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Cholesterol: All in the family?

Cholesterol: All in the family? Blood tests during immunizations can detect high cholesterol risks in children, parents Routine immunization visits can help prevent diseases before they strike. Now, a study from the New England Journal of Medicine shows that an additional heel stick during these appointments can identify genetic markers for high cholesterol –…
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Thyroid problems linked to sudden cardiac death

Thyroid problems linked to sudden cardiac death New research may help experts identify at-risk patients A new predictor may help save lives from sudden cardiac death, according to a study released from the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation. Researchers say people with thyroid hormone levels at the higher end of normal range were at…
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Ascension Seton researcher develops breakthrough antidote drug

Ascension Seton researcher develops breakthrough antidote drug Investigational drug could save lives of patients with life-threatening bleeding from popular blood thinners An Ascension Seton researcher has helped develop an investigational new drug that works as an antidote to the most popular new class of blood thinners – and, if approved, could be a…
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Young Women: Stress Can Take a Dangerous Heart Toll

Young Women: Stress Can Take a Dangerous Heart Toll New Study Finds Mental Stress Linked to Deadly Condition in Women with Existing Heart Disease Being diagnosed with heart disease as a younger woman is bad enough. Add stress to the mix and experts say it is downright dangerous, according to a new study. Research …
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Making school lunch more heart-friendly

Making school lunch more heart-friendly Children’s low heart health scores increase risk of future heart disease Tips on how to make school lunch more heart-friendly Back-to-school is just upon us, yet some scores are already in, and they aren’t good.  A new scientific statement published by the American Heart Association…
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Ascension Seton Heart Doctors Use Breakthrough Implant

Ascension Seton Heart Doctors Use Breakthrough Implant Heart doctors say newly approved device is a major advance in treating blocked arteries Ascension Seton Heart Institute, part of Ascension, are first in Central Texas to implant two newly FDA-approved dissolving stents in a 48-year-old Austin man. The naturally dissolving heart stent is a…
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Pregnant? Watch for Subtle Blood Pressure Rises

Pregnant? Watch for Subtle Blood Pressure Rises New study findings about blood pressure during pregnancy Pregnant women experience a number of changes linked to their pregnancies. But in some cases, pregnancy can reveal hidden health issues such as high blood pressure and cholesterol that could lead to more serious heart problems. A…
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Whole Grains, Whole Lotta Benefits

Whole Grains, Whole Lotta Benefits Whole grain foods linked to lower death risks Eating whole grains is associated with lower risks of dying from certain conditions, according to new research published in the journal Circulation. The research, an analysis of 14 major studies that included a total of 786,076…
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Heart Disease Invisible to Most Women

Heart Disease Invisible to Most Women New study addresses what women do and don’t know about heart disease Many women who have heart disease aren’t connecting the signs to the condition. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the Women’s Heart Alliance conducted a nationwide survey of…
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New Center Fights No. 1 Women’s Killer

New Center Fights No. 1 Women’s Killer Addressing the need for better care and awareness when it comes to women’s heart health, Ascension Seton is opening the Women’s Heart Center at the Ascension Seton Heart Institute. “Women have unique risk factors that are often overlooked or unknown, such as pregnancy-related or…
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