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Ask Well: Is an Ice Cream Binge Bad for the Heart?
A reader asks: Is there a cardiovascular difference between eating a pint of ice cream in one sitting versus eating it over a week? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Heart Blood Pressure Sugar Oils and Fats Source Type: news

HeartFlow nets more coverage for its software
Cardiovascular software developer HeartFlow is touting decisions by Health...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: HeartFlow highlights new APC code for FFR-CT software 3 insurers to cover HeartFlow FFR-CT Analysis Philips teams up with HeartFlow HeartFlow lands positive BCBS reviews GE, HeartFlow sign collaboration agreement (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Markers of Fibrosis and CV Risk in Kidney Transplantation Markers of Fibrosis and CV Risk in Kidney Transplantation
Urinary markers of kidney fibrosis may provide important clues into the cardiovascular risk in kidney transplant recipients.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

High Glucose Levels in Pregnancy Tied to Heart Defects in Babies
Exercise and a healthful diet during pregnancy may help to lower the risk of heart problems in newborns, one expert advises. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Babies and Infants Diabetes Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Higher blood sugar in early pregnancy raises baby's heart-defect risk
(Stanford University Medical Center) Higher blood sugar early in pregnancy raises the baby's risk of a congenital heart defect, even among mothers who do not have diabetes, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Making Insurers Participate in Marketplace Could Cut Volatility
Potential to improve access if federal, state governments require insurers to participate (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Heart disease and diabetes risk in later life INCREASED if children do THIS once a week
CHILDREN who eat takeaways at least once a week are more likely to develop heart disease and diabetes later in life, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Size Of Wine Glasses Has Grown Significantly
BOSTON (CBS) – Remember how the Grinch’s heart “grew three sizes that day”? Well, the size of your wine glass has grown much more than that. Researchers in England have found that wine glass capacity has increased nearly seven-fold since the early 1700s. Three hundred years ago, wine glasses could hold about two ounces of liquid. Now the average wine glass holds about 15 ounces. The researchers point to a number of historical factors that may be responsible like removal of excise taxes and automated glass production. They also say some people get more pleasure drinking from a larger glass. And bar a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Wine Source Type: news

Both Low, High HDL-C Levels Predict Infections in Cohort Study Both Low, High HDL-C Levels Predict Infections in Cohort Study
HDL is both complex and misunderstood, say researchers who saw the U-shaped curve for infection events by HDL cholesterol levels in the longitudinal Copenhagen General Population Study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

To Stent or Not to Stent: The ORBITA Question
(MedPage Today) -- Saurabh Jha, MD gives his reaction to the trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Florida woman pens letter to mother of son's organ donor
A 33-year-old woman from Florida wrote to the mother of her son's organ donor to express thanks and sorrow. Kate Harris' son had heart attacks when he was born and needed a new heart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Heart Failure Outcomes Measures Hurting Patients? Are Heart Failure Outcomes Measures Hurting Patients?
Dr Mandrola discusses the surprising inverse relationship between quality measures and heart failure mortality with study author Dr Larry Allen.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Chemence Medical wins FDA nod for Exofin Fusion skin closure system
Chemence Medical said today it won FDA clearance for its Exofin Fusion skin closure system designed for medium to large wounds. The Exofin Fusion skin closure system features a self-adhering mesh strip, mesh anchors and a fast-curing 2-octyl cyanoacrylate topical adhesive to close and seal large incisions and form a microbial barrier to protect from infections, the company said. Alpharetta, Ga.-based Chemence said the Exofin Fusion is designed for multiple uses, but is most applicable for orthopedic procedures including total hip and knee replacements, cardiovascular procedures, plastic surgery, spinal procedures and ...
Source: Mass Device - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Wound Care Chemence Medical Products Source Type: news

In-Hospital Death Higher for AF Patients in Rural Centers In-Hospital Death Higher for AF Patients in Rural Centers
The observational study had its limitations, but it should be viewed as a"motivational call to initiate prospective studies with the goal of identifying gaps in AF care," experts suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: TAVR Mortality; Damaged Balloon Catheter Tips; Leaflet Thrombosis
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Stereotactic Body Radiation Can Cut Ventricular Tachycardia
Reduction from baseline of 99.9 percent in episodes of ventricular tachycardia in five patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cardiovascular AI imaging dev Bay Labs raises $6m in Series A
Cardiovascular artificial intelligence medtech firm Bay Labs said today it raised $5.5 million in a Series A round to support clinical validation and further development of its cardiovascular imaging tech. The round was led by existing investor Khosla Ventures and joined by newly invested Data Collective, Greenbox Venture Partners, Minneapolis Heart Institute Ventures and Georges Harik. As part of the funding round, Khosla Ventures general partner Ben Ling and DCVC operating partner Armen Vidian will join the San Francisco-based company’s board of directors. “Bay Labs’ unique application of AI with ultras...
Source: Mass Device - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Imaging Software / IT baylabs Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: Abnormal heart rhythms associated with high doses of Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide)
[8-24-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare professionals and patients that the antidepressant Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide; also marketed as generics) should no longer be used at doses greater than 40 mg per day because it can cause abnormal changes in the electrical activity of the heart. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 14, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Corindus touts 1st Corpath GRX system installation outside the US
Corindus Vascular Robotics (OTC:CVRS) today touted the first commercial installation of its CorPath GRx robotic surgical system outside of the US. The CorPath GRX platform, a robot-assisted system for percutaneous coronary interventions such as stenting, was purchased and installed at the Ahmedabad, India’s Apex Heart Institute, the Waltham, Mass.-based company said. Read the whole story on our sister site, The Robot Report The post Corindus touts 1st Corpath GRX system installation outside the US appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Robotics Corindus Vascular Robotics Source Type: news

I ’m OK (sort of): The Unpredictability of OCD
When people ask me how I’m doing, I say that I’m doing ok. And sometimes I really am. The problem is that when you’re someone like me, someone who lives with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), you’re basically ok until suddenly you’re not. Let me explain. OCD is unpredictable. It’s that schoolyard bully that sneaks up behind you to pull your pigtails just when you found a spot in the shade to sit and read your book peacefully. It’s the unpredictable storm, the one that you think has passed, only to be followed by scattered thunderstorms an hour later. It’s the questions of...
Source: Psych Central - December 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rebecca Cushman Tags: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Personal Stories Psychology Students Treatment college coping obsessions. compulsions Ocd support worry Source Type: news

As California fires rage, this device clears toxic smoke in any room in seconds, removing hazardous chemicals from the air
(Natural News) As wildfires continue to rage in California, toxic smoke is filling homes, apartments and businesses with airborne carcinogens that promote cancer, heart disease and respiratory problems like asthma. According to the UK Daily Mail, 1.6 million people have now been exposed to dangerous levels of smoke, adding that exposure “could be lethal for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curing cancer with integrative medicine safely and effectively
(Natural News) Claiming close to 600,000 lives a year, cancer continues to be a leading cause of death in the United States – right behind heart disease. But, for me, what makes this statistic so sad is that it’s completely avoidable – for millions of people! Unfortunately, Western medicine – totally controlled by the pharmaceutical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A different kind of heart attack: New research finds a broken heart permanently weakens the organ in a similar way
(Natural News) Researchers discover that severe emotional distress can damage the heart physically like a heart attack. At least 3,000 adults in the U.K. suffer from Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, colloquially termed as the “broken heart syndrome,” each year. It is caused by bereavement and severe emotional distress, which stuns and weakens the heart. This causes the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The surprising early warning sign of a DEADLY heart attack
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath and lightheadedness. But, the life-threatening condition could be spotted early by this surprising sign. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan:Report - 'High Incidence of Heart Disease Among Children in Rural Sudan'
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Up to two per cent of children in Sudan's rural areas suffer from heart disease, especially in Darfur, according to a new specialist report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Torrent Pharma completes acquisition of Unichem Laboratories Ltd
he acquisition will accelerate Torrent's presence in the chronic space especially in the high growth segments of Indian Pharma market like Cardiology, Diabetology and Gastroenterology. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Tip: Practice Mindful Eating
-- Slowing down and paying more attention to what you eat can make you appreciate food more and eat healthier. The American Heart Association suggests: Ponder: Ask yourself if you are really hungry before you eat. Appraise: Notice your food and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Stem Cell Therapy: Translational Hurdles to New Frontiers Stem Cell Therapy: Translational Hurdles to New Frontiers
This brief commentary summarizes recent developments in the use of stem cells and regenerative therapy in cardiovascular diseases.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Designing an Optimal Screening Program for Unknown AF Designing an Optimal Screening Program for Unknown AF
This study used computer simulations to determine an optimal age and evaluate the value of repeated screenings.Europace (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

He was a renowned surgeon — until a doctor found his initials burned on a patient ’ s liver
Patients often can't help but wonder what doctors and nurses are doing while they're sedated. Some suspect trash talking. Others are wary of racially-charged comments. On Wednesday, a British surgeon gave patients something new to worry about: Getting their doctors' initials burned into their organs while they are unconscious. Simon Bramhall, 53, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault […]Related:A baby was born with her heart outside her body — and survived‘Phenomenal’ trial results may lead to a treatment for Huntington’s disease, experts sayTrump reportedly drinks 12 ca...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scrap the stethoscope -- engineers create new way to measure vital signs with radio waves
(Cornell University) Cornell University engineers have demonstrated a method for gathering blood pressure, heart rate and breath rate using a cheap and covert system of radio-frequency signals and microchip 'tags,' similar to the anti-theft tags department stores place on clothing and electronics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 14, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Genomic blood test predicts survival rates after surgery for advanced heart failure
UCLA HealthDr. Mario DengFINDINGSAn experimental blood test developed at UCLA that uses gene activity data from immune cells was 93 percent accurate in predicting survival rates for people with advanced heart failure who had surgery to implant mechanical circulatory support devices.BACKGROUNDMechanical circulatory support devices, such as ventricular assist devices and temporary total artificial hearts, can be surgically implanted in people with advanced heart failure to help the heart ’s pumping function.But people with advanced heart failure often also suffer from multi-organ dysfunction syndrome, which can lead to...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vasohibins/SVBP are tubulin carboxypeptidases (TCPs) that regulate neuron differentiation
Reversible detyrosination of α-tubulin is crucial to microtubule dynamics and functions, and defects have been implicated in cancer, brain disorganization, and cardiomyopathies. The identity of the tubulin tyrosine carboxypeptidase (TCP) responsible for detyrosination has remained unclear. We used chemical proteomics with a potent irreversible inhibitor to show that the major brain TCP is a complex of vasohibin-1 (VASH1) with the small vasohibin binding protein (SVBP). VASH1 and its homolog VASH2, when complexed with SVBP, exhibited robust and specific Tyr/Phe carboxypeptidase activity on microtubules. Knockdown of v...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Aillaud, C., Bosc, C., Peris, L., Bosson, A., Heemeryck, P., Van Dijk, J., Le Friec, J., Boulan, B., Vossier, F., Sanman, L. E., Syed, S., Amara, N., Coute, Y., Lafanechere, L., Denarier, E., Delphin, C., Pelletier, L., Humbert, S., Bogyo, M., Andrieux, A Tags: Biochemistry, Cell Biology reports Source Type: news

Focused Radiation May Nearly Erase Ventricular Tachycardia
(MedPage Today) -- Small case series in high-risk patients is promising for noninvasive tx (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Radiation Ablation of VT: Dramatic Results in Small Series Radiation Ablation of VT: Dramatic Results in Small Series
Noninvasive compared with RF ablation, it nearly abolished VT in five patients with massive VT burdens when other treatments failed. More research is needed, but it's"pretty darned exciting," says an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

A ‘ Game Changer ’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm
Rapid, erratic heartbeats — called ventricular tachycardia — can lead to sudden death. An experimental radiation treatment has eased the condition in five patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Defibrillators Heart Radiation Medical Devices Source Type: news

Variations in Aortic Root Anatomy Could Influence TAVR Outcomes Variations in Aortic Root Anatomy Could Influence TAVR Outcomes
Individual variations in the membranous septum and in the rotation of the aortic root could have implications for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Post-TAVI Heart-Failure Readmissions Common, Hard to Predict Post-TAVI Heart-Failure Readmissions Common, Hard to Predict
A new study finds a strong link between CHF readmissions after transcatheter aortic-valve implantation and mortality but no easy answers on how to avert it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

High-Sensitivity Troponin Sufficiently Rules Out ACS in the ED (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Assay has robust negative predictive value hours after symptom onset (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Ritalin During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Heart Defect in Baby
A new study found a small increased risk of having a baby with a heart defect if Ritalin/Concerta  (methylphenidate) was taken by the mother-to-be. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A baby was born with her heart outside her body — and survived
Immediately after Vanellope Hope Wilkins was born, she was put in sterile plastic to protect her heart — which was beating outside her tiny chest. It was a moment that her parents, Dean Wilkins and Naomi Findlay, had hoped for but were not certain would actually come — a moment in which their baby girl would come into the world, and live. […]Related:‘Phenomenal’ trial results may lead to a treatment for Huntington’s disease, experts sayTrump reportedly drinks 12 cans of Diet Coke each day. Is that healthy?New CDC head faces questions about financial co...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CytoSorbents wins German gov ’ t funding for CytoSorb endocarditis trial
CytoSorbents (OTC:CTSO) said this week it won funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for a randomized controlled trial exploring the use of its CytoSorb blood purification technology for treating infective endocarditis. The newly funded randomized, controlled, multi-center Remove trial aims to enroll 250 patients to explore the safety and efficacy of intraoperative CytoSorb in patients with dangerous bacterial heart valve infections during valve replacement surgeries and cardiopulmonary bypass procedures, the Monmouth, N.J.-based company said. The study’s goal is to demonstrate improv...
Source: Mass Device - December 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Clinical Trials CytoSorbents Corp. Source Type: news

Ritalin During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Heart Defect in Baby
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Congenital Heart Defects, Pregnancy and Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Baby born with heart outside her body undergoes surgery
Surgeons successfully operated on Vanellope Hope, who was born with her heart growing outside her body. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Baby born with heart outside of her body undergoes surgery
Surgeons successfully operated on Vanellope Hope, who was born with her heart growing outside of her body. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Siemens debuts cardiology dashboard application
Siemens Healthineers has introduced teamplay Cardio, a new cardiology dashboard...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens to list health division shares on Frankfurt exchange Tablet-controlled CT scanners lead Siemens products at RSNA Materialise, Siemens announce 3D printing partnership at RSNA 2017 Siemens launches new CT scanners at RSNA 2017 Siemens completes 1st U.S. install of new CT scanner (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Baby born with heart outside body survives surgery
A baby born with her heart outside her body has survived surgery to insert it back into her chest. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACC Issues Guidance for Managing Bleeds From Oral Anticoagulants ACC Issues Guidance for Managing Bleeds From Oral Anticoagulants
The report provides a"clinically applicable, easily referenced conceptual framework" to help clinicians manage bleeding complications during OAC therapy, say the authors. The ACC also has two related apps.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Baby's heart placed back inside her chest in rare surgeries
British officials say a baby born with an extremely rare condition has survived surgery to place her heart inside her chest (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

ADHD drug use in pregnancy increases risk of heart defects, study finds
The attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder drug methylphenidate is associated with an increased risk of heart defects in infants whose mothers take the medication during pregnancy, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news