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Apr 11

A new study presented at EuroHeartCare 2014 has reported that poor sleep may increase hospitalizations two-fold in patients with heart failure

A new study presented at EuroHeartCare 2014 has reported that poor sleep may increase hospitalizations two-fold in patients with heart failure. Researchers at the University Hospital of Linköping, Sweden included 499 patients hospitalized for heart failure. 43% of these patients had sleep problems at discharge from the initial hospitalization and 30% had continued sleep problems at 12 months. It was noted that patients with continued sleep problems were two times more likely to be hospitalized during the follow-up period than those without sleep problems. The risk was double for all-cause hospitalizations as well as for cardiovascular hospitalizations.

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