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Heart Health Center

News and Features Related to Heart Health

  1. Nearly Half of Americans Have Uncontrolled High BP

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of Americans with high blood pressure are not properly controlling their condition, increasing their risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease, a new government report shows. About 47 percent of people

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  2. What Level of Vitamin D Promotes Heart Health?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've identified the minimum level of vitamin D needed for good heart health. Previous research has shown that vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke, but the

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  3. Angioplasty & Survival for Heart Disease Patients

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Angioplasty -- the procedure used to open narrowed or blocked arteries -- doesn't seem to lengthen life for people with stable heart disease and chest pain, a new study finds. After 15 years of follow-up, the study fo

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  4. Side Effects Cause Some to Stop This Blood Thinner

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Side effects like bleeding or shortness of breath cause some heart attack survivors to stop taking a potentially lifesaving new blood thinner during clinical trials, researchers report. About one in five people assigned

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  5. Self-Monitoring This May Help Heart Valve Patients

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with mechanical heart valves may benefit from managing their own blood thinners, a new study suggests. "There are several reasons that patients who self-manage treatment have better outcomes than those who follow

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  6. Widely Used Antibiotics May Raise Heart Risks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used class of antibiotics is associated with a small but measurable increased risk of sudden cardiac death, researchers report. These antibiotics -- called macrolides -- are used to treat infections such as pneumon

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  7. Sex Is Safe for Heart Patients With Defibrillator

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Worries about sex can be daunting after a cardiac patient receives an implanted heart defibrillator. But, a patient's lover likely is more worried than the patient, a new study found. Intimate partners are often concerned

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  8. Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans could avoid heart disease if doctors controlled their high blood pressure more aggressively than previously recommended, a groundbreaking study contends. The SPRINT trial has revealed that a target s

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  9. Many Americans May Have 'Silent' Heart Attack

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that many Americans suffer "silent" heart attacks -- events that go unnoticed but are serious enough to leave scars on the heart. "We know that risk factors for heart disease -- the number one killer o

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  10. Exercise With Heart Disease: FAQ

    Exercise is on your to-do list, for sure. But do questions about how to safely combine physical activity with heart disease keep you from starting a fitness routine?  Relax. A smart plan can put your body in shape and make your ticker stronger. Yes, as long as you stick to what your doctor says you

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