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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Former President Bush Home After Heart Surgery

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Former President George W. Bush returned home Wednesday after successfully undergoing heart surgery for a blocked artery Tuesday morning in Dallas. Spokesman Freddy Ford said Bush was discharged from Texas Health Presbyteria

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  5. Self-Monitoring BP Appears to Improve Results

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Tracking your own blood pressure at home can help you control hypertension, a new research review finds. And if you have a clinician's help in monitoring your blood pressure, you'll likely do even better, at least in the short

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  6. Former President George W. Bush Gets Heart Stent

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Former President George W. Bush underwent heart surgery Tuesday morning after an artery blockage was discovered during his annual physical. Bush had a stent placed in an artery during the procedure, which was done at Texas Hea

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  7. Statin Use May Reduce Parkinson's Risk, Study Says

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans take statins to lower their stroke and heart attack risks, but new research from Taiwan suggests the drug may offer another health benefit: cutting the odds of developing Parkinson's disease. Analyzing

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  8. Many Women Worry About Sex After Heart Attack

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- After a heart attack, women often worry about the safety of having sex again, and many wish their doctors would talk about the issue more. So finds a study involving interviews with 17 women who'd survived a heart attack in the

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  9. Many Patients Getting Needless Heart Test: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients get heart tests called echocardiograms unnecessarily, according to researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Echocardiograms -- noninvasive ultrasound tests that reveal how w

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  10. Skipping Breakfast a Recipe for Heart Disease, Study Finds

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Men who skip breakfast have a 27 percent higher risk of suffering a heart attack or developing heart disease than those who start the day with something in their stomach, according to a new study. The study confirms earlier fi

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