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  1. This Boosts Survival With Implanted Defibrillators

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of nearly 100,000 people with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators found that more physical activity was tied to living longer. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are battery-powered devices imp

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  2. Botox Lowers AFib Risk After Cardiac Surgery?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Botox, the toxin-turned-drug therapy best known for its wrinkle-reducing properties, shows potential for preventing dangerous heart rhythms in patients who undergo invasive heart surgery, a small, preliminary study found. At

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  3. Hand-Grip Strength May Provide Heart Health Clues

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter   WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Testing hand-grip strength could be a cheap and simple way of identifying people at increased risk for heart attack, stroke and premature death, according to a new study. Researchers looked at nearly 140,000 adults who

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  4. This Diet May Be Dangerous With Heart Disease Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A high-protein diet may backfire for people at risk for heart disease -- increasing the likelihood of weight gain and early death, a new study suggests. Replacing carbohydrates and fats with protein is touted as a quick wa

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  5. Warfarin May Pose Greater Bleeding Risk for Obese

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese patients taking the blood thinner warfarin appear to have almost twice the risk of severe stomach bleeding compared to their normal-weight counterparts, a new study suggests. Why obese patients may be at greater risk

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  6. Heart Drug Digoxin May Not Be Best for Some

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the heart drug digoxin may increase the risk of premature death in patients with an irregular heartbeat and in those suffering from heart failure, German researchers report. In the review of published studies on th

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  7. Heart Failure Implant and Weaker Memory, Thinking

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A mechanical device that restores a failing heart's ability to pump blood might contribute to a decline in memory and thinking in some patients, a new study reports. Left ventricular assist devices are surgically impl

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  8. MRI May Help Gauge Stroke Risk in Those With AFib

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Special MRI scans of the heart can help spot people with atrial fibrillation -- a common heart rhythm disorder -- who are at high risk for stroke, a new study shows. The study also calls into question the mechanism linkin

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  9. New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol: Review

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of cholesterol drug could sharply cut "bad" LDL cholesterol in people who don't fare well on commonly used cholesterol-lowering medications called statins, a new research review confirms. The drugs, known as PCSK

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  10. Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Long-Term Heart Risks

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma can beat back the once-deadly cancer, it may also render patients vulnerable to heart disease decades later, a new study shows. "Physicians and patients should be aware of the persis

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