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National Rate of Tobacco and Substance Use Disorders Among Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients

Several cardiotoxic substances impact heart failure incidence. The burden of comorbid tobacco or substance use disorders among heart failure patients is under-characterized. We describe the burden of tobacco and substance use disorders among hospitalized heart failure patients in the United States. Methods We calculated the proportion of primary heart failure hospitalizations in the 2014 National […]

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Myocardial Infarction

J. Heuser
19. June 2006

Personality Traits in Patients with Myocardial Infarction with Nonobstructive Coronary Arteries

The purpose of this study was to describe type A behavior pattern and trait anger in patients with myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA) and compare them with patients with coronary heart disease and healthy controls. Type A behavior pattern and anger have been linked to coronary heart disease in previous studies. This is […]

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Serum Insulin and Cognitive Performance in Older Adults: A Longitudinal Study

The aim of this study was to examine the association of serum glucose, insulin, and insulin resistance with cognitive functioning 7 years later in a longitudinal population-based study of Finnish older adults. Methods Serum glucose and insulin were measured at baseline in 269 dementia-free individuals aged 65-79 years, from the Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Aging, and […]

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High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I Levels in Normal and Hypertensive Pregnancy

  The purpose of this study was to examine the association of circulating concentrations of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTn) in the various trimesters of pregnancy in patients with and without hypertension. Methods This was a prospective cross-sectional study of pregnant and postnatal women aged between 18-35 years with no coexisting diseases. Serum samples were […]

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Cannabis Legalization Does Not Influence Patient Compliance with Opioid Therapy

Prescription opioid use and opioid related deaths continue to increase nationwide. Several states have adopted legislation allowing for recreational use of cannabis. Little is known about how recreational cannabis laws impact compliance in chronic pain patients who have been prescribed opioid therapy. The goals of this study were to (1) retrospectively assess the effect of cannabis […]

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Public Awareness and Perceptions of Palliative and Comfort Care

In April 2018, Barbara Bush, champion for universal literacy and former First Lady of the United States, died at the age of 92 after a prolonged illness. Two days prior, a family spokesperson announced that she had “decided not to seek additional medical treatment and [would] instead focus on comfort care.” We analyzed Google Trends […]

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