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Protein Patch Helps Building New Heart Muscle

Sumayah Aamir, I4U.COM     (I4U.com) – The experts have identified a special protein that can be applied to cardiac patients in the form of patches. The patches will help their heart muscle cells grow back again after the debilitating heart attacks they suffered. Basically, Read More

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Sleeplessness Bad for the Heart

  (MedPageToday) – Men who slept badly were twice as likely to suffer a heart attack and up to four times as likely to have a stroke compared with those who slept well, according to a Russian study presented at EuroHeartCare. “Sleep disorders are very closely Read More

Op-Ed

I Had a Heart Attack

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: “It looks like you had a heart attack.” I was dumbfounded. When? Where? How much damage was done? Why didn’t I Read More

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Living with Heart Sarcoidosis

by Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Many fans of the late comedian Bernie Mac recognize sarcoidosis as the inflammatory disease of the lungs that took his life.  Believed to be caused by a bacterial or viral infection that produces Read More

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Over 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately

(HealthDay News) — Many Americans are likely using daily low-dose aspirin inappropriately in the hopes of preventing a first-time heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of nearly 69,000 U.S. adults prescribed aspirin long-term, about 12 percent probably should not have been. That’s because their odds Read More