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Research Feature
It’s a fact: More than 16 million Americans are living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, a chronic lung disease that makes it hard to breathe and worsens over time. An umbrella term for emphysema and chronic bronchitis, COPD is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States, but it affects some groups particularly...
This image shows the Sylvee device, a wearable chest patch for monitoring COPD, next to an animation showing how the device is worn on the chest.
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Research Feature
More than 15 million Americans live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive lung condition that makes it difficult to breathe. But monitoring the often-debilitating condition can be challenging. And when dangerous flare-ups go undetected — something that happens in at least half the cases — the result can be fatal...
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News Release
Certain adults with this artery-blocking condition may see more benefits with an open bypass compared to less-invasive procedures to improve circulation Performing open bypass surgery to restore circulation for people with a severe form of peripheral artery disease (PAD) – a condition that limits blood flow to the legs and feet – resulted in better...
Photo of young African-American man sitting on a couch and checking blood pressure with upper arm cuff and monitor.
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News Release
Telemedicine, home-monitoring may have helped lessen impact Adults with hypertension saw a small, but consequential, rise in their blood pressure levels during the first eight months of the COVID-19 pandemic, while the number of times they had their blood pressure measured dropped significantly, according to a study supported by the National...
A man receives CPR after collapsing on the street.
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NHLBI in the Press
After reviewing data from more than 100,000 people who had sudden cardiac arrest, researchers found that Black and Hispanic adults were less likely than white adults to receive CPR. To address these disparities, researchers recommend expanding access to and personalizing CPR training.
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News Release
Combining e-cigarettes with regular cigarettes may increase health risks Long-term use of electronic cigarettes, or vaping products, can significantly impair the function of the body’s blood vessels, increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease. Additionally, the use of both e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes may cause an even greater risk than...
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Research Feature
For years, the community of researchers that studies sleep has tried to raise awareness about the growing link between poor sleep and heart disease. Now, after much effort, they can mark progress toward recognizing that all-important connection. For the first time, the American Heart Association has added sleep to the key components it advises...
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News Release
White adults were twice as likely as Black adults to receive mechanical heart pumps or heart transplants Black adults treated at advanced heart failure centers received potentially life-changing therapies, such as transplants and heart pumps, about half as often as white adults, possibly due to racial bias, a small National Institutes of Health...