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Heart Health Center

News Related to Heart Health

  1. Sex Is Safe for Heart Patients With Defibrillator

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Worries about sex can be daunting after a cardiac patient receives an implanted heart defibrillator. But, a patient's lover likely is more worried than the patient, a new study found. Intimate partners are often concerned

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  2. Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans could avoid heart disease if doctors controlled their high blood pressure more aggressively than previously recommended, a groundbreaking study contends. The SPRINT trial has revealed that a target s

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  3. Widely Used Antibiotics May Raise Heart Risks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used class of antibiotics is associated with a small but measurable increased risk of sudden cardiac death, researchers report. These antibiotics -- called macrolides -- are used to treat infections such as pneumon

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  4. Many Americans May Have 'Silent' Heart Attack

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that many Americans suffer "silent" heart attacks -- events that go unnoticed but are serious enough to leave scars on the heart. "We know that risk factors for heart disease -- the number one killer o

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  5. Statins May Dampen Flu Vaccine Powers

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies raise the possibility that the popular cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins may blunt the effectiveness of flu vaccines in seniors. But experts caution that more research is needed to better unders

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  6. Botox Might Prevent AFib After Bypass Surgery

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Botox isn't just for crow's feet anymore. The injectable wrinkle concealer may also help prevent development of an irregular heart rhythm after bypass surgery, new research suggests. Atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, as th

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  7. Men's, Women's Hearts Age Differently

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The heart ages differently for women and men. And this suggests a possible need for gender-specific treatments, according to a study published Oct. 20 in the journal Radiology. "The shape of the heart changes over time in

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  8. High Cholesterol Linked to Tendon Trouble

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High cholesterol levels may increase your risk of tendon problems and pain, a new study suggests. Tendons are the tough fibers connecting the body's muscles and bones. The researchers suspect cholesterol buildup in immune

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  9. Positive Outlook May Help Heart Disease Patients

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease patients with a sunny disposition are more likely to exercise, stick with their medications and take other steps to ward off further heart trouble, a new study suggests. Researchers said the findings add to a la

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  10. FDA OKs Drug to Reverse Blood Thinner's Effect

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency use of a drug to reverse the blood-thinning effects of another drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Praxbind (idarucizumab) was cleared for use in patients who are taking the anticoagu

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