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  1. -04-03-09 Study: Heart Can Replenish Itself (U.S. News)
      "The work looks more than promising. In several studies, using cocktails of patients' own bone marrow stem cells, which can be sifted out of the bloodstream and infused back into the patients in a concentrated and enriched form, has produced better-than-expected heart function and blood flow. (Adult stem cells circulating in the blood are known repairmen that can hone in on injured tissue anywhere in the body.) Recent studies in rats have gone so far as to create a matrix for these cells to grow on that can become a healthy looking, growing and beating tissue graft after being implanted in damaged heart wall." 04-09

  2. -05-01-07 Heart Attack Deaths Plummet (MSNBC News)
      "In just six years, death rates and heart failure in hospitalized heart attack patients have fallen sharply, most likely because of better treatment, the largest international study of its kind suggests." 05-07

Papers
  1. -Foods that Lower Cholesterol (AARP)
      "Avocados contain significant amounts of oleic acid, a healthy monounsaturated fat that helps boost good cholesterol and lower bad. Avocados are also rich in fiber and a plant chemical called beta-sitosterol, both of which help keep cholesterol in check." 11-15

  2. -Striking New Drug for Cholesterol (CBS News)
      " 'It lowered bad cholesterol by a whopping 60 percent, which is really unheard of,' Dr. Daniel Yadegar, a cardiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, told CBS News."

      "Not only did the drugs cut LDL or bad cholesterol, they also lowered the risk of suffering a heart problem or dying of cardiac arrest by about 50 percent, researchers found." 3-15

  3. Heart Disease and Strokes (American Medical Association)
      Provides articles on the prevention and treatment of heart disease and strokes. 1-04

  4. Heart Muscle Regenerates (USA Today)
      Provides a summary of a major medical finding, that a heart can repair itself after a heart attack. Before this, scientists and doctors believed that heart muscles could not be restored after they were damaged in a heart attack. 6-01

  5. Procedure Calms Erratic Heartbeat (ABC News)
      "An atrial fibrillation starts in the veins that feed into the left upper chamber in the heart the left atrium. Abnormal electrical signals from these veins spread throughout the upper chambers causing an irregular heartbeat that leads to troublesome symptoms."

      "For some, medications control the problem, but for others, a relatively new procedure called ablation allows doctors to literally get to the heart of the matter and destroy the enemy." 02-06

  6. Study: Crestor Found to Reduce Heart Disease (CBS News)
      "New research indicates that the powerful statin Crestor not only drastically lowered cholesterol levels by more than 50 percent, it actually reversed heart disease." 03-06

   
   


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