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More than a third of patients who are prescribed statins fail to take them regularly, and they are dying at higher rates as a result.

More than a third of patients who are prescribed statins fail to take them regularly, and they are dying at higher rates as a result.

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A Stanford researcher has found that patients with heart failure, even if it's relatively mild, are more likely to die within three months after surgery.

A Stanford researcher has found that patients with heart failure, even if it's relatively mild, are more likely to die within three months after surgery.

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Stanford researchers have discovered a compound that reduces the symptoms of heart failure after a heart attack in initial animal tests.

Stanford researchers have discovered a compound that reduces the symptoms of heart failure after a heart attack in initial animal tests.

A study confirmed that patients with peripheral artery disease have a higher risk of heart attack, and are more likely to have a rarer type of heart attack.

A study confirmed that patients with peripheral artery disease have a higher risk of heart attack, and are more likely to have a rarer type of heart attack.

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Fourteen-year-old Athena Tran celebrated an important personal milestone this week: It's been one year since she received a heart transplant.

Fourteen-year-old Athena Tran celebrated an important personal milestone this week: It's been one year since she received a heart transplant.

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In this final piece in the Understanding AFib series, physician Randall Stafford offers evidence-based advice for remaining healthy with the condition.

In this final piece in the Understanding AFib series, physician Randall Stafford offers evidence-based advice for remaining healthy with the condition.

Using CT scans to create estimates of heart volume is making it easier for cardiologists at Packard Children's Hospital to match kids to donor hearts.

Using CT scans to create estimates of heart volume is making it easier for cardiologists at Packard Children's Hospital to match kids to donor hearts.

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In this sixth piece in the Understanding AFib series, physician Randall Stafford explains how medications, procedures and pacemakers can be used for AFib.

In this sixth piece in the Understanding AFib series, physician Randall Stafford explains how medications, procedures and pacemakers can be used for AFib.

In the fifth installment in the Understanding AFib series, Randall Stafford explains how to measure your heart rate and pay attention to your heart rhythm.

In the fifth installment in the Understanding AFib series, Randall Stafford explains how to measure your heart rate and pay attention to your heart rhythm.