Risk of heart failure is higher in low income seniors

11/20/2011 | Nurse.com

Older people with less education and low incomes had a 29% increased risk of experiencing heart failure compared with those with high education and high incomes, a study found. In addition, 23% of older adults with low income alone developed heart failure. The findings, based on National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute records of 5,153 Medicare-eligible adults, were presented last week at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions.

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