The fifth-leading risk factor for mortality worldwide, air pollution presents a major heart health risk. A simple intervention could help people breathe easier at home.
Haley Otman covers neurosciences and heart care for the University of Michigan Health System. A TV news producer turned health care communicator, Haley specializes in storytelling, media relations and social media surrounding clinical advances, new research and compelling patient stories.
In a new publication, home-delivered, low-sodium meals after hospital discharge helped some heart failure patients avoid hospital readmission.
An innovative carotid procedure known as TCAR reverses blood flow to reduce stroke risk during revascularization. It’s now being performed at Michigan Medicine.
A specific type of blood thinner may be a safer choice for reducing stroke risk in those who have both end-stage kidney disease and atrial fibrillation.
Research finds that more than half of Medicare beneficiaries have a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea, but few have been assessed for the sleep disorder.
More people are receiving coronary revascularization under the Healthy Michigan Plan. A new analysis finds that the expansion hasn’t caused significant problems for patients.