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September 30, 2004

Tony Blair in Hospital for Heart Treatment, Implant Promises Reduced Stroke Risk

"British Prime Minister Tony Blair will go into hospital today for "routine" treatment after suffering a recurrence of his irregular heart beat."

"A tiny device implanted into the heart appears to block strokes caused by a common irregular heartbeat, sealing off a spot where blood clots form."

Posted by news editor at 04:33 PM

September 11, 2004

Clinton Syndrome, Clinton Released

"Hospitals around the United States are seeing an epidemic of "Clinton syndrome" as worried, middle-aged men take the former president’s heart problems to heart and rush to get their own checked."

"Former President Bill Clinton has been released from a New York City hospital, four days after undergoing successful heart bypass surgery."

Posted by news editor at 11:02 AM

September 06, 2004

Clinton's Surgery Successful, Heart Disease in Asia

Bill Clinton had a successful quadruple heart bypass operation and is right now recovering normally.

"Data show increased numbers of people in Asia who smoke, suffer from diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension will thrust Asian nations into epidemic levels of heart disease in the next two decades."

Posted by news editor at 01:39 PM

September 05, 2004

Clinton's Age and Eating Habits, Top Heart Attack Risk Factors

Bill Clinton is a man close to 60, with a longtime love of junk food. Needing bypass surgery suggests that the former president's disease is relatively extensive.

"One of the world's widest studies into heart attacks has identified nine risk factors that account for nine out of 10 of all cardiac arrests, with cholesterol, smoking and stress topping the table."

Posted by news editor at 10:26 AM

September 03, 2004

Bill Clinton to Undergo Heart Surgery, Noise Linked to Heart Attacks

"Former president Bill Clinton, after experiencing chest pains, is to have heart surgery for a quadruple bypass, media reports said Friday."

"Chronic noise exposure may increase your risk of heart attack, according to German researchers who interviewed more than 4,000 heart attack patients admitted to Berlin hospitals between 1998 and 2001."

Posted by news editor at 09:41 AM

September 02, 2004

Concerns on Benefits of Fish, Stress and Heart Attacks

"The heart health benefits from fish like salmon and mackerel seem to be weakened when the fish are fed vegetable oil instead of fish oil."

"Stress is a cause of heart attacks after all and is nearly as important as smoking, according to a study."

Posted by news editor at 09:23 AM