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  1. Too Few Heart Attack Patients Get Cardiac Rehab?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cardiac rehabilitation programs are considered a key part of recovering from a heart attack -- but only a small minority of patients ever attend one, a new study finds. Of the thousands of older Americans who'd suffered a h

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  2. Stem Cell Tactic Shows Promise for Heart Failure

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new method for delivering stem cells to damaged heart muscle has shown early promise in treating severe heart failure, researchers report. In a preliminary study, they found the tactic was safe and feasible for the 48 hea

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  3. FDA Approves New Drug for Heart Failure

    THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first in a new class of drugs that show promise for combating heart failure. The approval of Entresto (sacubitril/varsatan) was sped up after a clinical trial found it significantly reduced the rate of

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  4. Heart Failure Implant and Weaker Memory, Thinking

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A mechanical device that restores a failing heart's ability to pump blood might contribute to a decline in memory and thinking in some patients, a new study reports. Left ventricular assist devices are surgically impl

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  5. CPR-Assistance System Approved by FDA

    March 9, 2015 -- A system to assist first responders performing CPR on people in cardiac arrest has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It said the system may improve cardiac arrest patients' chances of survival. The ResQCPR System includes two devices meant to be used together.

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  6. Fried Foods Tied to Raised Heart Failure Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more fried food you eat, the greater your risk for heart failure, a new study says. "This study suggests that it might be wise to reduce the frequency and quantity of fried foods consumed weekly in order to prevent

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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