February is American Heart Month, and this week’s Trending Topic is Heart Failure.

Heart Failure is a major public health problem, affecting over 5.8 million people in the United States. Heart Failure is associated with significant mortality, morbidity and healthcare expenditures. Risk factors for heart failure include coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, eating foods in high fat, and not getting enough physical activity. Despite focused efforts on the part of physicians and health systems, patient outcomes remain poor and 30-day re-admission rates … read more …