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Walk Your Way to Heart Health
If Goldilocks took her love of moderation all the way to exercise, she might have discovered that her heart was "just right."
How Heart Attacks Affect Life Expectancy
After a heart attack, life expectancy can depend on many factors. Now new evidence suggests that even a patient's sex and skin color may play a role.
5 Lifestyle Factors Linked to Less Heart Failure
Your day-to-day activities just may halve your risk for heart failure.
Follow-up Key for Heart Failure Survival
Heart failure is one of the most common reasons for admission to the hospital. A visit to the doctor after a hospital stay for heart failure may reduce both the likelihood of readmission and the risk of early death.
Very Ill May Prefer to Turn Off Heart Device
Like pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are implanted in the chest to regulate arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). ICDs, however, are programmed to deliver a high-voltage shock to return a heart to a normal beat.
Cardiac Skilled Care Doesn't Mean Good Results
After leaving the hospital, many elderly patients with heart failure need skilled nursing care. This kind of care, however, does not mean that patients and their families will go back to a normal life. In fact, these patients often have a higher risk of death or returning to the hospital.
Come On back and See Us Real Soon
Hospital readmission rates for elderly black patients are greater than those of white patients, according to a new study.
Knock, Knock: It's Nocturia
Nocturia, a condition in which individuals experience the frequent need to urinate throughout the night during sleeping hours, affects one in five U.S. men.
Disheartening Figures
Heart disease costs are predicted to triple in the next 20 years in the U.S., according to predictions from the American Heart Association (AHA).
Costs of Cardiovascular Disease Enough to Make Your Heart Race
Costs associated with treating heart disease and heart conditions increased more than 200 percent in Canada from 1996 to 2006, and are expected to triple in the U.S. by 2030.