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New high blood pressure guideline healthcare cost impactFifty percent of Americans have high blood pressure, per new guidelines. Here’s how those guidelines could affect medication utilization and healthcare spending.
No insurance is growing problem for heart patients, providersTwo new studies address the financial implications of unexpected major healthcare expenses for common cardiovascular conditions and procedures.
Federal program aimed at reducing readmissions raises concernsA new study has shocking findings about death rates in heart failure patients enrolled in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.
Do antidepressants take more lives than they save?An eye-opening Canadian study has surprising findings about the risk of death and antidepressants.
Beta blockers not needed for heart attack survivors taking these drugsA new study has shocking results about beta blocker use in heart-attack survivors.
Blockbuster diabetes drug earns heart indication
Blockbuster diabetes drug earns heart indicationA top-selling diabetes drug has gained a cardiovascular indication from FDA.
Shingles associated with increased risk of stroke, heart attackPatients who have a history of herpes zoster may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to findings published in a research letter.
Game-changing cholesterol-buster further reduces heart attack, strokeA new outcomes study shows that the PCSK9 inhibitor Repatha significantly reduced the risk of hard major adverse cardiovascular events in high-risk patients by 20%.
Diabetes increases risk of heart attack by halfUK study: Diabetes increases risk of heart attack death. Here are the surprising details.
FDA denies claims for Zetia, VytorinFDA declined to approve Merck’s claim that its cholesterol-lowering drugs Zetia and Vytorin reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes in patients with coronary heart disease.