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May 20

A recent review has suggested that taking sleeping pills increases the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with diastolic heart failure

A recent review has suggested that taking sleeping pills increases the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with diastolic heart failure. In the study, heart failure patients with a preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) who were prescribed sleeping pills were eight times more likely to experience hospital readmission for heart failure or suffer cardiovascular–related death, compared with HFpEF patients who were not prescribed these medications.

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