• Rural-dwelling Americans at higher risk of developing heart failure compared to their urban counterparts

    9 days ago - By News Medical

    Adults living in rural areas of the United States have a 19% higher risk of developing heart failure compared to their urban counterparts, and Black men living in rural areas have an especially higher risk - 34%, according to a large observational study supported by the National Institutes of Health.
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  • For low-income residents, rurality predominantly affects HF risk in women and Black men

    For low-income residents, rurality predominantly affects HF risk in women and Black men

    9 days ago - By Healio

    Among low-income participants, rural living was independently associated with increased risk for HF among Black men and Black and white women, but not among white men, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology.
    “Rural populations experience a disproportionate burden of HF mortality, compounded by racial inequities,” Sarah E. Turecamo, BA, of the division of intramural research, epidemiology and community health branch of the NHLBI/NIH, and colleagues wrote. “Black men living in rural areas, particularly the rural South, are more likely to die of HF compared with Black
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