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Articles tagged ‘death risk’

September 26, 2014

Digoxin linked to mortality in patients with AF: the TREAT-AF study

Digoxin is associated with increased risk of death in patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF), independent of drug adherence, kidney function, cardiovascular comorbidities, and concomitant therapies, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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May 24, 2012

Opium use linked to all-cause death risk

Long term opium use, even in relatively low doses, is associated with almost double the risk of death from many causes, particularly circulatory diseases, respiratory conditions and cancer, according to a study published recently on BMJ Online.1

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April 18, 2012

Death risk increased in depressed coronary stent patients

Depression increases the risk of death in patients who have a coronary stent implanted, according to research presented at the 12th Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing, held recently in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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September 28, 2011

Inappropriate ICD shocks – challenges and advances

Over 30 years ago the first implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) was deployed in man. Since, millions of devices have been implanted worldwide and “innumerable lives have been saved”.1 There have been many challenges on the way and a number of significant limitations remain.

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