Supplements warning: Calcium could increase heart attack risk - take with 'caution'
WHILE supplements represent an integral part of a health routine for many, experts have been questioning their safety. One particular nutrient - calcium - has received a lot of scrutiny due to its blood flooding effect. What's worse, study also links it to an increased risk of a heart attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calcium Supplements Could Spell Trouble for Older Heart Patients
Title: Calcium Supplements Could Spell Trouble for Older Heart PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/26/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/26/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - April 26, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA News: Despite Hopes, Vitamin K2 Supplements Fail to Slow Calcium Buildup in Heart Valve
Title: AHA News: Despite Hopes, Vitamin K2 Supplements Fail to Slow Calcium Buildup in Heart ValveCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/25/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/26/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - April 26, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cardiotoxic medication poisoning - Cole JB, Arens AM.
Beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers result in a disproportionate number of fatalities from cardiac medication overdoses, and share similar characteristics. High-dose insulin is a superior therapy for both overdoses, but is likely synergistic with va... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Does CT CAC scoring improve heart disease risk assessment?
Coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores derived from cardiac CT scans may offe...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CAC scores predict cardiac risk in patients with high cholesterol Higher coronary artery calcium scores increase COVID-19 mortality risk How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected CT CAC testing? CT CAC helps determine which patients benefit from statin therapy Better chest CT CAC reporting avoids unnecessary exams (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 25, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Drug can cause 'calcium leak' within the muscles - what to look for
STATINS provide a crucial lifeline to millions of people at risk of heart disease. Despite the overwhelming benefits, it is possible to experience side effects. In rare circumstances, statins can cause "calcium leak" within the muscles, warned Hussain Abdeh, Superintendent Pharmacist at Medicine Direct. What should you be looking out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apr 1 2022 This Week in Cardiology Apr 1 2022 This Week in Cardiology
Coronary CTA, semaglutide, coronary artery calcium, exercise, and an ACC and EHRA preview are the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week ’s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

The Importance of Vitamin D in Long-Term Care Residents
Vitamin D, a group of fat-soluble steroid hormones, is considered an essential vitamin for humans, particularly D3 (cholecalciferol), which is obtained from some animal-based products and ultraviolet light, and D2 (ergocalciferol), which is obtained from certain plants. Having adequate stores of vitamin D is necessary for calcium, magnesium, and phosphate absorption. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a variety of diseases and impact our overall immune system. Vitamin D deficiency is often related to diet and lack of exposure to sunlight. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 29, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Melvin Hector Source Type: news

Calcium Scores May Predict Sudden-Death Risk in Preclinical CAD Calcium Scores May Predict Sudden-Death Risk in Preclinical CAD
The findings strengthen the case for initial CAC imaging as a gatekeeper to further testing in some primary-prevention patients with ASCVD risk factors, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 28, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Heart attack: Coffee consumption could reducing calcium clogging by 40% and slash risk
THE JURY is out on whether coffee is beneficial or detrimental to heart health, but there is a widely held belief that high caffeine concentrations could interact dangerously with the vital organ. Some research throws this belief into question, however, showing that the beverage could prevent calcium deposits from entering the arteries. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Are you often tired? Signs you need more of the 'sunshine' vitamin
VITAMIN D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, which are both needed to keep bones, teeth, and muscles healthy. If you do not get enough vitamin D you may feel tired throughout the day, despite having rested or slept well. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking too many vitamin D supplements? Ataxia may occur - what are the signs?
VITAMIN D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, which are both needed to keep bones, teeth, and muscles healthy. Although it is very important, and deficiencies can cause an array of issues, those who take supplements must avoid taking too much of the so-called "sunshine vitamin". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polyuria, Polydipsia and Possible Diabetes Insipidus?
Discussion The body is smart. It has mechanisms for maintaining balances within the body in a closely controlled manner but allows for a variety of states. This is very true for fluid balance in the body which is highly controlled between almost all of the major body organ systems. When fluid is low, the sensor sends signals for us to drink, and conserves fluid until we can. When the fluid is high, the kidneys excrete the excess and sends signals not to drink. Usually it works very well. While there are many pathological states that can cause polyuria and/or polydipsia, the most common reason is excessive fluid intake beca...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 7, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

ECR: CT offers safe alternative to coronary angio for CAD diagnosis
CT is a safe alternative to invasive coronary angiography for diagnosing coronar...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Photon-counting CT improves image quality of coronary CTA CCTA shows promise for managing patients with heart disease Does higher risk of heart disease always translate to cardiac events? Photon-counting CT bests conventional scanners Higher coronary artery calcium scores increase COVID-19 mortality risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 4, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ECR: CT offers safe alternative to coronary angiography for CAD diagnosis
CT is a safe alternative to invasive coronary angiography (ICA) for diagnosin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Photon-counting CT improves image quality of coronary CTA CCTA shows promise for managing patients with heart disease Does higher risk of heart disease always translate to cardiac events? Photon-counting CT bests conventional scanners Higher coronary artery calcium scores increase COVID-19 mortality risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 4, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news