Langa, Iwashyna et al. find decreased functionality among heart attack and stroke survivors decade after event
"Heart attack, stroke survivors' care needs may be much greater than experts thought" - Medical Xpress. 11/11/2014.
Although more people are surviving heart attacks and stroke, a new study by Deborah Levine, Dimitry Davydow,Catherine Hough, Kenneth Langa, Mary A.M. Rogers, and
Theodore Iwashyna finds that functional limitations experienced immediately following the event increase during the following decade. The authors conclude that these survivors should be screened for and helped with functional disability over the long term.
Additional Media Coverage:
"Surviving Heart Attack and Stroke" - Net News Ledger. 11/12/2014.