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Owning a dog may be good for your heart

November 17, 2017

People who own dogs, either as a single individual or within a family, showed lower risk of cardiovascular death in a Swedish nationwide study.

“We show that dog ownership is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in single households and with a reduced risk of cardiovascular and all-cause death in the general population,” the researchers wrote. “Taken together, we believe our longitudinal population-wide design provides the most robust evidence so far of a link between dog ownership and health outcomes.”

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RE-DUAL PCI: Dual therapy beneficial in all subgroups in PCI with AF

November 17, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Patients with atrial fibrillation who underwent PCI and were treated with dual therapy — dabigatran plus a P2Y12 inhibitor — had…
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Ralinepag improves pulmonary vascular resistance in PAH

November 17, 2017
Patients with pulmonary artery hypertension who were treated with ralinepag in addition to single or dual background therapy had improved pulmonary vascular resistance…
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Experts: Hypertension guideline sound, but implementation challenges ahead

November 17, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Hypertension experts interviewed by Cardiology Today praised the new American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology hypertension…
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Heart failure strongest predictor of poor survival in type 2 diabetes

November 17, 2017
Older adults with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for death from cardiovascular complications, with the strongest associations found between survival and heart…
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