Processed red meat linked to heart failure and death (dailyRx News) Bacon for breakfast, a ham sandwich for lunch and hot dogs for dinner could be a recipe for heart failure. A recent study found that heart failure rates were more common among people who ate the most processed red meat. The authors of this…

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Heart surgery patients in home health care program had lower death and readmission rates (dailyRx News) Could the manner in which heart surgery patients are treated after their operation affect their health and life span? Maybe so, say the authors of a new study. This study compared results 30 days after heart surgery in those…

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Heart attacks after noncardiac surgery may go unnoticed¬†without simple blood test (dailyRx News) Heart attacks often come with warning signs, such as pain or discomfort in the chest. Attacks after surgery, however, may go undetected unless patients have a blood test that can spot heart trouble. Every year, more than 8 million adults worldwide experience…

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Multivitamin and dietary supplement use for heart disease and cancer prevention lacks sufficient evidence (dailyRx News) Multivitamins and dietary supplements are common among adults in the United States. But these vitamins and supplements might not be as beneficial as people thought. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently announced that there is not enough…

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ACEI or ARB therapy prescribed to four out of five patients with acute coronary syndrome (dailyRx News) ACEIs and ARBs are medications that help lower the risk of death in high-risk patients who have had a heart attack. But many of these high-risk patients may not be getting these beneficial medications. A recent study by…

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Cardiac surgery common source of pain two years after procedure (dailyRx News) We expect surgery to help heal a painful condition, but sometimes the procedure can lead to a new type of pain. Researchers behind a new study explored post-op pain after heart surgery. The researchers followed patients for two years after having heart surgery…

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