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Male veterans with multiple sclerosis (MS) have a higher prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, coronary heart disease and stroke than the general population.
ATLANTA--A study of veterans who were prescribed Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy after having a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)found that their compliance with the treatment had a significant association with how regularly they also took cardiovascular medications.
NEW YORK — The COBRA trial suggests that cryoplasty for post-dilation of nitinol stents in the superficial femoral artery is an effective adjunctive treatment for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in diabetics.
SAN DIEGO--Recurrence of symptoms is common for many patients treated for atrial fibrillation, at least partly because the source of the arrhythmia is unknown. New research seeks to remedy that situation.
SAN FRANCISCO — Depression increases the risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to researchers who recommend that clinicians pay more attention to mental-health issues in patients with the disease.
BOSTON — Mandatory public reporting appears to make it less likely that patients entering hospitals with heart attacks receive angioplasties, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the VA Boston Healthcare System.
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