Dead at the age of 55

On May 20, 1506 Christopher Columbus died of what is now believed to be congestive heart failure—though at the time his diagnosis was gout, like my father-in-law who eats a steak about every 45 minutes. This is relevant, of course, because the US celebrates Columbus Day this week, in honor of the man who really would have been better off using Google Maps. Among the causes of CHF are high blood pressure, almost certainly a result of dealing with the nasty and stingy Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. Of course, that’s just an InsightCity diagnosis from 511 years away. Here’s what’s on the horizon for patients suffering from heart failure.

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