those taking them at least 90 percent of the time, a Stanford study found.


Adherence clubs keep HIV patients in, viral levels down

"Adherence clubs" can help people living with HIV stick to their medication regimens, according to research presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston.


Predicting risk for deadly cardiac events

A marker commonly used to determine if a patient is having a heart attack can also be used to identify stable patients at high risk for deadly cardiac events, according to a new study led by investigators at Brigham and Women's ...


Metabolic syndrome may raise death risk postangiography

(HealthDay)—For postangiography patients, metabolic syndrome is associated with increased mortality, especially in patients with stable angina, according to a study published in the Feb. 1 issue of The American Journal ...

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