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FDA approves evolocumab for strokes, heart attacks

Dec 11// Cardiovascular

On Dec. 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab (Repatha) to prevent heart attacks and strokes. It is the first PCSK9 approved for these conditions in adults with cardiovascular disease, notes Amgen in a release. Many patients, who had already been receiving the best therapies available, remained at high risk […]

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Those with high blood pressure benefit from combining low-sodium and DASH diets

Nov 13// Cardiovascular

Adults with hypertension can lower their blood pressure by consuming less sodium and sticking to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet. That’s according to preliminary data presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim. Researchers, led by Stephen Juraschek, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, studied 412 adults of varying […]

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