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Heart Medications & Pneumonia Outcomes | News Brief

Statin use appears to decrease mortality and reduce length of stay in patients hospitalized with pneumonia, according to findings from a Veterans Affairs study. Statins were also associated with decreased mechanical ventilation use. The authors added that ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers also improved outcomes in these patients, but to a lesser degree.

Abstract: Clinical Infectious Diseases, December 1, 2012.

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CME: Lipids and Cardiovascular Disease
CME Credit: 1.0 hour activity

The content of this activity was initially presented live at the 2014 ISSFAL Congress held in Stockholm, Sweden.  Topics Include Mediterranean Diet, Milk Fat Globule Membrane (MFGM), DHA Fatty Acid, and Omega-3 Index in Heart Failure Patients.

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