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A few drinks may help heart

It appears that the odd drink may actually help protect your heart. Research indicates that alcohol in moderation may reduce the risk of heart failure in people with hypertension.

Blackouts and near drownings may signal sudden death risk

Blackouts and near drowning events may signal an increased risk of sudden death, reveals research presented at the SA Heart Congress 2015 by Professor Paul Brink, professor of internal medicine at the University of Stellenbosch in Tygerberg, South Africa.

Booze can hurt heart rhythm

Raising a glass too often could put heavy drinkers at risk for atrial fibrillation, a dangerous heart condition that can trip off a stroke or heart failure, researchers warn.

Cardiac tamponade

This is external compression of the heart due to increased pressure in the pericardium.

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