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Health > Heart
Scientists said Sunday they may have unraveled how chronic stress leads to heart attack and stroke: triggering overproduction of disease-fighting white blood cells which can be harmful in excess.
 
National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) introduced bio-absorbing stents for cardiac patients who require angioplasty, which will disappear after about two to three years and leave only harmless water and carbon dioxide in the patients' bodies.
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Young adults who smoke marijuana may be at risk for serious or even fatal heart problems, according to a study by French researchers on Wednesday.
 
People who had low birth weights and those breastfed for short periods may be more likely to develop chronic inflammation linked to heart disease in adults, a study said Wednesday.
 
It may sound far-fetched, but scientists are attempting to build a human heart with a 3D printer.
 
A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients.
 
A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a new valve placed through a tube into an artery instead.
 
It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
 
The reason people have more heart attacks when air pollution levels rise may have been revealed by a study on the impact of the BP oil spill on tuna, scientists said Thursday.
 
First guidelines issued to prevent stroke in women
Just as heart attack symptoms may differ between men and women, so do stroke risks.
 
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