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Protein biomarker predicts development of heart failure

mdCurrent Conference Report: American College of Cardiology’s 61st Annual Scientific Session & Expo A blood test for a unique carbohydrate-binding protein called galectin-3 is a reliable predictor of incident heart failure and also the response to heart failure treatment. In a study presented at the 61st annual scientific session of… 

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Warfarin no better than aspirin in patients with heart failure

mdCurrent Conference Report: International Stroke Conference Warfarin did not reduce the rate of the combined endpoint of death, ischemic stroke, or intracerebral hemorrhage compared with aspirin, according to a Late Breaking Clinical Trial presented at the 2012 International Stroke Conference. Both warfarin and aspirin are used in this clinical setting,… 

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