Thursday 31 Jul 2014

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All posts tagged Heart Failure

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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 Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association. …

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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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Father’s Day Warning: New study says grilled, processed meat may increase heart failure risk for men

As Americans get ready to whip out the grilling tongs for Father’s Day weekend, a new study warns that moderate amounts of processed red meat may increase men’s

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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

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Optimism could be a tool in heart failure prevention

A happy heart may be a healthy heart, at least for older people at the risk of developing heart failure. Researchers followed 6,808 people enrolled in the Health and

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Blood thinners recommended for people with irregular heartbeat to prevent stroke

People with irregular heartbeat, also known as atrial fibrillation, should take blood thinners to prevent stroke, according to an updated guideline from the American Academy of Neurology. About

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Former VP Dick Cheney says heart troubles were always on his mind

Dick Cheney had already survived five heart attacks, the first at age 37. He’d undergone multiple surgeries, including coronary artery bypass, stenting and angioplasty. But by the summer of