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  1. Sibling's Death May Boost Your Risk of Heart Attack

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- When a brother or sister dies -- especially from a heart attack -- the risk of a surviving sibling also dying from a heart attack increases sharply in the following years, a large new study from Sweden suggests. Chronic str

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  2. Heart Failure Drug May Not Ease Symptoms in Some

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- A drug often used to treat chronic heart failure may not ease symptoms in people with one form of the disease, a new study suggests. The medication, called spironolactone (Aldactone), failed to improve symptoms or quality of life

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  3. Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise for Heart Failure

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to treating heart failure, the ultimate hope is to develop a therapy that repairs the damaged heart muscle. Now, an early study hints at a way to do that by harnessing the body's natural capacity for repair. Heart f

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  4. Too Much Sitting Linked to Chronic Health Problems

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) -- People who spend hours each day without getting up and moving around should take heed: A new study suggests that the more people sit each day, the greater their risk for chronic health problems, such as cancer, diabete

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  5. New Blood Thinner Beats Older Drug for Vein Clots

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- People who need to take a blood thinner because they've had a clot in the deep veins of their legs appear to do better with the new drug Pradaxa (dibigatran) than with the older drug warfarin, researchers report. Long-term

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  6. More Women Aware of Their Risk for Heart Disease

    Feb. 20, 2013 -- More American women are aware of their risk for heart disease than ever before, but huge gaps in knowledge still remain. A new survey shows that the number of women who know that heart disease is their leading cause of death has nearly doubled since 1997: from 30% in 1997 to 56% tod

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  7. Vegetarian Diet May Cut Heart Disease Risk

    Jan. 31, 2013 -- The risk of hospitalization or death from heart disease is almost a third lower in vegetarians than in people who eat meat and fish, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Oxford in England say the health benefits of not eating meat likely stem from having lowe

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  8. Heart Problems Tied to Early Signs of Dementia

    Jan. 29, 2013 -- Older women with heart problems may be at greater risk for mental changes that are thought to signal the beginnings of a type of dementia, a new study shows. Called vascular dementia, it is a type of mental decline that’s thought to be caused by problems in blood flow to the brain.

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  9. FDA Approves New Blood Thinner Eliquis

    Dec. 31, 2012 -- The FDA has approved the blood thinner Eliquis to prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation. AFib is the most common type of irregular heartbeat and affects about 3 million Americans. People with AFib are about five times more likely to have a stroke. Eliquis is approved onl

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  10. Smoking Doubles Women’s Sudden Death Risk

    Dec. 11, 2012 -- Smoking cigarettes may more than double a woman’s risk of sudden cardiac death. But quitting can reduce that risk significantly over time, according to a new study. Sudden cardiac death is a sudden, unexpected death caused by loss of heart function. It is the leading cause of heart-

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