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Review warns on withdrawing medications in heart failure

Review warns on withdrawing medications in heart failure

Patients with chronic stable heart failure should still continue their medications, particularly ACE inhibitors and diuretics, Australian experts say.

Strong case for FFR reimbursement: study

Strong case for FFR reimbursement: study

Cardiologists in NSW have called for fractional flow reserve to be MBS reimbursed as soon as possible after showing it saves money and improves clinical outcomes by allowing clinicians to defer PCI.

Thrombolysis the best option where PCI access limited

Thrombolysis the best option where PCI access limited

Ambulance-administered pre-hospital thrombolysis is the preferred reperfusion option for STEMI patients who don’t have timely access to primary PCI, a French study has shown.

Call to update guidelines on BNP-guided treatment of CHF

Call to update guidelines on BNP-guided treatment of CHF

Professional groups such as the CSANZ have been urged to revise guidelines to support BNP-guided treatment of chronic heart failure after a new analysis showed this approach reduced mortality and…

MBS items for cardiac resynchronisation expanded to mild CHF

MBS items for cardiac resynchronisation expanded to mild CHF

MBS items for cardiac resynchronisation therapy devices capable of defibrillation (CRT-D) should be expanded to include patients with mild chronic heart failure (NYHA class II), a government advisory…

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Happy people have less hypertension

Happy people have less hypertension

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Laughter may well be the best medicine for heart disease, with a new study showing happiness is linked to a 10% reduced risk of hypertension.

Statin use staves off dementia

Statin use staves off dementia

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Regular statin use could help stave off dementia in the elderly, according to two recently published studies from Taiwan.

Strong case for FFR reimbursement: study

Strong case for FFR reimbursement: study

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Cardiologists in NSW have called for fractional flow reserve to be MBS reimbursed as soon as possible after showing it saves money and improves clinical outcomes by allowing clinicians to defer PCI.

One in three ACS patients misdiagnosed in ED

One in three ACS patients misdiagnosed in ED

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One in three patients admitted to hospital with an acute coronary syndrome diagnosis from the emergency department has a different diagnosis on discharge, a study from Victoria has found.

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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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