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Article ID: 588767

"Pacemakers, Defibrillators, MRI" Scan Now an Option for Millions with Implanted Devices Used to Control Heartbeat

Houston Methodist

If a patient with a pacemaker needs an MRI for the brain or orthopedic injury, doctors at the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center in Houston can now reprogram the device so they can now receive one.

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1-May-2012 11:00 AM EDT
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    24-Apr-2012 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 588329

Mental Stress May Be Harder on Women’s Hearts

American Physiological Society (APS)

New findings could help explain why women are more likely than men to have coronary symptoms after emotional upsets.

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20-Apr-2012 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 588126

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Don’t Improve Heart’s Ability to Relax and Efficiently Refill with Blood

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Taking an omega-3 supplement daily for three months didn’t change diastolic function in older adults, suggesting that omega-3’s benefits might fall on other aspects of cardiovascular function.

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17-Apr-2012 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 588476

Caring for "The Living Heart in the 21st Century"

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center/Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Antonio M. Gotto Jr., dean emeritus and co-chairman of the board of overseers at Weill Cornell Medical College, is the co-author of a new book called The Living Heart in the 21st Century. The book, a new edition in The Living Heart best-selling series, is the essential resource guide for patients about cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment.

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24-Apr-2012 2:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 588155

Second-Generation Drug Used for Hypertension Aids Heart Function Independent of Blood Pressure Effect

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Study of anti-hypertensive drug moxonidine finds, in an animal model, that the drug can improve heart function and survival independent of its effect on blood pressure

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17-Apr-2012 1:00 PM EDT
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    18-Apr-2012 6:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 588186

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Cardiologists Educate Internists

Thomas Jefferson University

(NEW ORLEANS) – Howard Weitz, M.D., FACP, FACC, director of the division of Cardiology and the Jefferson Heart Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Bernard L. Segal Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and his colleagues will again lead a pre-course session, Cardiology for the Internist, at the American College of Physicians’ Internal Medicine 2012 in New Orleans. The session will educate internists on the diagnostic, preventative and therapeutic approaches to the patient at risk for or with known cardiovascular disease.

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17-Apr-2012 9:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 588237

Big Doses of Vitamin C May Lower Blood Pressure

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Taking large doses of vitamin C may moderately reduce blood pressure, according to an analysis of years of research by Johns Hopkins scientists. But the researchers stopped short of suggesting people load up on supplements.

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18-Apr-2012 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 588238

Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Services Move to Spacious, High-Tech Home in New Hospital Building

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Patients with heart and vascular disease will be cared for in spacious, state-of-the-art private rooms when Johns Hopkins opens its new hospital building to the first patients on April 29. The Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute occupies a major part of the 1.6 million-square-foot facility, which has 560 all-private patient rooms with private baths and 33 expansive operating rooms.

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18-Apr-2012 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 588195

High Blood Pressure Often Missed in Children and Adolescents, U-M Experts Say

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Hypertension becoming a greater health issue among young patients and isn’t always obvious from blood pressure readings, new guide for physicians says

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17-Apr-2012 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 588131

Mayo Clinic Study Suggests Coronary Stents Not Harmful to Patients with History of Metal Allergy

Mayo Clinic

Cardiologists have long grappled with how to best manage patients with coronary artery disease who report skin hypersensitivity to nickel or other metal components found in stents -- small tubes placed in narrowed or weakened arteries to help improve blood flow to the heart. But new Mayo Clinic research, published in the April 16, 2012, issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, may help allay these concerns.

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16-Apr-2012 12:00 PM EDT
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