Heart failure cases soar globally

The number of patients with heart failure worldwide nearly doubled from 33.5 million in 1990 to 64.3 million in 2017. That’s the finding of a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “Our study challenges the common view […]

Study shows little effect of increased drug costs for Medicare Part D patients with heart failure

Moderately increasing prescription drug prices did not affect the hospitalization risk of Medicare recipients with heart failure also enrolled in Medicare Part D pharmacy plans, according to researchers at Georgia State University. A multidisciplinary team of researchers, led by Blake McGee, assistant professor of nursing in the Georgia State Byrdine […]

Nursing faculty links heart failure trajectory to caregiver and social issues

Two new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statements led and co-authored by Lisa Kitko, Penn State College of Nursing associate dean for graduate education and associate professor, articulated that heart failure-related issues, as they pertain to patients’ caregivers, like financial and healthcare discrepancies, can significantly impact the patient’s illness trajectory. […]