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News Tips for Monday, Nov. 9

1- Filtering out stray fatty particles during heart surgery, 2- When to perform heart catheterization? 3- Hospital intervention sharply increases cholesterol-lowering therapy, 4- Extending heart disease prevention to women.


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Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease Tied to Mental Decline

How many risk factors you have for heart disease and stroke may determine how well you think and remember, according a new study that links the combined effects of diabetes, cigarette smoking, high blood pressure and obesity to mental ability.


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Routine Activities May Stress the Hearts of People with Heart Disease

Routine daily activities -- driving a car, housework or even getting out of bed in the morning -- can trigger a shortage of blood supply, increasing the risk of a heart attack for people with heart disease.


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Emergency Cardiac Care Equipment Costs for Sports Arenas

Placing "heart shocker" devices -- automated external defibrillators (AEDs) -- in major stadiums and sports arenas across the country could save the lives of cardiac arrest victims at a cost of just pennies per person.


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New Surgical Strategy for Congestive Heart Failure

A new surgical procedure may help extend and improve the lives of people with severe congestive heart failure (CHF), according to research presented at the American Heart Association's 71st Scientific Sessions.


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This Week's Forecast May Be a Heart Attack

A study presented at the American Heart Association's 71st Scientific Sessions suggests that changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure may be related to an increased risk of heart attack in men.


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Inflammation in Blood Vessels Slows Clot-Buster

Long-lasting inflammation is already thought to precede and help trigger a heart attack, but now research shows that inflammation may also limit the effectiveness of clot-busting treatment.


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Nuts and Oats May Build a Strong Heart

Heart-healthy components in oats may help lower high cholesterol levels and a nutrient in nuts may help prevent death from heart disease, according to preliminary research from two studies.


Premature, Death, Heart, Disease, Stroke, Black, Women

Early Death from Heart Disease, Stroke Affects Black Women More

Black women face a four-times higher risk of dying before age 60 of either heart disease or stroke than white women, according to one of the largest studies of its kind presented at the American Heart Association's 71st Scientific Sessions.


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New Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis Pass Review

New weapons in the fight against rheumatoid arthritis were presented at the peer-reviewed American College of Rheumatology National Scientific Meeting Nov. 8-12 in San Diego, Calif.

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