February 3rd, 2012

New Heart Failure Risks: Fractures and Memory Problems

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Two new studies shine a light on some lesser known consequences of heart failure: fractures and memory problems. About 5 million people in the U.S. have heart failure, according to the American Heart Association…Martha Grogan, MD, says the new studies tell us two important things about heart failure that we didn’t know before.  Now “we need to think more about screening for osteoporosis and preventing fractures in people with heart failure. We also need a heightened awareness of the [mental] limitations of these patients.” She is an assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn.

WebMD, by Denise Mann, 02/02/2012

Tags: american heart association, Cardiology, fractures, heart failure, Martha Grogan, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Mayo Medical School, memory problems, Research

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