InSync Helps Control Congestive Heart Failure

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It’s not to be confused with the popular singing group that electrifies young people, but a new kind of heart pacemaker called InSync might have the same effect on those who suffer from congestive heart failure.

The FDA has approved InSync, made by Medtronic, Inc. of Minneapolis, for the symptoms of congestive heart failure, a condition that occurs often in the elderly. (more…)

Cocaine and Sudden, Fatal Heart Attacks

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A researcher at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deanconess Medical Center reported this month in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association, even more bad news about cocaine’s effect on the heart. (more…)

Preventing Diabetes Related Heart Attacks

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People with diabetes who’ve already had a heart attack may forestall further heart trouble by taking a cholesterol-lowering drug, even if they don’t have high cholesterol, according to a study in the December 8, 1998, Circulation. (more…)

Soy Can Be Good For The Heart

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Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in this country. There are many factors that contribute to this alarming statistic.

A major risk factor is high total cholesterol, specifically elevated LDL-cholesterol and low HDL-cholesterol. The LDL-cholesterol called the “bad cholesterol” is responsible for the plaque formation and subsequent hardening of the coronary arteries. Conversely, the HDL-cholesterol referred to as the “good cholesterol” is responsible for clearing the fatty debris in the arteries.
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Aspirin Against Heart Attack

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Everyone has heard the old adage ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ Eating apples is one component in a combination of good nutrition, exercise and exceptional genes. If an apple a day is not the total answer, there is documentation stating that an “aspirin a day” will help prevent heart attacks.
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