For millions of Americans struggling with slightly elevated blood pressure, a new set of guidelines released by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology this week should serve as a call to action.
According to the Boston Globe, chronic care is responsible for 86 percent of the $2.7 trillion spending in health care. In an effort to slow that rising cost, health systems are considering discharging patients with health wearables.
Heart disease is common in patients with diabetes and doctors assumed the path to heart disease was to be the same for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Now researchers at Jefferson have identified a unique molecular pathway that may explain some of the differences.
Ross Summer, MD, a pulmonologist at the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute — Jefferson Health and National Jewish Health, discusses the progress in the battle against Pulmonary Fibrosis.
If your child plays school sports, especially sports that require the heart to work hard — such as basketball, football, soccer, running, and swimming — a physical exam focusing on heart health should be a top priority, says Preventive/Sports Cardiologist Dr. David Shipon.