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    1. Implanted Defibrillators Help Women as Much as Men?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Among people with heart failure, implanted defibrillators benefit women as much as men, a new study finds. Previous research has shown that implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) help heart failure patients live l

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    2. Statins Aid Bypass Surgery Recovery, Studies Show

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who take statins before and after heart bypass surgery have fewer complications and a reduced risk of dying during and soon after the operation, a new analysis finds. In a review of recent studies on the use of

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    3. Even Slight Kidney Decline May Affect Heart

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even a slight decline in kidney function can lead to heart damage, a new study suggests. "Mild chronic kidney disease is common, affecting over 10 percent of the U.S. population, so if kidney disease really is a cause of h

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    4. Reducing Salt Might Harm Heart Failure Patients

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For decades, doctors have urged heart failure patients to slash their salt intake as a way to preserve their health. But a new study suggests -- but doesn't prove -- that that advice may be harmful, potentially increasin

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    5. Heart Attack Treatment Often Delayed After Bypass

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack patients need quick treatment, but a new study finds that those with a history of bypass surgery often face delays at the hospital. Guidelines say that heart attack patients should receive angioplasty -- a proced

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    6. Should You Be Taking Aspirin Daily?

      Dec. 22, 2015 -- It’s cheap, easy to find, and, according to some, a miracle drug. But should you pop an aspirin every day to stay healthy? More and more research suggests that this medicine protects against heart attacks, strokes, a variety of cancers, and even preterm birth and preeclampsia, a con

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    7. U.S. Task Force Backs Statins for These People

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs should be used to prevent a first heart attack or stroke in certain at-risk patients, according to a draft recommendation released Monday by the nation's leading experts in preventive me

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    8. Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Not Be So Sudden

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sudden cardiac arrest may not be as sudden as doctors have thought, researchers report. Roughly half of cardiac arrest patients experience telltale warning signs that their heart is in danger of stopping in the month precedin

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    9. Heart Disease Now Kills 1 of Every 3 Americans

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of deaths in the United States are caused by heart disease, stroke and other heart-related diseases, a report released Wednesday says. Heart disease and stroke are also the leading causes of death worldwide, t

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    10. Common Heart Failure Drugs May Harm More Than Help

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nitrates are commonly prescribed for heart failure patients, but a new study finds they don't improve quality of life or everyday activity levels as intended. The drugs are prescribed to relieve chest pain so patients

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