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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

Cardiac tamponade is external compression of the heart due to increased pressure in the pericardium, the fibrous sac surrounding the heart.

Carl Pistorius out of ICU after crash

Carl Pistorius, brother of murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius, has been discharged from ICU following an accident outside Modimolle, Limpopo, his family said on Tuesday.

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.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

In plain language, the term 'cardiomyopathy' simply means that there's something wrong with the muscle of the heart. With hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).

Good neighbours are good for your heart

A recent study indicates that having good neighbours and feeling connected to others in the local community may help to curb an individual's heart attack risk.

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