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    1. Over 100 Drugs Pose Risk to Heart Failure Patients

      July 12, 2016 -- More than a hundred drugs and supplements, including common medications bought over the counter, may pose a danger to people with heart failure or at risk of heart failure. The threat is so serious that the American Heart Association is warning people with heart failure and their do

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    2. ER Death Rate in U.S. Drops by Nearly Half

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital emergency room deaths in the United States plummeted by nearly half over a 15-year period, with several factors likely accounting for the drop, a new study indicates. The upshot: It's unlikely you'll die in th

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    3. Top 10 Causes of Death in the U.S.

      July 1, 2016 -- The death rate in the United States hit an all-time low in 2014, but heart disease and cancer were still the top two causes of death, new data from the National Center for Health Statistics shows.  The top 10 were: Heart disease (23.4% of all deaths) Cancer (22.5%) Chronic lung disea

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    4. Men Face Greater Risk of Cardiac Arrest

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men are significantly more likely to have their heart stop suddenly than women are, a new study finds. About one in nine men will suffer a cardiac arrest before the age of 70, compared to about one in 30 women. At age

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    5. Progress Against Heart Deaths Starting to Wane

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- America's war on heart disease and stroke may have suffered a setback. A new study warns that the rate of decline in deaths from heart disease and stroke has stalled. "It is likely that the dual epidemics of obesity a

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    6. Antidepressant No Help to Heart Failure Patients: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The antidepressant Lexapro may not help heart failure patients suffering from depression, German researchers report. "Depression in heart failure may not be the same depression patients without heart failure get and who

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    7. Are Omega-3s Linked to Lower Heart Attack Risk?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fish and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may lower your risk of fatal heart disease, a new research review suggests. "Our results lend support to the importance of fish and omega-3 consumpt

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    8. Irregular Heartbeat More Deadly in Blacks: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans with a common heart rhythm disorder are at higher risk than whites for serious heart complications and death, a new study finds. The disorder, called atrial fibrillation, affects about 1 percent of Ameri

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    9. Aspirin Often Wrongly Prescribed for AFib

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. patients with the abnormal heartbeat atrial fibrillation who need a blood thinner to prevent strokes aren't getting one, researchers say. About 40 percent of "a-fib" patients deemed at moderat

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    10. Irregular Heartbeat May Be Deadly in Car Crash

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having the common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation might be risky if you get into a car accident, a new study suggests. Atrial fibrillation is a quivering or irregular heartbeat. Researchers report the condition i

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