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  1. Heart Failure: 8 Signs Your Treatment Is Not Working

    If you or a member of your family is among the 5 million Americans who suffer from heart failure, you may already know how important it is to take all prescribed medication. (This is not always easy because it can mean taking 15 to 20 drugs and working with multiple health-care professionals). You a

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  2. 2/3 of Heart Failure Patients Don't Get Major Drug

    Oct. 20, 2009 -- More than two-thirds of patients hospitalized with serious heart failure aren't prescribed an aldosterone antagonist, a recommended therapy that increases the odds of survival. Aldosterone is a hormone that is released in the setting of heart failure. It causes salt and water retent

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  3. Study Questions Heart Device for Women

    Sept. 14, 2009 -- Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) may not reduce deaths in women with heart failure, according to a new research review. The review, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, is based on data from five studies that together included 3,810 men and 934 women with h

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  4. Heart Failure Different in Women

    July 27, 2009 -- Women with heart failure live longer than men with the disease, but they have more illness and hospitalizations and poorer overall quality of life, a review of the research shows. The analysis confirms that men and women often have different risk factors for developing heart failure

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  5. Healthy Lifestyle Halves Heart Failure Risk

    July 21, 2009 -- Men who follow a healthy lifestyle may cut their risk of heart failure in half. Researchers say it’s the first time a large study has shown that modifiable lifestyle factors, such as diet, exercise, alcohol use, and smoking, can have a significant impact on the lifetime risk of cong

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  6. 4 Factors That Increase Odds of Heart Failure

    June 9, 2009 -- Smoking, high blood pressure, excess weight, and diabetes are major risk factors for increasing the size of the heart's left ventricle (the main pumping chamber) a new study shows. An increase in the size and thickness, or "mass," of the left ventricle is a worrisome condition that c

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  7. Heart Failure: Belly Fat Bad, Exercise Good

    April 7, 2009 -- Belly fat may make heart failure more likely, and exercise may help heart failure patients. That's the bottom line from three new studies on heart failure. Heart failure does not mean that the heart has stopped working; it means the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the b

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  8. Blacks Have High Heart Failure Risk

    March 18, 2009 -- One in 100 African-Americans will suffer heart failure in the prime of his or her life, a startling new study shows. That's 20 times white Americans' risk of heart failure before age 50. "Blacks in their 30s and 40s develop heart failure at rates seen in whites in their 50s and 60s

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  9. Elevated Death Risk After Heart Attack

    Nov. 4, 2008 -- Heart attack patients face the highest risk of dying from sudden cardiac death within the first month after heart attack. That's according to a new study by researchers from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. The study appears in the Nov. 5 issue of The

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  10. Heart Failure Boosts Bone Fracture Risk

    Oct. 20, 2008 -- People with heart failure are much more likely to suffer bone fractures than other cardiac patients, in part because they're less likely to exercise, a new study says. However, "these patients can go through cardiac rehabilitation and increase their exercise capacity, reducing risk

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