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  1. Cardiac Rehab Linked to Reduced Risk of Death

    May 16, 2011 -- Sticking with a cardiac rehab program in the aftermath of heart surgery can be a real lifesaver, according to a new study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic.  The study showed that patients who participated in a program that combined exercise, nutrition, and counseling were more likel

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  2. Heart Failure May Be Linked to Osteoporosis

    May 10, 2011 -- New research suggests that up to 12% of people with heart failure may have osteoporosis as well as spine compression fractures that often are characteristic of the bone disease. What is more, the osteoporosis in most cases probably could be detected with a simple chest X-ray, leading

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  3. Many Heart Patients Aren’t Taking Needed Drugs

    May 10, 2011 -- Too few patients with stable coronary artery disease are taking recommended drugs that could help them avoid the need for procedures that open up clogged arteries, a study shows. The study is published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Less than half of the heart pa

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  4. Some Painkillers May Be Risky After Heart Attack

    May 9, 2011 -- Even short-term use of a popular type of painkiller may be dangerous for people who have had a heart attack. A new study shows heart attack survivors who were prescribed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) were 45% more likely to die or have another heart attack within one w

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  5. Study Shows Salty Diet Good; Heart Group Disagrees

    May 4, 2011 - A high salt diet isn't bad for you, it's good for healthy people, European researchers suggest. Jan A. Staessen, MD, PhD, of the University of Leuven, Belgium, led a study that measured urinary sodium levels in 3,681 healthy, 40-ish people and then followed their health for about eight

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  6. Heart Bypass Surgery Rate Is Declining

    May 3, 2011 -- There has been a dramatic drop in the rate of heart bypass procedures performed in the U.S. over the last decade, even though more hospitals are offering the open-heart surgery. One-third fewer coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgeries were performed in 2008 compared to 2001, whil

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  7. Coumadin Recalled Over Potency Concern

    May 3, 2011 -- Bristol-Myers Squibb has recalled 1.85 million 5-milligram Coumadin tablets in the U.S. The recalled lot of Coumadin (number 9H49374A, expiration date Sept. 30, 2012) was sold to pharmacies in 1,000-tablet bottles and repackaged for individual prescriptions. Patients taking 5-milligra

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  8. Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Costs, Hospitalizations Mount

    May 3, 2011 -- People with atrial fibrillation, a common type of abnormal heart rhythm, are hospitalized twice as often as people without the condition, and costs of treatment are high, a new study suggests. Not only are people with atrial fibrillation hospitalized more often, they have three times

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  9. Belly Fat in Heart Patients Raises Death Risk

    May 2, 2011 -- A new study shows that people with coronary artery disease who carry extra fat around their waists appear to have an increased risk of dying compared to people who store their body fat elsewhere. The study pooled and reanalyzed data on nearly 16,000 people with coronary artery disease

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  10. Heart Attacks in the Morning Are More Severe

    April 27, 2011 -- The most common time of day for heart attacks is the morning, and now new research suggests that morning heart attacks are also the most serious. Heart attacks occurring between 6 a.m. and noon were associated with the most the damage in the study, reported Wednesday in the journal

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