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    1. No Statins Before Heart Surgery, Study Suggests

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking cholesterol-lowering statins right before heart surgery, once touted as a way to prevent common postoperative complications, has no benefit and may even cause harm, a new study suggests. In that setting, Crestor

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    2. Many Heart Bypass Patients Don't Take Needed Meds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many heart bypass patients are skipping medications meant to maintain smooth blood flow in their repaired veins, a new study finds. "It is important for patients to understand that bypass surgery is a second chance, not a

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    3. Generic Crestor Approved by FDA

      April 29, 2016 -- The first generic version of the cholesterol-lowering statin drug Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) tablets was approved Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The generic version from Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. of New Jersey received approval to market generic rosuvastatin

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    4. Warfarin and People With an Irregular Heartbeat

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of American heart patients take warfarin -- for decades a cheap, but often tricky-to-manage mainstay blood thinner. Now, new research shows that when it is well-managed, warfarin treatment appears safe for peo

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    5. Loneliness Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lonely and isolated people may face a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, researchers report. Social isolation raised that risk by about 30 percent, exerting the same level of influence on heart health as risk fac

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    6. Depression Common for Heart Attack Survivors

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although depression, stress and exhaustion are known to increase heart attack risk, people who've already had a heart attack may not be getting the treatment they need for these conditions, new research suggests. The Sw

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    7. FDA Approves First Wire-Free Pacemaker

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The first leadless, wire-free heart pacemaker has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Medtronic's Micra Transcatheter Pacing System works like other pacemakers to regulate heart rate in people with he

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    8. Grief May Trigger Heart Rhythm Trouble

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Losing your nearest and dearest may break your heart, literally. People are more likely to develop an irregular heartbeat following the death of their spouse or life partner, particularly if they're younger or the lov

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    9. Fruit Every Day Might Help Your Heart

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating fresh fruit regularly may help prevent heart attacks and strokes, a large study out of China suggests. Adults who ate fresh fruit, such as apples and oranges, every day had about a one-third reduced risk of dyi

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    10. AFib May Hamper Seniors' Walking Ability

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who develop atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm irregularity, may be more prone to walking problems -- including reduced speed, strength and balance, a new study suggests. The physical decline associ

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