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Anticoagulation under- and overdoing can be problematic in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Women with preeclampsia have up to a 6-fold risk of pregnancy-associated stroke.
In patients with acute myocardial infarction without heart failure, beta-blockers did not reduce mortality risk at 1 year.
No differences were observed between pravastatin and usual care for CHD events, cause-specific deaths, stroke, cancer, and combination fatal CHD or nonfatal MI.
Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist therapy was associated with lower risk for acute MI, stroke, and all-cause mortality.
Children aged 15-19 years appear to have the greatest risk of developing lone atrial fibrillation.
Achieving a systolic blood pressure goal of <120 mm Hg may have adverse cardiovascular effects for some patients.
Ivabradine did not improve exercise capacity, diastolic function, or NT-proBNP levels in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.
Pregnant women should be screened for preeclampsia by measuring blood pressure at each prenatal care visit.
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