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Women and Heart Disease

AMY, a physically fit marathon runner, collapsed during an early-morning workout. She assumed that her fall was due to a pulled muscle, but a friend called 911 anyway.

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Treating Hearts That Are “Too Good to Die”

AT THE turn of the twentieth century, Jean-Louis Prevost and Frederic Batelli—two physiologists from the University of Geneva in Switzerland—demonstrated that small electrical charges could induce ventricular fibrillation, while larger charges would do the opposite.

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What Patients Need to Know About Heart Failure

THE good news is, more and more people are surviving heart attacks. Even multiple heart attacks. With that encouraging fact comes a not-so-encouraging consequence.

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What Patients Should Know About Antiplatelet Medications

DESPITE advances in treatment and prevention, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death among adults in the United States, claiming the lives of some 800,000 people each year.

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Treating Acute Coronary Syndrome

An acute coronary syndrome is considered a medical emergency, and for good reason. Acute coronary syndrome—a broad term that includes heart attack and unstable angina—occurs when blood supplied to the heart muscle is blocked.

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