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Calcium antagonists such as Nifedipine are used to relieve the symptoms of angina, but there have been doubts about their long-term safety. However, ACTION ( A Coronary disease Trial Investigating Out ...


The Aggrastat to Zocor study, or A to Z study, phase Z has assessed whether early intensive Simvastatin ( Zocor ) treatment had advantages over a delayed conservative Simvastatin strategy in ACS ( ac ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved its angiotensin receptor blocker ( sartan ) Candesartan Cilexetil ( Atacand ) for the treatment of heart failure ( NYHA II-IV and ejection fractio ...


A study has shown that in patients with vascular disease or diabetes mellitus, long-term vitamin E supplementation does not prevent cancer or major cardiovascular events, and can increase the risk for ...


The clinical assessment of heart failure is difficult; it is difficult to determine which patients have heart failure and, once the diagnosis is established, to predict which patients are at risk of d ...


In 2001, Nesiritide ( Natrecor ) has been approved by the FDA for the intravenous treatment of patients with acutely decompensated congestive heart failure ( ADHF ), who have dyspnea at rest or with m ...


The Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program ( NCEP ) - Adult Treatment Panel and the most recent guidelines of the Third Joint Task Force of European and Other Societies on Cardiova ...


Thiazide-type diuretics remain the drugs of choice for initial therapy of high blood pressure in both black and non-black patients. Death related to hypertension and the risk of end-stage renal di ...


Diuretics work better than newer therapies in treating high blood pressure and reducing risk of heart disease in both black and non-black patients, according to a long-term, multicenter trial of antih ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved a new use for angiotensin receptor blocker ( ARB ) Candesartan cilexetil ( Atacand ) tablets for the treatment of heart failure ( NYHA class II-IV ...


Scios and FDA notified HealthCare Professionals of revisions to the Adverse Reactions / Effect on Mortality section of the prescribing information for Natrecor ( Nesiritide ). There have been sever ...


In patients with acute myocardial infarction ( AMI, heart attack ) metabolic syndrome appeared associated with worse in-hospital outcome, with a higher risk of development of severe heart failure. ...


Diovan ( Valsartan ) received European Union ( EU ) approval for the treatment of heart attack survivors. Diovan is now indicated as a potentially life-saving therapy for the more than 750,000 peop ...


Researchers at the University of Alberta discovered important new information they hope will lead to more effective treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension ( PAH )--a deadly form of high blood ...


A simple blood test can quickly identify what type of congestive heart failure ( CHF ) a patient has, improving diagnostic accuracy; eliminating the need for extensive diagnostic tests, such as heart ...