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  1. Irregular Heartbeat Ups Risk for 'Silent Strokes'

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Atrial fibrillation, a common condition where the heart beats abnormally, may more than double the risk of "silent" strokes, a new review suggests. Silent strokes have no signs or symptoms, but can affect thinking and me

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  2. Prescribe Blood Thinner Pradaxa With Caution: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may want to use caution when prescribing the blood thinner Pradaxa for a common irregular heart beat called atrial fibrillation. So say the authors of a new study that shows Pradaxa carries a higher risk of major bl

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  3. Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to heart disease, a new study finds women are more likely than men to delay care when they have symptoms that spell trouble. "The main danger is that when someone comes to the hospital with a more severe o

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  4. Home BP Monitors May Occasionally Miss the Mark

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A small new study raises more questions about the accuracy of home blood-pressure monitoring devices. On average, researchers found, the readings were slightly inaccurate in up to 15 percent of patients. The readings were

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  5. Heart Transplant ‘Breakthrough’ Shows Promise

    Oct. 24, 2014 -- Australian doctors say they've made a breakthrough that could save the lives of many more people in need of a heart transplant. Surgeons at Sydney's St. Vincent's Hospital say they've discovered how to use hearts that have stopped beating, rather than relying on still-beating hearts

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  6. Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular visits to your doctor can help keep your blood pressure under control, a new study shows. High blood pressure can cause serious health problems such as stroke and heart attack, according to the American Heart Assoc

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  7. Mediterranean Diet Linked to Heart Health

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Following the Mediterranean diet may help reverse a condition known as metabolic syndrome, new research suggests. The study compared a low-fat diet to a Mediterranean diet -- a diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, fru

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  8. Effects of Stress on Women, Men With Heart Disease

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress triggers different physical and mental reactions in women and men with heart disease, new research indicates. The study involved 254 men and 56 women with stable heart disease who did three mentally stressful tasks:

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  9. Triglyceride-Friendly Meals

    Fries or fruit? Ribeye or tuna steak? Soda or water? Every time you decide what to eat, you either increase or decrease your chance of having a heart attack or stroke. Let that inspire you to choose triglyceride-friendly meals. “Changing the diet can have dramatic effects on triglyceride levels,” sa

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  10. Obese Kids May Show Early Signs of Heart Trouble

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese young people may already be showing the warning signs of heart disease, German researchers report. The scientists found negative changes in the shape and function of the hearts of these children, compared t

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