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Saving hearts after heart attacks: Overexpression of a gene enhances repair of dead muscle
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) University of Alabama at Birmingham biomedical engineers report a significant advance in efforts to repair a damaged heart after a heart attack, using grafted heart-muscle cells to create a repair patch. The key was overexpressing a gene that activates the cell-cycle of the grafted muscle cells, so they grow and divide more than control grafted cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 17, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Make-A-Wish Foundation UK makes girl's mermaid wish happen
At seven years old, Chloe Wilde is determined to become a mermaid, and absolutely nothing will get in her way. Certainly not the fact that she was born with half a functioning heart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Female Physicians Have Faced Sexist Patient Comments
Sexual harassment by patients can negatively affect physician - patient relationship, quality of care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

TAVR Speeds Downward Spiral in Advanced CKD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers pin down apparent'tipping point'in outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

The HEART clinics helping save cancer patients' lives
As she digested the news that her breast cancer had not only come back, but had spread to her bones, Nicola Neame ’s ‘overriding concern’ was to get the disease under control. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Statin in Stroke;'Chinese Finger Trap' Valve; Disasters Hurt Vasculature, Too
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Does Gestational Diabetes Per Se Up Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk? Does Gestational Diabetes Per Se Up Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk?
A new prospective study hints that gestational diabetes alone -- without subsequent development of type 2 diabetes -- could up CVD risk, although healthy living seems to attenuate the risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Healthy lifestyle reduces heart attack, stroke risk after gestational diabetes, NIH study shows
Study confirms the links between gestational diabetes and cardiovascular disease found by other studies. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Men's heart attack risk starts one decade earlier
Researchers from the University Heart Center in Hamburg found men are more likely to suffer from an irregular, abnormally fast heartbeat at a younger age, which increases their risk of a heart attack. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CardioBrief: Non-HDL Beats LDL Cholesterol for Risk Evaluation
(MedPage Today) -- So why do doctors still rely on LDL? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

When Is Digital Technology Not a Medical Device in the US?
Conclusion Whether you are an incumbent, a contender, or a hopeful, the direction of FDA regulation in this area is positive. Since the first iPad was launched, several types of healthcare software have moved from regulated to not regulated, and FDA’s guidance documents confirm that they intend to focus their enforcement resources on high-risk software products. If companies design their products in ways such that they are fairly described as not “active” or not “primary,” then the five “non-medical device” categories of the Cures Act will become the standard way to consciousl...
Source: MDDI - October 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Roger Cepeda Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Best exercises for your body according to a Harvard doctor
Long-distance running can be hard on your joints. Harvard professor Dr I-Min Lee outlines alternative workouts which are better for you and can aid weight loss, build muscle and boost heart health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novo Nordisk diabetes drug works; no heart risk-FDA review
(Reuters) - Novo Nordisk A/S's closely watched diabetes drug semaglutide is effective, caused no heart risk, and carried only limited risk of sight problems, a preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Monday, sending the company's shares up 4 percent. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Is It Possible To Be Scared To Death?
There is a reason for those signs outside roller coasters warning people with heart conditions not to ride. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A-Fib Hits Men Earlier Than Women
Excess weight also ups risk for the heart rhythm disorder, study says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Strong Benefit of Long-term Anticoagulation in Secondary AF No Strong Benefit of Long-term Anticoagulation in Secondary AF
A preliminary study suggests little benefit on stroke reduction and a suggestion of increased bleeding from long-term anticoagulation in transient AF secondary to ACS, sepsis, or lung disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Monday's gravitational wave observation is astronomical alchemy
Proof that celestial collisions called kilonovas create gold is the first wonder to arise from coordinated observations – expect more to comeIf you are wearing a piece of gold jewellery, take a good, hard look at it and consider this: you are likely to be wearing the celestial debris of a cataclysmic stellar collision, a collision so devastating that it literally shook the universe. That ’s the conclusion from Monday’sannouncement of gravitational wave signal GW170817.It is another reminder that we are intimately connected to the cosmos around us. At heart, astronomy is not really about remote and abstrac...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Science Gravity Astronomy Space Source Type: news

Medical News Today: A-fib strikes men a decade earlier than women
New research shows that atrial fibrillation develops in men 10 years earlier on average than in women, and that excess weight is also a factor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

A - Fib Hits Men Earlier Than Women
Excess weight also ups risk for the heart rhythm disorder, study says (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - October 16, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Reproductive Medicine, Geriatrics, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

WHO to establish high-level commission on noncommunicable diseases
The commission's aim is to identify innovative ways to curb the world's biggest causes of death and extend life expectancy for millions of people. The commission will support ongoing political efforts to accelerate action on cardiovascular disease, cancers, diabetes and respiratory disease, as well as reducing suffering from mental health issues and the impacts of violence and injuries. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ageing Asia: What Does the Future Hold?
Conclusion To effectively meet the meets of the growing elderly population over the next few decades, it is crucial that we understand what socio-economic, cultural and political factors will drive their healthcare decision making, especially where out-of-pocket payment will be required.  Market research, grounded in local knowledge and expertise, is a key means of achieving this understanding. Whether via patients directly (recognizing the technological or capability limitations that may exist in the elderly population), or their caregivers (noting that the family has traditionally played an important role in provid...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

What makes YOUR heart pound? Top 50 things range from a near accident to an encounter with the opposite sex, according to poll
(Natural News) Here’s an article to lighten the mood. OnePoll.com recently revealed the top 50 activities that get our hearts pumping, ranging from the expected (such as exercising) to the hilarious (accidentally liking someone’s post or photo on social media — particularly if you were stalking them). The poll itself is educational, but does make... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cerebrovascular/cardiovascular diseases and mental disorders due to overwork and work-related stress among local public employees in Japan - Yamauchi T, Yoshikawa T, Sasaki T, Matsumoto S, Takahashi M, Suka M, Yanagisawa H.
In Japan, overwork-related disorders occur among local public employees as well as those in private businesses. However, to date, there are no studies reporting the state of compensation for cerebrovascular/cardiovascular diseases (CCVD) and mental disorde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Patients' risk of causing traffic violations and traffic accidents while driving - Šestan N, Dodic Fikfak M, Balantič Z.
This study examines whether drivers suffering from epilepsy, chronic alcoholism and/or hazardous drinking, psychoactive substance abuse, other diseases of the nervous system, mental and behavioural disorders, cardiovascular diseases, severe dia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Alcohol consumption in population aged 25-65 years living in the metropolis of South Moravia, Czech Republic - Fiala J, Sochor O, Klimusov á H, Homolka M.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate alcohol consumption in a representative sample of the population of the city of Brno, as part of research on cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey on a sample of 2,160 randomly ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A-Fib Hits Men Earlier Than Women
Title: A-Fib Hits Men Earlier Than WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - October 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Mendelian Randomisation in Cardiovascular Research Mendelian Randomisation in Cardiovascular Research
This article explains the concept of Mendelian randomization and the rationale for its use, as well as its limitations. How can it be applied to cardiovascular epidemiology?Heart (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Blood pressure medication does not completely restore vascular function
(Lancaster University) Treatments for high blood pressure do not totally reverse its damaging effects on the vascular rhythms that help circulation of the blood. Also, current hypertensive treatment did not fully restore the coherence or the strength of coupling between oscillations in the heart rate, respiration, and vascular rhythms (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

American College of Cardiology Middle East Conference to kick off in Dubai
(American College of Cardiology) The American College of Cardiology will host the 8th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress in collaboration with ACC Middle East Conference 2017 in Dubai from Oct. 19-21, 2017, bringing together top experts to discuss and review new, relevant cardiovascular science pertinent to the Middle East. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Too little fat is bad for cardiovascular health and leptin therapy may help
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Scientists are learning more about how too little fat can also be bad for our cardiovascular system. Their goals include determining whether leptin replacement therapy for people born with a rare condition, where they have little body fat, helps protect their cardiovascular system. They also want to learn if it might do the same for those with conditions like HIV infection and autoimmune disease, who lose healthy fat stores later in life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Physically active white men at high risk for plaque buildup in arteries
(University of Illinois at Chicago) White men who exercise at high levels are 86 percent more likely than people who exercise at low levels to experience a buildup of plaque in the heart arteries by middle age, a new study suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart failure symptoms: Five signs you suffer from condition more DEADLY than cancer
HEART failure is more deadly than cancer, but knowing the symptoms could help you to spot it early and allow you to receive effective treatment. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in five witness someone collapse who requires CPR but the majority do not act
(University of Warwick) An estimated one in five adults in the UK witness someone collapse who needs immediate CPR, yet the majority of people do not act, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation. Researchers at the University of Warwick carried out a survey of 2,000 people across the country to find out how likely people are to witness a life-threatening cardiac arrest. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include predicting mortality in those with congestive heart failure, bystander CPR impact, best management of stable COPD, and NOACs and bleeding risk (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - October 14, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Avocado diet: Three ways the superfood can PREVENT heart disease
AVOCADOS have risen to superfood status thanks to their high nutrient content. Here are three ways eating them can help your heart. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Particle Pollution and Your Patients' Health: Evidence-Based Training for Healthcare Professionals
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 08/21/2017 This course explains particle pollution, also known as particulate matter or PM, which is the main component of haze, smoke, and dust. It explains what size particles are the greatest health concern, and where and when they are a problem. It identifies how particle pollution exposure affects the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, the general population, and patients with cardiovascular or respiratory disease. It explains the purpose and use of the Air Quality Index for advising patients how to protect their health. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disast...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Cardiac effects of lightning strikes - Christophides T, Khan S, Ahmad M, Fayed H, Bogle R.
Lightning strikes are a common and leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Multiple organ systems can be involved, though the effects of the electrical current on the cardiovascular system are one of the main modes leading to cardiorespiratory arrest in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Predicting cardiotoxic effects of carbon monoxide poisoning using speckle tracking echocardiography - Sara çoğlu E, Vuruşkan E, Kılıç S, Çekici Y, Onur B, Arslan Y, Kılıç E, Aykut Ö.
This study aimed to evaluate patients with CO poisoning by using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE), a potentially more sensitive technique, to identify left systolic ventricular d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The effect of age on fitness among female firefighters - Kirlin LK, Nichols JF, Rusk K, Parker RA, Rauh MJ.
BACKGROUND: The physical demands of firefighting require both cardiovascular and muscular fitness, which both decline with age. While much has been published on age-related changes among male firefighters (FFs), data on female FFs are lacking. AIMS: To des... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Hemodynamic instability and cardiovascular events after traumatic brain injury predict outcome after artifact removal with deep belief network analysis - Kim H, Lee SB, Son Y, Czosnyka M, Kim DJ.
BACKGROUND: Hemodynamic instability and cardiovascular events heavily affect the prognosis of traumatic brain injury. Physiological signals are monitored to detect these events. However, the signals are often riddled with faulty readings, which jeopardize ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cardiac rhythm recorded by implanted loop recorder during lightning strike - Altalhi A, Al-Manea W, Alqweai N, Alothman M.
Lightning strikes cause severe injuries and fatalities. Injuries vary from self-limiting skin manifestations to cardiac arrest and death. Because the event is sudden and unpredictable, assessment of the direct effects of the lightning on the human heart is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Pre - Retirement Morbidity Higher in Later Birth Cohorts
Worse measures of health for Americans who must work longer to reach Social Security retirement age (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Urology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Growth of Middle Class Is Causing Heart Drugs Market In Asia Pacific...
TBRC's analysis says that the cardiovascular drugs market will be the fastest (5% a year) in Asia-Pacific region which is supported by the size of the population in the region, especially an...(PRWeb October 14, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/09/prweb14749058.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

3 UCLA faculty receive National Institutes of Health research awards
Three researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have received National Institutes of Health Director ’s Awards for 2017, highlighting the game-changing potential of the research at UCLA. The awards, which total more than $10 million, are part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program supporting creative scientists who propose innovative, high-risk or unconventional biomedical research projects with the potential for unusually broad impact.“I continually point to this program as an example of the creative and revolutionary research NIH supports,” NIH Director Dr. Fran...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Black women face double the risk of pregnancy-related heart failure
Black American women are twice as likely as women in other racial/ethnic groups to develop a form of pregnancy-related heart failure, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Device Has Been Around for 20 Years
It comes in different sizes and configurations now, but the Gore Excluder AAA Endoprosthesis, which seals off abdominal aneurysms from inside the aorta, hasn’t changed radically since it was introduced to the European market in 1997. The endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) device has been implanted in more than 300,000 patients diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), according to its manufacturer, W.L. Gore & Associates. Before EVAR, patients with AAA had two options: major surgery to repair the aneurysm or crossed fingers. “The number of patients who were not candidates for surgery really drove ...
Source: MDDI - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Implants Design Source Type: news

Aspirin habits unchanged by recommendations from U.S. doctors
(Reuters Health) - U.S. guidelines urging more adults who never had a heart attack or stroke to take a daily aspirin may not have convinced people to take these pills, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy More Severe for Black Women Peripartum Cardiomyopathy More Severe for Black Women
African American women with peripartum cardiomyopathy present with worse symptoms, are less likely to recover, and when they do, take twice as long compared with other groups, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Are ICDs Broadly Effective for Brugada Syndrome? Are ICDs Broadly Effective for Brugada Syndrome?
Implanted cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are effective in patients with Brugada syndrome, but there is a significant risk of device-related complications, researchers from Spain report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for October 13, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. 10 tips for selecting and managing a medtech development partner There many things to consider when searching for and interacting with a product development firm – and the stakes are high! Most early-stage medical device ...
Source: Mass Device - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news