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‘I’m so thankful’: Former NFL star and doctor tells CBS’ The Early Show that he is thankful to have found a ‘better way’ to live his life

HEAVEN, Ohio — A former NFL star who died of a heart defect while working as a personal trainer says he is so thankful he found a “better way” to live.In an exclusive interview with The Early, Dr. Brian Miller, the former San Francisco 49ers running back and orthopedic surgeon, shared his journey to find […]

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How to cure heart disease, stroke and heart surgery

There’s a lot to love about the heart, but the heart can also be a bit of a sore spot when it comes to cancer treatments.With the right therapy and the right heart valve surgery, a patient can experience all of the benefits of the cancer treatment without the need to go through the whole […]

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The risk of a heart defect in the next 50 years

The number of people who will develop a heart failure, which causes sudden death or severe brain damage, in the future is expected to double from now until 2030, according to the latest research published in the American Journal of Cardiology.The risk is expected increase to 1 in 20,000 by 2030, the researchers found.The study, […]

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Why are heart surgeries so expensive? 2.8% of U.S. hospitals report operating costs that are more than 10 times the median wage.

Health insurance companies are making it cheaper for people to have heart surgeries, even if the surgery is a risky procedure.And hospitals are increasingly using artificial hearts that have sensors and computerized algorithms to diagnose problems before a patient is rushed to the operating room.But while most patients get the heart surgery they need, heart […]

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Philadelphians who can afford it to be covered by insurance can pay more for catheter and heart surgery

The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to add more catheter options to the roster, but it could be too expensive to afford to go to surgery.The team is looking to expand the number of catheters it offers and is looking at expanding to a third, new catheter option in the future.The 76ers have already added cathets […]

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How to Treat Your Heart Defect Surgery

What are the benefits of heart surgery?If you have a heart defect that causes you to have trouble breathing or to be unable to feel the heartbeat, it could be that you have the condition called “congenital cardiac hypertrophy” (CCHT).CCHT can affect any part of your body, but most of us have some form of […]

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