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Women Less Likely Than Men to Receive Life-Saving Heart Device

Oct. 3, 2007 - A recent study shows that men are 2-3 times more likely than women to receive a defibrillator, an implantable heart device that can prevent sudden cardiac death, even when tests show that women may be at risk. The study was published in the October 3 2007 issue of the Journal of...
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Survival Has Improved in Men but not Women with Diabetes

Survival Has Improved in Men but not Women with Diabetes

Improvements in the care and treatment of diabetes and heart disease in the last 30 years have led to better survival in diabetic men, but diabetic women seem to have been left behind. Not only has survival not gotten better in women...
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NYC Women's Heart Health Benefit

NYC Women's Heart Health Benefit — You're Invited!

Join us on November 1 at the New York Athletic Club for an event to benefit the Women's Cardiovascular Health Initiative. Do your part to help support women's heart research and great projects like HeartHealthyWomen.org.

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Antioxidants Don’t Cut Heart Risk in High-Risk Women

Antioxidants Don’t Cut Heart Risk in High-Risk Women

The popular antioxidant supplements vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene do not prevent heart disease or heart attacks in high-risk women, according to the latest results from the Women’s Antioxidant Cardiovascular Study (WACS)...
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FDA: Genetic Test Can Improve Coumadin Dosing

FDA: Genetic Test Can Improve Coumadin Dosing

The FDA has approved new labeling for the blood-thinning drug warfarin (Coumadin) to inform people that their genetic makeup may affect how they respond to the drug, according to an August 16, 2007 press release.

Warfarin interferes with the...
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Non-fasting Triglycerides Tied to Heart Risk in Women

Non-fasting Triglycerides Tied to Heart Risk in Women

Evidence is mounting that elevated non-fasting triglyceride (TG) levels predict heart disease events, especially in women. According to two studies published July 18 in the Journal of American Medical Association, non-fasting TG levels are...
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Heavy Traffic Linked to Hardening of the Arteries

For the first time, a population-based study has shown a relationship between living near heavily-trafficked roads and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) according to a study published online July 16, 2007 in Circulation.

 

Researchers in Germany evaluated 4494 residents (51% were...
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Ranking hospitals

Ranking America’s Best Heart Attack Hospitals

The U.S. News & World Report list ranking America’s “best” hospitals includes many of the nation’s most prestigious medical centers. It’s a very popular and influential list for both patients and physicians. To determine just how...
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Vitamin D May Reduce Risk of Dying

Taking ordinary doses of vitamin D may improve survival, according to a report that analyzed results from 18 independent studies of vitamin D supplementation. The study looked at data involving 57,000 people from developed countries in climates with pronounced seasonal variation in sunlight...
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