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COPD raises cardiac death risk in patients with atrial fibrillation


COPD raises cardiac death riskThere are close to 24 million people in the United States suffering from COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder and now experts believe this lung disease increases the risk of cardiac death in those with atrial fibrillation.

Research conducted through …

Lupus and pericarditis: Effect of lupus on heart health


Lupus and pericarditis: Effect of lupus on heart healthLupus can contribute to pericarditis – inflammation of the pericardium, a part of the heart. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect many areas of the body, including skin, joints and kidneys. Lupus can also affect the heart in …

Recovery from heart surgery aided by marriage: Study


ThinkstockPhotos-465539763Researchers have found that being married may aid in the recovery of heart surgery patients better than being widows, separated or divorced individuals. The study also revealed that those who never married had a 40 percent higher risk of death…