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Monitoring Heart Health  

Author:  Margaret R. Moreland, J.D., M.S.L.S..

Source: Volume 19, Number 01, November/December 2017 , pp.15-16(2)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Inmates have higher rates of cardiovascular disease, but may also be getting better care. Those are among the important conclusions reached by a new research article, “Cardiovascular Disease in Incarcerated Populations” by Emily A. Wang, Nicole Redmond,Cheryl R. Dennison Himmelfarb, Becky Pettit, Marc Stern, Jue Chen, Susan Shero, Erin Iturriaga, Paul Sorlie, and Ana V.Diez Roux, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. We summarize their findings here, with a special focus on CVD’s special importance as a legally defined “serious medical need” and all that implies for practitioners.

Keywords: Cardiovascular Disease in Incarcerated Populations

Affiliations:  1: Pace University Law School.

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