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New Heart Failure Drug Approved by FDA
" A new heart failure drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Amgen's Corlanor...More
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Blood Thinners and Low-Risk Irregular Heartbeat
" As many as one-quarter of people with atrial fibrillation who have a low risk of stroke are given...More
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Genes May Mean Short People Prone to Heart Disease
"Short people may be more likely to have heart disease, and that increased risk could be linked to the...More
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Women die more of heart attacks than men because t...
Women are far less likely than men to have heart attacks, but are still twice as likely to die from...More
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Older Heart Patients and Aggressive Treatments
"Older people with certain types of heart problems might benefit from aggressive treatment they might...More
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Do This 5-minute Process To Heal Your Mind & Your ...
Mindfulness meditation has been linked to lower emotional and chemical stress levels; the ability to ease...More
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Stress, Depression Are Trouble for Heart Patients
" Heart disease, depression and stress can be a deadly combination, a new study finds. Researchers looking...More
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Focus More Heart Care on the Young, Study Says
Treatment for high cholesterol typically starts years after damage to arteries has already been done ,...More
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Love Coffee? Your Heart May, Too
"Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of developing clogged arteries, which in...More
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Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack
"Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and Celebrex may raise the risk for heart attack, stroke and/or...More
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This Makes Your Heart Attack Risk 8 Times Higher
This Makes Your Heart Attack Risk 8 Times Higher A new study links high levels of anger to an...More
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Study Ties Saunas to Lower Risk of Heart Disease D...
"Sweating it out in a hot sauna may be relaxing, and new research suggests it may also be good for your...More
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How a built-in protective mechanism can turn again...
Prolonged stress can contribute to inflammation and increase our risk of a second heart event . According to...More
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Recurring Kidney Stones and Increased Risk of Hear...
"Some people who develop recurring kidney stones may also have high levels of calcium deposits in their...More
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Getting Serious About Prevention
"For four out of five men or women, heart disease need not happen." Follow the story link above to see...More
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5-Emotional Stages after a Heart Attack
After a heart attack a person typically goes through 5 emotional stage. The true physical and emotional healing...More
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Can a person be scared to death?
Other emotional conditions besides fear could lead to cardiac arrest or heart attack More
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3-D Printed Model Heart Guides Surgeons, Saves Liv...
Researchers are now using three-dimensional, or 3D printing to create models of the human heart to help...More
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Heart experts warn of air pollution dangers
Air pollution should be one of the avoidable heart risk factors - just like smoking and excess fat -...More
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Heart Disease Recovery Improves With Social Suppor...
Support from family and friends is crucial after a heart attack, according to a study linking a lack of social...More
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How Stress Really Does Cause Heart Attacks
This resources give a reasonable explanation as to how stress causes heart disease. Most articles hint at the...More
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Super-safe iodide may save millions from heart dis...
A common dietary supplement can massively reduce damage to the heart after a heart attack. The effect...More
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Heart Failure Patients Benefit from Implanted 'Aor...
The C-Pulse heart-assist system is a cuff that wraps around the aorta and is......
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Eating More Fruit Cuts Heart Disease Risk
"Eating fruit every day lowers the risk of getting heart and stroke problems by up to 40%, researchers...More
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Experimental drug LCZ696 for treating heart failur...
An experimental heart failure drug developed by Novartis shows potential to become a blockbuster drug....More
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Experimental drug LCZ696 for treating heart failur...
An experimental heart failure drug developed by Novartis shows potential to become a blockbuster drug....More
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Hospitalizations, deaths for heart disease fall
Hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke fell by about one-third over the past decade, according to...More
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James Beckerman, MD, FACC, is a cardiologist at the Providence St. Vincent Heart Clinic in Portland, OR. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard Col...More

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The Heart Beat - James Beckerman, MD, FACC

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