Your Health: Jun. 29, 1998

Good News on Hearts

Patients who suffer a mild heart attack may not need angioplasty or bypass surgery. A study out last week finds that two years after the heart attack, the rates of recurrence and death are about the same for patients who undergo invasive procedures as for those who are treated conservatively, with, say, monitoring and medication.

Bad News for a Drug

Warning to high-blood-pressure patients: you must wait at least a week before switching from the hypertension drug Posicor--a calcium-channel blocker recalled earlier this month--to an alternative blocker, a new report cautions. Four patients have gone into shock--one...

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