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While elevated levels of NT-proBNP are known to be associated with a higher risk of typical MIs, less is known about the relationship between NT-proBNP and very small non ST-elevation MIs, also known as microsize MIs.  We evaluated the association of baseline NT-proBNP with risk of incident microsize MIs, typical MIs and acute fatal CHD using a...

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While the prevalence of hearing loss has been investigated in the adult population at large, little research has examined hearing loss in the context of heart failure, a disease which afflicts older adults with multiple geriatric and cardiovascular comorbidities.  Using data from the 2005-2006 and 2009-2010 waves of the National Health and...

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While the role of health numeracy has been investigated in other chronic diseases, little research has examined numeracy in the context of heart failure (HF) outcomes. This is the first study to examine the effect of numeracy, alongside other socio-cognitive factors, on 30-day readmission risk among patients hospitalized with acute...