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  1. An All-in-One Pill for Heart Care?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- People dealing with chronic conditions like heart disease often have trouble keeping up with the fistfuls of medications needed to maintain their health. Now scientists have tested a potential solution that might just work: a

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  2. 200,000 Heart Disease, Stroke Deaths Could Be Prevented

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- In 2010, more than 200,000 Americans under 75 died from heart disease and stroke that could have been prevented, health officials said Tuesday. Sadly, more than half of those who died were under 65, according to a new report

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  3. Should Everyone Over 65 Take a Statin?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Men and women over 65 who are at risk for cardiovascular disease but don't have any known heart problems might benefit from cholesterol-lowering drugs, a new study suggests. The researchers said statins such as Crestor and

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  4. New Defibrillator Works Without Wires Touching Heart

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- A new implantable defibrillator accurately detects abnormal heart rhythms and shocks the heart back into normal rhythm, yet has no wires touching the heart, new research shows. The device, called a subcutaneous implantable car

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  5. Damaged Heart Cells Made Healthy Again in Lab Tests

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that they've transformed one kind of human heart cell into another in laboratory experiments, a promising development in the bid to find ways to repair damage from heart attacks. The research is far from read

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  6. Program Boosts Blood-Pressure Control for Patients

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 20 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of blood-pressure control among adults with hypertension who took part in an intensive program offered by their health maintenance organization nearly doubled in nine years, according to a new study. One key part of

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  7. Fruit-Rich Diet Might Lower Aneurysm Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Eating lots of fruit might decrease your risk of developing a dangerous abdominal aortic aneurysm, according to a large, long-running study. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of the part of the aorta -- the lar

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  8. BP Cuff Before Heart Surgery Cuts Heart Damage: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Inflating a blood pressure cuff on a patient's upper arm just before heart bypass surgery reduces heart damage and may improve long-term survival, according to a new study. This practice, called "remote ischemic preconditioning,

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  9. Best Heart Failure Patients for Pacemakers: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- New research pinpoints how to spot which heart failure patients are most likely to benefit from getting a pacemaker. Previous research has shown that receiving a pacemaker can improve symptoms and reduce the risk of hospital re

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  10. Prompt Surgery May Be Best for Heart Valve Leak

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- People with a leaky heart valve will live longer if surgeons repair the leak promptly, even if the patient isn't feeling any symptoms, a new study finds. Doctors usually employ a strategy of "watchful waiting" when treating h

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