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Cardiac Patients Overestimate Benefits of Heart Procedures

 A new study’s findings indicate that most patients do not understand or recall information given to them by health care providers before heart procedures.  Many mistakenly believe that opening blocked arteries will cure them of heart disease. These findings, from a study taking a look at informed consent, are published in the Nov. 28 issue…

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Chronic Stroke Patients Benefited From Intensive Rehab

According to a recently released UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology (UCL)-led sudy, chronic stroke patients can continue to benefit from intensive rehabilitation over a much longer period than previously thought.  These findings could have “huge implications” for future treatments, say the researchers. It’s common to have problems with using your arm or hand after…

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Biomarkers Help Shape Diuretic use in Treating Acute Heart Failure Patients

According to a presentation at Heart Failure 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Adrenomedullin activity predicts which acute heart failure patients (AHFP) are at the greatest risk of death without diuretic treatment post-discharge. “Therapy at discharge often remains unchanged for several weeks and even months in acute heart failure patients,”…

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