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Heart failure: Reduced vs. preserved pumping

In about half of all cases of heart failure, the heart’s muscles are thin and weak, so the heart can’t pump very well. In the other cases, the muscles are thick and stiff, which prevents the heart from relaxing normally… (Locked) More »

5 foods to eat to help your heart

While the focus is often on avoiding unhealthy foods, adding in nutritious options can be a means of protecting and improving your heart health. Olive oil, mixed nuts, multicolored fruits and vegetables, fatty fish, and sources of soluble fiber are… (Locked) More »

Should you try home hospital care?

Home hospital care is not for everyone. However, it may make sense for people who have an illness that needs constant monitoring and treatment but doesn’t require advanced procedures or intensive nursing care. More »

How does marijuana affect the heart?

An estimated two million people in the United States with cardiovascular disease currently use or have used marijuana. Converging (yet limited) evidence suggests the drug may be harmful to the heart. Marijuana can cause the heart to beat faster and… (Locked) More »

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