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News Study Links Antidepressants with Improved Cardiovascular Outcomes

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A new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute has found that screening for and treating depression could help to reduce the risk of heart disease in patients with moderate to severe depression.

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Heartbeat Is Complex, Synchronized Event, Find Weizmann Institute and Penn Scientists

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Weizmann Institute and University of Pennsylvania scientists revealed new informatjion about the complexity of the heartbeat, finding that a single heart muscle cell may beat as more than two dozen. A detailed glimpse into the mechanisms of normal and irregular heart muscle cell contractions, the research could lead to improved treatments.

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Researchers Discover Protein’s Pivotal Role in Heart Failure

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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a key piece in the complex molecular puzzle underlying heart failure – a serious and sometimes life-threatening disorder affecting more than 5 million Americans.

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NYU Langone Establishes First-Of-Its-Kind Center To Diagnose And Treat Deadly Blood Clots

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NYU Langone Medical Center has announced the creation of a new multidisciplinary Venous Thromboembolic Disease Center (VTEC) to treat those with life-threating blood clots.

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New Option for Peripheral Artery Disease

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The Valley Hospital today announced it was the first hospital in New Jersey to use a recently approved device to offer a minimally-invasive approach to the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the upper leg, a serious and common condition associated with an increased risk for heart attack and stroke.

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Change in Medicare Fee Linked to Rise of Vascular Treatment

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Federal efforts to curb Medicare costs for unclogging blood vessels in the limbs slowed the growing use of the treatments, but also coincided with a marked increase in doctors using a more expensive approach, according to an analysis by Duke Medicine researchers.

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Study Shows Who Benefits Most From Statins

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New research suggests that widely used statin therapy provides the most benefit to patients with the highest genetic risk of heart attack. Using a relatively straightforward genetic analysis, the researchers assessed heart attack risk independently of traditional risk factors such as age, sex, so-called good and bad cholesterol levels, smoking history, family history and whether the patient has diabetes.

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Guidelines Suggest Blood Thinners For More Women, Seniors With AFib

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Nearly all women and people over 65 in the U.S. with atrial fibrillation are advised to take blood thinners under new guidelines based on an analysis from the Duke Clinical Research Institute.

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Peanut Consumption Associated with Decreased Total Mortality and Mortality from Cardiovascular Diseases

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Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the Shanghai Cancer Institute examined the association of nut consumption with mortality among low-income and racially diverse populations and found that intake of peanuts was associated with fewer deaths, especially from heart disease.

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Women Veterans with Chest Pain Heavier, More Depressed Than Men

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Women veterans face a different home front battle with heart disease. Younger and more depressed when getting attention for chest pain -- heart tests often show a surprising result.