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For years, healthcare professionals have known that quitting smoking can improve heart health. It may be that the heart can heal even faster than previously thought.
Roughly one in four breast cancers has too much of a protein called HER2, which makes the cancer grow faster. The medication Herceptin (trastuzumab) targets the HER2 protein to help breast cancer patients live longer. But this medication may be linked to heart problems.
Heart failure is one of the most common reasons for admission to the hospital. A visit to the doctor after a hospital stay for heart failure may reduce both the likelihood of readmission and the risk of early death.
With heart failure, the heart is not pumping as well as it should. The condition often requires a hospital visit, but repeat visits can be avoided if certain steps are followed.
Randy Travis, 54, remains in critical condition after surgery on Wednesday night to relieve pressure on his brain following a stroke.