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Researchers Find Link Between Heart Failure and Mental Decline

Researchers have discovered a link between heart failure (HF) and a decline in people’s mental processes and loss of grey matter in the brain.

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Middle-Age Risk Factors Trigger Larger Lifetime Risk of Heart Disease

While a persons risk of heart disease may be low in the next five or ten years, the lifetime risk for getting it could still be very high, according to a new study published in the most recent issue of New England Journal of Medicine.

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Plant Compounds Linked to Fewer Heart Deaths

Research on nearly 100,000 older U.S. adults finds those who get a moderate amount of certain plant compounds in their diets are less likely to die of heart disease or stroke.

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How Exercise Benefits Your Heart

Wondering how exercise helps your heart? Joseph Libonati, PhD, associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, has few interesting insights.

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Study: Grief Over Losing a Loved One Linked to Increased Heart Attack Risk

Your chances of getting a heart attack could increase days and weeks after you lose a loved one, according to a study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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For a Healthier Heart Go Easy on the Vitamin D

Scientists at John Hopkins University have found that while vitamin D is important for heart protection, it may have diminishing — and harmful — returns if levels in the blood rise above even the lower end of normal.

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Hospital Readmission Rates High Among Heart Attack Patients

Heart Attack patients in the United States are more likely to return to the hospital within 30 days of discharge than in other countries.

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Home Monitoring May Help Reduce Costs for Heart Failure

Heart disease needs to be closely tracked in order to avoid such hospitalizations, and home-monitoring interventions may be especially useful, UCLA researchers say.

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Viagra Could Ward Off Heart Disease, Study Finds

The popular pill for erectile dysfunction may positively impact another part of the body: your heart.

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New Heart-Monitoring Device for Smartphones Could Save Your Life

Swiss researchers say new technology that interacts with smartphones could revolutionize the treatment of heart patients.

The device in question consists of four electrode sensors attached to the skin and linked to a radio module and computer chip that clips onto a patient’s belt. Data from the device is sent to a smartphone and can be viewed in real-time for up to 150 hours on a single charge. Any abnormalities are sent to a doctor via text or email with a picture attachment.

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