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  1. Guidelines: No Heart Tests for Low-Risk Patients

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients who are at low risk for heart problems don't need to have screening tests such as EKGs and stress tests, a national association of primary care physicians recommends. The new guideline jibes with research t

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  2. Vitamin D Won't Help Fight High Blood Pressure

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D may help the body in many ways, but a new data review suggests it won't do much to lower high blood pressure. Vitamin D is nicknamed the "sunshine vitamin," because the body produces the nutrient when skin is ex

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  3. Drug May Lower Cholesterol, Heart Attack Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding an experimental new biologic drug to conventional cholesterol-lowering drugs may result in better cholesterol control and reduced risks of heart attack and stroke, according to a new study. Compared to patients o

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  4. This May Help Ward Off Stroke in Some with High BP

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Folic acid -- the same nutrient women take in pregnancy to help ward off birth defects -- may also help lower stroke risk in people with high blood pressure, a new Chinese study finds. The findings are intriguing, one U.S

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  5. Salt May Be Bad for More Than Your Blood Pressure

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even if you don't develop high blood pressure from eating too much salt, you may still be damaging your blood vessels, heart, kidneys and brain, a new study warns. Researchers reviewed available evidence and found that hi

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  6. Stress, Depression Are Trouble for Heart Patients

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease, depression and stress can be a deadly combination, a new study finds. Researchers looking at the effect of significant stress and deep depression on nearly 4,500 patients with heart disease called the pa

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  7. CPR-Assistance System Approved by FDA

    March 9, 2015 -- A system to assist first responders performing CPR on people in cardiac arrest has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It said the system may improve cardiac arrest patients' chances of survival. The ResQCPR System includes two devices meant to be used together.

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  8. Veggie-Rich Diets May Mean Lower Heart Risks

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who eat more plant foods than animal products may lower their risk of dying from heart disease or a stroke, a new large study suggests. Researchers found that among more than 450,000 European adults, those whose diet

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  9. Mediterranean Diet May Cut Heart Risks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Closely following the Mediterranean diet can significantly lower your risk of heart disease, another study suggests. The study included more than 2,500 Greek adults, aged 18 to 89, whose diets and health were tracked fo

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  10. Drug for Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Worse Outcomes

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who take the heart rhythm drug digoxin may face a nearly 30 percent greater risk of death than patients not taking the drug, a review of prior research suggests. The analysis also suggests that digoxin may increas

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