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Analyzing 10-Year ASCVD Risk Thresholds

Study results suggest that the current 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk threshold (7.5%) used in the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association cholesterol treatment guidelines appears...

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Manage AF Risk Factors Aggressively

Aggressive risk factor management appears to improve the long-term success of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation, according to results of an Australian study. When compared with controls, patients who underwent risk factor...

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The High Healthcare Costs of Smoking

Researchers in the United States estimate that nearly 9% of annual healthcare spending in 2010 could be attributed to cigarette smoking, amounting to as much as $170 billion. The study team found that more than 60% of the...

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