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New ‘once-in-a-decade’ Novartis drug for heart...
Entresto, previously known as LCZ696, is the first of a new class of drugs, called angiotensin receptor...More
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Building a Better Valve
We've talked about this here from time-to-time regarding "revalving" for high-risk patients. - A new...More
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Quieting down might save billions in heart disease...
In the loudest parts of the U.S., reducing hazardous noise levels, a risk factor for high blood pressure...More
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Surprising finding from heart study: Moderate drin...
Surprising finding from heart study: Moderate drinking may have 'cardiotoxic' effects in elderly hearts...More
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Hand-Grip Strength May Provide Heart Health Clues
"Testing hand-grip strength could be a cheap and simple way of identifying people at increased risk for...More
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High-Protein Diet May Be Dangerous With Heart Dise...
"A high-protein diet may backfire for people at risk for heart disease -- increasing the likelihood of...More
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Heart Failure Implant and Weaker Memory, Thinking
Research suggests left ventricular assist devices aren't a magic bullet More than one in four...More
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Women's Heart Health: Lower Stress, BP Important
"Middle-aged and older women who experience a life-threatening illness or the death of a loved one may face...More
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MRI May Help Gauge Stroke Risk in Those With AFib
"Special MRI scans of the heart can help spot people with atrial fibrillation -- a common heart rhythm...More
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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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Grapefruit & statin drugs can be a bad combination. Unlike other citrus fruits, grapefruit contains substances that disable certain ... More
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The Heart Beat - James Beckerman, MD, FACC

Dr. James Beckerman shares how small, livable lifestyle changes can have a real impact on your risk of heart attack and stroke...Read More

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