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Newswise: Risk Score-Guided Care Reduces Mortality Rate in High-Risk Heart Failure Patients by Nearly 50 Percent
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    12-Nov-2018 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 703354

Risk Score-Guided Care Reduces Mortality Rate in High-Risk Heart Failure Patients by Nearly 50 Percent

Intermountain Medical Center

New team-based care guided by a personalized risk score for heart failure patients reduced the mortality rate of high-risk heart failure patients by nearly 50 percent, according to new research from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

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5-Nov-2018 9:15 AM EST
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Newswise: Study Finds Phone App Effectively Identifies Potentially Fatal Heart Attacks with the Near Accuracy of a Standard ECG
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    11-Nov-2018 3:30 PM EST

Article ID: 703348

Study Finds Phone App Effectively Identifies Potentially Fatal Heart Attacks with the Near Accuracy of a Standard ECG

Intermountain Medical Center

Can your smart phone determine if you’re having the most serious – and deadly – form of heart attack? A new research study says it can – and may be a valuable tool to save lives.

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5-Nov-2018 5:30 AM EST
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Newswise: Bacterial Pneumonia Far More Dangerous to the Heart 
Than Viral Pneumonia, Study Finds
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    11-Nov-2018 11:30 AM EST

Article ID: 703346

Bacterial Pneumonia Far More Dangerous to the Heart Than Viral Pneumonia, Study Finds

Intermountain Medical Center

Heart complications in patients diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia are more serious than in patients diagnosed with viral pneumonia, according to new research from the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City.

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5-Nov-2018 5:30 AM EST
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Newswise: Researchers Find Further Link Between Atrial Fibrillation, Brain Injury, and Possible Neurodegeneration
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    11-Nov-2018 11:30 AM EST

Article ID: 703436

Researchers Find Further Link Between Atrial Fibrillation, Brain Injury, and Possible Neurodegeneration

Intermountain Medical Center

A new study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Session conference has found that patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) also show signs of asymptomatic brain injury.

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6-Nov-2018 8:30 AM EST
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Newswise: Measuring Coronary Calcium Levels a Better Predictor of Patients at Risk for Coronary Heart Disease, Study Finds
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    10-Nov-2018 3:15 PM EST

Article ID: 703525

Measuring Coronary Calcium Levels a Better Predictor of Patients at Risk for Coronary Heart Disease, Study Finds

Intermountain Medical Center

A new study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Session conference found that testing a patient’s coronary calcium levels is a better predictor of blocked coronary arteries at risk for a heart attack and the need for revascularization than standard risk-assessment equations used in medical practice today.

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7-Nov-2018 10:30 AM EST
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Newswise: Too Much of a Good Thing? New Study Shows Overtreating Patients for Hypothyroidism Could Raise Their Risk of Stroke
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    10-Nov-2018 3:15 PM EST

Article ID: 703431

Too Much of a Good Thing? New Study Shows Overtreating Patients for Hypothyroidism Could Raise Their Risk of Stroke

Intermountain Medical Center

For patients who take medication to treat hypothyroidism, being treated with too much medication can lead to an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder associated with stroke, a new study of more than 174,000 patients has found.

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6-Nov-2018 7:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Study Finds Tiny Clip That Repairs Leaky Heart Valve is a Powerful Treatment Option for Heart Failure Patients

Article ID: 701772

Study Finds Tiny Clip That Repairs Leaky Heart Valve is a Powerful Treatment Option for Heart Failure Patients

Intermountain Medical Center

A new nationwide study has found that a tiny clip placed in the heart to fix a leaky mitral valve drastically decreases the risk of both dying and returning to the hospital for heart failure patients.

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8-Oct-2018 5:30 AM EDT
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Newswise: Indoor HEPA Filters Significantly Reduce Air Pollution Indoors When Outside Air is Unhealthy, New Study Finds

Article ID: 701051

Indoor HEPA Filters Significantly Reduce Air Pollution Indoors When Outside Air is Unhealthy, New Study Finds

Intermountain Medical Center

Outdoor air pollution is a major contributor to indoor air pollution — but high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters used in the home significantly reduce fine-particulate matter in the air compared with non-HEPA air filters, according to a new two-year study led by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare.

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25-Sep-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: There’s No Place Like Home: Study Finds Patients with Low-Risk Blood Clots May Be Better Off Receiving Treatment at Home

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There’s No Place Like Home: Study Finds Patients with Low-Risk Blood Clots May Be Better Off Receiving Treatment at Home

Intermountain Medical Center

New study by researchers at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City found that patients with low-risk blood clots may be better off receiving treatment at home versus being admitted to the hospital.

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16-Aug-2018 6:05 AM EDT
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