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    1. Sex Is Safe for Heart Patients With Defibrillator

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Worries about sex can be daunting after a cardiac patient receives an implanted heart defibrillator. But, a patient's lover likely is more worried than the patient, a new study found. Intimate partners are often concerned

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    2. Botox Might Prevent AFib After Bypass Surgery

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Botox isn't just for crow's feet anymore. The injectable wrinkle concealer may also help prevent development of an irregular heart rhythm after bypass surgery, new research suggests. Atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, as th

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    3. FDA OKs Drug to Reverse Blood Thinner's Effect

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency use of a drug to reverse the blood-thinning effects of another drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Praxbind (idarucizumab) was cleared for use in patients who are taking the anticoagu

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    4. Need 'Bridging' if You Stop Warfarin Temporarily?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart patients on the clot-preventing drug warfarin usually have to stop the medication before having surgery. Now, a new study shows they can safely do that without taking another anti-clotting drug -- and they may even b

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    5. Exercise May Help Control Irregular Heartbeat

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise appears to help control an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation in obese people, a new study finds. Australian researchers found that "cardiorespiratory fitness" reduced the risk that this potentiall

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    6. White Men May Get Better Treatment for AFib

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women, Hispanics and blacks are less likely than white men to receive optimal treatment for atrial fibrillation in the United States, researchers say. The study of more than a half-million Medicare patients found that w

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    7. Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of AFib

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who go through menopause at a relatively young age may have a slightly lower risk of developing a common heart rhythm disturbance, new research suggests. The study, of nearly 18,000 middle-aged and older U.S. women, foun

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    8. Botox Lowers AFib Risk After Cardiac Surgery?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Botox, the toxin-turned-drug therapy best known for its wrinkle-reducing properties, shows potential for preventing dangerous heart rhythms in patients who undergo invasive heart surgery, a small, preliminary study found. At

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    9. Heart Drug Digoxin May Not Be Best for Some

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the heart drug digoxin may increase the risk of premature death in patients with an irregular heartbeat and in those suffering from heart failure, German researchers report. In the review of published studies on th

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    10. MRI May Help Gauge Stroke Risk in Those With AFib

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Special MRI scans of the heart can help spot people with atrial fibrillation -- a common heart rhythm disorder -- who are at high risk for stroke, a new study shows. The study also calls into question the mechanism linkin

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