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    1. Many Heart Bypass Patients Don't Take Needed Meds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many heart bypass patients are skipping medications meant to maintain smooth blood flow in their repaired veins, a new study finds. "It is important for patients to understand that bypass surgery is a second chance, not a

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    2. Warfarin and People With an Irregular Heartbeat

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of American heart patients take warfarin -- for decades a cheap, but often tricky-to-manage mainstay blood thinner. Now, new research shows that when it is well-managed, warfarin treatment appears safe for peo

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    3. Loneliness Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lonely and isolated people may face a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, researchers report. Social isolation raised that risk by about 30 percent, exerting the same level of influence on heart health as risk fac

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    4. Depression Common for Heart Attack Survivors

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although depression, stress and exhaustion are known to increase heart attack risk, people who've already had a heart attack may not be getting the treatment they need for these conditions, new research suggests. The Sw

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    5. AFib May Hamper Seniors' Walking Ability

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who develop atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm irregularity, may be more prone to walking problems -- including reduced speed, strength and balance, a new study suggests. The physical decline associ

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    6. Stress-Control Training and Cardiac Rehab Patients

      MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The addition of stress management training can make cardiac rehabilitation programs more effective, a new study indicates. "Cardiac rehabilitation programs do not routinely offer stress management, but this may change should demand increase. And because pat

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    7. U.S. Heart Disease Deaths Shifting South

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer Americans are dying from heart disease compared with 40 years ago, but not all parts of the country are showing the same downward trend, a new federal government study finds. Researchers say the nation's heart-disease

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    8. Heart Defects at Birth May Raise PTSD Risk Later

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adults born with heart defects may be at increased risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), researchers say. The reason? High levels of mental stress associated with their condition and treatments, the study author

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    9. Many With AFib Miss Out on Blood Thinners

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors know that a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation increases the odds for stroke. But less than half of "a-fib" patients at highest risk for stroke are prescribed recommended blood thinners by their card

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    10. Long Working Hours May Raise Heart Disease Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Working long hours may raise your risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 1,900 people in a long-term study of work. They found that 43 percent had been diagnosed with a probl

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