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  1. These May Help People With Moderate Heart Failure

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with moderate heart failure may live longer with an implanted defibrillator, researchers report. A normal heart's pumping ability -- called ejection fraction -- is 50 percent to 70 percent. An ejection fraction be

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  2. Heart Attack in Middle Age May Be Tougher on Women

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive a heart attack before age 55 tend to face more complications over the coming months than men do, new research suggests. One year after their heart attack, women had worse physical functioning, poorer mental f

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  3. Heart Risks May Depend on Which BP Number Is High

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When you have high blood pressure, exactly what type of increased heart risk you face may be determined by which number in your blood pressure reading is high, new research shows. In a blood pressure reading, systolic pre

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  4. Many Delay Blood Thinners After Stent Placement, Risking Death

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients undergoing coronary stent placement don't fill their prescription for vital blood-thinning medication within the recommended time frame, a lapse leaving them much more likely to die within a month, new re

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  5. Soy Protein and Cholesterol

    Adding tofu to your stir-fry, soy milk to your morning bowl of oatmeal, or edamame as a snack can be a good move if you're working on improving your cholesterol level. Some studies suggest that soy protein may help, says cardiologist James Beckerman, MD, of Portland, OR. But the evidence isn’t stron

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  6. How to Cut Down on Medications

    What if you could cut back on the prescription drugs you take for blood pressure, cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes? It may be possible, with your doctor's support. The trick is to make lifestyle changes that have a big impact on your health. These seven steps will help. 1. Make better eating convenie

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  7. Using Apps to Manage Blood Pressure Has Dangers

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who turn to the Internet or iPhone apps for help in controlling their blood pressure may be led astray in some cases, two preliminary studies suggest. In one study, researchers who did a sweep of YouTube videos on high

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  8. Heart-Healthy Snacks

    You know you're going to snack. We all do! So you might as well make that snack help your health. It's possible, and it can be delicious. "Reach for snacks that combine 2-3 food groups -- fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, low-fat dairy, and healthy fats -- and are satisfying," says nutr

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  9. Exercising With Heart Disease: FAQ

    Exercise is definitely on your to-do list if you have heart disease. Your doctor may have already talked with you about that. But did she answer all your questions and let you know exactly what you need to do? If not, you may want to follow up with her after you read the answers to these questions.

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  10. Drug May Help Lower Bad Cholesterol Beyond Statins

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new injectable drug can further knock down cholesterol levels in people who take cholesterol-busting statin medications, according to the results of a global trial. People taking the new therapy alongside statins enjoy

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