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  1. 'Gut Reaction' May Predict Heart Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test that assesses levels of a compound produced in the stomach appears to be a strong indicator of whether there will be heart trouble down the road, researchers report. The higher the levels of the compound -- ca

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  2. Hard Physical Labor May Boost Heart Disease Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Demanding physical work may boost a person's risk of heart disease, two new studies suggest. "Physicians know that high stress can be associated with increased risk of heart disease," said one expert not connected to the stud

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  3. Higher Heart Rate Tied to Earlier Death, Even in Fit

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Faster heart rates in otherwise healthy men could be a harbinger of an earlier death, even among those who exercise, a new Danish study suggests. The finding provides more evidence of the potential danger lurking in the bodies

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  4. Treatment Shows Promise in Heart Failure Patients

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic heart failure might benefit from a combination of "shock waves" to the heart and an infusion of their own bone marrow cells, an early study suggests. The therapy is still experimental, and experts said much mo

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  5. Compound in Red Meat, Energy Drinks May Have Heart Disease Link

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- A compound found in red meat and added as a supplement to popular energy drinks promotes hardening and clogging of the arteries, otherwise known as atherosclerosis, a new study suggests. Researchers say that bacteria in the dige

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  6. Eat Fish, Live Longer?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids might lengthen your life, new research suggests. A study of more than 2,600 older adults found those with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids -- found in salmon, ma

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  7. Experts: Chelation Therapy Not Ready for Prime Time

    By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Results from a major trial on controversial chelation therapy for patients with a history of heart attack find a modest benefit from the expensive treatment, but experts conclude there's no clear evidence supporting its use. St

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  8. Simple Breath Test Might Diagnose Heart Failure

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental breath test, designed to quickly identify patients suffering from heart failure simply by analyzing the contents of a single exhaled breath, has demonstrated promise in early trials, a team of researchers says. The

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  9. Anxiety, Depression May Triple Heart Patients' Death Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Anxiety and depression coupled with heart disease triples the risk of death compared to cardiac trouble alone, researchers have found. Among heart patients, anxiety can double the risk of dying from any cause, the study auth

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  10. Common Antibiotic Poses Risk to Heart, FDA Warns

    March 13, 2013 -- The popular antibiotic azithromycin may cause a potentially fatal irregular heart rhythm in some people, the FDA says. Also sold under the names Zithromax and Zmax, and often called a Z-pack, the antibiotic can cause changes in the electrical system of the heart, leading to arrhyth

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