News tagged with risk factors

Hospital visits for irregular heart rhythms rising

Hospitalizations and costs for treating irregular heartbeats are escalating—increasing the burden on the U.S. healthcare system, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

May 19, 2014
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Gum disease bacteria may cause heart disease

A University of Florida study shows that the same bacteria that cause gum disease also promotes heart disease – a discovery that could change the way heart disease is diagnosed and treated. Researchers report their findings ...

May 18, 2014
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Procedure invasiveness ups spinal surgery readmissions

(HealthDay)—Thirty-day unplanned readmission rates following lumbar spine surgery increase with procedure invasiveness, with medical and surgical factors contributing to readmission, according to a study ...

May 13, 2014
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