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    1. This Helps Heart Failure Patients Avoid Hospital

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a flu shot reduces heart failure patients' risk of hospitalization, a new study shows. "Uptake of the flu vaccination in heart failure patients is relatively low, ranging from less than 20 percent in low and midd

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    2. Updated Heart Failure Treatment Guidelines Issued

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An updated guideline adds two new types of drugs to the list of treatment options for heart failure. In people with the condition, the heart can't pump enough blood throughout the body. The two new treatments in the updated

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    3. Many Heart Bypass Patients Don't Take Needed Meds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many heart bypass patients are skipping medications meant to maintain smooth blood flow in their repaired veins, a new study finds. "It is important for patients to understand that bypass surgery is a second chance, not a

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    4. Reducing Salt Might Harm Heart Failure Patients

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For decades, doctors have urged heart failure patients to slash their salt intake as a way to preserve their health. But a new study suggests -- but doesn't prove -- that that advice may be harmful, potentially increasin

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    5. Common Heart Failure Drugs May Harm More Than Help

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nitrates are commonly prescribed for heart failure patients, but a new study finds they don't improve quality of life or everyday activity levels as intended. The drugs are prescribed to relieve chest pain so patients

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    6. Exercise Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk At Any Age

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting to exercise later in life can still reduce your risk of heart failure, and even modest increases in activity could provide some protection, researchers say. "Our findings suggest that when it comes to exercise and

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    7. Gel Injections May Help Heart Failure Patients

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure patients who had beads of gel injected into their beating hearts continue to show improvement in their health a year after undergoing the procedure, researchers report. About 85 percent of patients who re

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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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