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Study results show no clear link between calcium channel blockers, breast cancer

December 19, 2014

CHICAGO — Analysis of a potential link between use of calcium channel blockers and risk for breast cancer yielded conflicting results in two separate cohorts, according to results presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

Researchers conducted separate analyses of general patients (n=2,612) and patients who underwent coronary angiography (n=1,106) at Intermountain Healthcare facilities in Utah. All patients were female, aged 50 to 70 years and had no history of breast cancer.

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Confounding factors may partially explain results of SYMPLICITY HTN-3

December 19, 2014
Post-hoc analyses derived from patient subgroups indicated several potential confounding factors that may help explain the unexpected BP results in the control and…
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Incidence of MI, stroke increased in high-impact areas after Hurricane Sandy

December 18, 2014
After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the incidence of MI and stroke increased in New Jersey regions hit hardest by the storm, according to a new report.Researchers at Rutgers…
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CDC's 10 most important public health challenges of 2014

December 18, 2014
In a year that has been fraught with public health crises, the CDC has had more than its share of important work to do. While 2014’s Ebola epidemic dominated…
Mehdi H. Shishehbor, DO, MPH, PhD In the Journals

Researchers observe effect of single tibial artery revascularization on microcirculation

December 18, 2014
Single tibial artery revascularization was associated with similar improvements in dorsal and plantar microcirculation, concluded new data. Furthermore, roughly half of…
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Experts Take: Dialogue on HTG

Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

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Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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VIDEO: Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, discusses 'practice-changing' IMPROVE-IT results

December 14, 2014
CHICAGO — The "practice-changing" results from the IMPROVE-IT trial presented at the American Heart Association…
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Managing Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department: Two Decades of Progress

Managing Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department: Two Decades of Progress

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According to the American Heart Association Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2013 Update, approximately 795,000…
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