EU Panel Recommends Fenspiride Suspension Because of Heart Risks EU Panel Recommends Fenspiride Suspension Because of Heart Risks
The potential risk of serious heart rhythm problems associated with fenspiride prompts the EMA's safety committee to recommend suspending its use pending further review.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Blog: Every victory for our union is a victory for our women members
This morning I was proud to speak at UNISON’s annual women’s conference. It’s the biggest conference by and for women in the UK – which is fitting, as UNISON is the women’s union, with more than a million women members. Everything that happens in our union has our women members at its heart. That was built into the very foundation of our union 25 years ago, and we created a new union for a new era. A big part of that was a new rule book, which I fought for and wrote, that enshrined the role of women in our union. UNISON women are the majority of our members and the heartbeat of everything tha...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News 2019 Women's Conference Source Type: news

Push-up capacity may predict men's heart disease risk
(Reuters Health) - The number of push-ups a man can do in the doctor's office may be a good predictor of his risk of developing heart disease in the coming years, new research suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Women face a health risk from just TWO diet drinks a day
AS FEW as two diet drinks a day increase a woman's risk of stroke, heart disease and an early death, research suggests. And experts admitted they did not know which artificial sweeteners may be bad for health and which may be harmless. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men who can do over 40 push-ups are at a 96% lower risk of heart disease, study finds
Instead of long, arduous treadmill tests for heart health, doctors at Harvard University are now recommending push-ups, as doing over 10 indicates a young man's heart is relatively healthy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Money troubles tied to higher risk of heart disease for African-Americans
(Reuters Health) - African-American adults who often struggle to pay bills may be more than twice as likely to develop heart disease than their counterparts who don't have much financial stress, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

People with sleep apnea three times as likely to have heart failure
Not getting enough sleep could lead to a heart attack, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ We ’re still standing ’
UNISON members are “united in a passion to make our world a better place.” That was the core of the message from general secretary Dave Prentis to the union’s national women’s conference when he addressed delegates in Bournemouth this morning, during Heart Unions week. “Ours is a union that the doom merchants said would never work … but we’re still standing,” he said, as the celebrations for UNISON’s first quarter of a century continue. He reminded everyone of how Nalgo, Nupe and Cohse came together – “3,000 branches – more used to poaching each other...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference dave prentis equality general secretary women members Source Type: news

Iron deficiency symptoms: Six signs you need to eat more foods with the mineral
IRON deficiency can occur when your body is lacking the essential mineral. Without treatment complications such as heart problems can develop. Here are six symptoms you need to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father has a life-saving transplant with the donor heart beating in a box
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT James Walton, from Stoke-on-Trent, was given the emergency transplant after his aorta burst in January. He is the the third person in the UK to undergo the procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father, 34, has a life-saving transplant with donor heart beating in a box OUTSIDE of his bod
James Walton, from Birmingham, was given the emergency transplant after his aorta burst in January. The 34-year-old is the just the third person in the UK to undergo the procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CO2 Measurements Can Guide OHCA Resuscitative Efforts
Carbon dioxide (CO2) in the body is a product of metabolism. It’s produced in cells dependent on oxygen supply. During cardiac arrest, oxygen delivery to cells falls, and CO2 production decreases. CO2 levels may be monitored at the airway through CO2 excretion, and they may be monitored in the cells through peripheral measurement. Peripheral measurement of CO2 has typically been carried out through arterial or venous analysis. Transcutaneous CO2 measurement is now a popular and useful method of providing the monitoring of CO2 levels in critically ill patients, especially pediatric patients. Variations between the lev...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Raymond L. Fowler, MD, FACEP, FAEMS Tags: Airway & Respiratory Cardiac Resuscitation Exclusive Articles Patient Care Heart of America Top Story Source Type: news

Active Compression-Decompression CPR Plus an Impedance Threshold Device
Although conventional closed-chest manual CPR has been the standard of care for over 60 years,1 its limitations have resulted in new CPR techniques.2–6 Conventional, standard CPR provides only about 20–30% of normal blood flow to the heart and brain, which in many cases is insufficient to enable a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC).7–10 In addition, it’s difficult to perform correctly and consistently.11–14 Over the past 25 years, a new method of CPR called “active compression-decompression (ACD) CPR plus an impedance threshold device (ITD)” has been developed as a superior a...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tom P. Aufderheide, MD, MS, FACEP, FACC, FAHA Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Top Story Exclusive Articles Patient Care Heart of America Source Type: news

High-Quality CPR Requires Measurement and Feedback
Survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) continues to be dismal in many EMS systems around the world.1 Is this actually true, or is it merely an often-used opening line to thousands of papers published annually on OHCA survival? Evidence from many communities suggests otherwise. In fact, in many jurisdictions, survival from OHCA has improved dramatically, impacting many lives.2–5 So, what’s the difference between some jurisdictions and others when it comes to OHCA survival? Are there common themes that others can learn from in improving their own survival rates? One of the common themes we see in are...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sheldon Cheskes, MD, CCFP (EM), FCFP Tags: Training Cardiac & Resuscitation Exclusive Articles Patient Care Heart of America Top Story Source Type: news

Supraglottic Airways: Use in Cardiac Arrest Remains Controversial
We examined whether different SGAs behave the same way when used clinically. Our work builds on prior studies in pigs suggesting that not all SGAs function the same and that some may cause internal strangulation. Our current work also builds on recent studies that were performed using the human cadaver model to study the physiology of CPR. This human cadaver model is particularly useful in that we can measure airway pressures as well as intracranial pressures. The airway and intracranial pressures and changes in those pressures are similar to what we’ve observed in animal models and cardiac arrest in humans. More spe...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joe Holley, MD, FACEP, FAEMS Tags: Airway & Respiratory Cardiac Resuscitation Exclusive Articles Patient Care Heart of America Top Story Source Type: news

Mechanical CPR: A Critical Element in Any Cardiac Arrest Bundle of Care
Mechanical CPR devices (mCPR) provide automated chest compressions during cardiac arrest. High-performance CPR improves survival, and mechanical CPR has multiple advantages over manual CPR: consistent compressions, “cognitive offloading,” effective CPR during patient transport and crew safety, as well as the ability to provide PCI/ECMO during CPR, the need for less rescuers and decreased CPR pauses. Published data showing the errors in the performance of CPR are common, and research has shown that proper CPR rate and depth improve survival.1 At present, there are no mCPR devices that actively decompress the che...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Charles Lick, MD Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Top Story Exclusive Articles Patient Care Heart of America Source Type: news

Head-Up CPR May Improve Neurologically Intact Survival Rates
Head-up CPR is a novel concept in resuscitation that has the potential to improve neurologically intact survival after cardiac arrest. Inspired by the clinical question of whether patients in cardiac arrest should be transported either head-up or feet-up in a small elevator, an initial animal study was performed in 2014. In this swine model of cardiac arrest, pigs underwent five-minute periods of automated CPR with an impedance threshold device (ITD-16) in the traditional supine position, then with a 30-degree whole-body head-up tilt, and then a 30-degree whole-body head-down tilt. The cerebral blood flow and cerebral perf...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Johanna C. Moore, MD, MS Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Top Story Exclusive Articles Patient Care Heart of America Source Type: news

Blood clot discovery could pave way for treatment of blood diseases
(University of Exeter) Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, in a discovery which could one day lead to the development of better treatments that could help prevent and treat conditions including heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Lypla1 gene impacts obesity in a sex-specific manner
(Deutsches Zentrum fuer Diabetesforschung DZD) Susceptibility to obesity, insulin resistance and other cardio-metabolic traits may also be dependent on a person's sex. An international research team studied sex differences and sex-specific interaction with the genetic background in cardio-metabolic phenotypes. The researchers discovered, among other things, a sex-specific obesity locus of the Lypla1 gene, which is associated with human obesity. The results of the study have now been published in Cell Metabolism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

OSA patients with excessive daytime sleepiness at greatest risk of cardiovascular disease
(American Thoracic Society) Adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive sleepiness while awake appear to be at far greater risk for cardiovascular diseases than those without excessive daytime sleepiness, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weight is only one measurement of health: Half of middle-aged people who are slim could still have a heart attack
(Natural News) The American Heart Association states that people who are overweight or obese are more likely to develop hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol). More than 36 percent of the United States’ adult population are diagnosed with obesity, but a recent study found that even people who are slim have the same risk of hyperlipidemia as those... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screening for Atrial Fibrillation: The Debate
(MedPage Today) -- Limited evidence contributes to controversy (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Women, Take Your Heart Attack Symptoms Seriously
You can have a heart attack even if your arteries don't have blockages, which is the case for at least a third of women who've had heart attacks, a cardiologist says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Know your heart health risk stats as well as your PIN number, public urged
Alliance of 40 health bodies set to ramp up efforts to cut cardiovascular disease and dementia rates in England Related items fromOnMedica Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets NHS Health Check waste of time and money, says study First national joint awareness campaign on lung and heart disease launched Telling GPs which patients haven ’t had CRC screening improves uptake Diabetes, stroke and heart attack cut life expectancy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

This Valentine ’ s Day, A Broken Heart Is Healed
ROXBURY (CBS) – Cindy Washington of Roxbury was only 19 when she was diagnosed with heart failure so bad she went into cardiac arrest, twice, and both times she was revived by her mother. Last Valentine’s Day, Cindy was on the transplant list, being kept alive with an artificial heart pump, but she still had the most unbelievable outlook about what others might have called her “broken heart.” “You don’t have a broken heart,” Cindy said at the time. “It’s just a little sick and you need extra loving care. There’s nothing wrong with a little sick heart.” This ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Brigham and Women's Hospital Cindy Washington Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Could diet soda raise a woman's stroke risk?
New research looks at the possible connection between diet sodas ​ or artificially sweetened fruit juices and heart health (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can an Algorithm Predict Postprandial Glycemic Responses? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Tailored model fares better than standard dietary approaches (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hemp oil benefits list
The potential benefits of hemp oil include improved heart, skin, and brain health. Research is ongoing, and it might uncover additional benefits. Learn more about the benefits of hemp oil here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

3 New Diabetes Studies, in Brief
Findings: a heart-healthy lifestyle reduces DM risk; 1 egg a day may protect against T2DM; and a new genetic risk score may improve DM diagnosis. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 14, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Diabetes Diabetes Type 2 T2 Diabetes Source Type: news

Pooled Data Put Stenting, Surgery on Par in Asymptomatic Carotids Pooled Data Put Stenting, Surgery on Par in Asymptomatic Carotids
A large patient-level pooled analysis of the CREST and ACT 1 trials suggests very low stroke rates through 4 years of follow-up in asymptomatic, standard-risk patients younger than 80 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA green-lights early feasibility trial for Foldax ’ s Tria biopolymer heart valve
Early stage cardiovascular device company Foldax said today it won FDA investigational device exemption approval to launch an early feasibility study of its Tria surgical aortic heart valve. The valve uses a proprietary biopolymer material, dubbed LifePolymer, as well as a proprietary design, the Salt Lake City-based company said. Foldax touted that the Tria heart valve is intended as a “lifetime valve,” adding that it can provide hemodynamic performance and quality of life similar to natural human valves without the use of animal tissue or need for long-term anticoagulants. The Tria valve is intended for use i...
Source: Mass Device - February 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Replacement Heart Valves foldax Source Type: news

Diet Sodas and Juices Are Linked to Higher Stroke Risk, Study Says
Diet drinks may seem like healthier options than sugary sodas and fruit drinks, but studies haven’t all backed up their health benefits. In the latest look at the popular beverages, researchers found that older women who drank more diet drinks had a higher risk of stroke and heart disease, as well as a higher risk of dying early from any cause, compared to women who drank fewer of the drinks. In a study published in the journal Stroke, researchers studied data from more than 81,000 post-menopausal women enrolled in the large population-based Women’s Health Initiative. Three years into the study, the women answe...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Heart Disease Source Type: news

Circulatory Support in PCI; TEVAR vs Surgery; Varying Thrombectomy Techniques
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Life and Times of Leading Cardiologists: Holger Thiele Life and Times of Leading Cardiologists: Holger Thiele
Holger Thiele's career in cardiogenic shock began in West Berlin where he witnessed the fall of the wall and moved to Leipzig to pursue cardiology. This former ironman still bikes to the hospital.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Astaxanthin reduces myocardial damage in diabetics, researchers find
(Natural News) A multi-university study from China has found that astaxanthin has protective effects against diabetic cardiomyopathy. This finding, which was published in CyTA – Journal of Food, was based on the results of in vivo studies conducted on rats. Diabetes mellitus is associated with complications that affect a wide range of body tissues, including the heart.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents of adorable one-year-old boy who had life-saving heart transplant search for donor family
Titus Sickes, one, from Toldeo, Washington, was born in January 2018 with a severe heart defect that made it difficult for blood to throw through his body properly. He received a new heart in April. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insurance Doesn't Ensure Against Financial Hardship in ASCVD Insurance Doesn't Ensure Against Financial Hardship in ASCVD
Even those with insurance feel financial hardship because of high premiums, deductibles, copays, and coinsurance. The report adds fuel to the push to lower the Medicare buy-in age to 50.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The incredible precision of a heart transplant surgeon
Yale surgeon Dr. Ayyaz Ali is not only transplanting hearts, he is researching ways to make more donor hearts suitable for the patients who need them. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Tanzania: Overseas Cardiovascular Treatment 'Down By 95pc
[Daily News] MINISTER for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ummy Mwalimu said cath lab services have reduced cardiovascular treatment abroad by 95 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks
Drinking two or more diet sodas a day is linked to an increased risk of stroke, heart attacks and early death in women over 50, a new study says. The risk was highest for obese and African American women. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How love sparks better heart health
When you think of your loved one, does your heart feel warm and fuzzy? Or would you say it skips a beat, goes pitter-patter or begins to race? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Colorado biotech companies have a passion for the heart
Three short stories highlighting innovation around heart care in metro Denver. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Andrew Dodson Source Type: news

Diet Drinks Linked To Increased Stroke Risk & Heart Attacks
This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet beverages and vascular disease, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage or another hidden health issue. “Postmenopausal women tend to have higher risk for vascular disease because they are lacking the protective effects of natural hormones,” North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell said, which could contribute to increased risk for heart disease and stroke...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Heart Attack Stroke Source Type: news

Diet Beverages Linked To Increased Stroke Risk & Heart Attacks
This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet beverages and vascular disease, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage or another hidden health issue. “Postmenopausal women tend to have higher risk for vascular disease because they are lacking the protective effects of natural hormones,” North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell said, which could contribute to increased risk for heart disease and stroke...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Heart Attack Stroke Source Type: news

Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly announce the CAROLINA(R) cardiovascular outcome trial of Tradjenta(R) met its primary endpoint of non-inferiority compared with glimepiride
Tradjenta (linagliptin) demonstrated no increased cardiovascular risk compared with glimepiride in adults with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk With a median follow-up of more than 6 years, CAROLINA adds evidence to the long-term safety profile o... Biopharmaceuticals, Endocrinology Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Tradjenta, linagliptin, diabetes (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Three Red Cross Date Ideas for Valentine ’s Day
Looking for ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Here are some Red Cross-themed date ideas that will make your heart melt. Learn Lifesaving Skills with the Love of Your Life The ... The post Three Red... {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 - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Blood Fun Health & Safety Volunteers become a volunteer blood donation certification date ideas health and safety take a class training valentine's day Source Type: news

CVD Does Not Modify Depression-Mortality Link in Elderly
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- In older adults, the association between depressive symptoms and mortality is not influenced by the presence of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Woman wrote break-up letter to her FOOT after choosing to have it amputated following years of pain
Jordan Beckwith, 27, from Colorado, made the heart-wrenching decision to become an amputee after growing tired of non-stop surgery from the age of 13. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Heart Treatment and its Massive Potential
[Observer] There are approximately 1.5 million babies born in Uganda every year. That isn't news since Uganda has one of the fastest-growing populations in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

High Street supplements marketed for heart health and energy could combat infertility
A study by the University of Aberdeen also found that the breast-cancer drug tamoxifen - which blocks oestrogen from fueling a tumour's growth - has a positive effect on a man's swimmers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news