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    1. Natural Remedies for Heart Health: Help or Harm?

      If you want to keep your heart healthy, you'll typically do three things: choose nutritious foods, stay active, and toss bad habits like smoking. But is there a faster way to give your heart an extra boost? Swipe your digital device or turn on the TV and you'll see ad after ad for natural remedies t

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    2. Is There Sex After Heart Disease?

      You've been treated for heart disease. You've followed your doctor's orders to a T. Now she says you're ready to get back to normal life. But does that include sex? You know that clichéd yet haunting scene. Someone's having a fine time in bed. Then he clutches his heart and slumps over -- and then i

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    3. Heart Attacks in Middle-Aged Women: Lower Your Risk

      “Heart attacks only happen to old guys.” “They say 55 is the new 40.” “Heart problems don’t run in my family, I don’t think.” “I have too much going on to worry about that right now.” Ever hear or tell yourself this? The truth is, women between the ages of 40 to 60 -- give or take some years -- can

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    4. Common Heart Failure Drugs May Harm More Than Help

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nitrates are commonly prescribed for heart failure patients, but a new study finds they don't improve quality of life or everyday activity levels as intended. The drugs are prescribed to relieve chest pain so patients

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    5. Exercise Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk At Any Age

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting to exercise later in life can still reduce your risk of heart failure, and even modest increases in activity could provide some protection, researchers say. "Our findings suggest that when it comes to exercise and

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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