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OBJECTIVE To determine the risk of cardiovascular events and death in patients receiving statin treatment for cholesterol regulation. METHODS Systematic review and meta-analysis of all randomized controlled trials that were published as of April 15, 1997. Primary or secondary prevention trials or regression trials were eligible. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
-Our objective was to compare cardiovascular event rates in patients with stable angina receiving nifedipine as monotherapy or combination therapy and in active drug controls. A MEDLARS search of published articles from 1966 to 1995 in English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish, supplemented by a manual search of bibliographies, identified 60 randomized(More)
BACKGROUND The decrease of glomerular filtration rate has been theoretically supposed to be the result of low perfusion in renal artery stenosis (RAS). But the gap between artery stenosis and the glomerular filtration ability is still unclear. METHODS Patients with selective renal artery angiogram were divided by the degree of renal artery narrowing,(More)
We conducted a systematic review of all published randomized, controlled trials to assess the risk of cancer or death in patients receiving verapamil for hypertension, angina pectoris, or cardiac arrhythmias. Meta-analysis comparing the risk of new cancers, cancer deaths, and all deaths was performed. Thirty-nine trials comprising 11,201 patients were(More)
Percutaneous transluminal renal artery stenting (PTRAS) has been proved to have no more benefit than medication alone in treating atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS). Whether PTRAS could improve left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and reduce adverse events when based on percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for patients with coronary artery(More)
BACKGROUND There is no consistent evidence to suggest the association of plasma lipoprotein(a) (Lp[a]) with long-term mortality in patients undergoing coronary angiography (CAG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). HYPOTHESIS Level of Lp(a) is associated with long-term mortality following CAG or PCI. METHODS We enrolled 1684 patients with plasma(More)
Few studies have investigated the efficacy and safety of hydration to prevent contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) and worsening heart failure (WHF) after cardiac catheterization in heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF; HF and EF ≥50%) patients. We recruited 1206 patients with HFpEF undergoing cardiac catheterization with(More)
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