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Article ID: 573907

Simple Blood Test at Discharge Could Help Reduce Hospital Readmissions for Heart Failure Patients

Johns Hopkins Medicine

An inexpensive, routine blood test could hold the key to why some patients with congestive heart failure do well after being discharged from the hospital and why others risk relapse, costly readmission or death within a year, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.

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1-Mar-2011 12:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 573925

Neighborhood Barbers Can Influence Black Men to Seek Blood-Pressure Treatment

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern investigators found that patrons of black-owned barbershops who had their blood pressure regularly measured there and who were encouraged to follow up with their physicians were nearly nine times more likely to see a physician than patrons who were simply given hypertension literature.

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28-Feb-2011 5:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 573692

Hypothesis Explains Drugs’ Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes

Case Western Reserve University

New research shows that medications which have raised safety concerns over heart attack and stroke risks may not have gotten approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) if the cardiovascular effects of fluid retention had been better understood.

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21-Feb-2011 1:45 PM EST
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Article ID: 573235

High Cholesterol and Blood Pressure in Middle Age Tied to Early Memory Problems

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Middle-age men and women who have cardiovascular issues, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, may not only be at risk for heart disease, but for an increased risk of developing early cognitive and memory problems as well. That’s according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 63rd Annual Meeting in Honolulu April 9 to April 16, 2011.

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8-Feb-2011 2:20 PM EST
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Article ID: 573684

Gender Does Not Increase Risk of Death from Heart Attack

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A study led by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center found women who received treatment such as an angioplasty had higher unadjusted in-hospital heart attack deaths. But these differences appear to be related to women’s ages and additional health problems – not gender.

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21-Feb-2011 12:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 573572

What Your Legs Could be Telling You about Your Heart Health

Vascular Disease Foundation

Approximately nine million Americans over the age of 50 are living with a disease that affects their legs and raises their risk of having a heart attack. The P.A.D. Coalition is urging Americans to listen to their legs and be alert to the signs of peripheral arterial disease, or P.A.D.

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17-Feb-2011 5:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 573497

Physicians Tackle Pulmonary Hypertension: A Complex Disease that Affects the Heart and Lungs

Rush University Medical Center

Cardiologists and pulmonologists at Rush University Medical Center have teamed up to provide a new and better approach to treating patients with pulmonary hypertension, a disease affecting the heart and lungs. The new Rush Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic brings together a multidisciplinary team of clinicians with specialized training to care for patients with this very complex disease.

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15-Feb-2011 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 573491

‘Healthy’ Patients at High Risk of Cardiac Death Identified

Washington University in St. Louis

The way the heart responds to an early beat is predictive of cardiac death, especially for people with no conventional markers of cardiovascular disease, according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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15-Feb-2011 10:35 AM EST
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Article ID: 573184

Fish Oil Protects Against Cardiovascular Disease

Michigan Technological University

The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are looking more and more promising as a protection against cardiovascular disease.

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11-Feb-2011 1:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 573361

Most Stroke Patients Don't Get Clot-Busting Treatment in Timely Manner

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Less than one-third of acute stroke patients treated with the clot-busting drug, called intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), receive it within 60 minutes of their hospital arrival.

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11-Feb-2011 8:00 AM EST
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