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However, whether blood pressure goals should be lowered remains contentious. Even in an elderly population (71–93 years), a low ABI further identifies a higher risk CHD subgroup. They work by blocking the effects of a particular hormone in the body, which slows down your heartbeat and improves blood flow. In most cases, endocarditis is caused by bacteria. Coronary angioplasty is also performed as an emergency treatment during a heart attack. Who Was in the Studies: People mostly without heart disease, but typically with diabetes, high blood pressure, and/or other cardiac risk factors such as smoking.

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