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The scientists in pursuit of the ultimate artificial heart
"What we're doing here is pretty much comparable to the moon landings," said Ulrich Steinseifer. The professor of cardiovascular engineering smiles, unlocks a glass cabinet and takes out a round object made of plastic - an artificial heart.
 
Had the flu or pneumonia? A heart attack could be next
Coming down with the flu, bronchitis or pneumonia can dramatically raise the risk of a heart attack -- up to 17-fold -- in the days and weeks following the infection, researchers said Monday.
 
Weight swings risky for overweight heart patients
Losing and regaining weight repeatedly may be dangerous for overweight heart patients, a study suggests.
 
It's not all in the genes: Clean living can cut heart risks
Clean living can slash your risk for heart disease even if your genes are heavily stacked against you. A large study finds that people with the most inherited risk cut their chances of having a heart attack or other heart problems in half if they didn't smoke, ate well, exercised and stayed slim.
 
Doctors have found a disturbing downside to some powerful new drugs that harness the immune system to fight cancer: In rare cases, they may cause potentially fatal heart damage, especially when used together.
 
A first-responder app that turns neighbors into lifesaving angels
Alessandra calls them her angels. She only came to know their names and faces later, because she doesn't remember anything from the morning her heart stopped.
 
Consuming foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, sardines and anchovies, can reduce risk of a deadly heart attack by 10 percent, a study out Monday said.
 
Common calculator 'overestimates' heart disease risk: study
A commonly used method of calculating a person's risk of heart attack or stroke in the next five years may overestimate the actual risk, leading doctors to unnecessarily prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs, researchers said Monday.
 
Testosterone may lower heart attack risk in older men, according to study
Older men with clogged arteries who took testosterone therapy seemed to have a lower risk of heart attacks than men who did not take the hormone, a study suggested Sunday.
 
Research shows statins benefit lower risk patients
The first major research of its kind shows that cholesterol-lowering statins can prevent heart attacks and strokes in a globally diverse group of older people who don't have heart disease.
 
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