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Acute Pericarditis Treatment: Update on Colchicine 4/18/2014

Acute pericarditis (inflammation of the pericardial sac) is the most common pericardial disease, accounting for 5% of emergency department admissions in patients presenting with nonischemic chest pain.

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Target-Specific Oral Anticoagulants 4/18/2014

The challenges associated with maintaining warfarin render target-specific oral anticoagulants an attractive option because they do not require routine monitoring and are associated with a low number of drug interactions.

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Stents 2/2/2007

A stent is a tiny metal mesh tube that is inserted into a narrowed or blocked artery to open it and restore blood flow. The most common use of a stent is to open an artery that is partially blocked by plaque, which builds up on the inner artery walls and slows blood flow to the heart.

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