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    1. Fish Dishes Help Avoid Heart Failure?

      June 20, 2005 -- Thinking of eating more fish for heart health? You may want to consider the recipe. Among older adults, eating tuna or other broiled or baked fish, but not fried fish, is associated with less congestive heart failure, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Ca

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    2. FDA Approves Heart Failure Drug for Blacks

      June 24, 2005 -- The FDA has approved BiDil, a heart failure drug for blacks. The drug is "a step toward the promise of personalized medicine," says an FDA news release. In heart failure, heart failure, the heart is weakened and doesn't pump enough blood. Heart failure's causes can include heart att

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    3. Which Fish Dishes Help Avoid Heart Failure?

      June 20, 2005 -- Thinking of eating more fish for heart health? You may want to consider the recipe. Among older adults, eating tuna or other broiled or baked fish, but not fried fish, is associated with less congestive heart failure , according to a study in the Journal of the American College of C

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    4. Enlarged Hearts More Common in Blacks

      June 6, 2005 -- Enlarged hearts are two to three times more common in black Americans than in white Americans, a new study shows. Studies of health disparities often show that black Americans suffer more heart disease than white Americans. But these studies often don't use sophisticated tests, and o

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    5. Device May Reduce Deaths From Heart Failure

      April 13, 2005 -- Cardiac resynchronization may help some (but not all) heart failure patients live longer. The news is reported by John Cleland, MD, and colleagues in The New England Journal of Medicine. They saw fewer deaths and bigger improvements in symptoms and quality of life in certain heart

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    6. Defibrillators Lower Heart Failure Death Rate

      Jan. 19, 2005 -- Patients with mild to moderate heart failure survive longer with an implantable defibrillator implantable defibrillator than by taking a common drug for irregular heartbeats. The research that confirms the effectiveness of implantable defibrillators over the drug amiodarone for prev

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    7. Kidney Problems, Heart Failure Deaths Linked

      Oct. 19, 2004 -- About a quarter of deaths among women with heart failure can be attributed to kidney problems, new research shows. And taking a widely available medication may improve outcomes, write lead researcher Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, with San Francisco General Hospital and the Unive

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    8. FDA Approves Temporary Artificial Heart

      Oct. 18, 2004 -- The FDA has approved a temporary partial artificial heart intended to keep hospitalized patients alive while waiting for a heart transplant. The device is called the CardioWest Total Artificial Heart. Made by SynCardia Systems of Tucson, Ariz., it's not intended to replace the human

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    9. Reshaping the Heart May Ease Heart Failure

      Oct. 5, 2004 -- A new surgical approach that reshapes damaged hearts may pay off in the long run for some people with advanced heart failure, according to a new study. Researchers found the technique, known as heart restoration, helped prolong life and improve the function of the heart in people wit

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    10. Artificial Heart Buys Time Until Transplant

      Aug. 25, 2004 -- An artificial heart keeps heart failure patients alive long enough to receive a heart transplant -- welcome news for the 5 million Americans living with this condition. Researchers report that 79% of heart failure patients implanted with the CardioWest Total Artificial Heart survive

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