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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. '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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    6. 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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    7. AFib: Some Painkillers Tied to Bleeding Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with the abnormal heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation who take common painkillers might significantly increase their risk for bleeding and blood clots, according to a new study. That risk was even higher among

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    8. Long-Term Aspirin Plus Blood Thinner Safe for Some

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack and stroke patients can safely take aspirin combined with a blood-thinning medication, new research confirms. The blood-thinning combination won't increase a patient's risk of early death, according to a new

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    9. Does Daily Aspirin Help Older Hearts?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily low-dose aspirin therapy may not have significant heart-health benefits for older people, new research suggests. The study, which involved more than 14,000 Japanese people aged 60 to 85, found no major difference i

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    10. Feeling 'Worn Out'? Your Heart May Pay the Price

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Otherwise healthy people on the verge of burning out are more likely to develop heart disease, according to new research. Those suffering from so-called vital exhaustion -- a toxic combination of fatigue, irritability an

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