Heart Disease

FDA Approves New Type Of Heart Failure DrugPatients with chronic heart failure, a disabling, deadly disease that worsens as the heart gradually pumps less efficiently, are getting a much-needed new option with U.S. approval Wednesday of a novel drug.
Fatal Heart Attacks Occur On Christmas More Than Any Other DayResearchers, more than a decade ago, found that more fatal heart attacks occur on Christmas Day than any other day of the year.
Innovative Program Offers Preventative Paramedic CarePlano's fire department has launched an innovative program that involves paramedics hitting the streets and responding to medical problems at homes before people call 911.
DFW Woman Overcomes Heart Disease OddsKristen Arechiga is 31 years old and has already endured three open heart surgeries as a child and a teen. She has had to live her life very carefully because of heart disease.
Study Ties Nuts To Lower Cancer, Heart Death RiskHelp yourself to some nuts this holiday season. According to a new study, regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease -- in fact, were less likely to die of any cause.
Stents May Not Help Treat Clogged Kidney Arteries New research raises serious questions about a very common medical procedure — placing a stent to prop open a narrowed kidney artery.
Doctors Told To Get Serious About Obesity Next time you go for a checkup, don't be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight. The medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting the nation's obesity epidemic.
Former Vice President Cheney To Keynote 'Go Red For Women' LuncheonFormer Vice President Dick Cheney will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Go Red for Women luncheon next year. Mr. Cheney has had a long battle with cardiovascular disease and after suffering five heart attacks underwent a heart transplant in 2012.
FDA Trans Fat Ban Has Some Texas Companies Changing RecipesOne North Texas sweet shop owner said his average customer is not concerned about whether their donut is made with an oil containing trans fat or one that is trans fat-free, but the FDA cares and made a first time ruling concerning trans fats.
President Bush's Heart Scare A Reminder For Women As WellHeart disease is the number of killer of women in the U.S., responsible for one in every four deaths.
Country Singer Randy Travis Released From HospitalCountry singer Randy Travis has been released from Baylor Heart hospital in Plano, Texas, weeks after suffering from a serious heart condition and stroke.
Doctors: Singer Randy Travis Awake After StrokeCountry music star Randy Travis was awake and making progress Monday as he recovers from surgery following a stroke, his doctors said.
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