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Researchers believe the less-invasive nature of transcatheter aortic-valve replacement systems allows patients to mobilize and recover in as little as one week, which contributes to the device's greater survival benefit compared to open-heart surgery.
New blood pressure treatment guidelines announced in February 2014 by the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) may result in nearly 6 million American adults no longer requiring hypertension medications.
The ACC/AHA cholesterol guideline can be a powerful tool for making multifactorial measures of cardiovascular disease risk assessment, particularly in African American populations, but clinicians should be aware of its limitations.
Study of farnesoid-x receptor agonist demonstrates protective effects on bacterial translocation from the small intestine in rat model of cholestatic liver disease.
In atrial fibrillation patients, high blood pressure is associated with increased risk of stroke, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting in Washington, DC in March.
Although many clinicians presumed patients with poor collateral blood vessel formation near their stroke site should have their blood pressure left high to prevent a second stroke, a study published in Neurology found lowering blood pressure to normal levels reduces subsequent stroke risk more effectively.
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