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2014-05-30 23:10:17

Dr. Arash Bereliani of the Beverly Hills Institute for Cardiology and Preventive Medicine explains new findings unveiled at the 2014 meeting of the American College of Cardiology. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 The American College of Cardiology recently convened its 63rd meeting to discuss the latest breakthroughs in cardiovascular medicine. Topping the list of findings were a new blood test that can accurately predict heart attacks, a new cholesterol drug with fewer side...

2011-08-29 20:24:39

Colchicine, when given in addition to conventional therapy, was more effective than placebo in reducing the incidence of recurrence and the persistence of symptoms of pericarditis in a randomised controlled trial. This is the first time that the efficacy of colchicine in preventing recurrent episodes of pericarditis has been demonstrated in a double-blind multicentre randomised trial. "Recurrence," said investigator Dr Massimo Imazio from the Maria Vittoria Hospital in Turin, Italy,"is the...

2004-11-28 03:00:13

Post-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) syndrome was first described by Dressler in 1956. Its incidence has decreased in the reperfusion era, most likely because of the extensive use of thrombolysis and coronary balloon angioplasty, therapies that dramatically decreased the size of myocardial necrosis. The authors suggest that drugs that have been prescribed in previous decades as the post-AMI "standard-of-care," such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, β-blockers, and statins,...

2004-11-26 03:00:09

Extrapulmonary involvement can occur in isolation or along with a pulmonary focus as in the case of patients with disseminated tuberculosis (TB). The recent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) pandemic has resulted in changing epidemiology and has once again brought extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) into focus. EPTB constitutes about IS to 20 per cent of all cases of tuberculosis in immunocompctent patients and accounts for more than 50 per cent...


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