Saturday 01 Nov 2014

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All posts tagged Heart Failure

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Restricting calories may improve sleep apnea, blood pressure in obese people

Restricting calories may improve obstructive sleep apnea and reduce high blood pressure in obese adults, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014. People with sleep apnea may experience pauses in […]

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High blood pressure ER visits jumped 25 percent between 2006 to 2011

The number of people going to the emergency room for essential hypertension, high blood pressure with no known cause, increased by 25 percent in recent years, according to

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Study: Heart failure drug shows big promise

An experimental drug showed great promise in prolonging the lives of people with heart failure and could become the standard of care for millions of people with the

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Frequent ER visits for heart failure place burden on healthcare system

Nearly 80 percent of hospitalized heart failure patients come to the emergency room, illuminating the burden the condition plays on healthcare systems, according to a new study in

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Lower neighborhood socioeconomic levels drive increase in heart failure readmissions

Heart failure patients living in low socioeconomic neighborhoods are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital than those in more affluent neighborhoods, according to a new study in

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More than 5 million treated through Get With The Guidelines

More than 5 million people have received heart and stroke care based on the latest research-based treatment guidelines, thanks to an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association program that

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AHA funding new research network aimed at preventing heart disease, stroke

Four major institutions are banding together and leveraging the strength of basic, clinical and population research to prevent heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in

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A father’s second chance, his company’s new passion

On perhaps the last night of his life, Brian Curin was told he needed to get some rest for the big day ahead. If he couldn’t drift off

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Doctors reluctant to discuss end-of-life care with heart failure patients

Healthcare providers hesitated to discuss end-of-life care with heart failure patients and their families because they felt uncomfortable mentioning the topic or felt patients weren't ready to talk

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Many breast cancer patients don’t get heart problems treated

Only a third of older breast cancer patients saw a cardiologist within 90 days of developing heart problems, in a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality