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Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks

The widely used heart drug digoxin is associated with increased risk of death and hospitalization among patients who have the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation but no evidence of heart failure, a new study finds.
Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly

Stroke outcomes are better when patients are treated in an ambulance by a neurologist equipped with a CT scanner and clot-busting drugs, German researchers report.
Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure

Injecting beads of gel into the wall of a still-beating heart has the potential to improve the health of patients with severe heart failure, according to a new study.
Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

Overweight or obese women who get pregnant are much more likely to have a child who suffers from heart disease as an adult, new research suggests.
A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart

A bad marriage increases an older adult's risk of heart trouble, and that's particularly true for women, a new study contends.
Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients' Frame of Mind

Exercising at home can reduce feelings of hopelessness in people with coronary heart disease, but in-hospital workouts don't provide the same benefit, according to a new study.
'Wireless' Pacemaker Working Well So Far, Researchers Say

For a handful of patients who've received the first wire-free pacemaker, the results are still good after 18 months, researchers reported Wednesday.
Coordination of Heart Attack Care Trims Time to Treatment: Study

Improved coordination between paramedics and hospitals can reduce heart attack deaths nearly fivefold by getting patients quicker treatment, a new study shows.
3-D Model of Heart May Help Surgeons Fix Defects

Being able to examine a 3-D model of the heart may boost surgeons' ability to treat patients born with complex cardiac defects, a new study suggests.
Kids Who Need Heart Transplant Should Get the First Available, Study Says

Children who need a heart transplant may be better off if they get a new heart as soon as possible rather than waiting for a perfect match, according to a new study.

 

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