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Bans Not Keeping Drivers With Implanted Defibrillators off the Road

Bans Not Keeping Drivers With Implanted Defibrillators off the Road

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — One in three patients who have implanted devices for irregular heartbeats still drive, despite being banned from getting behind the wheel, a new Danish study finds. It looked at more than 2,500 patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), which deliver an electric shock to correct […]

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Exercise May Be of Extra Benefit to People With Heart Disease

Exercise May Be of Extra Benefit to People With Heart Disease

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise benefits heart disease patients more than healthy people, according to a new study. It found that while stepping up physical activity reduced the risk of death for people with and without heart disease, those with heart disease had greatest benefit. The more they […]

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idarucizumab (Praxbind)

idarucizumab (Praxbind)

What is idarucizumab, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Dabigatran prevents blood clots by binding to thrombin and preventing thrombin from combining with other proteins to form a blood clot. Dabigatran increases the risk of bleeding because it reduces the ability of blood to clot. Patients who are taking dabigatran may develop serious […]

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Rising Obesity Rates Undermining Strides Made Against Heart Disease

Rising Obesity Rates Undermining Strides Made Against Heart Disease

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rising obesity rates, coupled with an associated jump in diabetes and high blood pressure cases, appears to be undoing decades of gains made against heart disease, a new study finds. After 2010, the rate of deaths from heart disease continued to […]