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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Statins Carry Some Risk for Seniors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can help prevent heart disease in seniors, but the medications also carry the risk of side effects, new research shows. Researchers used a computer simulation to assess whether statins

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  8. New Heart Failure Drug Approved by FDA

    April 16, 2015 -- A new heart failure drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Amgen's Corlanor (ivabradine) is the first new heart failure drug in a dozen years. Another heart failure pill from Novartis is being approved by the FDA and could be approved this summer, the Asso

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  9. Blood Thinners and Low-Risk Irregular Heartbeat

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one-quarter of people with atrial fibrillation who have a low risk of stroke are given blood-thinning drugs they likely don't need, a new study contends . Atrial fibrillation -- a common form of irregular hear

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  10. Divorce Tied to Higher Chance of Heart Attack

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who divorce face a higher risk of suffering a heart attack than those who remain in wedded bliss, but remarriage may not be the remedy, at least not for women, a new study suggests. Duke University researchers found

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