BASILAR: Endovascular Treatment Improves Outcomes in BAO Stroke BASILAR: Endovascular Treatment Improves Outcomes in BAO Stroke
The addition of endovascular therapy to thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke with basilar artery occlusion improved functional outcomes in a new registry study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Lipid-Lowering Drug Earns FDA Approval New Lipid-Lowering Drug Earns FDA Approval
The non-statin drug bempedoic acid was granted approval for adults with familial hypercholesterolemia or established atherosclerotic CVD.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Feb 21 2020 This Week in Cardiology Feb 21 2020 This Week in Cardiology
More fuel piled onto the EXCEL trial controversy, GI bleeds in AF, medical education, and revascularization procedures are covered by Dr John Mandrola in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

More Evidence Backs LDL Below 70 to Reduce Recurrent Stroke More Evidence Backs LDL Below 70 to Reduce Recurrent Stroke
Following an ischemic stroke with evidence of atherosclerosis, targeting a lower LDL cholesterol level was associated with avoidance of major cardiac events on follow-up, new evidence demonstrates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Endocrine Society Advises on Use of Romosozumab for Osteoporosis Endocrine Society Advises on Use of Romosozumab for Osteoporosis
Updated guidance for osteoporosis now includes a recommendation for the use of romosozumab, but only in severe osteoporosis and not in women with a history of myocardial infarction or stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Rome unveils shrine dedicated to city's mythical founder
Newly found monument honouring Romulus includes 2,600-year-old sarcophagusA newly discovered ancient shrine believed to have been dedicated to the cult of Romulus, the legendary founder and first king of Rome, has been unveiled.The monument was discovered by archaeologists in a chamber beneath the Roman Forum, the political heart of the Roman empire, and includes a 2,600-year-old sarcophagus and a circular stone structure that is believed to have been an altar.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Angela Giuffrida Rome correspondent Tags: Italy Sculpture Art Art and design Culture Europe World news Archaeology Science Architecture Heritage Source Type: news

AHA News: These Stroke Survivors May Not Be Prescribed Enough Blood Pressure Meds
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Nearly two-thirds of people who survive an often-deadly type of stroke caused by bleeding in the brain continue to experience high blood pressure because they aren't taking enough... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: This Meaty Jambalaya Takes the Fat Out of Fat Tuesday
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Just because Mardi Gras is French for " Fat Tuesday " doesn't mean you have to load up on rich foods to celebrate. As you prepare for the holiday, consider chicken and ham jambalaya, a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can Men Dine Their Way to Higher Sperm Counts?
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- Listen up, guys: A healthy diet is good for your brain and heart, and also your sperm, new research suggests. In a study of more than 2,900 Danish men, median age 19, those whose diet was rich in fish, chicken, vegetables,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: The sign in your nails that could signal you are at risk
HEART attack symptoms are mostly associated with the event itself but certain bodily changes can signal you are at risk months before you develop the potentially fatal complication. One lesser-known warning sign to watch out for is a particular change in your fingernails. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What happens to the liver when you drink alcohol? For one, it loses its ability to protect against cancer
(Natural News) Adipokines are cell signaling proteins produced by adipose tissue (fat). These “circulating hormones” facilitate communication between various organs, such as the brain, liver and muscles. Dysregulation of adipokines, which also mediate inflammation, has dire consequences and is associated with serious health problems like obesity, cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. In a recent study, researchers from the Medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI predicts heart attack, stroke on cardiac MRI
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that quantifies blood flow on cardiac...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What can AI do to speed up cardiac MRI interpretations? AI can find patients at risk for MRI safety issues Advances in imaging, AI make cardiac MRI more accessible Is perfusion MRI best to rule on revascularization? AI model could enable gadolinium-free cardiac MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AHA News: Earth-Based or Star-Bound, Heed These Heart-Healthy Lessons From Space
Title: AHA News: Earth-Based or Star-Bound, Heed These Heart-Healthy Lessons From SpaceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Wearable 'Brain Stimulator' May Boost Stroke Recovery
Title: Wearable 'Brain Stimulator' May Boost Stroke RecoveryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Brain Stent Could Cut Odds for a Second Stroke
Title: Brain Stent Could Cut Odds for a Second StrokeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Your Best Bet Against Heart Attack, Stroke? Lower Blood Pressure
Title: Your Best Bet Against Heart Attack, Stroke? Lower Blood PressureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Surgeons successfully treat brain aneurysms using a robot
(American Heart Association) A robot was used to treat brain aneurysms for the first time.The robotic system could eventually allow remote surgery, enabling surgeons to treat strokes from afar. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Secondary analysis confirms safety of blood thinning agent
(American Heart Association) The blood thinner apixaban, which treats and prevents blood clots in some people with irregular heart rhythm, is safe and effective in stroke patients. Apixaban is associated with less bleeding, death and hospitalization than warfarin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leg pain medication may prevent re-blockage of neck arteries after a stent
(American Heart Association) Adding cilostazol, an antiplatelet medication for leg pain, to other drugs tended to prevent re-blockage of carotid artery stents within two years.This is the first trial to show potential effectiveness of medical management for prevention of in-stent restenosis after carotid artery stenting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds trend toward benefit in using blood-clotting agent for bleeding stroke
(American Heart Association) There are few treatment options for bleeding stroke.There was a trend towards reduced growth of brain bleeds in those treated with the antifibrinolytic agent tranexamic acid within 4.5 hours of stroke onset, compared to those treated with placebo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Telemonitoring plus phone counseling lowers blood pressure among black and Hispanic stroke survivors
(American Heart Association) Minority stroke survivors experience better blood pressure control when lifestyle counseling by phone from a nurse is added to home blood pressure telemonitoring. Improved blood pressure control could lower strokes and stroke deaths in blacks and Hispanics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mechanical clot removal without clot busters may be sufficient stroke treatment
(American Heart Association) Mechanical clot removal alone may be as effective as combining it with intravenous (IV) clot-busting medications for stroke patients. Mechanical clot removal alone reduced the risk of brain bleeding in this Japanese study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds certain genetic test not useful in predicting heart disease risk
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) A Polygenic Risk Score -- a genetic assessment that doctors have hoped could predict coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients -- has been found not to be a useful predictive biomarker for disease risk, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cardiovalve Reaches 2 Milestones for its Tricuspid Valve Replacement System
Cardiovalve has a pair of milestones that could help catapult the company into the forefront of the tricuspid valve market. The Or Yehuda, Israel-based company received FDA approval for an early feasibility study of the transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement system and Breakthrough Device Designation for the technology. The study’s primary endpoint is the safety and feasibility of the Cardiovalve technology and procedure in reducing tricuspid regurgitation, with evaluations at 30 days and periodically up to five years. The study will be conducted in collaboration with five leading US hospitals. In a re...
Source: MDDI - February 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Trendy diets may not be sustainable for long-term cardiovascular health
The American Heart Association says eating healthily is good for your cardiovascular health. But how healthy are trendy diets like Keto and intermittent fasting? Dr. Tara Narula joins “CBS This Morning” to answer these questions during American heart month. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long Delays in Amyloidosis Dx, Even With Established Cardiac Care Long Delays in Amyloidosis Dx, Even With Established Cardiac Care
The underrecognized disease is rare and diagnosis complicated by a lack of awareness and heterogeneity of symptoms at presentation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

"CBS This Morning" podcast covers women's heart health
Cardiologist Dr. Jennifer Mieres joins CBS News medical contributor and cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula to discuss risk factors and symptoms of heart disease in women. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michel Honored with Department of Medicine Faculty Mentor Award
Thomas Michel, MD, PhD, senior physician in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, received the Department of Medicine ’s 2020 Faculty Mentor Award from the Brigham and Women’s Internal Medicine Residents. This annual award was presented at the Depa (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - February 21, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Some performance improvement for NHS in Wales, latest figures show
But record numbers of people waiting more than 12 hours in A&E Related items fromOnMedica ‘Substantial tax rises’ needed to keep the NHS afloat Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Latest NHS performance figures dubbed ‘shocking’ Conditions in the NHS have worsened, new report shows NHS lagging on preventing cancer and heart deaths (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

First Clinical Evidence of Neuroprotection in Acute Stroke? First Clinical Evidence of Neuroprotection in Acute Stroke?
A new potential neuroprotectant has been found to be beneficial for patients with ischemic stroke undergoing thrombectomy in the ESCAPE-NA1 trial, but only for those not receiving thrombolysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ACC Mitral Regurgitation Decision Pathway Updated ACC Mitral Regurgitation Decision Pathway Updated
An update to 2017 expert consensus on treatment of mitral regurgitation was needed after the COAPT and MITRA-FR trials changed the game in secondary mitral regurgitation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

TNK Dose in Large-Vessel Stroke: 0.25 mg/kg Is Sufficient TNK Dose in Large-Vessel Stroke: 0.25 mg/kg Is Sufficient
New data from a second EXTEND-IA TNK (tenecteplase) trial clarify the optimum dose of the bolus thrombolytic for use in ischemic stroke, for which enthusiasm is growing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ISAACC: No Effect of CPAP On CV Outcomes in OSA ISAACC: No Effect of CPAP On CV Outcomes in OSA
Patients with previous acute coronary syndrome treated with CPAP for obstructive sleep apnea showed no significant reduction in subsequent cardiovascular events, in a randomized trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Assessing Hemocompatibility for Medical Devices in Contact with Circulating Blood
Many commonly used medical devices, such as catheters, cardiopulmonary bypass systems, and endovascular grafts, are intended to come in contact with circulating blood. Therefore, these devices require an assessment for hemocompatibility risks such as hemolysis and thrombosis prior to submitting to a regulatory agency for market approval. The testing required for the evaluation of these specific endpoints depends on the exposure type and duration of the specific medical device under focus, and the guidance is captured in Table 1 of ISO 10993-4 Biological evaluation of medical devices - Part 4: Selection of tests for interac...
Source: MDDI - February 20, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Helin R äägel Tags: Testing Source Type: news

Chronic Kidney Disease Poses Major Global Health Burden
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has a major effect on global health, both as a direct cause of morbidity and mortality and as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Characteristics of Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champions, 2012-2019
The Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champions, a national recognition program, demonstrates that achieving high hypertension control rates is possible across a range of health care settings and among patient populations at high risk for having uncontrolled hypertension. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 20, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Heart Disease Heart Health High Blood Pressure Hypertension MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Stroke Million Hearts Source Type: news

Many Transgender Youth Intentionally Avoid Disclosure
About three - quarters report voluntarily telling a health care provider outside gender clinic about their identity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry 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

Matters of the heart and mind: interpersonal violence and cardiovascular disease in women - El-Serag R, Thurston RC.
While violence against women has existed throughout human history, there is a growing recognition that this global crisis not only undermines the dignity, safety, and human rights of women but is also a major public health threat. Similarly, cardiovasc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Abbott ’s Coronary Dilation Catheters Face Class I Recall
Abbott Laboratories is facing a Class I Recall of its coronary dilation catheters. The Abbott Park, IL-based company said that “certain lots” of the NC Trek RX Coronary Dilatation Catheter would be impacted by the recall. According to FDA’s website the firm field personnel and Affiliates directly contacted the first customers beyond the firm's control via phone, email, or personal visit to facilitate rapid notification, Jan. 29, 2020. The "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" Notification informed customers that specific lots of its Coronary Dilatation Catheters with...
Source: MDDI - February 20, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Long-term Changes in Gut Metabolite Predict CHD Risk Long-term Changes in Gut Metabolite Predict CHD Risk
Temporal changes in dietary habits — for better or worse — were also found to modulate the harmful effects of the gut microbial metabolite trimethylamine N-oxide.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Common Antibiotics Linked To Increased Risk Of Birth Defects, Study Says
(CNN) — Taking some common antibiotics during the first trimester of pregnancy was linked with higher risk of birth defects, according to a new study. The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal BMJ, found an increased risk of birth defects in the children of women who were prescribed macrolides during the first three months of pregnancy compared to mothers who were prescribed penicillin. Macrolide antibiotics include erythromycin, clarithromycin and azithromycin, and they are used to treat infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis and urinary, skin and sexually transmitted diseases. They are often prescrib...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Source Type: news

Brain Stent Could Cut Odds for a Second Stroke
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- For decades, artery-opening stents have helped prevent heart attacks, and new research suggests they might also help prevent strokes in the brain. In a new study, the self-expanding, intracranial Wingspan brain stent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Influenza vaccination in patients with heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
Review (6 cohort studies, n=179,158) found influenza vaccination was associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality (HR=0.83; 95%CI 0.76 to 0.91; I2=75%). However, evidence statements are based on very low grade quality evidence. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Signs of the deadly condition ‘women should never ignore’
A HEART attack doesn't always involve a breathtaking jibe in the chest and, even if it does, some people may brush past the pain as something insignificant. Take notice of your bodily sensations; it could indicate a heart attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Research Opens New Avenues to Reduce Foot, Toe Amputations
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Emerging research may help doctors devise better ways to prevent some of the tens of thousands of amputations unrelated to traumatic injury that occur in the U.S. each year. Diabetes is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Your Best Bet Against Heart Attack, Stroke? Lower Blood Pressure
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Millions of Americans with high blood pressure are at risk of heart attack and stroke, but just a few changes might cut that risk. " In February, American Heart Month, we encourage all Americans to take control of their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Earth-Based or Star-Bound, Heed These Heart-Healthy Lessons From Space
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn made history when he became the first American to orbit the Earth. About half an hour after launch, somewhere over Zanzibar, he made a bit of lesser-known... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Side Effects Seen With Guideline-Recommended Chlorthalidone
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- In real-world practice, chlorthalidone use is not associated with significant cardiovascular benefits versus hydrochlorothiazide, but it is associated with a greater risk for renal and electrolyte abnormalities, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Wuhan mother speaks out "no beds, no medicine, all lies"
(Natural News) Here’s a heart wrenching video of a Wuhan mother who cannot take the lies anymore. (Article by Mike “Mish” Shedlock republished from MoneyMaven.io) Select Transcript Quotes Only normal citizens are suffering. The government does not care about us. We can’t buy medicine with money. We can’t go to the hospital with money. And... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pioneering heart valve that grows inside the body could transform lives of children with defects
The prosthetic created by Boston Children's Hospital has been hailed as a huge step forward in medical care. In young lambs, it expanded with the growth of their own hearts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news