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Heart Success, Failure
Matters of the Heart As more people survive heart attacks and other heart ailments, there has been a corresponding increase in heart failure.

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My Telltale Heart
One moment, Robert Kaiser's life was normal. The next, surgeons repaired his aorta--and he dodged the reaper.

Graphic: Kaiser's Aortic Dissection
From the NIH
 Heart Attack Survival Plan (PDF File)
 Patient Action Plan (PDF File)
 Frequently Asked Questions
 Act in Time to Heart Attack Signs (Video)
Web Resources
 American Heart Association
 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
 Streaming Video of an MRI of the Heart
 Contrast Echocardiography
 Clinical Images of EBCT
Levels of Medical Evidence: How Much Confidence Exists in the Data?
Well-designed clinical trials constitute the most scientifically rigorous tests of medical theories and treatments. But medical evidence comes in more than one form.

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