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    1. Irregular Heartbeat More Deadly in Blacks: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans with a common heart rhythm disorder are at higher risk than whites for serious heart complications and death, a new study finds. The disorder, called atrial fibrillation, affects about 1 percent of Ameri

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    2. Should You Take Daily Aspirin for Your Heart?

      You may know people who take a low dose of aspirin every day to lower their risk of a heart attack. Before you go trying it yourself, talk to your doctor. You'll need the go-ahead from someone who knows your medical history. You don't want the medicine to do more harm than good. “It's weighing the p

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    3. Aspirin Often Wrongly Prescribed for AFib

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. patients with the abnormal heartbeat atrial fibrillation who need a blood thinner to prevent strokes aren't getting one, researchers say. About 40 percent of "a-fib" patients deemed at moderat

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    4. Irregular Heartbeat May Be Deadly in Car Crash

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having the common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation might be risky if you get into a car accident, a new study suggests. Atrial fibrillation is a quivering or irregular heartbeat. Researchers report the condition i

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    5. 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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    6. How to Live Your Best Life With Heart Failure

      Heart failure, as the almost 6 million Americans with it know, doesn’t mean “failure.” It doesn’t mean “stopped.” If you have the condition, it may mean a new lifestyle and a new way of thinking. It means living with a serious, chronic disease. The important word there: living. “First of all, heart

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    7. Advances in Heart Failure Treatment

      Heart failure can sound scary. It doesn’t mean that your heart has stopped working -- it’s just not working as well as it should to pump blood. Recent treatment advances can help your ticker work better, keep you out of the hospital, and improve your quality of life. High-tech implants can help your

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    8. Heart Failure: Signs Your Treatment Isn’t Working

      If you or a loved one has heart failure, you probably know how important good daily habits are to treatment. A healthy weight, active lifestyle, and proper medication are all key ways to take charge of the disease. But even you’ve been carefully following doctor’s orders, it’s crucial to keep an eye

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    9. Common Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Cancer Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a common heart rhythm abnormality may be at an increased risk of developing cancer, particularly of the colon, a new study suggests. "We found a significant relationship between atrial fibrillation and cance

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    10. After Heart Attack, New Threat: Heart Failure

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Risk of heart failure appears high within a few years of a first heart attack, a new study finds. "Heart failure is a major medical problem with a high chance of hospitalization and death," said study author Dr. Johannes G

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