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Cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator implantation is associated with better outcomes than an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator for patients with nonspecific intraventricular conduction delay but not for those with right bundle branch block

Some Heart Failure Patients May Benefit From CRT Defibrillator

Findings seen in patients with non-left bundle branch block eligible for cardiac resynchronization therapy
Incident atrial fibrillation is associated with increased dementia risk in elderly populations

Incident A-Fib Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

Oral anticoagulant use has preventive effect on dementia development in patients with incident AF
During the last 18 years

No Change Seen in Processed Meat Consumption by U.S. Adults

During same period, mean consumption decreased for unprocessed red meat, increased for poultry
Working in the six months before initiating hemodialysis is associated with better survival

Maintaining Work During Dialysis Tied to Higher Survival

Employment rates low among patients initiating dialysis
Geographic patterns of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease prevalence are similar among current smokers

Geographic Patterns of COPD Similar for Smokers, Nonsmokers

Prevalence of COPD higher in southeastern and Appalachian states, regardless of smoking status
The U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline had its busiest year ever in 2018

2018 Busiest Year Ever for U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline

Since 1996, the hotline has provided 24-hour, year-round support for people affected by domestic violence
Women have poor awareness of alcohol's role in breast cancer risk

Most Women Unaware Alcohol Poses Breast Cancer Risk

Screening and outpatient clinic appointments may offer opportunity for prevention intervention
In the United States

2018 to 2019 Influenza Season in U.S. Was Longest in 10 Years

Season was of moderate severity and lasted 21 weeks; illness mainly attributed to influenza A viruses
From 1999 to 2017

Suicide Rates Increased for Men, Women From 1999 to 2017

Among women and men aged 15 to 24, 25 to 44, rates highest for non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Natives
Older age

Risk Factors ID’d for Atrial Fibrillation With Type 1 Diabetes

Risk factors for developing atrial fibrillation similar to those seen for other forms of cardiovascular disease