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  1. Heart Failure Runs in Families

    July 12, 2006 -- You can inherit heart failure , new data from the Framingham Heart Study shows. The famous study is now two generations old, with some 20 years of follow-up data on the children of the original study subjects. The risk factors today used to evaluate a person's risk of heart attack a

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  2. Painkillers Worsen Heart Failure

    May 22, 2006 -- Common painkillers raise the risk of heart failure-related hospitalization in people over 60, a new study shows. The risk is even greater for those who already have heart failure. And even very short-term painkiller use can be dangerous, the study finds -- especially for people takin

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  3. Filter May Help Treat Heart Failure

    March 13, 2006 (Atlanta) -- A device that flushes out excess salt and water from the blood beat out standard diuretic treatment in people hospitalized with heart failure, according to the first study of its kind. "Up to now, diuretics have been the mainstay of therapy [for such patients], but amazin

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  4. Good Attitude May Help Heart Failure

    Dec. 7, 2005 -- People who stick to their heart failure treatment plan, even if it's just a placebo, are less likely to die of the disease than those who don't, according to a new study. Researchers say the results show that a healthy attitude can go a long way toward improving the odds of surviving

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  5. Dog Visits Help Heart Failure Patients

    Nov. 15, 2005 (Dallas) -- Spending a few minutes with man's best friend can relieve the anxiety of people with heart failure, a new study suggests. The time shared between man and dog "has a calming effect and could be beneficial to their overall health," says researcher Kathie Cole, RN, a registere

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  6. Experimental Drug Helps Failing Hearts

    Nov. 14, 2005 (Dallas) -- An experimental drug may be able to help people with heart failure get through the critical hours after they are rushed to the emergency room gasping for breath. Researchers studied 600 hospitalized people getting therapy for rapidly deteriorating heart failure. Those who w

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  7. What's the Best Heart Attack Treatment?

    Sept. 7, 2005 -- Giving clot-busters to heart attack victims who are scheduled for balloon angioplasty could cost them their lives, new research shows. In a study of more than 1,600 people, those who were given a clot-busting drug before angioplasty were nearly 40% more likely to die in the next mon

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  8. Public Often Misunderstands Heart Failure

    Aug. 30, 2005 -- The public doesn't know much about heart failure, a new report shows. Heart experts polled nearly 8,000 Europeans about heart failure. The results were "pretty depressing" and could be dangerous, says researcher Willem Remme, MD, in a news release. Remme is a professor of medicine a

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  9. 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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  10. 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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