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Cost becomes bigger question in treating heart disease
Yahoo! News

The cost of treating heart disease has become a key factor in decisions by U.S. cardiologists grappling with the nation’s No. 1 killer. Record prices for drugs and devices, reduced reimbursement by insurance plans and the looming full implementation of the healthcare reform law are convincing doctors to consider not only novel treatments, but also how to get the most bang for the buck. The trend was reflected at the annual scientific meeting of the American Heart Association, generally a forum for groundbreaking research on medications and devices to combat heart disease.