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    1. Should Everyone Over 65 Take a Statin?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Men and women over 65 who are at risk for cardiovascular disease but don't have any known heart problems might benefit from cholesterol-lowering drugs, a new study suggests. The researchers said statins such as Crestor and

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    2. New Defibrillator Works Without Wires Touching Heart

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- A new implantable defibrillator accurately detects abnormal heart rhythms and shocks the heart back into normal rhythm, yet has no wires touching the heart, new research shows. The device, called a subcutaneous implantable car

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    3. Damaged Heart Cells Made Healthy Again in Lab Tests

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that they've transformed one kind of human heart cell into another in laboratory experiments, a promising development in the bid to find ways to repair damage from heart attacks. The research is far from read

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    4. Fruit-Rich Diet Might Lower Aneurysm Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Eating lots of fruit might decrease your risk of developing a dangerous abdominal aortic aneurysm, according to a large, long-running study. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of the part of the aorta -- the lar

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    5. BP Cuff Before Heart Surgery Cuts Heart Damage: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Inflating a blood pressure cuff on a patient's upper arm just before heart bypass surgery reduces heart damage and may improve long-term survival, according to a new study. This practice, called "remote ischemic preconditioning,

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    6. Prompt Surgery May Be Best for Heart Valve Leak

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- People with a leaky heart valve will live longer if surgeons repair the leak promptly, even if the patient isn't feeling any symptoms, a new study finds. Doctors usually employ a strategy of "watchful waiting" when treating h

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    7. Best Heart Failure Patients for Pacemakers: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- New research pinpoints how to spot which heart failure patients are most likely to benefit from getting a pacemaker. Previous research has shown that receiving a pacemaker can improve symptoms and reduce the risk of hospital re

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    8. Former President Bush Home After Heart Surgery

      By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Former President George W. Bush returned home Wednesday after successfully undergoing heart surgery for a blocked artery Tuesday morning in Dallas. Spokesman Freddy Ford said Bush was discharged from Texas Health Presbyteria

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    9. Former President George W. Bush Gets Heart Stent

      By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Former President George W. Bush underwent heart surgery Tuesday morning after an artery blockage was discovered during his annual physical. Bush had a stent placed in an artery during the procedure, which was done at Texas Hea

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    10. Many Women Worry About Sex After Heart Attack

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- After a heart attack, women often worry about the safety of having sex again, and many wish their doctors would talk about the issue more. So finds a study involving interviews with 17 women who'd survived a heart attack in the

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