Cardiac Assist Devices in Cardiogenic Shock Cardiac Assist Devices in Cardiogenic Shock
A new study examines the use of the Impella CP cardiac assist device in patients with acute MI complicated by cardiogenic shock. What are the implications of the findings?Circulation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Treating Lead Perforation Extending Beyond the Pericardium Treating Lead Perforation Extending Beyond the Pericardium
Lead perforation after implantation of a CIED is a potentially serious complication, especially when they extend deep into or beyond the pericardial space. How should these cases be managed?Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Same-Day Discharge Following AF Catheter Ablation Same-Day Discharge Following AF Catheter Ablation
Is same-day discharge following AF catheter ablation a safe management strategy?Europace (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Discovery of genetic variants could lead to new weight loss medicines
Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, according to a new paper co-authored by MRC researchers. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - April 19, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Genetic Crosstalk in Cancer Therapy-Induced Cardiomyopathy Genetic Crosstalk in Cancer Therapy-Induced Cardiomyopathy
A genetic study links cancer-therapy-induced and dilated cardiomyopathies and signals how identification of genetic risk factors may help change management of those at risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

A home guide to the best acupressure points for relieving cardiac problems
(Natural News) A lot of people don’t know they’re harboring the world’s largest killer until it’s too late: It is, of course, cardiovascular disease – which accounts for over a third of all deaths worldwide. In the U.S., the results are equally as grim. A new report published in Circulation revealed that 121.5 million American adults... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spinach: An easy and delicious way to reduce your risk of heart disease
(Natural News) Just about everyone is familiar with Popeye, the sailor who packs a spinach-powered punch. It’s also a trick that parents (and grandparents) have used for decades to convince their children to eat their vegetables. It turns out, there’s truth behind those colossal punches. Spinach, according to multiple studies, offers a bevy of health benefits –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Egypt ’s Food Challenge: a Good Effort but Not Enough
A bakery shop in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian flatbread, known as Aish baladi or country bread is on the table of all Egyptians, even the poorest, thanks to a smartcard system that assigns certain quantities to each family to avoid unnecessary waste. By Maged SrourCAIRO, Apr 18 2019 (IPS) “Unfortunately the overall nutritional panorama of Egypt does not look well,” says Dr. Sara Diana Garduno Diaz, an expert concentrating on nutrition and biology at the American University of the Middle East. Diaz’s research focuses on dietary patterns and ethnic-associated risk factors for metabolic syndrome. “While tra...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Middle East & North Africa Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (B Source Type: news

3D Printer Makes Swaths of Cardiac Tissue and a Tiny'Heart'3D Printer Makes Swaths of Cardiac Tissue and a Tiny'Heart '
Heart facsimiles up to 2 cm across were printed, along with squares of tissue that could potentially patch up damaged myocardium, from'inks'containing cultured myocytes and endothelial cells.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

New patch may slow muscle damage after heart attack
A patch, designed by researchers to reduce damage after a heart attack, helped stop left ventricle heart muscle stretching in an experiment with rats, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philip Morris v Uruguay: A Story That Deserves Retelling Philip Morris v Uruguay: A Story That Deserves Retelling
A tiny nation takes on big tobacco. Melissa Walton-Shirley, MD, sees lessons for the US in this tale of two presidents, one an oncologist, who did not back down in pushing for libre de humo de tabaco.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Novel Antiplatelet Agent May Not Increase Bleeding Risk Novel Antiplatelet Agent May Not Increase Bleeding Risk
Initial clinical results suggest that the new agent may be suitable for use with thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Replace Red Meat With Plant Protein for Heart Health
Your heart will thank you if you replace red meat with healthy plant proteins. Doing so will lower your odds for heart disease, according to a new study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cutting Booze to Cut AF Is Difficult for Patients to Swallow Cutting Booze to Cut AF Is Difficult for Patients to Swallow
Alex Voskoboinik, MBBS, discusses the results of the first randomized study to test alcohol abstinence (or reduction) in drinkers with AF. Now the hard part: persuading patients to cut out the booze.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Does Sugar Make Kids Hyper? That ’ s Largely A Myth
(CNN) — Does sugar make kids hyper? Maybe. “If you look at the peer-reviewed evidence, we cannot say sugar absolutely makes kids hyper; however, you can’t discount that sugar may have a slight effect” on behavior, said Kristi L. King, senior pediatric dietitian at Texas Children’s Hospital and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In the mid-1990s, a meta-analysis reviewed 16 studies on sugar’s effects in children. The research, published in the medical journal JAMA, concluded that sugar does not affect behavior or cognitive performance in children. “However, a sm...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: News Health CNN Sugar Source Type: news

How to live longer: These colourful veg may protect against heart disease and cancer
HOW TO live longer: Eating a balanced diet packed with fruit and vegetables is key to healthy living, but many people tend to eat the same foods and neglect others with vital nutrients. Add these colourful vegetables to your diet, which studies have shown may protect against heart disease and cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Scared to Exercise After a Heart Attack? It's Probably Scarier If You Don't
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Exercise is good for you. But for people who have had a heart attack, starting or resuming a workout routine may sound scary, exhausting, complicated -- in short, the last thing they'd... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ize on the prize: is Prince Charles the last guardian of British spelling?
There has been much spluttering about the prince ’s use of ‘Americanisms’ in a letter to Emmanuel Macron, but the truth is more complicatedBad news for a certain kind of pedantic patriot (look away now,Jacob Rees-Mogg). Prince Charles has debased the English language – and in a letter to a foreign potentate, no less.Our future king has essentially committed treason by using a ghastly “American” spelling in a letter expressing sympathy and support for the French president,Emmanuel Macron, afterthe fire at Notre Dame this week. He wrote: “I realize only too well what a truly special ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: David Shariatmadari Tags: Language Science Prince Charles Monarchy UK news Source Type: news

Timing of Meals Can Influence Heart Attack Recovery
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- When you eat during the day could influence your chances of surviving a heart attack, a new study finds. Specifically, skipping breakfast and eating dinner late in the evening were associated with poorer recovery and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Here's How Middle-Aged People -- Especially Women -- Can Avoid a Heart Attack
Title: AHA News: Here's How Middle-Aged People -- Especially Women -- Can Avoid a Heart AttackCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - April 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New Evidence That Veggies Beat Steak for Heart Health
Title: New Evidence That Veggies Beat Steak for Heart HealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - April 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Experimental Blood Thinner May Help Prevent Stroke, Without the Bleeding Risk
Title: Experimental Blood Thinner May Help Prevent Stroke, Without the Bleeding RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - April 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Timing of Meals Can Influence Heart Attack Recovery
Title: Timing of Meals Can Influence Heart Attack RecoveryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - April 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

People who skip breakfast are five times more likely to die after a heart attack 
Researchers from São Paolo State University in Brazil tracked 113 people who suffered heart attacks. The results were published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Mulls Specialised Surgery Centres to Check Medical Tourism
[Guardian] Lafia -The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, yesterday said the Federal Government was mulling establishment of specialised centres to handle cardiovascular and thoracic surgeries in a bid to check medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NAFLD and Clinical Outcomes in CKD NAFLD and Clinical Outcomes in CKD
A new study investigates the potential impact of NAFLD on cardiovascular and other outcomes in patients with CKD.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Vaginal Mesh Is Just One of Boston Scientific & #039;s Headaches This Year
Boston Scientific expects to take a $25 million revenue hit after FDA ordered two of its surgical mesh products off the market this week, the company disclosed in an SEC filing. Unfortunately, that's not the only revenue headwind the company has to worry about this year. Boston Scientific is one of about a handful of companies that develop paclitaxel drug-coated balloons and drug-coated stents. Paclitaxel devices received some bad press in January after a meta-analysis showed an increased risk of death for patients treated with these devices in the femoral and/or popliteal arteries of the lower limbs. Two drug-...
Source: MDDI - April 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Late dinner and no breakfast is a killer combination
(European Society of Cardiology) People who skip breakfast and eat dinner near bedtime have worse outcomes after a heart attack. That's the finding of research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center announces $200K Challenge winners
(University of Massachusetts Lowell) Entrepreneurs developing new technologies to treat blood clots, congestive heart failure, incontinence and more were the big winners at the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center $200,000 Challenge, an annual pitch competition that showcases cutting-edge innovations in the medical-device and biotech fields. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mount Sinai researchers discover that diabetes drug may reverse heart failure
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Study finds drug could have new applications in non-diabetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kidney transplant patients need even better aftercare!
(ERA-EDTA) Kidney transplantation is the best renal replacement therapy available. Although survival and quality of life are significantly better compared to dialysis patients, transplant recipients nevertheless have a significantly higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than healthy people. One recently published study [1] shows current data and derives important conclusions for further long-term improvements in outcomes after kidney transplantation - a highly topical issue, especially for cost reasons and in the event of organ or donor scarcity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Family of 30-year-old who shockingly died in his prime listen to his heart inside recipient's chest
David Rivera, 30, of San Diego, California, died in October 2017 of a brain bleed due to a rare blood clotting disorder. Two years later, his mother, fiancée and son heard his heart beat in the recipient. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A stressful balancing act for the heart
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Source: ScienceNOW - April 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Wong, W. Tags: twis Source Type: news

3D goggles may soon help surgeons see better
(Reuters Health) - In a first, heart surgeons in Poland used 3D goggles to help them see inside a patient's chest as they opened up a narrowed heart valve, according to a report in the European Heart Journal. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Scientists 3-D-printed a tiny human heart. They hope it can revolutionize transplants.
Scientists created an artificial heart with human tissue. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Deanna Paul Source Type: news

Primary Cardiovascular Prevention: 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline Update
Eighty percent of all cardiovascular events are preventable. The ACC/AHA 2019 guidelines are a single source of best practices to help achieve that goal. Review them here, at-a-glance. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 17, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Robert Derenbecker, MD Seth Martin, MD, MHS Tags: Cardiovascular Disease Cholesterol Disorders Source Type: news

AFib Patients Often Misjudge Stroke Risk vs OAC Bleeding Risk AFib Patients Often Misjudge Stroke Risk vs OAC Bleeding Risk
But is that okay? Patients may decide to take oral anticoagulants'without knowing the truth'about the size of their benefits and risks, neither of which measure up to perceptions, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Detection of brain specific cardiolipins in plasma after experimental pediatric head injury - Anthonymuthu TS, Kenny EM, Hier ZE, Clark RSB, Kochanek PM, Kagan VE, Bayir H.
Cardiolipin (CL) is a mitochondria-specific phospholipid that is central to maintenance and regulation of mitochondrial bioenergetic and metabolic functions. CL molecular species display great tissue variation with brain exhibiting a distinct, highly diver... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

Sociomedical problems of overwork-related deaths and disorders in Japan - Takahashi M.
OBJECTIVES: Cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases (CCVDs) and mental disorders, including suicide, are prevalent among overworked individuals in Japan. The 2014 legislation regarding the prevention of overwork-related deaths and disorders has acceler... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Sleep Myths Are Commonly Circulated
Authors say initiatives to debunk myths, promote healthful sleep practices may benefit public health (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Stress Tied to Heart Disease, Especially in People Under 50
Someone with a stress disorder was 37 percent more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those in the general population. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Heart Mental Health and Disorders Anxiety and Stress Source Type: news

Israeli Scientists Create First 3D-Printed Heart With Blood Vessels
Tel Aviv University researchers are hoping this technology could eventually be used to help human patients who need heart transplants. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 17, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why Spicy Food Makes Your Nose Run —and Why It’s Great for You
Munch a bit of habanero pepper or hot-sauce-soaked jambalaya, and you’ll notice a tingling numbness in your mouth followed by a burning sensation. If that burning sensation is sufficiently strong, your nose and eyes will start to run, and your mouth and throat will start to generate mucus. You may not be able to feel it, but your stomach and parts of your intestine will also start secreting excess fluid, says Dr. Brett Comer, a surgeon and ear, nose, and throat specialist at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Why does all this happen? Like spraying water on a filthy car, your body turns on the waterworks...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

New Evidence That Veggies Beat Steak for Heart Health
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Your heart will thank you if you replace red meat with healthy plant proteins. Doing so will lower your odds for heart disease, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from 36 trials involving more than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diabetes drug Metformin may fight heart disease, study says
Metformin could reverse left ventricular hypertrophy, the thickening of the heart's muscle that can cause heart disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Seven signs you should call an ambulance
HEART ATTACK symptoms don ’t just involve pain in the chest, which in some cases doesn’t even occur at all. It’s therefore important to be aware of the other signs of a heart attack so you know when to get emergency help. Here are seven key signs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metformin ‘reduces’ risk of heart disease in non-diabetic patients
The commonly used diabetes drug metformin could reverse the harmful thickening of heart muscle that leads to cardiovascular disease, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Who Blood Tranfusions Help: Layla Wigmore ’s Story
Layla Wigmore is an 8-year-old, third grader with a big smile and a big heart for helping others. In March 2018, she was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia, a rare ... The post Who Blood... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Blood aplastic anemia blood donation blood donor blood transfusion game of thrones Layla Layla Wigmore Source Type: news

AHA News: Here's How Middle-Aged People -- Especially Women -- Can Avoid a Heart Attack
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Physical fitness is good for the heart, brain and overall health. But a specific type called cardiorespiratory fitness may help predict the odds of having a heart attack, especially for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CardioSecur ® Knows the History of your Heart
Cardiovascular diseases are still one of the most common causes of death worldwide, that is why today it is more important than ever to know about one's heart. The ideal method for detecting heart events is to perform ECG readings at regular intervals. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news