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Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Affordable Care Act , Obamacare, Uninsured, Chugh, Eric Stecker, OHSU, Heart Institute, Knight Cardiovascular Institute , Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study, Heart Rhythm Center

Health Insurance Expansion Linked to Fewer Sudden Cardiac Arrests

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The incidence of sudden cardiac arrest, a sudden and usually deadly loss of heart function, declined significantly among previously uninsured adults who acquired health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Heart, Ut Southwestern, Obesity, Heart Attack

Mildly Obese Fare Better After Major Heart Attack

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People who survive a major heart attack often do better in the years afterward if they’re mildly obese, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists showed.

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Endocrine Society, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism , Obesity and Adolescents, Mortality, Cardiovascular Disease, Body Mass Index, Coronary Heart Disease

Adolescent Obesity Linked to Early Mortality From Cardiovascular Diseases

While there is solid evidence that adolescent overweight and obesity are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, less is known about the association between body mass index (BMI) and rarer cardiovascular diseases. A new large-scale, 45-year Israeli study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that higher BMI as well as BMI in the accepted normal range in late adolescence may be related to a higher risk of death in mid-adulthood from non-coronary non-stroke cardiovascular diseases such as fatal arrhythmia, hypertensive heart disease, cardiomyopathy, arterial disease, heart failure and pulmonary embolism.

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Cardiology, Congenital Heart Disease, Congenital Heart Defects, Genetics, Population Health

From DNA to Decision-Making: University of Utah Health Awarded $4 Million Toward Comprehensive Look at Heart Birth Defects

The American Heart Association (AHA) awarded investigators at University of Utah Health $3.7 million to conduct collaborative research to prevent and treat congenital heart disease. U of U Health is one of four groups across the country to join the AHA’s Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) for children.

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Sema4 and GNS Healthcare Announce Collaboration Using REFS™ Causal Machine Learning and Simulation AI Platform

Working Towards New Therapies for Cardiovascular Disease

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Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Best in the West: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Named No. 1 Children’s Hospital in California and No. 6 in the U.S.

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is the top-ranked pediatric hospital in California again, based on the latest rankings announced by U.S. News & World Report. CHLA was also named to the publication’s Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals, a designation bestowed on elite pediatric academic medical centers that excel in multiple specialties.

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Heart Disease, Stroke Risk, Genetic Mutation, Stroke, Heart, Ut Southwestern

Skin Cell Model Advances Study of Genetic Mutation Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

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Using a new skin cell model, researchers have overcome a barrier that previously prevented the study of living tissue from people at risk for early heart disease and stroke. This research could lead to a new understanding of disease progression in aortic aneurysm – ballooning of the large artery in the chest that carries blood from the heart to the body.

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American College of Physicians and National Minority Quality Forum Partner to Improve Quality of Care for African Americans with Heart Failure

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) today announce that the CMS-approved ACP Genesis Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) now includes a performance measure for the treatment of heart failure in African Americans beginning with the 2017 Reporting Period for CMS' new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

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Cedars-Sinai Team Develops Risk Assessment Score to Predict and Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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A Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute investigator and his team have developed a new risk assessment tool that brings physicians closer to predicting who is most likely to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest, a condition that is fatal in more than 90 percent of patients.

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Cells, Aging, Telomeres, heaving drinking, biological aging, cellular level, telomere shortening, thiamine deficiency

Drinking Makes You Older at the Cellular Level

The more alcohol that people drink, the more their cells appear to age. In a new study that will be shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver June 24-28, researchers found that alcoholic patients had shortened telomere lengths, placing them at greater risk for age-related illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia..







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