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Articles That Discuss heart disease

PolyPill for Heart Failure

Taking a polypill for heart failure, according to research, may have real benefits. But, like all conventional medications, there are strengths and weaknesses, pros and cons for anyone considering this

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Napping and Heart Health

How does my occasional daytime napping affect my heart health? I ask because I am a long-term cancer survivor who was diagnosed with chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy in late 2010. Cardiotoxic chemo

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Arterial Stiffness Therapy

I actively work to prevent arterial stiffness. That may sound like an odd opening sentence for a blog post but let me explain. First of all, I am a long-term cancer survivor struggling with a host of long-term

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Chemotherapy-induced Cardiomyopathy Risk

“Genotype, along with cumulative chemotherapy dosage and traditional cardiovascular risk factors improves identification of cancer patients at highest risk for Chemotherapy-induced Cardiomyopathy

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Aortic Root Dilation Management

I say aortic root dilation management because I am not yet ready for any type of surgical therapy for my aortic root dilation aka my aortic root slowly growing. According to echocardiograms, my aortic

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PostOperative Mortality following Surgery?

What is the association between severity of heart failure and risk of postoperative mortality among patients undergoing ambulatory surgery? I am a cancer survivor living with cardiomyopathy as well as

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Living w/ Congestive Heart Failure

“Although there is no cure for congestive heart failure, it’s important to manage the condition with medication and lifestyle changes to prevent it from worsening.” I disagree with the Everyday

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Cardiovascular Events Due to Stem Cell Transplant

Cardiovascular events occuring after stem cell transplant have been known for years. The study linked and excerpted below gives specific risk data for the many types of cardiovascular side effects that

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5-fluorouracil (5-FU) Heart Damage

5-fluorourcil (5-FU) capecitabine  kills cancer cells.  The problem is this chemotherapy regimen is cardiotoxic which means that it can cause heart damage. The cancer patient’s choice is to either

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Insomnia & Heart Disease

According to research, insomnia increases the risk of heart disease. In fact, insomnia can cause a number of health problems. It is important therefore, to understand the possible problems that can result

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Alcohol and Heart Health?

Does alcohol damage my heart health? I am a long-term cancer survivor who lives with chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy. In short, chemo damaged my heart. In addition to living an anti-cancer lifestyle,

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Doxorubicin is Cardio-toxic!

There is no other way to say it. The chemotherapy doxorubicin is cardio-toxic. Meaning, if you are a cancer patient undergoing DOX, you will damage your heart. The damage may show up immediately or not

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