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  1. Estrogen Levels and Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of the hormone estrogen are associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death in men and women, a new study suggests. Sudden cardiac death can occur when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating (su

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  2. Pets a Boon for the Human Heart, Cardiologists Say

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- That four-legged friend of yours may be more than a companion -- he also may be boosting your heart health, experts say. An official statement released Thursday by the American Heart Association says there is evidence that havin

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  3. Everyday Noise Levels May Affect the Heart

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Even the minor noise that fills everyday life, from the ring of a cell phone to the conversation that follows, may have short-term effects on heart function, a small new study suggests. In the study of 110 adults equipped with port

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  4. iPads Could Affect Implanted Heart Devices: Study

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Sprawled out on the couch, reading the news on your iPad, you'd never think you could be putting yourself at risk. But you might be, if you happen to have an implanted heart device. Magnetic interference could alter the s

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  5. Wireless Pacemaker Shows Promise in Early Study

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report positive results in early testing of a wireless pacemaker that's placed in the heart instead of being connected to it via wires from the upper chest. There are still many questions regarding the pacemaker, prod

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  6. Fish Oil Supplements May Not Prevent Heart Trouble

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Although previous research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids may help those who have already had a heart attack or suffer from heart failure, a new study finds that the supplements do little to prevent cardiac trouble in peo

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  7. Safer Implanted Defibrillators on the Horizon?

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- By slowing down the programmed response rate on implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), doctors can reduce the number of shocks these devices deliver without causing a significant increase in the risk of fainting or death

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  8. Health Highlights: May 6, 2013

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Warns About Breast Cancer Drug Name Confusion The generic names of two breast cancer drugs can cause confusion and lead to dosing errors, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. One drug'

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  9. Mediterranean Diet May Help Even if No Weight Lost

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Men at high risk for heart disease might reduce their "bad" cholesterol by eating a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, even if they don't lose weight, a small new study suggests. The study included 19 men, aged 24 to 62, with me

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  10. Can Secondhand Smoke Hurt Teen Girls' Cholesterol?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to secondhand smoke at home appears to lower teen girls' levels of the "good" cholesterol -- the substance that reduces heart disease risk, researchers report. The new study included more than 1,000 male and female te

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