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Considerable Sudden Death in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Considerable Sudden Death in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Event rate of 0.6 percent per year, with risk independently and inversely related to age.

Lipid Genes Have Pleiotropic Impact on Glucose-Linked Traits

Lipid Genes Have Pleiotropic Impact on Glucose-Linked Traits

Genetic risk score associated with dyslipidemia linked to lower FPG, HbA1c, insulin resistance.

Task Force Recommends Ways to Improve Price Transparency

Task Force Recommends Ways to Improve Price Transparency

Tools include giving price estimates, guidance on out-of-pocket expenses, other relevant information.

Primary Care Doctors Must Influence Lifestyle Changes

Primary Care Doctors Must Influence Lifestyle Changes

Doctors can play a role in preventing chronic disease through ongoing lifestyle counseling.

Review: Pregnancy Complications Up With Chronic HTN

Review: Pregnancy Complications Up With Chronic HTN

Meta-analysis shows increased risks of superimposed preeclampsia, preterm delivery, low birth weight.

Vegetarian Black Adventists Have Lower Cardiovascular Risk

Vegetarian Black Adventists Have Lower Cardiovascular Risk

Cross-sectional analysis suggests health benefits of vegetarian diet in blacks.

AMA Examines Economic Impact of Physicians

AMA Examines Economic Impact of Physicians

Each physician contributes 2.2 million in economic output, supports 13.84 jobs on average.

White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance

White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance

35 percent of registrants are younger than 35 years old, administration officials say.

Reduced Salt Intake Likely Dropped BP Levels in England

Reduced Salt Intake Likely Dropped BP Levels in England

Subsequent decreases in stroke, ischemic heart disease mortality also seen in England.

Standard Ultrasound Criteria Needed in Carotid Artery Stenosis

Standard Ultrasound Criteria Needed in Carotid Artery Stenosis

Differences in diagnostic criteria may affect classification and decisions about treatment.

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