How Can Genes Contribute to and Cure Congestive Heart Failure?
It is common knowledge that heart failure follows another severe form of heart damage; however, until now scientists and doctors have had no way to identify those at risk. New research into genes and gene therapy have made them a potential weapon in the fight against heart failure.
The Top U.S. Hospitals have 28% Lower Mortality Rate
The American Heart Association did a new study concerning hospitals and their mortality rates. We now know that the top 5 percent in the United States have a 28% lower death rate than other hospitals in the nation. Health Grades is an independent health care ratings company released this information January 29th, 2007. They also found that patients who have surgery at the top-rated hospitals are about five percent less likely to suffer complications than patients at other hospitals are.
How to Find Current Research on Congestive Heart Failure
Medical research is a never ending fount of information, and its sources are vast. Unfortunately, it may be very difficult for a layman not associated with the medical field to find up to date information pertaining to his disease and treatment options. While doctors are constantly attending conferences as part of their continuing education curriculum, the average Joe is left to sort through a variety of sources in an attempt to find information that is not obsolete. The best choice for this patient is to continue his research in one of the many scientific research journals published.