TAVR in Degenerated TAVR Valve Works in'No Option' Patients TAVR in Degenerated TAVR Valve Works in'No Option' Patients
A'TAVR-in-TAVR'registry of nonsurgical patients could lead one day to a transcatheter option for today's low-risk TAVR patients who may still be acceptable for surgery when their first valve fails.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

IN.PACT BTK: Step in the Right Direction for DCB in Below-Knee CLI IN.PACT BTK: Step in the Right Direction for DCB in Below-Knee CLI
The phase 2 study showed late lumen loss comparable to or better than angioplasty, with no safety signal in a space primed for new treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Shutdowns Have Taken a Massive Toll On Elite Athletes ’ Mental Health
As COVID-19 began spreading around the world several months ago, sporting events from little league games to elite competitions were cancelled—and for good reason, as close contact among athletes and spectators can foster the spread of the novel coronavirus. A February soccer game in Italy, for example, helped fuel that country’s outbreak, while the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week said a recreational hockey game in Tampa, Fla. in June was a dreader “superspreader” event. The pandemic also forced the postponement of what was supposed to be year’s signature internationa...
Source: TIME: Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized Athletes COVID-19 embargoed study UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Rural U.S. Hospitals Are On Life Support As a Third Wave of COVID-19 Strikes
When COVID-19 hit the Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert, a small rural town in Randolph County, in late March, the facility—which includes a 25-bed hospital, an adjacent nursing home and a family-medicine clinic, was quickly overwhelmed. In just a matter of days, 45 of the 62 nursing home residents tested positive. Negative residents were isolated in the hospital while the severely ill patients from both the nursing home and the local community were transferred to other better-equipped facilities. “We were trying to get the patients out as fast as possible,” says Steve Whatley, Southwe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Heart Failure; a blueprint for change, British Heart Foundation
This report reveals that prior to lockdown, UK hospital admissions for heart failure had risen by nearly a third over the last five years to more than 100,000 per year. It sets out a blueprint for building better heart failure services with collaboration from various stakeholders. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: How to Fill the Crucial Need for More Black Cardiologists
TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Dontrez Johnson Jr. is a success story in the making. A first-generation college student, he earned a biology degree from Tennessee State University and is on a fellowship helping improve... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Insomnia With Short Sleep Linked to Cognitive Impairment Insomnia With Short Sleep Linked to Cognitive Impairment
This potentially more severe insomnia phenotype is associated with cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and neurocognitive disease, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Electronic Cigarettes Improve Long - Term Smoking Cessation
Quit rates higher in people randomly assigned to nicotine e - cigarettes versus nicotine replacement therapy (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 20, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

PCOS Tied to Risk for Cardiovascular Disease After Menopause PCOS Tied to Risk for Cardiovascular Disease After Menopause
Even controlling for other baseline risk factors for cardiovascular disease, women with PCOS were more like to have earlier cardiovascular events than women without PCOS.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Women With Heterozygous FH Less Likely to Receive Treatment Women With Heterozygous FH Less Likely to Receive Treatment
Women face a series of gender disparities in the diagnosis and management of heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia that leave them less likely to achieve lipid goals, suggests registry data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cholesterol diet: The four food groups that lower your cholesterol
HIGH cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease, so it's important to drop your cholesterol to a healthy level. This is easily done with a few changes to your diet. Here are the four food groups which lower your cholesterol. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MitraClip Effective for Post-MI Acute MR With Cardiogenic Shock MitraClip Effective for Post-MI Acute MR With Cardiogenic Shock
Percutaneous mitral valve repair with the MitraClip appears to be a safe, effective, and life-saving treatment for severe acute MR secondary to MI in surgical noncandidates, according to IREMMI data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Lockdowns are driving unhealthy habits like eating takeaways in people at risk of heart disease
Lockdowns during the Covid-19 pandemic have driven people to order unhealthy food more, according to a team at Mount Sinai in New York, who warned their long-term health is in danger. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TCT Intravascular Lithotripsy Hailed for Coronary Calcification TCT Intravascular Lithotripsy Hailed for Coronary Calcification
Intravascular lithotripsy proved highly effective, safe, and user friendly as an adjunct to stenting for severely calcified coronary lesions at 30 days of follow-up in the pivotal Disrupt CAD III study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Most Users Report Cannabidiol Use for Treatment of Diagnosable Conditions
Psychiatric, orthopedic, and sleep issues most commonly cited in a Reddit forum (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

14-Day DAPT, COBRA PzF Stent Strike Out in COBRA-REDUCE 14-Day DAPT, COBRA PzF Stent Strike Out in COBRA-REDUCE
Use of the nanocoated stent in high-bleeding risk patients on oral anticoagulation disappointed, despite its earlier successes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

TVT Registry: Sentinel Uptake Wildly Variable, Brain Benefit Hazy TVT Registry: Sentinel Uptake Wildly Variable, Brain Benefit Hazy
Two different analyses came to differing conclusions, with experts suggesting randomized trials are needed to clarify any potential benefit from embolic protection devices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

A third more deaths occurring at home than before Covid in England
ONS data suggests people with life-threatening conditions still shying away from hospitalsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAbout a third more deaths in England are occurring at home than before the Covid-19 pandemic, data has revealed, with the majority down to causes other than the coronavirus.In April, the UK governmentlaunched a campaign to encourage people who were unwell to seek medical attention, amid alarm that A&E attendances had plummeted. But the latest data, which extends into mid-September, suggests those with life-threatening conditions are still shying away from hospitals....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis and Pamela Duncan Tags: Health Science NHS Coronavirus Society UK news Hospitals Heart disease Wales Office for National Statistics Source Type: news

Deaths at home: More than 26,000 extra this year, ONS finds
Far more people are dying at home in England and Wales than normal from heart disease and dementia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fellowship Training and COVID: Obstacles and Opportunities Fellowship Training and COVID: Obstacles and Opportunities
The pandemic is an opportunity to assess clinical competency vs metrics, with the pivot from hands-on training to virtual solutions. But most agree that there is no replacement for human connection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Risk for Severe COVID-19 Low With Congenital Heart Disease
MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 -- Most patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) are not at risk for severe COVID-19 infection, according to a study published online Oct. 14 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Matthew J. Lewis, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ischemic Heart Disease Is Major Health Burden Worldwide
MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 -- A total of 126.5 million people lived with ischemic heart disease (IHD) globally in 2017, with 10.6 million new cases occurring, according to a study published online Oct. 5 in the European Heart Journal: Quality of Care... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA News: Persimmons Pack Plenty of Nutritional Punch
MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Persimmons are low in calories and high in fiber– a combination that makes them a good choice for weight control. Their mix of antioxidants and nutrients– including vitamins A... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Howerton Joins Washington Regional Clinic (Movers & Shakers)
Tara Howerton has been hired as an advanced practice registered nurse at Washington Regional Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Clinic in Fayetteville. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 19, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

SOLVE-TAVI: Sapien 3, Evolut R Parity, Conscious Sedation Rules SOLVE-TAVI: Sapien 3, Evolut R Parity, Conscious Sedation Rules
The trial's 30-day results held for a year: similar outcomes with the self-expandable and balloon-expandable valves. It may also have sealed the case against general anesthesia for most TAVRs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Big Babies May Face Higher Lifelong A-Fib Risk
MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 -- Parents are usually pleased when their newborn seems big and strong, but new research suggests that large babies may be at higher risk for the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation later in life. Atrial fibrillation... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Think You Have ‘Normal’ Blood Pressure? Think Again
Even levels of blood pressure that are generally considered “normal” may be high enough to foster the development of heart disease, new research shows. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Blood Pressure Salt Heart Diet and Nutrition Cholesterol Hypertension Source Type: news

AHA News: New Mom Faces Life-Threatening Heart Attack Days After Giving Birth
Title: AHA News: New Mom Faces Life-Threatening Heart Attack Days After Giving BirthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/19/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - October 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

How to Keep High Blood Pressure at Bay
Title: How to Keep High Blood Pressure at BayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/19/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - October 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

LSU Health New Orleans review suggests HNB tobacco products may threaten health
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) A review of heat-not-burn (HNB) tobacco products from LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, reports an association with elevated blood pressure, increased heart rate, cell death, and circulatory dysfunction shown by early studies. Additionally, chemicals found in the vapor produced by HNB devices have previously been shown to impair lung function, put users at risk of heart attack and stroke, cause cancers, increase circulating low-density lipoprotein ( " bad cholesterol " ) and more. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CVIA has just published a new issue, Volume 5 Issue 1
(Compuscript Ltd) The journal Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) has just published the first issue of Volume 5. Included in the issue is a paper of major importance on Serum Procalcitonin Levels on Admission Predict Death in Severe and Critical COVID-19 Patients in Wuhan, China (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why do diabetes and heart disease boost Covid risk?
Scientists are probing the link between coronavirus and pre-existing co-morbidities (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: Swelling in a certain body part could be due to the deadly condition
LUNG cancer is the uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells. If the tumour develops close to major blood vessels, it can cause fluid to press against the heart. In response, a certain body part could swell. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big babies could be at higher risk of common heart rhythm disorder in adulthood
(European Society of Cardiology) Elevated birth weight is linked with developing atrial fibrillation later in life, according to research presented at the 31st Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is tracking down every super spreader the REAL key to beating Covid-19?
Some local environmental health teams in the UK are employing a more targeted approach that aims to pinpoint the start of each Covid-19 outbreak, and the super-spreader likely to be at its heart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shedding the pounds and KEEPING the weight off helps improve cardiometabolic factors, say researchers
(Natural News) It’s no secret that shedding a healthy number of pounds is good for you. Keeping the weight off, however, is equally important to sustain the health benefits of weight loss, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers from Tufts University and the University of Connecticut found that cardiometabolic improvements as a result... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Helping Hands Need A Break, Too: How To Lend Support Without Burning Out
These days, there are hundreds of reasons to open your heart to others, but it's easy to get exhausted. Try these tips honed by social workers for staying healthy and empathetic. (Image credit: Hanna Barczyk for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Juli Fraga Source Type: news

How to Keep High Blood Pressure at Bay
SATURDAY, Oct. 17, 2020 -- To mark World Hypertension Day this Saturday, the American Heart Association offers advice on how to lower and control your blood pressure. High blood pressure affects nearly half of American adults, and three-quarters of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

DEFINE PCI: Tightly iFR-Optimized PCI May Cut Cardiac Event Risk DEFINE PCI: Tightly iFR-Optimized PCI May Cut Cardiac Event Risk
Flow-reserve readings not only guide selection of PCI targets, they can verify that PCI made a great functional impact, not just a nice angiogram; the study may have identified the optimal iFR target.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Use of Common Meds Tied to Lower Lung Cancer Mortality
Combined use of aspirin, statins, metformin tied to lower lung cancer risk and mortality (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 17, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Oct 16 2020 This Week in Cardiology Oct 16 2020 This Week in Cardiology
COVID drug trials and science news, BNP, polypharmacy in heart failure, and in-patient CPR are the topics john Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week ’ s podcasttheheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

More Support for Shorter DAPT in High Bleeding Risk PCI More Support for Shorter DAPT in High Bleeding Risk PCI
In XIENCE stent-treated patients, aspirin monotherapy for 1 or 3 months was noninferior to historical controls for ischemic events, with significantly less major bleeding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Negative D - Dimer Can Safely Rule Out DVT as Standalone Test
Standalone D - dimer testing followed by whole - leg compression US in positive patients rules out DVT (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Decline in Febuxostat Use Trends With Cardiovascular Concerns Decline in Febuxostat Use Trends With Cardiovascular Concerns
Allopurinol remains the first-line treatment, but it is not effective in all patients, and febuxostat was developed as an alternative.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 16, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Heart Defects Don't Increase Risk of Severe COVID
Among the 43 adults and 10 children with a congenital heart defect who were infected with COVID-19, 58% had complex congenital anatomy, 15% had a genetic syndrome, 11% had pulmonary hypertension and 17% were obese. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do We Need a New P2Y12 Receptor Antagonist? Do We Need a New P2Y12 Receptor Antagonist?
A novel P2Y12 receptor antagonist, selatogrel, is currently in trials. What advantages does it offer over currently available P2Y12 inhibitors?European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Akero Therapeutics Receives European Medicines Agency Priority Medicines (PRIME) Designation for Efruxifermin (EFX) in NASH
Designation highlights EFX's potential to treat NASH and its related comorbidities SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Akero Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKRO), a cardio-metabolic non-alcoholic steatoh... Biopharmaceuticals, Mergers & Acquisitions Akero Therapeutics, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, efruxifermin (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA News: New Mom Faces Life-Threatening Heart Attack Days After Giving Birth
FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Chanel Davis-Mitchell and her husband, Benji Mitchell, were looking forward to parenthood after the birth of their healthy baby boy, Braxton. Despite a high-risk pregnancy and a massive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

MACE Up for High-Risk Patients After Noncardiac Surgery
FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2020 -- About 20 percent of high-risk patients undergoing noncardiac surgery will develop one or more major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) within one year, according to a study published online Oct. 15 in the European Heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news