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What Do You Know About Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib? Feature
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What Do You Know About Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib?

If you or someone you know has AFib, please take this survey so we can better understand how you manage your stroke risk.

What Do You Know About Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib?
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What Do You Know About Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib?

If you or someone you know has AFib, please take this survey so we can better understand how you manage your stroke risk.

Can Coffee Perk Up Heart Health, Too?
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Can Coffee Perk Up Heart Health, Too?

The caffeine in your morning cup of joe may do more than jolt you awake—it may also help dampen the type of inflammation that's linked to heart disease risk factors, a new study suggests.

Try This Diet to Lower Your Risk of Heart Failure
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Try This Diet to Lower Your Risk of Heart Failure

Your heart will thank you if you stick to a mostly plant-based diet, a new preliminary study suggests.

The Heart Risks of a Desk Job
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The Heart Risks of a Desk Job

Your comfortable recliner and state-of-the-art office chair may be increasing your risk for heart disease. A sedentary lifestyle can raise cholesterol and threaten heart health.

Delays in Diagnosis Hurt Women Who Have Heart Disease
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Delays in Diagnosis Hurt Women Who Have Heart Disease

Women with heart disease aren't treated as aggressively in the operating room as men are, and delays in diagnosis may be the reason why, a new Canadian study suggests.

Which Healthy Living Habit Best Prevents High Blood Pressure?
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Which Healthy Living Habit Best Prevents High Blood Pressure?

You probably already know that certain healthy lifestyle behaviors can reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure, but is any one behavior more important than the others?

Many Women Miss Out on Lifesaving CPR
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Many Women Miss Out on Lifesaving CPR

America's hang-ups over sexuality and gender could cost women their lives when their heart suddenly stops, a new study suggests.

Want to Avoid Salt? Turn Up the Spice
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Want to Avoid Salt? Turn Up the Spice

If your taste buds lean toward spicy, you might be doing your heart a favor, new research suggests.

Even a Little More Activity Could Save Millions of Lives
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Even a Little More Activity Could Save Millions of Lives

Just a half-hour of physical activity a day could prevent millions of early deaths and cases of heart disease worldwide.

The Health Risks of Long Work Weeks
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The Health Risks of Long Work Weeks

Too much overtime may pose a threat to your heart.

Does Sex Really Trigger Cardiac Arrest?
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Does Sex Really Trigger Cardiac Arrest?

It's a common Hollywood trope—an older guy is having enthusiastic sex with a gal half his age when he suddenly flops over dead.

Trauma's Toll on a Woman's Heart
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Trauma's Toll on a Woman's Heart

Trauma may be more than psychologically damaging for women: New research suggests it also could boost their chances of heart trouble.

Even Teens Need to Watch High Blood Pressure
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Even Teens Need to Watch High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can lead to organ damage—and the risk isn't limited to adults, new research suggests.

Undiagnosed Heart Condition 'AFib' May Be Common
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Undiagnosed Heart Condition 'AFib' May Be Common

Many people at risk for atrial fibrillation probably do have the irregular heart rhythm but have not been diagnosed, a new study reports.