Multivitamins of no benefit for secondary prevention

A healthy diet that includes foods rich in antioxidants and vitamins has consistently been associated with lower risk of atherosclerosis.¬† Whether secondary risk reduction can be achieved with oral vitamin supplementation is unclear.¬† The TACT (Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy) study was a 2×2 factorial design randomized trial to assess the impact of chelation therapy […]

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BNP-based screening for heart failure

The increasing prevalence of heart failure emphasises the need for effective prevention strategies; brain-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) has been found to identify those at highest risk of cardiovascular events and heart failure. ¬†Therefore the purpose of this study was to determine whether using BNP and collaborative care could reduced newly diagnosed heart failure cases and […]

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