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    1. Vitamin D Boosts Heart Function in Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular doses of vitamin D3 may improve heart function in heart failure patients, a new British study suggests. "These findings could make a significant difference to the care of heart failure patients," said study leader

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    2. Stem Cell Therapy Promising Against Heart Failure

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stem cell therapy shows promise for people battling heart failure, a new study finds. The clinical trial found that end-stage heart failure patients treated with stem cells harvested from their own bone marrow had 37 perce

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    3. Do-It-Yourself Blood Pressure Checks

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping track of your blood pressure at home may provide a better indicator of your risk for heart disease and stroke than waiting to have it taken by your doctor, Japanese researchers report. The study found the risk f

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    4. Skipping Meds Ups Heart Patients' Stroke Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People at risk for heart disease are much more likely to die from a stroke if they don't take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and blood pressure medications as prescribed, a new study reports. Folks with high blood pr

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    5. Heart Attacks Striking Younger, Fatter Americans

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack victims in the United States are becoming younger and fatter, a new study reveals. The average age of people suffering the deadliest heart attacks fell from 64 years old to 60 years old over the past two

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    6. Study: No Heart Risk From SSRI Antidepressants

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) don't appear to raise the risk for heart trouble among young and middle-age patients, a large analysis suggests. Commonly prescribed SSR

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    7. Heart Patients' Depression Tied to Worse Outcomes

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who develop depression after being diagnosed with heart disease may be more likely to have a heart attack or die than those without depression, a new study finds. The study included nearly 23,000 heart patients

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    8. High Cholesterol: What’s the Risk?

      Just as oil buildup in a car can damage the engine, too much cholesterol can spell trouble over time. It will raise your risk of heart attack, stroke, and more, says New York cardiologist Nieca Goldberg, MD. Since there’s no “check cholesterol” warning light built into your body, you’ll need to take

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    9. Statins: What You Should Know

      You're going over the results of some blood tests with your doctor. She tells you that your “bad” cholesterol (LDL) level is high. Will you need to take a statin drug to bring it down? The official answer used to be an easy one, but lately it's gotten more complicated. For years there were clear cut

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    10. Did You Inherit Your High Cholesterol?

      During her first year of graduate school in the U.S., Susan Addis got two things from her mother back home in the U.K.: a care package of European treats and a warning about extremely high cholesterol. “She sent a letter that said, ‘If you haven’t eaten all the goodies I sent you for Christmas, you

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