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  1. Traveling Safely With Atrial Fibrillation

    If having atrial fibrillation (AFib) makes you anxious about travel, you can relax. "As long as you're getting good medical care, traveling with AFib shouldn't be a problem," says N. A. Mark Estes, MD, director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Center at Tufts University School of Medicine. Try planning ahe

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  2. Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and Celebrex may raise the risk for heart attack, stroke and/or serious bleeding among heart attack survivors taking prescription blood thinners, a new study says. The finding could promp

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  3. After Blowing Their Stack, a Heart Attack

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intense anger or anxiety greatly increases the risk of heart attack, a new study warns. "While the absolute risk of any one anger episode triggering a heart attack is low, our data demonstrates that the danger is real and

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  4. Saunas Tied to Lower Risk of Heart Disease Death

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sweating it out in a hot sauna may be relaxing, and new research suggests it may also be good for your heart health. A study from Finland found that men who use saunas frequently are less likely to die from heart disease

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  5. Blood Thinner Beats Heparin for Some Heart Attacks

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A blood thinner already used to treat dangerous blood clots in the limbs and lungs appears to be safer in treating certain heart attacks than the more powerful blood thinner that's traditionally used, a new Swedish stud

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  6. U.S. Advisers Rethink Cholesterol Risk From Foods

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Decades-old advice to Americans against eating foods high in cholesterol likely will not appear in the next update of the nation's Dietary Guidelines, according to published reports. The U.S. Department of Agriculture p

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  7. Stress and Heart Attack Recovery in Younger Women

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When younger people have heart attacks, stress may lead to a worse recovery. This problem may be of particular concern among women, a new study suggests. Although stress affects both men and women, researchers found that

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  8. A Pill a Day? No Way, Survey Says

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One out of three adults would sooner face a shorter life span than take a daily pill to prevent heart disease, a new Internet survey found. And about one in five would be willing to pay $1,000 or more to avoid taking tha

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  9. FDA: 72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillator Failure

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Automated external defibrillators -- the kind that are installed and ready for use in many public spaces -- can save lives when needed. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that since 2005, it has also receive

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  10. Heart Surgery Transfusions May Up Pneumonia Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Receiving a blood transfusion during heart bypass surgery may raise a patient's risk of pneumonia, researchers report. "The ability to store and transfuse blood is one of medicine's greatest accomplishments, but we are co

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