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    1. Alcohol and Heart Disease

      Can you drink if you have heart disease? Moderate drinking should be OK, if your doctor approves, but you shouldn't count on alcohol to be a major part of your heart health plan. "If you don’t drink alcohol now, there is no reason to start,” says Mark Urman, MD, a cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai Heart

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    2. How to Stick With Your New Diet

      You're shifting your diet for better heart health. Now that you've taken that first step, you'll want to make those changes last. Part of it is about making things as automatic as possible, so you don't even have to think about it. The other part is about outsmarting the things that are most likely

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    3. Use of Beta Blockers Before Heart Bypass Surgery

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even though it's standard medical practice, prescribing beta blockers the day before heart patients are scheduled for bypass surgery may not improve results, a new study suggests. In fact, their use 24 hours before bypas

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    4. Hot Dogs, Salami May Raise Men's Heart Failure Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hey, guys, listen up: Steaks may be a safer bet heart-wise than hot dogs and salami, a new study suggests. Men who regularly eat processed red meats may raise their risk of developing heart failure and dying from it, S

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    5. Exercise for Heart Attack Survivors

      Having a heart attack is often a wake-up call to make over your habits, and even adopt new ones. The No. 1 habit you need to put on your to-do list: Exercise. Your doctor has probably already mentioned it. And you know that exercise is good for your whole body and will make your heart (which is a mu

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    6. Heart Patients Without Artery Plaque Buildup: Risks

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who have heart disease without major plaque build-up in their coronary arteries still face a significantly increased risk for heart attack and death, a new study indicates. The condition -- called non-obstructive

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    7. These May Help People With Moderate Heart Failure

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with moderate heart failure may live longer with an implanted defibrillator, researchers report. A normal heart's pumping ability -- called ejection fraction -- is 50 percent to 70 percent. An ejection fraction be

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    8. Heart Attack in Middle Age May Be Tougher on Women

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive a heart attack before age 55 tend to face more complications over the coming months than men do, new research suggests. One year after their heart attack, women had worse physical functioning, poorer mental f

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    9. Many Delay Blood Thinners After Stent Placement, Risking Death

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients undergoing coronary stent placement don't fill their prescription for vital blood-thinning medication within the recommended time frame, a lapse leaving them much more likely to die within a month, new re

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    10. Heart-Healthy Snacks

      You know you're going to snack. We all do! So you might as well make that snack help your health. It's possible, and it can be delicious. "Reach for snacks that combine 2-3 food groups -- fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, low-fat dairy, and healthy fats -- and are satisfying," says nutr

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