T-TIME: Low-dose Alteplase No Match for Microvascular Obstruction T-TIME: Low-dose Alteplase No Match for Microvascular Obstruction
Microvascular obstruction, perceived as the'final frontier'in ST-segment elevation MI, failed to yield to low-dose intracoronary alteplase.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Mother's three-week-old baby 'died' in her arms
Ramaya Wilkinson, from Doncaster, was born at just 28 weeks via an emergency C-section after she stopped moving in her 30-year-old mother Emma Burns' womb. She had several holes in her heart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stem Cell Adjunct to LVAD Trial Negative, But'Intriguing'Stem Cell Adjunct to LVAD Trial Negative, But'Intriguing '
A new study did not show overall benefit on cardiac function, but there did appear to be an improvement in patients with ischemic heart failure and a large reduction in GI bleeding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Heart attack: Eat BAKED BEANS to lower your cholesterol and prevent heart problems
HEART attacks often happen to people who have high cholesterol, so it ’s vital to keep cholesterol levels down. Certain foods, like baked beans, can naturally help to lower cholesterol. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The one activity you should always indulge in to lower your reading
HIGH BLOOD pressure is a serious condition which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. It can be caused by a variety of factors, one of which is feeling stressed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migraines can raise the risk of an irregular heartbeat
Researchers at the University of South Carolina said the raised risk may be down to problems with the autonomic nervous system, which control the heart and blood vessels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migraine with Aura Tied to Higher Afib Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Could migraine with aura be embolic TIA? (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Speedy Angiography Needed in NSTE ACS Without Prior P2Y12 Inhibitor Speedy Angiography Needed in NSTE ACS Without Prior P2Y12 Inhibitor
The EARLY trial also suggests that if there is a delay in sending a patient with non-ST- segment-elevation ACS to the cath lab, the patient should receive aggressive guideline-based medical therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ENCORE-VT Takes Noninvasive VT Ablation to Next Level ENCORE-VT Takes Noninvasive VT Ablation to Next Level
After posting remarkable results with stereotactic radiation in a handful of salvage refractory-VT cases, a prospective study yields similarly dazzling results.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AHA: Two Heart Surgeries Before His 1st Birthday. Now He ’ s 12 and Healthy.
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Novel Agent Lowers Lp(a), Meets All End Points in Phase 2 Novel Agent Lowers Lp(a), Meets All End Points in Phase 2
The highest dose of a novel antisense agent was associated with an 80% reduction in lipoprotein(a) in a new phase 2 trial; and 98% of participants reached the goal of an Lp(a) level under 50 mg/dL.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Surgical robot BOTCHES surgery, kills man on operating table while doctors sipped lattes
(Natural News) In the name of scientific “progress,” Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital in the United Kingdom recently tried to pioneer the use of a surgical robot that it tasked with repairing a patient’s damaged heart valve, only to have the machine go completely bonkers and ultimately kill the man on the operating table. According to reports,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA: Guidelines Stress Healthy Lifestyle for Lowering Cholesterol
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 -- A healthy lifestyle for lowering cholesterol should be emphasized for reducing cardiovascular risk across the life course, according to a guideline published online Nov. 14 in Circulation to coincide with the annual... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Channel 5 viewers applaud surgeons who conducted open heart surgery live on air
GRAPHIC CONTENT: The first episode of Operation Live aired last night and London heart surgeon Kulvinder Lall performed an aortic valve replacement on a 69-year-old man. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - five uncommon warning signs you should know about
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, a pain in the arm, or feeling dizzy, and they usually vary from person to person. You could be at risk of deadly myocardial infarction signs if you have these uncommon symptoms. Are you at risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronary Calcium Predicts Risk in Familial Hypercholesterolemia (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- FH patients with zero CAC had zero events over median 3.7 years (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New CARMELINA Analysis: No Heart Failure Risk With Linagliptin New CARMELINA Analysis: No Heart Failure Risk With Linagliptin
A secondary analysis of CARMELINA trial data with linagliptin underlines that DDP-4 inhibitors are not linked to an increase in heart failure outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes, say US researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Western lifestyle may cause blood pressure to rise with age
Study of remote communities in Venezuelan rainforest sheds fresh light on hypertensionA western lifestyle might be the reason blood pressure tends to rise with age, according to a study of remote tribal communities.Hypertension is a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and in many developed countries, including the UK, the likelihood of developing increases with age.More than a quarter of adults in England have high blood pressure, withrecent figures showing the proportion rises to 58% among those aged 65-74.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: High blood pressure Society Science Health & wellbeing Life and style Ageing Venezuela Americas World news Europe US news Source Type: news

Diet, Not Age, May Account for Rising Blood Pressure
Comparison of two tribes in the Venezuelan rain forest points to diet, rather than advancing age, as a cause of higher blood pressure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Blood Pressure Salt Yanomami Indians Diet and Nutrition Heart Hypertension Source Type: news

Lifting weights for just five minutes can slash stroke and heart attack risk
Pumping iron for just a few minutes cuts the likelihood of developing metabolic syndrome, say researchers from Iowa State University who studied nearly 13,000 adults. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?
Genetically modified foods was mixed with another species' DNA. Gene-edited food is more precise, using CRISPR to avoid side effects. Scientists are starting with heart-healthy foods. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Reduces Later Heart Failure Deaths Bariatric Surgery Reduces Later Heart Failure Deaths
Hospitalized heart failure patients with prior bariatric surgery had lower mortality than those without prior surgery, even after matching for BMI.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

AHA: Neighborhood Violence Takes Toll on Heart
(MedPage Today) -- Studies connect steady diet of violence to early heart disease (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Vapotherm prices $56m IPO
Vapotherm yesterday priced an initial public offering, aiming to raise $56 million for its respiratory device. Exeter, N.H.-based Vapotherm developed the Precision Flow line of devices to provide high-velocity heated, humidified and oxygenated air to treat patients with conditions such as pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and heart failure. Some 1,200 of the devices have been sold in the U.S., mostly into hospital ICUs, the company said. Vapotherm said it plans to issue 4 million shares at $14 apiece, hitting the low end of its prior range. The offering also includes a 30-day underwrit...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Respiratory Wall Street Beat Vapotherm Source Type: news

You May Be Prediabetic and Don't Know It, CDC Warns
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 -- More than one-third of Americans have prediabetes, but 90 percent of them don't know they have it, medical experts say. Prediabetes often leads to type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems, including heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Two Heart Surgeries Before His 1st Birthday. Now He's 12 and Healthy.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Born weighing almost 10 pounds, Caden Konecny arrived pink and loud. His mom, Ashlea, loved everything about her first-born child, except his struggles to breastfeed. Perhaps she was doing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart Disease Leading Cause of Death in Low-Income Counties
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 -- The leading cause of death varies with income in the United States, with heart disease still the leading cause of death in low-income counties, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in the Annals of Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sudden Cardiac Death Rates Up in Blacks Versus Whites
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 -- Sudden cardiac death (SCD) rates are significantly higher among black adults than white adults without a history of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the Nov. 13 issue of the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Canada's first successful heart transplant was 50 years ago this week. Here's how it happened
Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital is marking the 50th anniversary of Canada's first successful heart transplant. "We showed that it can be done," remembered a doctor involved in the landmark surgery. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Withings launches wearable heart rate, fitness tracker Pulse HR
The wearable will connect to the Health Mate app, which can give users insights about ther heart rate and sleep patterns.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Heart Failure Patients Shouldn't Stop Meds Even if Condition Improves: Study
Title: Heart Failure Patients Shouldn't Stop Meds Even if Condition Improves: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - November 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ACC Latin America Conference highlights cardiovascular research, practice in region
(American College of Cardiology) The American College of Cardiology will host the ACC Latin America Conference in partnership with the Peruvian Society of Cardiology in Lima, Peru, on November 16-17, 2018, bringing together top experts to review and discuss new, relevant cardiovascular science pertinent to the region. This is the first time the conference will be held in South America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Urocortin 3 gene therapy increases systolic and diastolic function in heart failure
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Mice with heart failure that were treated with AAV8-based gene therapy to deliver the protein urocortin 3 (UCn3) had increased blood levels of UCn3 over a 5-week period and improved heart function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Arkansas Heart Starts Work on $55M Bryant Hospital
Arkansas Heart Hospital of Little Rock is starting construction on its second hospital — this one in Bryant, set to open in the second half of 2020. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Good for the heart: A look at Chinese holly
(Natural News) Earlier studies have shown that holly (Ilex) plants contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and protect the brain and the liver. In a study published in the Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines, researchers found that the Chinese holly (Ilex cornuta) can also protect the heart. The study, conducted by a team of researchers from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin C can prevent gout
(Natural News) Vitamin C has been reported to prevent and treat infection, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Another study has shown that it can also prevent gout. Gout is one of the most common types of arthritis that causes severe pain, swelling, and stiffness in a joint, typically affecting the joint in the big toe.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AliveCor app matches ECG in signaling certain heart attacks
AliveCor’s KardiaMobile app may detect serious heart attacks as well as an ECG. (Image courtesy of AliveCor) An international study has found that AliveCor’s smartphone app has nearly the same accuracy as a standard 12-lead ECG in monitoring heart activity and determining if someone is having an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The study led by researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City followed 204 patients with chest pain, who received both a standard 12-lead ECG and an ECG through the AliveCor app, which is administered through a smartphone wit...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Team determines how cholesterol moves inside cells
This study may help pave the way for new diagnostic and therapeutic tools for these diseases.AUTHORSDr. Peter Totonoz, a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Jaspreet Sandhu, a student in pathology and laboratory medicine, are the study ’s senior author and first author, respectively. Other UCLA-affiliated authors are Xu Xiao, Thomas Weston, Alessandra Ferrari, Jose Orozco, David Strugatsky, Stephen Lee, Cuiwen He, Cynthia Hong, Laurent Bentolila, and Stephen Young. Non-UCLA authors are Shiqian Li, Louise Fairall, Simon Pfisterer , Jennifer Gurnett, Dipti ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists: Taking EPA and DHA omega-3s reduces your risk of cardiac death
(Natural News) Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce your risk of heart disease — even if the mainstream media is trying to say otherwise. While Big Pharma is trying to get everyone under the sun hooked on a prescription statin drug for “heart health,” it turns out that all you really need to do is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Less MI, Stroke on DOAC in Sinus-Rhythm HF: Post-Hoc COMMANDER-HF Less MI, Stroke on DOAC in Sinus-Rhythm HF: Post-Hoc COMMANDER-HF
Rivaroxaban didn't protect patients from death from progressive heart failure, but it apparently cut the risk for some thrombotic events, potentially pointing to a new role for oral anticoagulation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AHA: Progress on CVD Mortality Is Anything But
(MedPage Today) -- NHLBI seeks to reinvigorate efforts in cardiovascular health (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AHA: Stem Cells No Help in LVAD Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Mesenchymal precursor cells didn't boost wean rates from heart assist devices (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - November 13, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Report: Quanttus alums land at Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, other major players
Former employees of closed health monitor developer Quanttus have found themselves in critical positions with industry leaders include Apple (NSDQ:AAPL), Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN), Alphabet (NSDQ:GOOGL), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and other major players, according to a CNBC report. Originally spun-out of MIT in 2012, Quanttus aimed to develop a wearable vital signs monitor to measure blood pressure, heart rate and respiration. The device they created was designed to capture more than 500,000 vital sign data points each day in hopes of reducing the burden of issues like uncontrolled high blood pressure. Despite hiring ...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development Quanttus Source Type: news

High BP in Young Adults a Harbinger of Premature CVD, Death High BP in Young Adults a Harbinger of Premature CVD, Death
Under revised ACC/AHA blood pressure guidelines, more young people now meet criteria for being hypertensive. What does this mean regarding risk for later cardiovascular events?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Pediatric AML: Early Cardiotoxicity Tied to Worse Survival
(MedPage Today) -- Evaluate cardiac function after each course of AMI chemo, specialists urge (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medtronic backs infant-sized miniature pacer
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is collaborating with researchers at the Children’s National Health System to develop a miniature pacemaker intended for use with infants. The prototype version of the device was presented at the American Heart Association’s 2018 Scientific Sessions by Dr. Rohan Kumthekar of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, part of the Children’s National Health System. The newly developed miniature pacer is designed to be implanted through a 1 cm incision just below the ribcage, eliminating the need for open-chest surgery, according to a CNHS report. The device is im...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Research & Development Medtronic Source Type: news

Cornea Problem? Precise Bio Can Print You Out a New One
Winston-Salem, NC-based Precise Bio, a regenerative medicine company that is working on advancing the use of bio-printed tissue and organs to patients, recently launched a dedicated ophthalmology business unit to support attainment of near-term opportunities in the ophthalmology arena as it builds a portfolio of programs in additional indications. The company has developed what it calls a 4D bio-fabrication platform technology that comprises cell expansion, bio-materials, processes, and printing technology. According to Aryeh Batt, co-founder and CEO of Precise Bio, the company is the first to transplant a 3D-printed corne...
Source: MDDI - November 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: 3-D Printing Implants Source Type: news

Medtronic's Valiant Navion Thoracic Stent Graft System Garners Both FDA and CE Mark Approvals
Only three weeks ago, Medtronic's Valiant Navion ™ Thoracic Stent Graft System received FDA approval. Today, the company announced that its low profile device now has been approved for the CE Mark in Europe as well. According to Medtronic, this lower profile stent graft, which was eight years in the making, now makes it possible to use as a trea tment in the broadest possible patient population, especially in those whose anatomy would not permit thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR), such as patients with narrower or more curved iliac arteries, most commonly female. (Source: News from Angioplasty.Org)
Source: News from Angioplasty.Org - November 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA: Cardiogenic Shock Ups Mortality in Takotsubo Syndrome
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 -- For patients with takotsubo syndrome (TTS), those with cardiogenic shock (CS) have an increased risk for mortality, according to a research letter published online Nov. 10 in Circulation to coincide with the annual meeting... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Even the 'Still Overweight' Benefit from Exercise
People who are obese-but-fit have lower resting pulse rates, less body fat, higher lean muscle mass and better heart function than those who are obese and don't regularly exercise, a new study confirms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news