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Infusing 'Good' Cholesterol Protein May Lower Risk of Subsequent Heart Attack
November 05, 2012 11:00 ET | American Heart Association
This news release is featured in a news conference at 8 a.m. PT on Monday, Nov. 5. Study Highlights: In early tests in humans, infusing the chief protein in "good" cholesterol rapidly...
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Genetically Engineered Tomatoes Decrease Plaque Build-up in Mice
November 05, 2012 11:00 ET | American Heart Association
This news release is featured in a news conference at 8 a.m. PT on Monday, Nov. 5. Study Highlights: For the first time, researchers have genetically engineered tomato plants to produce a...
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Bypass Surgery More Cost Effective Than Stents for Diabetics Long Term
November 04, 2012 21:12 ET | American Heart Association
Study Highlights: Bypass surgery is more cost effective than drug-covered stents for people with diabetes who have multiple clogged heart arteries. Initially, bypass surgery may cost more...
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Chelation Therapy Doesn't Alter Quality of Life in Heart Attack Patients
November 04, 2012 21:02 ET | American Heart Association
Study highlights: Patients' daily functioning and sense of mental wellbeing remained the same while receiving chelation therapy The weekly infusions, which remove metals from the blood, had...
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Non-Emergency Angioplasty Costs Higher in Hospitals Without Back-Up Surgery
November 04, 2012 20:52 ET | American Heart Association
Study highlights: Angioplasty costs for treating patients with stable symptoms are slightly higher in hospitals that do not have emergency heart surgery back-up, compared to those that do,...
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Media Alert! Embargo Lifted on Freedom Trial Results
November 04, 2012 19:45 ET | American Heart Association
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As of 3:20 p.m. PT/6:20 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, the American Heart Association has lifted the embargo on its news release on the "Future...
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Alternative Therapy Produces Intriguing Results in Some Heart Patients But Many Questions Remain
November 04, 2012 19:36 ET | American Heart Association
Study Highlights: Patients with prior heart attacks enrolled in a clinical trial of a weekly chelation infusion regiment that included disodium EDTA and vitamin C had fewer cardiovascular...
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Sunday News Tips - November 4, 2012
November 04, 2012 18:00 ET | American Heart Association
Tip Highlights: Color-coded syringe eliminates dosing errors, saves time during pediatric resuscitation Recurrent fainting associated with taking multiple medications Young adults less...
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New Device Could Allow Your Heartbeat to Power Pacemaker
November 04, 2012 18:00 ET | American Heart Association
Abstract 15551 - Embargoed until 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET Study Highlights: An experimental device that converts energy from a beating heart could provide enough electricity to power a...
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Japanese Family Members Less Likely Than Others to Give CPR for Cardiac Arrest According to a Study Presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2012
November 04, 2012 14:30 ET | American Heart Association
Study Highlights: In a Japanese study, family members were far less likely than friends, colleagues and strangers to effectively respond to a cardiac arrest. The lowest rates of survival...