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Mutational spectrum in Familial Hypercholesterolemia in the SAFEHEART registry
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Mutational spectrum in Familial Hypercholesterolemia in the SAFEHEART registry

Majority of the identified mutations are pathogenic or likely pathogenic

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Another downside to unemployment: Afib risk?

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Brain damage reversed in a drowned toddler

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Views sought on digital innovation in health in the EU

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CHA2DS2‐VASc as good as ABC-stroke score in anticoagulated Afib patients

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Coronary heart disease: can lipoprotein levels/ LPA genetic variants predict mortality?

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Watchdog opens investigation into European Medicines Agency

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Responding to terror attacks: training manual being developed for doctors in Europe

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Blood donation regulations relaxed for gay men and sex workers

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NHS England to cut out wasteful drug prescriptions

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GMC: action plan for revalidation

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EMA suspends authorisation for 3 MRI contrast agents
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EMA suspends authorisation for 3 MRI contrast agents

European Medicines Agency restricts the use of linear gadolinium agents in body scans.

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Stroke patients without early complications remain at higher risk of adverse events
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Stroke patients without early complications remain at higher risk of adverse events

The findings highlight the need for long-term management of modifiable risk factors for recurrent stroke.

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Germany's increasing contribution to global health
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Germany's increasing contribution to global health

Study suggests the need to accept additional responsibilities

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Stroke prevention in Afib: nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants have the edge

Will results of clinical trials of these agents hold up in routine clinical care?

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Large perivascular spaces on MRI predict vascular dementia in older adults

Large perivascular spaces may reflect impaired drainage of interstitial fluid from the brain.

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Exercise improves, but does not normalize left ventricular dysfunction

First study to investigate the effects of exercise training on the cardiac performance.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol
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Even mild-moderate CKD raises risk for lower-extremity PAD

Study of more than 817K patients shows strong link between albuminuria and risk for leg amputation.

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Are sugary drink interventions working?
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Are sugary drink interventions working?

Nutritionists at the University of Leeds carried out the first comprehensive review of interventions to reduce sugary drinks consumption.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Med Sci Sports Exerc
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Endurance exercise does not affect CAC risk

Many marathon runners have elevated scores despite physical activity.

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Antihypertensive use higher after partial vs radical nephrectomy

Hemodynamic parameters were comparable to radical nephrectomy.

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Acute stroke: elevated head position does not reduce disability

Ninety-day disability did not differ whether early care was delivered with the patient lying flat or sitting up.

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HTN: indapamide-amlodipine tops enalapril-amlodipine in older patients

A subanalysis of the NESTOR trial.

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Is elevated C-reactive protein a risk factor for venous thromboembolism?

Results from a prospective study and meta-analysis.

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Risk of endocarditis significantly lower with mechanical vs biological heart valves
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Risk of endocarditis significantly lower with mechanical vs biological heart valves

The risk of endocarditis was approximately 50 per cent higher with a biological valve than with a mechanical prosthesis.

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