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Intermountain Healthcare Awarded National 2017 Hearst Health Prize


Hearst Health, a division of Hearst, and the Jefferson College of Population Health of Thomas Jefferson University, have announced that Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare is the winner of the 2017 Hearst Health Prize.
4-Apr-2017 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Finds Potential Breakthrough in Determining Who’s at Risk for Heart Attacks


Researchers are revisiting their views on the relative dangers soft and hard atherosclerotic plaque deposits pose to heart health. Findings of a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute may be a “game-changer”...
14-Mar-2017 7:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Markers Associated with Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation in Previously Treated Patients


Ablation procedures restore a regular heartbeat in patients who have a dangerous, abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation. But it doesn’t always work. Now, a new study suggests that certain molecules are associated with the recurrence of...
14-Mar-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Combining Risk Score Tools Improves Stroke and Mortality Prediction for Atrial Fibrillation Patients


Combining two independent, scientifically-proven risk measurements allows physicians to better predict an atrial fibrillation patient’s risk of stroke or death. The tools also help determine the need for blood thinners in treatment, according to...
14-Mar-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Finds Antithrombotic Therapy Has No Benefit for Low-Risk Atrial Fibrillation Patients


Findings from a large, community-based study show that antithrombotic therapy doesn’t decrease low-risk atrial fibrillation patients’ risk of suffering a stroke within five years. In fact, researchers found that low-risk patients fared better...
13-Mar-2017 4:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Routine Blood Tests Can Help Measure a Patient’s Future Risk for Chronic Disease, New Study Finds


A new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City finds that combining information from routine blood tests and age of primary care patients can create a score that measures future risk of chronic...
13-Mar-2017 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

People Who Have High Levels of Two Cardiac Markers At High Risk of Adverse Heart Events


New research suggests that GlycA, a newly identified blood marker, and C-reactive protein both independently predict major adverse cardiac events, including heart failure and death. Patients who have high levels of both biomarkers are at especially...
14-Mar-2017 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Depression Doubles Long-Term Risk of Death After Heart Disease Diagnosis, New Study Finds


Depression is the strongest predictor of death in the first decade following a diagnosis of coronary heart disease, according to a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.
13-Mar-2017 4:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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