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People who visited their doctor at least twice a year were 3.2 times more likely to keep their blood pressure under control than those who saw their doctor once a year or less, according to research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Improving Life with Stents

Patients who took two anti-clotting medications beyond the standard 12 months after stent placement were significantly less likely to develop blood clots within their stents or to have a heart attack than those whose treatment followed the standard 12-month protocol. This was the result found in a research study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

Improving Rhythm

A new small, wireless, self-contained pacemaker appears safe and feasible for use in patients, according to a small study reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

Better Results

Adding another type of cholesterol-lowering drug to statin therapy may help prevent heart attacks and strokes in high-risk patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). That was the finding in a large, long-term study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

Hands-On Improves Things

An experimental 3-dimensional printed model of the heart may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.
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