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The percent of patients filling a high-intensity statin post-discharge increased from 27.8% to 51.7%.

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Study relates average resting heart rate with a wide range of cardiovascular diseases | ESC

Women with heart rates of 80-89bpm had higher total CVD events and all-cause mortality.

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Cause of death in patients with diabetes undergoing coronary revascularization | ESC

The FREEDOM trial randomized 1900 diabetic patients with MV-CAD and demonstrated a significant benefit for CABG over PCI.

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Osteoarthritis: serum CRP linked to painful joint count in women but not in men

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HCC: ramucirumab improves survival in Japanese patients

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Late-onset asthma linked to higher CVD risk

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Smoking: can brief presurgical cessation improve CABG outcomes?

Patients should be encouraged to quit smoking before on-pump cardiac surgery.

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Does depression independently predict heart attack among HIV-infected adults?

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