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    1. Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who take the heart rhythm drug digoxin may face a nearly 30 percent greater risk of death than patients not taking the drug, a review of prior research suggests. The analysis also suggests that digoxin may increas

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    2. Fried Foods Tied to Raised Heart Failure Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more fried food you eat, the greater your risk for heart failure, a new study says. "This study suggests that it might be wise to reduce the frequency and quantity of fried foods consumed weekly in order to prevent

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    3. 6 Symptoms of Women's Heart Attacks

      When a heart attack strikes, it doesn’t always feel the same in women as it does in men. Women don't always get the same classic heart attack symptoms as men, such as crushing chest pain that radiates down one arm. Those heart attack symptoms can certainly happen to women, but many experience vague

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    4. Atrial Fibrillation Travel Tips

      No need to feel anxious about hitting the road when you have atrial fibrillation (AFib). "As long as you're getting good medical care, traveling with AFib shouldn't be a problem," says N. A. Mark Estes, MD, director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Center at Tufts University School of Medicine. Plan ahead

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    5. Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and Celebrex may raise the risk for heart attack, stroke and/or serious bleeding among heart attack survivors taking prescription blood thinners, a new study says. The finding could promp

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    6. Blood Thinner Beats Heparin for Some Heart Attacks

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A blood thinner already used to treat dangerous blood clots in the limbs and lungs appears to be safer in treating certain heart attacks than the more powerful blood thinner that's traditionally used, a new Swedish stud

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    7. A Pill a Day? No Way, Survey Says

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One out of three adults would sooner face a shorter life span than take a daily pill to prevent heart disease, a new Internet survey found. And about one in five would be willing to pay $1,000 or more to avoid taking tha

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    8. FDA: 72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillator Failure

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Automated external defibrillators -- the kind that are installed and ready for use in many public spaces -- can save lives when needed. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that since 2005, it has also receive

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    9. Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older patients hospitalized with pneumonia appear to have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or death from heart disease for years afterward, a new study finds. This elevated risk was highest in the first month a

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    10. FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Type of AFib

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new anti-clotting drug to reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots and strokes in people with a type of heart rhythm disorder has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Savaysa (edoxaban) is approved to t

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