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CABG better than PCI for diabetes heart patients

CABG better than PCI for diabetes heart patients

Bypass surgery has lower death rate for diabetes patients with multi-vessel disease

Hypertension study makes case for vit D

Hypertension study makes case for vit D

Vitamin D supplements may be a cheap weapon in the fight against high blood pressure

A2RAs linked to fainting in hot weather

A2RAs linked to fainting in hot weather

Patients taking angiotensin type 2 receptor antagonists (A2RA) are prone to fainting during periods of mild exercise in hot weather, a series of cases observed by a rural GP suggests.

Wide variation seen in cardiac procedure rates

Wide variation seen in cardiac procedure rates

Health planners have been urged to act on wide medically-unexplained variations in rates of cardiac procedures, which they say may be driven by financial interests.

Bullying and golf handicaps – the statin stoush spreads

Bullying and golf handicaps – the statin stoush spreads

Do statins affect your golf handicap? Does an erroneous side-effect figure require retraction or correction of an academic paper? These are just two of the latest developments in the widening stoush…

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WCC blog: secondary prevention is the low hanging fruit

WCC blog: secondary prevention is the low hanging fruit

One of the most interesting presentations at the World Congress of Cardiology in Melbourne this week was a talk by Professor Philip Aylward of Adelaide on how far we have come in the treatment of ACS.

CSANZ 2013 blog: For the ticker, timing is everything

CSANZ 2013 blog: For the ticker, timing is everything

While it’s great to attend a conference like CSANZ, the sheer amount of new and interesting information can be almost too much of a good thing.

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