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  • Online message board advice on ICDs reflects inaccuracies

    This post was originally published on this sitehttp://cms.ipressroom.com.s3.amazonaws.com/67/files/20182/5ab9083e2cfac2124d218f54_Christopher Knoepke Ph.D/Christopher Knoepke Ph.D_thmb.jpgStudy Highlights: Medical advice about implanted cardiac defibrillators obtained over two years from a dedicated online message board was accurate only about half of the time. About a quarter of advice dispensed via the online message board was…

  • Depression negatively impacts heart and stroke patients

    This post was originally published on this sitehttp://cms.ipressroom.com.s3.amazonaws.com/67/files/20182/5ab9084e2cfac2124c219023_Victor Okunrintemi M.D. M.P.H./Victor Okunrintemi M.D. M.P.H._thmb.jpgStudy Highlights: People with cardiovascular disease who haven’t been diagnosed with depression but are at high-risk for it are more likely to report worse healthcare experiences and use emergency room services more often than those diagnosed with…

  • Study found people would rather pop a pill or sip tea than exercise to treat high blood pressure

    This post was originally published on this sitehttp://cms.ipressroom.com.s3.amazonaws.com/67/files/20182/5ab908442cfac2124e218f78_Erica Spatz M.D. M.H.S./Erica Spatz M.D. M.H.S._thmb.jpgStudy Highlights: Survey respondents were more likely to choose a daily cup of tea or a pill over exercise to “treat” high blood pressure in an imaginary scenario, but many didn’t think the interventions were worth the benefits.

  • Out-of-pocket expenses for chronic heart disease care inflict heavy financial burdens for low-income families; even those with insurance

    This post was originally published on this sitehttp://cms.ipressroom.com.s3.amazonaws.com/67/files/20182/5ab9084b2cfac2124b219019_Rohan Khera M.D./Rohan Khera M.D._thmb.jpgStudy Highlights: 1 in 4 low-income families experience significant financial burden from out-of-pocket expenses for treatment of chronic heart disease. 1 in 10 low-income families, including those with insurance, experience catastrophic…