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The most important part of the body human heart is a muscular organ that pumps approximately 2,000 gallons of blood per day throughout human body. Learn about the latest signs and symptoms of various heart related diseases and new treatment options.

Heart Attack Treatment Gap May Be Closing for Women

Women who have suffered a heart attack or have chest pain are being prescribed appropriate drug intervention at hospital discharge at the same frequency as men.

ORLANDO, Feb. 18 - Women who have suffered a heart attack or have chest pain are being prescribed appropriate drug intervention at hospital discharge at the same frequency as men, researchers reported at the Second International Conference on Women, Heart Disease and Stroke.

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Two Drugs With FDA Warnings May Benefit Some Heart Failure Patients

Two drugs that the FDA warns against using in many heart failure patients may benefit some diabetics with heart failure. study found that patients with heart failure and diabetes who were prescribed one or both of two types of diabetes drugs, metformin and thiazolidinediones, had lower death rates.

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Delays in Patient Transfer Undermine Angioplasty Benefits

Heart attack patients who are transferred from one hospital to another for emergency angioplasty often experience long delays in treatment. The American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and European Society of Cardiology recommend that fibrinolytic therapy begin within 30 minutes of a heart attack patient's arrival at a hospital.

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Heart Facts

When attempting to locate their heart, most people place their hand on their left chest. Actually, your heart is located in the center of your chest between your lungs. The bottom of the heart is tipped to the left, so you feel more of your heart on your left side of your chest.

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