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  • Medication vs. stents for heart disease treatment

    Medication vs. stents for heart disease treatment

    What’s the best way to “fix” a narrowed coronary artery? That question was the crux of a multimillion-dollar trial dubbed COURAGE, short for Clinical Outcomes Utilizing Revascularization and Aggressive Drug Evaluation. Its results, presented in the spring of 2007, stunned some doctors and seemed to shock the media, but we hope they won’t come as […]

  • Ask the doctor: Alternative to warfarin

    Ask the doctor: Alternative to warfarin

    Q. For several years, I have been taking warfarin because of atrial fibrillation. I recently suffered several nosebleeds, which took two days to control. The trauma of those episodes makes me want to swear off warfarin, but I am not sure what other options I have. A. People with atrial fibrillation are at risk of […]

  • “Polypill” test raises questions

    “Polypill” test raises questions

    The more pills a person needs to take each day, the less likely he or she will do it day in and day out. That’s one reason British researchers proposed what they called the polypill. It would combine low doses of several generic (and thus inexpensive) heart-protecting medications — aspirin, a cholesterol-lowering statin, and two […]