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Common heart med may raise risk of death
Common heart med may raise risk of death (November 26, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From California - A common heart medication raises risk of death and hospitalization, according to a report published in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. Researchers studied nearly 15,000 adults with atrial fibrillation from 2006 to 2009. Just over 17% of the participants were taking digoxin. Results showed that those taking the medication were at 71% increased risk of death, and 63% increased of hospitalization.
 
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