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    1. Gel Injections May Help Heart Failure Patients

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure patients who had beads of gel injected into their beating hearts continue to show improvement in their health a year after undergoing the procedure, researchers report. About 85 percent of patients who re

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    2. Angioplasty & Survival for Heart Disease Patients

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Angioplasty -- the procedure used to open narrowed or blocked arteries -- doesn't seem to lengthen life for people with stable heart disease and chest pain, a new study finds. After 15 years of follow-up, the study fo

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    3. Self-Monitoring This May Help Heart Valve Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with mechanical heart valves may benefit from managing their own blood thinners, a new study suggests. "There are several reasons that patients who self-manage treatment have better outcomes than those who follow

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    4. Side Effects Cause Some to Stop This Blood Thinner

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Side effects like bleeding or shortness of breath cause some heart attack survivors to stop taking a potentially lifesaving new blood thinner during clinical trials, researchers report. About one in five people assigned

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    5. Sex Is Safe for Heart Patients With Defibrillator

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Worries about sex can be daunting after a cardiac patient receives an implanted heart defibrillator. But, a patient's lover likely is more worried than the patient, a new study found. Intimate partners are often concerned

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    6. Widely Used Antibiotics May Raise Heart Risks

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used class of antibiotics is associated with a small but measurable increased risk of sudden cardiac death, researchers report. These antibiotics -- called macrolides -- are used to treat infections such as pneumon

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    7. Many Americans May Have 'Silent' Heart Attack

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that many Americans suffer "silent" heart attacks -- events that go unnoticed but are serious enough to leave scars on the heart. "We know that risk factors for heart disease -- the number one killer o

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    8. Exercise With Heart Disease: FAQ

      Exercise is on your to-do list, for sure. But do questions about how to safely combine physical activity with heart disease keep you from starting a fitness routine?  Relax. A smart plan can put your body in shape and make your ticker stronger. Yes, as long as you stick to what your doctor says you

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    9. Cut Down Stress to Help Your Heart

      If you want to boost your heart health, you need to do more than eat right and exercise. Go one step extra and ease the stress out of your life. Your ticker will reap the benefits. Long-term stress has an indirect effect on your risk for heart problems, says Deepak Bhatt, MD. "You've got a crazy job

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    10. Heart Disease: Time for a Drastic Diet Change?

      When you find out you have heart disease, it can be a big wake-up call for your diet. You know it's time to make some changes, but how far should you go? Will a moderate shift do, maybe cutting back on high-fat foods? Or do you need to take bigger steps, like going vegan? To figure out the best appr

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