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    1. Irregular Heart Beat May Be Riskier For Women

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The world's most common type of abnormal heart rhythm appears to pose a greater health threat to women than men, a new review suggests. Atrial fibrillation is a stronger risk factor for stroke, heart disease, heart fail

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    2. High-Rise Living May Lower Cardiac Arrest Survival

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The view from those upper floors may be breathtaking, but it might come with a risky cost: people living on higher floors appear less likely to survive cardiac arrest, a new study found. In fact, above the third floor, y

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    3. Implanted Defibrillators Help Women as Much as Men?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Among people with heart failure, implanted defibrillators benefit women as much as men, a new study finds. Previous research has shown that implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) help heart failure patients live l

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    4. Statins Aid Bypass Surgery Recovery, Studies Show

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who take statins before and after heart bypass surgery have fewer complications and a reduced risk of dying during and soon after the operation, a new analysis finds. In a review of recent studies on the use of

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    5. Even Slight Kidney Decline May Affect Heart

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even a slight decline in kidney function can lead to heart damage, a new study suggests. "Mild chronic kidney disease is common, affecting over 10 percent of the U.S. population, so if kidney disease really is a cause of h

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    6. Newer Blood Pressure Drugs as Good as Older Ones

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Newer blood pressure drugs are as safe and effective as older medications, new research suggests. Scientists at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City said their findings settle a longstanding debate about

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    7. How Do New Blood Thinners Compare to Warfarin?

      Not too long ago, if your doctor said you needed a blood thinner to prevent a stroke, you didn't have to think too hard about it. Warfarin (Coumadin) was the only way to go. But not anymore. With four other medications to pick from, you'll have to do a little homework to figure out what's best for y

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    8. Heart Attack Treatment Often Delayed After Bypass

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack patients need quick treatment, but a new study finds that those with a history of bypass surgery often face delays at the hospital. Guidelines say that heart attack patients should receive angioplasty -- a proced

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    9. Reducing Salt Might Harm Heart Failure Patients

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For decades, doctors have urged heart failure patients to slash their salt intake as a way to preserve their health. But a new study suggests -- but doesn't prove -- that that advice may be harmful, potentially increasin

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    10. All High-Risk Patients Should Get BP Meds: Study

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People known to be at high risk for a heart attack or stroke should be given blood pressure-lowering medications no matter their blood pressure level, new research suggests. Current protocols recommend starting medication w

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