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  1. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Gets Heart Stent

    Nov. 26, 2014 -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a stent placed in her heart's right coronary artery during surgery Wednesday. The procedure was conducted at MedStar Washington Hospital Center after Ginsburg experienced discomfort during exercise Tuesday night and doctors discover

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  2. Digoxin for Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Risks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The widely used heart drug digoxin is associated with increased risk of death and hospitalization among patients who have the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation but no evidence of heart failure, a new study finds. A

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  3. Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Injecting beads of gel into the wall of a still-beating heart has the potential to improve the health of patients with severe heart failure, according to a new study. Heart patients who received the gel implant had imp

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  4. 'Wireless' Pacemaker Working Well, Researchers Say

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For a handful of patients who've received the first wire-free pacemaker, the results are still good after 18 months, researchers reported Wednesday. Unlike traditional pacemakers, the new device -- marketed as Nanostim --

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  5. AFib: Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with the abnormal heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation who take common painkillers might significantly increase their risk for bleeding and blood clots, according to a new study. That risk was even higher among

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  6. Too Much of This May Raise Dementia Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with atrial fibrillation who are overtreated with anti-clotting drugs may be doubling their risk for dementia, a new study suggests. Atrial fibrillation causes the upper chambers of the heart to contract quickly a

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  7. Drug Combo Helps Lupus-Related Kidney Condition

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of drugs may offer a better way to combat a serious kidney complication that commonly affects people with lupus, a new study from China suggests. In a trial of more than 300 Chinese patients with the condition,

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  8. Deaths From Heart Disease Drop Quickly After This

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack survivors who receive prompt treatment to unclog blocked arteries and keep them open have a lower long-term risk of dying from heart disease, a new study finds. However, they still have an increased risk of de

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  9. Why Eating Less Red Meat May Help Your Heart

    Nov. 7, 2014 -- Saturated fat in red meat has long been linked to heart disease. But new research suggests it might not be the only culprit. Bacteria in the intestines convert carnitine, a protein building block that's especially plentiful in beef, lamb, and venison, into compounds that speed up har

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  10. Early Signs of Plaque in Arteries May Signal This

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even the early signs of coronary artery disease significantly increase the risk of heart attack and early death, a new study warns. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs looked at people with non-obstru

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