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  1. Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Injecting beads of gel into the wall of a still-beating heart has the potential to improve the health of patients with severe heart failure, according to a new study. Heart patients who received the gel implant had imp

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  2. Drug 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure: Expert

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Aug. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a head-to-head comparison, an experimental drug was more effective than standard treatment at preventing deaths and hospitalizations in heart failure patients. According to the study authors, the trial was stopped e

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  3. Potassium May Help Some Heart Failure Patients

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Potassium supplements might boost the survival of heart failure patients who are already taking diuretic drugs, a new study suggests. Nearly 5.8 million Americans have heart failure. As doctors explain it, excess fluid

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  4. Heart Failure Therapy Benefits Women More Than Men?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women suffering from heart failure derive more benefit than men do from a pacemaker treatment. But they are less likely than men to receive it, a new analysis shows. Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) -- which uses

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  5. Hot Dogs, Salami May Raise Men's Heart Failure Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hey, guys, listen up: Steaks may be a safer bet heart-wise than hot dogs and salami, a new study suggests. Men who regularly eat processed red meats may raise their risk of developing heart failure and dying from it, S

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  6. Stem Cells May Rejuvenate Failing Hearts

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stem cells injected directly into heart muscle can help patients suffering from severe heart failure by improving an ailing heart's ability to pump blood, a new Danish trial indicates. Doctors drew stem cells from patie

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  7. Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Why It Happens

    You collapse without warning. Your heart stops beating, and blood stops flowing to your brain and other organs. Within seconds, you stop breathing and have no pulse. This is sudden cardiac arrest.   The immediate cause of most sudden cardiac arrests is an abnormal heart rhythm. The heart’s electrica

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  8. Best Heart Failure Patients for Pacemakers: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- New research pinpoints how to spot which heart failure patients are most likely to benefit from getting a pacemaker. Previous research has shown that receiving a pacemaker can improve symptoms and reduce the risk of hospital re

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  9. Treatment Shows Promise in Heart Failure Patients

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic heart failure might benefit from a combination of "shock waves" to the heart and an infusion of their own bone marrow cells, an early study suggests. The therapy is still experimental, and experts said much mo

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  10. Simple Breath Test Might Diagnose Heart Failure

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental breath test, designed to quickly identify patients suffering from heart failure simply by analyzing the contents of a single exhaled breath, has demonstrated promise in early trials, a team of researchers says. The

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