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An alarming link between early menopause and cardiovascular disease

Although some women go through premature menopause at age 40, the average age of onset for natural menopause is 51 in the United States. However, 1 in every 10 women experiences natural menopause by age 45. In a study published recently...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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More than half a million patients who had open-heart surgery in the United States in the past several years could be at risk for a deadly bacterial infection linked to a device used during their operations, federal health officials said....

source: The Washington Post

Comprehensive cardiac emergency response plans can help schools save more lives, and should be required by state law, according to an American Heart Association policy published in the September issue of School Nurse. The policy statement provides guidance for developing,...

source: American Heart Association

St. Jude Medical Inc. said it would recall some of its 400,000 implanted heart devices due to risk of premature battery depletion, a condition linked to two deaths in Europe. The devices shock dangerously racing heartbeats back to their normal rhythm or to treat heart failure....

source: Reuters

Taking calcium supplements may be bad news for your heart, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine and elsewhere. While a calcium-rich diet could actually benefit the heart, the study found that taking calcium in supplement form seems...

source: Johns Hopkins University

He thought she was dead. David Martinez had heard his co-worker fall as his group of subway workers walked off the underground tracks in New York City on Friday afternoon. He saw Monique Brathwaite lying across the third rail that powers the No. 1 train under West 145th...

source: The Washington Post

A small device synced to a smartphone may help identify new cases of a potentially deadly, irregular heart rhythm, a preliminary study suggests. Researchers in Hong Kong used this technology to check the feasibility of widespread community screening for atrial fibrillation,...

source: HealthDay News


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