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High levels, gradual increases of sodium raise BP, hypertension risk

July 29, 2015

High and gradually increasing levels of dietary sodium intake were both associated with future BP increases and hypertension, according to the results of an observational study.

Previous research established a link between dietary sodium and hypertension, but risk for hypertension according to sodium intake had not yet been intensively studied, the researchers wrote.

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Noninvasive test chosen in most cases of suspected CAD

July 29, 2015
Three out of four patients with new symptoms suggestive of CAD underwent noninvasive testing during their first examination, according to results of a real-world…
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Physicians-in-training likely to order brand-name statins when supervisors prefer them

July 29, 2015
Supervising physicians’ prescribing of brand-name statins appears to have a significant influence on first-year residents’ prescription habits, according to…
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Health care spending expected to increase over decade, but at historically low rate

July 29, 2015
Due to expanded health insurance coverage from the ACA, as well as the aging population and economic growth, health care spending is projected to increase at a rate of…
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COMPARE: EES superior to PES at 5 years

July 29, 2015
Long-term data from the COMPARE trial demonstrate superiority of everolimus-eluting stents compared with paclitaxel-eluting stents in an all-comers population that…
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PCI in ACS: Deciding Among Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, or Ticagrelor

PCI in ACS: Deciding Among Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, or Ticagrelor

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC

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VIDEO: Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, discusses benefits of VADs for children with advanced HF

VIDEO: Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, discusses benefits of VADs for children with advanced HF

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Antiplatelet Agents in ACS Distinguishing Characteristics Safety and Efficacy

Antiplatelet Agents in ACS: Distinguishing Characteristics, Safety, and Efficacy

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It is estimated that in the United States, each year, over 780,000 persons will experience an acute coronary syndrome…
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