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January 14, 2016

CHD patients with no teeth have nearly double risk of death

Coronary heart disease (CHD) patients with no teeth have nearly double the risk of death as those with all of their teeth, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.1 The study in more than 15,000 patients from 39 countries found that levels of tooth loss were linearly associated with increasing death rates.

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July 30, 2015

Novel versus traditional risk factors in coronary heart disease

Novel risk factors are superior to traditional risk factors for predicting 5-year risk of secondary events in patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD), according to the Heart and Soul Study, based at the University of California, San Francisco, published recently in the Journal of the American Heart Association.1

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May 28, 2014

The perils of QT prolongation under scrutiny

A computer clinical decision support system (CDSS) incorporating a validated risk score for QTc prolongation influences the prescribing of QT-prolonging drugs and reduces the risk of QTc interval prolongation in hospitalised patients with torsades de pointes risk factors, according to a study published recently in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.1

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December 20, 2012

Bleeding similarities between aspirin and apixaban

Anatomic sites and predictors of bleeding are similar for apixaban and aspirin in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who are unsuitable for vitamin K antagonist therapy, according to a study1 published recently in Stroke.

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August 24, 2012

HAS-BLED score superior for bleeding prediction

The HAS-BLED risk-estimation score performed better than HEMORR2HAGES and ATRIA for predicting clinically relevant bleeding, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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