Congestive Heart Failure

Predicting cardiovascular events in sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) generally is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular (CV) disease. OSA is usually measured using the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), the number of times that breathing pauses or severely ...

Feb 04, 2014
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Reintubation after cervical fusion up with 3+ levels

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing anterior cervical fusion (ACF), three-or-more-level fusions significantly predict the risk of unplanned reintubation, according to a study published in the Jan. 15 issue ...

Jan 23, 2014
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Heart disease and stroke continue to threaten US health

Heart disease and stroke remain two of the top killers of Americans and pose a significant threat to millions of others, according to the American Heart Association's Heart Disease and Stroke Statistical Update 2014, published ...

Dec 18, 2013
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Health-related gifts to show elderly relatives that you care

For the 133 million Americans living with chronic conditions, the best holiday gift is something that will make navigating a daily routine easier. There are almost 40 million people age 65 and older, making up almost 13 percent ...

Dec 18, 2013
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