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Elderly Heart Attack Survivors May Benefit from Implantable Defibrillator
Elderly Heart Attack Survivors May Benefit from Implantable Defibrillator

Heart attack survivors age 65 and older may benefit from an implantable defibrillator, which can detect abnormal and potentially fatal heart rhythms and shock ...

Research Focuses on Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Attack, Heart Failure
Research Focuses on Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Attack, Heart Failure

Can stem cells improve your heart’s function following heart damage? That’s the question behind several clinical trials at Duke. As leaders in cardiac stem cel ...

New Treatments Reduce Stroke Risk in People with Atrial Fibrillation
New Treatments Reduce Stroke Risk in People with Atrial Fibrillation

A new class of blood thinners and two new devices lower the high risk of stroke in people with atrial fibrillation (AFib). Duke doctors were involved in severa ...

Divorce Increases Women's Heart Attack Risk
Divorce Increases Women's Heart Attack Risk

Divorce is bad for your heart -- especially if you’re a woman. According to new Duke research, women who have been divorced at least once are more likely to ex ...

Leadless Pacemakers, the Size of a Vitamin, Showing Promise
Leadless Pacemakers, the Size of a Vitamin, Showing Promise

Investigational pacemakers -- the size of a small pen cap or vitamin pill -- are eliminating the need for painful surgical incisions and wires to connect the d ...

New Guidelines Recommend Blood Thinners for Women, People Over 65, with AFib
New Guidelines Recommend Blood Thinners for Women, People Over 65, with AFib

If you are a woman, or over 65, and have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, new guidelines suggest blood-thinning drugs may reduce your risk for stroke. ...

5 Reasons Why Women Should Be Proactive About Their Heart Health
5 Reasons Why Women Should Be Proactive About Their Heart Health

The differences between men and women extend to matters of the heart, and we don’t mean how they “feel” about each other. Heart disease risks, symptoms and tre ...

Preventing Heart Disease When Family History Stacks the Deck
Preventing Heart Disease When Family History Stacks the Deck

Kat Duke of Raleigh lost her entire family to heart disease: her mother, her father, her brother, and her half-sister. She was determined not to succumb to the ...

Heart Health at Every Age
Heart Health at Every Age

Although exercise and a healthy diet are important at any age, there are specific factors for women to be aware of at each stage in life. Duke cardiologist Rad ...

Heart Disease Imaging
Heart Disease Imaging

When you have a heart condition, imaging tests are the best way to ensure you get the right treatment at the right time, and the best possible outcome. Only la ...

CPR Saves a Life
CPR Saves a Life

Duke cardiologist Monique Anderson, MD, has spent her early career researching the importance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. After presenting about the impa ...

When a Child Faints
When a Child Faints

Passing out. Blacking out. Keeling over. Whatever you call it, fainting can be frightening—especially when it happens to your child. The medical term for it is ...