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Dubai hospital offers new treatment for heart condition

A new surgical treatment is now available at the American Hospital Dubai to treat heart arrhythmia, which occurs when the heart beats irregularly and cannot pump blood effectively, putting vital organs such as the brain and lungs at risk and mak

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Scientists create 'biological pacemaker'

Researchers have succeeded in turning ordinary cardiac muscle cells into specialised ones that deliver a steady heartbeat using a gene therapy procedure they predict could become an alternative to implanted electronic pacemakers.

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New drive to tackle heart disease in UAE

A new health initiative has been launched in the UAE to help tackle cardiovascular disease, the world’s biggest single killer which has accounted for a quarter of deaths in the Emirates in 2012.   The &lsqu

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MAF launches ‘Go Red for Women’ campaign

Majid Al Futtaim shopping malls will be offering complimentary heart health testing for women in the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon and Oman under its ‘Go Red for Women’ campaign. Founded by the American Heart Associatio

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New heart guidelines may put millions on statins

New guidelines on heart health that sparked fierce debate among US cardiologists last fall could lead 12.8 million more Americans to take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, US researchers said. The new estimate would mean 56 milli

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QUIT NOW: Passive smoking hurts kids' arteries

Exposure to second-hand smoke in childhood causes irreversible damage to children's arteries - increasing their risk of heart attacks or strokes when they grow up, according to a large international study published on Wednesday.

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Heart diseases in focus at Bahrain forum

Leading scientists, heart disease specialists and more than 500 participants are set to take part in a cardiology conference next week in Bahrain. The 11th Gulf Heart Association and fourth Bahrain Heart Association Congress, will

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Ground-breaking heart op success in Bahrain

Ground-breaking heart surgery that allows doctors to give a new lease of life to patients previously thought to be beyond help has been performed in Bahrain for the first time. Surgeons at the BDF Hospital successfully carried out

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Top heart specialists converge for Bahrain talks

Hundreds of physicians from around the globe will converge on Bahrain this week for a heart disease management course run by a world-renowned medical group. The Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Review will be held under the patronage of

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Doctors worry as heart drug research loses steam

The hunt for new heart drugs is losing momentum as resources are switched to other areas, notably cancer research, where investors get a better bang for their buck.   Cardiologists fear the fight against heart di

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