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Heart patients prefer longevity over quality of life

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When an elderly person’s chronic disease is impossible to cure, many doctors might assume that patient would chose to improve the quality of his or her remaining life rather than to extend it as is. Those doctors would be mistaken most of the time, according…

Heart failure linked to memory problems: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Older patients with heart failure had more memory problems when their heart ailments were advanced, in a new study of adults being evaluated for transplants. But that wasn’t the case in young and middle-aged adults with a type of heart failure marked by a lower-than-normal…