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  1. Guidelines: No Heart Tests for Low-Risk Patients

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients who are at low risk for heart problems don't need to have screening tests such as EKGs and stress tests, a national association of primary care physicians recommends. The new guideline jibes with research t

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  2. CPR-Assistance System Approved by FDA

    March 9, 2015 -- A system to assist first responders performing CPR on people in cardiac arrest has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It said the system may improve cardiac arrest patients' chances of survival. The ResQCPR System includes two devices meant to be used together.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  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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