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    1. Can You Have AFib and Not Know It?

      The signs of atrial fibrillation (AFib) might seem pretty hard to ignore: a racing heart, trouble breathing, chest pain, and dizziness. You’d feel these symptoms and know something was wrong, right? Maybe not. Nearly a quarter of the estimated 2.7 million people who have AFib have no symptoms at all

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    2. 5 Heart Rate Myths Debunked

      It's normal to wonder if your heart is ticking just right. Sometimes you may think it beats too slowly. Or you might worry it's racing too fast. The truth is, there's a lot you've heard about your pulse that's flat out wrong. It's time to set the record straight. That's the old standard. Many doctor

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    3. How Job Stress Affects Your Heart

      You’ve got a month’s worth of reports to finish, and only a week to get them done. Your co-worker is on vacation, and you picked up her shift. Just an ordinary day on the job? Maybe. But if it regularly frustrates you, it’s time to find a good way to handle it. “Workplace stress is bad for your hear

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    4. 6 Heart Health Tips From a Top Cardiologist

      As you go about your day, you probably don’t think much about the organ that makes it all possible: your heart. It pumps for you all day long, and it’s your hardest working muscle. You can help keep it going for years to come with these six must-do steps. “It’s some of the best medicine,” says Atlan

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    5. Which Fats Are Good or Bad for Your Heart?

      News flash: Fat is not the enemy. To stay well, and even to lose weight, you need to include some fat -- the right kind, and not too much -- in your diet.  Fats keep each cell in your body working at its best. They make your skin smooth and your hair glossy. They even promote a healthy nervous syste

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    6. 7 Tips for a Heart-Friendly Diet

      At least three times a day, you do something that has the power to help protect your heart. You eat! All those meals and snacks affect your weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol. And that impacts your heart. So the next time you sit down to eat, use these seven smart tactics. Surprise: Good-for-yo

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    7. Does Heart Disease Run in Your Family?

      If your mom or dad had a heart attack, you might wonder if that’s going to happen to you, too. But your family’s history doesn’t have to become your future. You can do a lot to protect your ticker. It's true that you’re more likely to get heart disease if it runs in your family. Yet it's only part o

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    8. Medication to Control Your Heart's Rate and Rhythm

      Almost everyone who is diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AFib) ends up taking at least one type of medication. Doctors often prescribe blood thinners to lower the chance of having a stroke, the most dangerous complication. You may also need medication to treat the irregular heartbeat of AFib, by c

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    9. Atrial Fibrillation Travel Tips

      No need to feel anxious about hitting the road when you have atrial fibrillation (AFib). "As long as you're getting good medical care, traveling with AFib shouldn't be a problem," says N. A. Mark Estes, MD, director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Center at Tufts University School of Medicine. Plan ahead

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    10. 6 Symptoms of Women's Heart Attacks

      When a heart attack strikes, it doesn’t always feel the same in women as it does in men. Women don't always get the same classic heart attack symptoms as men, such as crushing chest pain that radiates down one arm. Those heart attack symptoms can certainly happen to women, but many experience vague

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