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Clarithromycin Linked To Increased Risk Of Cardiac Death

New research finds the antibiotic clarithromycin is associated with an increased risk of heart deaths.

08/20/2014

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New Research Links Heart Drug To Higher Mortality Rates

Many people take a medicine called Digoxin, DIG for short.

08/13/2014

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Top 5 Reasons Evgeni Malkin Is Having A Better Summer Than You

We know, summer hasn’t officially started yet… but Geno is already killing it in the summer fun department.

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Fans Worried About Letang, Wish Him Full Recovery

While the focus at CONSOL Energy Center was on the ice Friday night, thoughts were with the one defenseman whose absence was felt by fans who earlier in the day learned of Kris Letang’s stroke.

02/07/2014

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Cardiologist Explains Letang’s Condition

Kris Letang’s stroke is thought to be related to a hole in his heart.

02/07/2014

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Penguins: Letang Had Stroke, Will Miss 6 Weeks

The Penguins confirm that defenseman Kris Letang suffered a stoke last week.

02/07/2014

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High-Tech Heart Surgery Offers Patients Quicker Recover Times

Wilma Fisher enjoyed walking with her family, but last August, when she couldn’t do it anymore, she knew something was wrong.

01/21/2014

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Medical Frontiers: Heart Rhythm Disorders

Dr. Gerald Pifer talked to electrophysiologist Dr. Kenneth Judson on a heart health edition of Medical Frontiers.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/19/2013

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New Procedure Used To Treat A-Fib Patients

Dan Farren is an avid hunter. But he felt barreled over because of a heart condition — atrial fibrillation, or A-fib – which left him severely short of breath.

07/25/2013

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Know Your Heart- What Happened To The Deceased Pittsburgh Marathon Runner

KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to KDTV’s Dr. Maria Simbra about congenital heart defects and how you can watch for symptoms.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/09/2013

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$25K Heart Pump Battery Stolen From Man’s Car, Then Returned

Police are searching for a missing heart pump, crucial to a man’s life.

03/15/2013

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Medical Frontiers: National Heart Month This February

On this edition of Medical Frontiers, Dr. Pifer is joined by West Penn System Cardiologists Dr. George Gabriel and Dr. Travis Wilson.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/18/2013

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New Legislation Hopes To Prevent Cardiac Deaths

Lifelong hockey player Josh Singleton died in 2003 as he was coming up the steps at home — a sudden cardiac death.

02/12/2013

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“Heart Month” Shines Spotlight On Women & Heart Health

February is Heart Month and it kicks off with “National Wear Red Day” – a day that focuses on women and their hearts.

01/31/2013

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Cooling Is Key To Protecting Organs After Prolonged CPR

It’s a heart condition with no warning signs — not even chest pains — but it can quickly escalate into a medical emergency, even death.

01/10/2013

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