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Signs of Heart Recovery

Apr 25, 2017

For most people, a diagnosis of advanced heart failure signals an inevitable decline with no chance for recovery. However, a few years ago, doctors found a small yet signiLicant proportion of these patients can bounce back if their heart is given a chance to rest with help from a left ventricular ...

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Treating CTEPH Without an Organ Transplant

Apr 19, 2017

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a serious lung condition that can arise after an individual suffers a pulmonary embolism. The condition can lead to a buildup of tissue in the lungs that often leads to high blood pressure, heart strain and eventual heart failure. Luckily for ...

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Health Minute: 4 Simple Tips to Lower High Blood Pressure

Mar 1, 2017

High blood pressure can lead to serious health problems in the heart, kidneys and even brain. It’s important to get those numbers down before these conditions arise. On this Health Minute, Dr. Tom Miller shares four things you can start doing today and see lower numbers within the next 60 days....

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Vitamin-Sized, Leadless Pacemaker Transforms Use of Device

Sep 14, 2016

For the past 50 years, pacemakers have hardly changed, but a new device has the potential to change how pacemakers work. The device is the size of a large vitamin and is implanted via catheter rather than surgery. No need for a skin pocket or wires, and no visible signs the patient even has a ...

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Study Suggests Link Between Migraine and Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Jul 14, 2016

Migraine headaches are common, with 15-20% of women suffering from them. Cardiovascular disease is also common in women. A new study from the British Journal of Medicine suggests there is a connection between the two conditions. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones takes a hard look at the study, the numbers and...

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Sex After a Heart Attack—When is it OK?

Feb 24, 2016

Fewer than 20 percent of heart attack victims discuss with their doctors when it’s OK to have sex again. As a result, some patients worry about when is too soon and whether something bad happen. Cardiologist Dr. John Ryan offers some reassurance and says there’s a simple test you can do on your ...

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For the Sickest Heart Attack Patients, Outlook is Poorest Within 60 Days After Discharge

Feb 17, 2016

Medical advances have improved outcomes for heart attack patients, even for the sickest patients who undergo cardiogenic shock, a condition where the heart can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. Yet a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology reveals ...

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