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Teenagers' eyes reveals their future heart-disease risk
Researchers from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia, found that for every one point increase in a person's health quality-of-life, their retinal vessels narrow by  0.00005mm, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Getting in on the Embolic Protection Action for TAVR
There has been an increase in the need for embolization protection devices as the risk for stroke and other neurological damage from transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures continues to become more prevalent.   Santa Cruz, CA -based Emboline is looking to enter the embolization protection space, which is set to grow from $406 million this year to $605 million by 2023, according to a report from ResearchandMarkets. The emerging medtech company's contribution to the space would come from its Emboliner Embolic Protection Catheter.  The Emboliner is a cylindrical mesh filter that completely...
Source: MDDI - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Cardiovascular Source Type: news

WATCH: Belly fat is bad for your heart, researchers say
The location of your fat is just as important as the amount of it. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Algorithm highlights cardiovascular disease using smartphone's camera
Data published in Scientific Reports describes an algorithm that allows users to measure a patient ’s pulse wave velocity using the camera on a smartphone. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 20, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Belly fat is bad for your heart, researchers say
The location of your fat is just as important as the amount of it. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Real-World Data Back Coronary Sinus Stent in Refractory Angina Real-World Data Back Coronary Sinus Stent in Refractory Angina
About 80% of patients with chronic, refractory angina appear to respond to the novel stent, but its path to US approval is unsettled.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

High FGF-23 Linked to Recurrent Cardiac Events After ACS
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Elevated fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) is associated with increased risk of recurrent major cardiovascular (CV) events in patients after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), according to a study published online April... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Big Belly Bad for Your Heart
Those with a normal BMI (an estimate of overall body fat based on height and weight) but high levels of belly fat were about twice as likely to have a heart attack, procedures to open blocked arteries, or to die from heart problems during the follow-up than people without belly fat. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Test Spurs Frank Talk Between Hypertension Patients and Doctors Drug Test Spurs Frank Talk Between Hypertension Patients and Doctors
Roughly half of patients don ’ t take their high blood pressure medicine as they should, even though heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. Now, a drug test can flag whether a patient is taking the prescribed medication and is meant to spark a more truthful conversation between patient and doctor.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AAN 2018: Rare Disease Breakthroughs and Novel Approaches
(MedPage Today) -- Noteworthy presentations at American Academy of Neurology meeting (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

FDA approves Angel Medical System ’ s AngelMed Guardian cardiac monitor
The FDA this week approved Angel Medical Systems AngelMed Guardian implantable cardiac monitor system after the device had previously been rejected unanimously by an FDA advisory panel in 2016. The initial rejection came after the Tinton Falls, N.J.-based company presented partial data from its pivotal trial of the device in after having pulled the plug on it before completion, according to a Healio report from 2016. The panel voted 4 to 8 that the system was safe, and unanimously that the device was ineffective and that the benefits did not outweigh the risk, according to Healio. Angel Medical eventually won approval, how...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Monitoring Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Angel Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

You never know the life you save....become an organ donor!
The week of April 23-27 has been designated as National Pediatric Transplant Week.  This week is to bring attention to the great need for organ donations and to honor  donors and their families whose incredibly selfless gift has given someone the gift of life.While most of us will never experience the need for a transplant, there are many of us who know someone who has a debilitating condition such as kidney dialysis that are in need of a transplant.Right now there are almost 2,000 children on the national transplant list.  Those needing hearts, lungs, eyes, tissue, liver, kidney, or some other body part are...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 20, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Volunteer Opportunities Source Type: news

Could Virtual Training Reduce Use Errors and Improve Patient Outcomes?
Medical device companies “have had enough of people using their devices improperly—it leaves them open to lawsuits and recalls,” Dr. Justin Barad told BIOMEDevice Boston attendees during an April 18 Center Stage presentation. Founder and CEO of Osso VR, Barad believes the solution lies in virtual training and education. “You can make a major impact in patient outcomes in how surgeons are trained,” he said. A pediatric orthopaedic surgeon himself, Barad developed Osso VR, a virtual reality system for training surgeons. Osso VR is a “hands-on, reliable, interactive” system that allow...
Source: MDDI - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Software Source Type: news

How to live longer: A handful of this 50p snack could slash your risk of death
LIVE longer by eating a healthy diet, and by taking plenty of regular exercise. But, you could lower your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes by eating this cheap snack everyday, it ’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apr 20, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Apr 20, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Ambulatory BP measurements, advanced practice providers, medical marijuana for sleep apnea, Barbara Bush's comfort care, and apixaban for cardioversion are the topics discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Researchers ID protein that can be activated to treat heart disease
Scientists at a private research institute have identified a protein in blood vessels that potentially can be activated by drugs to treat heart disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher LDL, CV Risk Magnify Expected LDL-Lowering Clinical Gains Higher LDL, CV Risk Magnify Expected LDL-Lowering Clinical Gains
The observation can inform shared decision-making when clinicians are considering intensified LDL-cholesterol management, for example, adding PCSK9 inhibitors to statins, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Smokers' Risks; Presenting for Social Media; BP in ICH
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Having a fat belly DOUBLES the risk of heart attack or stroke
Having a belly that is bigger than your waist makes you two-fold more likely to have a major heart even than if you were just overweight or obese, according to new Mayo Clinic research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart patients who walk faster than others are admitted to hospital less
Faster walking patients with heart disease are admitted to hospital less often than slower ones, according to Italian researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care
Early research findings about how to help small- and medium-sized primary care practices with cardiovascular disease prevention are available in anAnnals of Family Medicine supplement. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Barbara Bush Leaves A Legacy: Champion For End-Of-Life Care
Before her passing earlier this week, former First Lady Barbara Bush announced that she would be spending her final days at home with her family utilizing “comfort care” in lieu of continued medical treatment for her congestive heart failure and COPD. She chose quality of life over quantity of life. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

Oral health outshines relationship with friends in Delta Dental survey
Most Americans view oral health as important to their life and overall health in well-being national surveyOAK BROOK, Ill.,April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proper oral health is crucial to a healthy life, according to a recent national survey from Delta Dental. The results reveal that more adults say their oral health (85 percent) is important to their life than their diet or nutrition (71 percent), relationship with friends (71 percent), or weight (71 percent).Making a health connectionThe Delta Dental survey shows that most adults (85 percent) recognize their oral health is important to their overall health...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Belly fat: What it really means about your health - even if you're not overweight
BELLY fat is not just something seen in overweight people - even those who are considered normal weight can be seen with a bit of overhang. So when it comes to health, what does having a bit of extra tummy mean? A new study has revealed it can have a negative impact on your heart. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Big Belly Bad for Your Heart
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Even if you're not obese, too much belly fat could harm your ticker, researchers report. " People with a normal weight but a fat belly have more chance of heart problems than people without a fat belly, even if they are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Infections Could Trigger Stroke in Pregnant Women During Delivery
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Pregnant women who have an infection when they enter the hospital for delivery might be at higher risk of having a stroke during their stay, according to new research. The study, published... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

In LVSD, Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Failure
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- In patients with asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction, diabetes is associated with an increased risk of developing heart failure, according to a study published online April 6 in Diabetes Care. Rasmus R ørth,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Systolic BP Increases at Rapid Rate Above 120 to 125 mm Hg
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- After systolic blood pressure (BP) reaches 120 to 125 mm Hg, it increases at a relatively rapid rate toward overt hypertension, according to a study published online March 21 in JAMA Cardiology. Teemu J. Niiranen, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Endocrine Network Meetings are back for SfE BES 2018
Last year at SfE BES 2017 the Endocrine Networks presented Research Incubator meetings for the first time. Designed to bring endocrinologists together to discuss opportunities for future collaboration and to exchange knowledge, these sessions enabled members to present ideas for research proposals to colleagues. Delegates were then able to provide feedback, insight or even offer resources and collaboration to get the proposals off the ground.The Endocrine Networks again have time allocated in the programme for meetings atSfE BES 2018. Your Endocrine Networks are currently discussing the best format for these meetings. Here...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can You Miss the Signs of Heart Disease or a Heart Attack?
It ’ s not always easy to tell if you have heart disease or have had a heart attack. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Heart Tests (Medical) O'Donnell, Rosie Source Type: news

Ice swim racing is not for the faint of heart -- literally
Plunge into water at near-freezing temperatures, and your body goes into extreme distress. Your skin screams signals of pain. You can't breathe, because your chest is cramping up. Talking is nearly impossible. Your heart is pounding. Fear mounts -- as it should. Without any protection, you may lose consciousness in under 15 minutes. You'll be dead within an hour. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Konica Minolta launches new DR device
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas has launched a new digital radiography (DR)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Konica Minolta inks distribution deal with HydroCision Konica Minolta signs Green Bay Radiology Konica Minolta debuts Exa Cardio at ACC Konica Minolta to debut enterprise analytics software Konica Minolta debuts new AeroDR reporting software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Surveillance in Children and Youth Cardiorespiratory Fitness Surveillance in Children and Youth
Measuring cardiorespiratory fitness among school-aged children and adolescents could have important implications for population health surveillance.Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

A CNIC-coordinated project is set to receive € 1 million in funding over the next 3 years
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares) An international research effort led by the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III will receive $1,250,000 ( € 1,021,250) over the next three years through an award from The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO). HFSPO funds frontier research projects in the life sciences, fostering collaboration between scientists from different countries (or even continents) and working in different specialties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Meditation could help anxiety and cardiovascular health
(Michigan Technological University) In a student-led study, one hour of mindfulness meditation shown to reduce anxiety and some cardiovascular risk markers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A fat belly is bad for your heart
(European Society of Cardiology) Belly fat, even in people who are not otherwise overweight, is bad for the heart, according to results from the Mayo Clinic presented today at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Faster walking heart patients are hospitalized less
(European Society of Cardiology) Faster walking patients with heart disease are hospitalized less, according to research presented today at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress, and published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diets rich in fat and "bad" cholesterol found to weaken cardiovascular function
(Natural News) Bacon may taste good, but it’s bad for your heart. Diets rich in fat and cholesterol found to weaken cardiovascular function by turning the artery-protecting immune cells into promoters of inflammation. This in turn would worsen atherosclerotic plaque buildup that occurs in cardiovascular disease. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms - seven signs you should be aware of
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, dizziness, and sweating. These are the signs of a myocardial infarction that you should be aware of, and when to phone for an ambulance. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elective Restenosis Tx Might Not Be So Benign After All
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis finds mortality risk vs no repeat revascularization (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

How the Real Pilots of Mercury 13 Made the Case for the U.S. to Send Women to Space
The iconic line has become so familiar that it might be hard to imagine it any other way: as the first man on the moon put it, his achievement was “one small step for man.” But what if the first human being on the lunar surface had been a woman? That’s a central question asked by the Netflix documentary Mercury 13, directed by David Sington and Heather Walsh, premiering Friday — and, say the filmmakers, a question that’s still worth asking even decades after the last moon landing. The “13” in question were a group of experienced female pilots — Jerrie Cobb, Janey Hart, Jan Di...
Source: TIME: Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized space Source Type: news

Biotronik inks distro deal with Aziyo for CanGaroo cardiac device envelope
Biotronik inked a US-based co-distribution deal with Aziyo Biologics to distribute the company’s CanGaroo bio-envelopes designed to hold cardiovascular implantable devices, according to a release from Aziyo posted today. Silver Spring, Md.-based Aziyo Biologic’s CanGaroo bio envelope is designed to reduce the risk of device migration and erosion and simplify device removal during revisions or exchanges, the company said. The system is available in five sizes and are made out of a natural extracellular matrix. “Biotronik is trusted and respected by hospitals, physicians and patients, and our distribut...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Distribution aziyobiologics Biotronik Source Type: news

Improving overall heart health may reduce risk of atrial fibrillation
(Reuters Health) - Following practices recommended for "optimal" heart health may also reduce the risk of developing a serious heart-rhythm disorder, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study of 64,000 patients shows value of 24-hour blood pressure monitoring
A recently published study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is a better predictor of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality than just monitoring blood pressure in the clinic. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Pulmonary Hypertension: Not Just for Cardiologists
(MedPage Today) -- PH is common in many rheumatologic conditions (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Is Google Home a Trojan Horse in Healthcare?
In this study, recently-diagnosed diabetes patients were asked to use the technology to have "heart to heart" conversations with Alexa about what they want their friends and family to understand about their disease and what they are going through. The researchers found that patients were having genuine, meaningful conversations with Alexa about their disease, but the downside was that Alexa still sounds very robotic, which raised the question of whether or not Alexa or other voice-assisted technologies need to sound more human in order to have these types of conversations with patients and have the same impact? &...
Source: MDDI - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Digital Health Source Type: news

Heart attack victims can HALF their risk of dying by doing this
HEART attack victims can halve their risk of dying within four years by taking up exercise, according to a new study. Researchers say that exercising twice or more a week should be automatically advocated for heart attack patients - in the same way that they receive advice to stop smoking. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking aspirin after losing a loved one could prevent heart attacks
In a University of Arizona study the over-the-counter painkiller was found to decrease the effects of grief-related stress in grieving people who have are 20 times more likely to suffer a heart attack. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emboline, Inc. Completes Funding Of Over $10 Million
Combination of $3 Million in Equity Financing and Conversion of $7 Million in Convertible Notes will Fund Clinical Trial for the Emboliner™ Embolic Protection Catheter SANTA CRUZ, Calif., April 19, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Embo... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, Venture Capital Emboline, Emboliner, Embolic Protection, TAVR (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Care of Breast Cancer Survivors Cardiovascular Care of Breast Cancer Survivors
Review the latest strategies for early detection and management of CV disease in patients with a history of breast cancer.Journal of Oncology Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news