Thursday 02 Oct 2014

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All posts tagged Heart Failure

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Optimism could be a tool in heart failure prevention

A happy heart may be a healthy heart, at least for older people at the risk of developing heart failure. Researchers followed 6,808 people enrolled in the Health and Retirement Study, a nationally representative study of older U.S adults, for […]

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Blood thinners recommended for people with irregular heartbeat to prevent stroke

People with irregular heartbeat, also known as atrial fibrillation, should take blood thinners to prevent stroke, according to an updated guideline from the American Academy of Neurology. About

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Former VP Dick Cheney says heart troubles were always on his mind

Dick Cheney had already survived five heart attacks, the first at age 37. He’d undergone multiple surgeries, including coronary artery bypass, stenting and angioplasty. But by the summer of

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Pregnancy masked her heart failure; now she helps warn others about heart disease

When Jill Russell started feeling chest pains late in her pregnancy, her doctor offered a simple explanation. It was probably just anxiety over the arrival of her daughter. Relax,

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Exercising more, sitting less helps men prevent heart failure

Sitting for long periods increases heart failure risk in men, even for those who exercise regularly, according to new research. The study is the first to examine the link

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Exercise training programs might improve good cholesterol for heart patients

Patients suffering from chronic heart failure can see improvement in their good cholesterol with an exercise training program, researchers found. “Good cholesterol” stimulates production of nitric oxide and leads

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New technology uses electromagnets to more safely guide heart implants

A new procedure that uses electromagnets to help doctors  implant heart pacing devices is safer because it reduces radiation exposure for both patients and physicians. That's the new finding

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SimpleScience@Heart: Getting fit in middle age may reduce your risk of heart failure

Middle aged and out of shape? It’s not too late to get fit — and reduce your risk for heart failure. In a new study, 40-year-olds who improved their

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SimpleScience@Heart: Heart failure or not, you’re paying for it

Whether or not you have heart failure, you’ll still have to pay part of the tab for the increasing costs of the condition. By 2030, you — and every

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Simple Science @Heart: A couple cups of joe may reduce heart failure risk

If you regularly drink coffee in moderation, you could have a lower risk of heart failure, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Heart