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Blanket prescribing of beta-blockers to all patients with CAD or at risk of CAD does not reduce cardiovascular risk

Beta-blocker therapy is not associated with a lower risk of death, nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), and nonfatal stroke in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors, known CAD without MI, or prior MI, according to a recent observational study. “…Trends are changing, and the evidence is compelling to use… 

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Beta blockers and cardiac resynchronization show greatest survival benefit for patients with heart failure

Data on the comparative merits of drugs recommended to manage heart failure (HF) are limited. A recent case-control study compared HF patients who died within 24 months of diagnosis with those who survived to 24 months after a HF diagnosis. The researchers compared the 2 groups to see which therapies… 

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Use of beta-blockers and aspirin in cancer patients with acute myocardial infarction prolongs survival

In patients with cancer who had an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) the use of beta-blockers and aspirin were each associated with improved survival. The population was primarily comprised of patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). This was the main finding of a recent observational study published in Clinical Cardiology…. 

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New migraine guidelines focus on efficacy, prevention, and patient-centric approach

mdCurrent Conference Report: 64th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting A large number of therapies are used prophylactically to prevent or abort migraine headaches but only 7 have proven efficacy, according to newly released guidelines. The authors of the guidelines, issued jointly by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and… 

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Study draws attention to potential gender disparities in cardiovascular care in India

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among women in many parts of India, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Andhra Pradesh Rural Health Initiative. Now in a paper published recently in the journal Heart, members of the George Institute for Global… 

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