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Heart Health Center

News and Features Related to Heart Health

  1. Daily Statin Might Raise Your Risk for Cataracts

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a statin to lower your cholesterol may raise your risk of developing cataracts, Canadian researchers report. While statins such as Zocor, Crestor and Lipitor protect many people from heart attack and stroke, they m

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  2. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Gets Heart Stent

    Nov. 26, 2014 -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a stent placed in her heart's right coronary artery during surgery Wednesday. The procedure was conducted at MedStar Washington Hospital Center after Ginsburg experienced discomfort during exercise Tuesday night and doctors discover

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  3. Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most older Americans qualify for treatment with cholesterol-lowering statins under new guidelines intended to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, a new study shows. Guidelines for the treatment of blood cholesterol

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  4. Digoxin for Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Risks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The widely used heart drug digoxin is associated with increased risk of death and hospitalization among patients who have the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation but no evidence of heart failure, a new study finds. A

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  5. A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A bad marriage increases an older adult's risk of heart trouble, and that's particularly true for women, a new study contends. Researchers examined five years of data from 1,200 married American men and women, aged 57 to

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  6. Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Injecting beads of gel into the wall of a still-beating heart has the potential to improve the health of patients with severe heart failure, according to a new study. Heart patients who received the gel implant had imp

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  7. 'Wireless' Pacemaker Working Well, Researchers Say

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For a handful of patients who've received the first wire-free pacemaker, the results are still good after 18 months, researchers reported Wednesday. Unlike traditional pacemakers, the new device -- marketed as Nanostim --

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  8. 3-D Model of Heart May Help Surgeons Fix Defects

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being able to examine a 3-D model of the heart may boost surgeons' ability to treat patients born with complex cardiac defects, a new study suggests. Heart surgeons typically rely on 2-D images taken by X-ray, ultrasoun

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  9. New Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Show Promise

    Nov. 19, 2014 -- Lowering cholesterol in new ways -- potentially to unheard-of levels -- was a big topic of discussion at this week's American Heart Association Scientific Sessions conference in Chicago. Experts say they're most excited about two drug trials. One looked at adding Zetia, a non-statin

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  10. Cocaine Can Cause Heart Problems: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cocaine users can have abnormal blood flow in the heart that is hard to detect, which can put them at increased risk for heart disease or death, a new study warns. Researchers in Chicago compared heart imaging test result

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