Tag Archives: congestive heart failure

How telemedicine helps some elderly people stay home longer

Man with oxygen meter on finger

Rita, who is 79 years old, has congestive heart failure, a chronic health condition that lands many people in the hospital or nursing home. Telemedicine has allowed her to closely monitor important vital signs and stay in her own home. According to the CDC, approximately 5.1 million people in the United States have congestive heart failure. Close […]

Elizabeth Taylor Dies. What is Congestive Heart Failure?

Legendary actress and AIDS humanitarian Elizabeth Taylor passed away this morning at the age of 79. She died from congestive heart failure, which according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a new epidemic in the United States. It is the most common diagnosis in people age 65 and older admitted to the hospital. Each […]