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Small wireless pacemaker is safe, effective in early testing

A new small, wireless self-contained pacemaker appears safe and feasible for use in patients, according to a small study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Although traditional pacemakers pose minimal risk, patients are still vulnerable to some short- or …

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘Courageous Katherine’ thrives on helping fellow heart patients

In her 13 years, Katherine Schroeder has undergone 15 surgeries or other procedures on her heart. And she still faces a lifetime of medical interventions to keep her

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘Don’t just live, live well,’ urges heart disease, stroke survivor

There have been two constant themes in Pete Huttlinger’s life: music and heart disease. Born with a heart defect, Pete lacked the energy to keep up with kids his

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Internet’s `PirateGray’ fighting heart disease in honor of her dad

Grayson Burger grew up watching her father struggle with heart problems. The last few years, the 20-year-old from South Brunswick, N.J., has been building a career out of her

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Bush the latest in a line of presidents to battle heart disease

Being president of the United States comes with luxuries such as access to premier medical care and a support staff helping with healthy meals, frequent workouts and regular doctor visits. Despite all

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SimpleScience@Heart: New device powers pacemakers with your heartbeat

Researchers have found a way to convert a heartbeat into energy that can power a pacemaker. In a preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012,