Heeding the signs of heart disease
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Heeding the signs of heart disease

Heart disease kills one out of every four people who die in the United States each year. Many of those deaths can be prevented, and during American Heart Month — observed throughout February each…

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Health in the headlines

Need to catch up on the latest health news? We've gathered the highlights for you. Here’s a reason to celebrate: chocolate may be good for the heart. Here’s a reason…

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Pinpointing the source of heart disease
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Pinpointing the source of heart disease

When Antonio Vargas became too weak to do the things he enjoyed, his daughter Mimi Cruz brought him in for care. Doctors at the Heart and Vascular Institute at University…

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Fixing a faulty valve

Healthy hearts need healthy valves. But when those valves start to malfunction, it can cause symptoms that may not lead people to think of the correct cause. “People tend to…

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When the heart stops

If someone suffers cardiac arrest in their living room or on the street, should they be rushed to the hospital? For most people, the answer is a resounding “yes.” But…

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Fine-tuning a treatment for hearts

Sudden cardiac arrest is unfortunately common and often deadly — bringing many people to hospital emergency rooms. Among the challenges of treating them is the fact that the malfunctioning heart…

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