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  1. Why Eating Less Red Meat May Help Your Heart

    Nov. 7, 2014 -- Saturated fat in red meat has long been linked to heart disease. But new research suggests it might not be the only culprit. Bacteria in the intestines convert carnitine, a protein building block that's especially plentiful in beef, lamb, and venison, into compounds that speed up har

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  2. Irregular Heartbeat Ups Risk for 'Silent Strokes'

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Atrial fibrillation, a common condition where the heart beats abnormally, may more than double the risk of "silent" strokes, a new review suggests. Silent strokes have no signs or symptoms, but can affect thinking and me

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  3. Early Signs of Plaque in Arteries May Signal This

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even the early signs of coronary artery disease significantly increase the risk of heart attack and early death, a new study warns. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs looked at people with non-obstru

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  4. Prescribe Blood Thinner Pradaxa With Caution: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may want to use caution when prescribing the blood thinner Pradaxa for a common irregular heart beat called atrial fibrillation. So say the authors of a new study that shows Pradaxa carries a higher risk of major bl

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  5. Effects of Stress on Women, Men With Heart Disease

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress triggers different physical and mental reactions in women and men with heart disease, new research indicates. The study involved 254 men and 56 women with stable heart disease who did three mentally stressful tasks:

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  6. Fish Oil Has Little Effect on Irregular Heartbeat

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of fish oil supplements won't prevent the return of a common type of irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, Canadian researchers report. In fact, 64.1 percent of those taking fish oil for its omeg

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  7. Eating More Fruit Cuts Heart Disease Risk: Study

    Sept. 2, 2014 -- Eating fruit every day lowers the risk of getting heart and stroke problems by up to 40%, researchers say. Their new study also found that the more fruit people ate, the more their risk of getting cardiovascular disease declined, and their blood pressure was lowered. The findings ar

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  8. Drug 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure: Expert

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Aug. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a head-to-head comparison, an experimental drug was more effective than standard treatment at preventing deaths and hospitalizations in heart failure patients. According to the study authors, the trial was stopped e

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  9. AFib May Pose Risks for Surgery Patients

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery patients who have the irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation may be at heightened risk of stroke for months after their operation, a new study finds. Atrial fibrillation affects more than 33 million peop

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  10. Docs May Miss Out on Recommending Aspirin Therapy

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans who might benefit from taking low-dose aspirin every day to prevent heart attack and stroke say they've never been told by their doctors to do so, a new study shows. The findings highlight the fact that many

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