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American Heart Association says Depressed Veterans with Heart Disease face financial barriers to care

 

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American Heart AssociationArlington, VA – Veterans with heart disease who are also depressed are more likely than those without depression to have trouble paying for medications and medical visits and often report delays in seeking medical care, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2017 Scientific Sessions.

More than 20 percent of veterans with cardiovascular disease also suffered from depression in 2013. (American Heart Association)

More than 20 percent of veterans with cardiovascular disease also suffered from depression in 2013. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association reports Factors associated with good Heart Health may also protect Kidneys

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Achieving the American Heart Association’s definition of ideal cardiovascular health may also help prevent chronic kidney disease, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Life’s Simple 7 are the ideal cardiovascular health factors/goals that include healthy blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, diet, body weight, enough physical activity and not smoking.

Casey M. Rebholz, PhD, MS, MPH; Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Fred Dubs/American Heart Association)

Casey M. Rebholz, PhD, MS, MPH; Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Fred Dubs/American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says with help from pharmacists, better blood pressure cost $22

 

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American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – A pharmacist-physician collaborative effort to control blood pressure among a diverse group of patients was considered cost-effective, with a $22.00 price tag to increase the hypertension control rate by one percent, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

“Previous studies have demonstrated the cost-effectiveness of collaborative hypertension control programs. However, most lacked minority and low-income populations,” said Linnea Polgreen, Ph.D., lead researcher and an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Iowa.

Blood pressure cuff. (American Heart Association)

Blood pressure cuff. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says Severity of Combat Injury linked to future Chronic Diseases

 

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American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are more likely to develop chronic diseases based on the severity of their combat injuries, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

In the last 13 years of war, 52,087 U.S. service members have been wounded in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The chronic diseases that may occur after combat injuries may be a hidden cost of the conflicts.

Blood pressure monitoring. (American Heart Association)

Blood pressure monitoring. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association reports New therapy helps patients with resistant high blood pressure

 

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – Resistant high blood pressure in chronic kidney disease patients may be treated with an emerging therapy, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013.

Renal denervation is a catheter-based procedure that is minimally invasive and uses radio frequency ablation to treat resistant hypertension. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association reparts nearly half of U.S. adults with high blood pressure have it under control

 

Older people, blacks and people with diabetes and chronic kidney disease have higher rates of high blood pressure, and Mexican-Americans are least likely to take blood pressure medications.

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Nearly half of U.S. adults with high blood pressure had their blood pressure under control by the end of 2010 — a significant increase from the start of the decade, researchers reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

Improvements in blood pressure control were most likely due to wider use of multiple drug combinations, researchers said. «Read the rest of this article»

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National Kidney Foundation of Middle Tennessee offers free health screening

 

nkfMore than 20 millions Americans – or 1 in 9 adults – have chronic kidney disease and most do not even know it. Another 20 million are at risk.

The National Kidney Foundation of Middle Tennessee will conduct a free health screening for people at increased risk for kidney disease on Saturday July 11, 2009 at Faith Outreach Church 731 Windermere Dr, Clarksville, TN 37043 from 8:30am to 3:00pm The screening is part of the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) designed to identify and educate people at risk – those with diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of kidney disease.

KEEP screening participants will have their weight and blood pressure checked. Medical professionals will collect blood and urine samples from those who require further testing. A physician is on-site to review results with participants. «Read the rest of this article»

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