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News by Topic: Cardiovascular disease

May 20, 2021 - Summarizes a study that found that Black rural residents were two to three times more likely to die due to diabetes and high blood pressure than White rural residents. Describes that the gap between the rate of deaths for these conditions among Black and White people improved about three times faster in urban areas than it did in rural areas.
Source: American Heart Association
May 19, 2021 - Provides an overview of a study that found social determinants of health, such as rurality and race/ethnicity, have an impact on prenatal detection (PND) of two of the most common congenital heart diseases. The study compared social determinants of health between the U.S. and Canada and identified similar prenatal detection rates.
Source: Xtelligent Healthcare Media
May 4, 2021 - Describes challenges to receiving timely and appropriate stroke care for rural residents in Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta. Shares the story of a rural resident in Fentress County, Tennessee who suffered a stroke two months after the local hospital closed and she was flown over 100 miles away to a hospital that was able to provide advanced stroke care. Highlights the benefits of telestroke programs to improve stroke care in rural areas.
Source: Kaiser Health News