Heart Disease


 
New telemedicine program offers Rx for ailing hearts at Rice Memorial Hospital
At one time, DuWayne Underthun and his wife, Betty, would drive through the snow from their rural Willmar home to the CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center in St. Cloud for heart care. But this time around, a snowstorm didn’t stand in their way. Read how a newly launched heart failure telemedicine program at Rice Memorial Hospital is making access to care more convenient.
10 things to know about changing blood pressure recommendations
Did you know that the American Heart Association recommends that we eat no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium daily? But the average American exceeds that amount by more than 1,000 mg. each day. Find out what the current blood pressure recommendations are and what you can do to control your numbers from Michael Beste, MD, CentraCare Health – Melrose Clinic.
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New Cholesterol Drug's High Price May Not Be Worth It: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 -- Despite being slashed by half in recent months, the price tag for advanced cholesterol-fighting drugs is still too high to make them cost-effective, a new analysis has concluded.

In March, the manufacturer of alirocumab (Praluent) announced that it would cut the cost of the medication from $14,000 a year to $7,000.

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