Guidelines that recommend statin use for primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in a broader population of patients prevent more events than less-inclusive guidelines. READ MORE

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A comparative effectiveness study analyzed usual care versus multilevel, multicomponent implementation strategies for blood pressure control in patients with hypertension.

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A clinical pathway for coordinating the care of patients with heart failure may reduce admissions to the ED without increasing ED congestion.

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A blood-based test incorporating age, sex and gene expression score may be useful in evaluating older outpatients with symptoms indicative of obstructive coronary artery disease, researchers suggest.

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By Marilynn Larkin

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Adding evolocumab to statin therapy in high-risk patients with stable atherosclerotic heart disease may further reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, regardless of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol level, researchers say.

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