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Is Your Job Giving You Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)?

Does your heart pound when deadlines loom? If it’s atrial fibrillation, that could mean a higher risk for stroke and early death.

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You Can Have an MRI Even with an Older Pacemaker

Even older cardiac implantable electronic devices are safe for MRI—but not all hospitals are on board with doing it. Here’s what you need to know.

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How to Protect Your Heart from Bad News

Bad news combined with the empathetic nature of many women has caused symptoms of stress and heart disease to surge. Five ways to protect your heart.

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MINOCA: The Heart Attack You’ve Never Heard Of

A new study offers warnings about this under-researched type of heart attack that affects men and women equally.

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Why Heart Attacks Are Missed in So Many Women

Women are just as likely as men to have a heart attack. But more women than men are dying. Here’s how to avoid that fatal gender gap…

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Still Under Stress After a Heart Attack? If You’re a Woman, Your Life Is In Jeopardy

Women who’ve had one heart attack yet continue to ignore their emotional health are at great risk for another heart attack.

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Have AFib? You May Be Able to Drink Coffee After All

Caffeine is safe for most people with heart arrhythmias according to the largest-ever study—and may prevent arrhythmia episodes.

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Is Your CPR Training Course Good Enough?

CPR training courses are not as good as they should be, says the American Heart Association. Here’s how to be sure your CPR training can save lives.

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Don’t Wait for a Heart Attack to Do Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac rehab is what you do to get into shape after a heart attack, right? Not always. Why it’s smart to start rehab to prevent a heart problem…

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How to Avoid Heart Failure, the “Forgotten” Heart Disease

A heart attack is not the only threat facing people who don’t exercise. Here’s how to prevent an incurable condition that slowly robs you of your life.

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Quiz: What Does Your Chest Pain Mean?

Quiz: When does chest pain signal a heart attack versus heartburn or something else? Take this quiz and find out!

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Gene Test Makes Warfarin Safer, More Effective

Life-saving blood-thinner drug warfarin can cause dangerous bleeding. Now a gene test reduces that risk.

The Advocator

Thank you, Susan Lucci!

Days after we published an insightful blog post from Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum titled “I’ve Done Everything Right…Why Am I Having…

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What Will You Do When Someone Is Having a Heart Attack Right in Front of Your Eyes?

Two weeks ago, as a deadly polar vortex plunged much of the country into record sub-zero temperatures, we were reminded…

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Quiz: Do You Know Your Heart—What’s Normal, and What’s Not?

Chest discomfort that comes and goes…a fluttery feeling…sweating. What’s normal vs. signs that your heart is in trouble? Find out.