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"I think it's extraordinary news," said Jessup, who wasn't involved in the new research. "Many efforts at changing the natural history of this disease seem to be having an effect, especially with the hospitalization rate. But it's still a very problematic disease."
Possible explanations for the decline in hospital stays abound, including healthier hearts, better control of risk factors like high blood pressure, and more patients treated in emergency rooms and clinics without being admitted to hospitals, said Dr. Mariell Jessup, medical director of the Penn Heart and Vascular Center in Philadelphia.