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Study finds heart guidelines often based on thin evidence

Posted on Apr 3, 2009 in Cardiovascular Health

Study: Nearly half of heart recommendations are based on weak evidence By Tom Watkins CNN (CNN) — Nearly half of the guidelines issued to cardiologists by the country’s leading heart organizations are based on low levels of evidence, according to a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The finding underscores the need to improve the way research is carried out and guidelines are written, researchers said. “I think it’s very eye-opening and I think it should start some serious discussion on how we can improve the research system...

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