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A rare form of heart attack known as spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) may be hereditary, according to a new study from researchers at the Mayo Clinic. This form of heart attack is most common in women and the researchers used data collected in their SCAD registry to detect possible familial ties with the condition.

Taking folic acid supplements could aid in the prevention of strokes, mainly among the patients of high blood pressure, a new study says. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, followed 20,000 adults in China having problems of high blood pressure. The patients also had a history of heart disease or stroke.

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