Medical News Today: Cardiomyopathy: What to know
Cardiomyopathy is a disease that involves a weakened heart muscle. The condition makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood throughout the body. Read more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Jan 10 2020 This Week in Cardiology Jan 10 2020 This Week in Cardiology
The Excel trial, peripartum cardiomyopathy, marathoning, hot-spotting, and leadership in innovation are the topics discussed by Dr. John Mandrola in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

The Unholy Pairing of Cancer and Peripartum Cardiomyopathy The Unholy Pairing of Cancer and Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
New findings support the theory that peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) may promote cancer, and also that a history of cancer may raise the risk for PPCM.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Underlying Cardiomyopathy May Cause Some Cryptogenic Stroke Underlying Cardiomyopathy May Cause Some Cryptogenic Stroke
A new study used cardiac MRI to detect cardiomyopathies in patients with an ischemic stroke of unknown origin.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 2, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Girl, 12, saved by miracle heart transplant after nearly dying from a rare disease
Kayleigh Llewellyn, of County Durham, was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy three months ago. She was put on the urgent transplant list and a donor organ was found before Christmas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy - Related Heart Failure Tied to Higher Cancer Risk
Ninefold higher cancer occurrence seen both before and after peripartum cardiomyopathy diagnosis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pregnancy-Related Heart Failure Tied to Higher Cancer Risk
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2019 -- Patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) are more likely to have cancer before PPCM diagnosis and more likely to develop cancer after PPCM, according to a study published in the December issue of the JACC:... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer's rare disease drug gets EMA's positive recommendation
Pfizer Inc said on Friday the European Medicines Agency granted the company a positive recommendation for approval of its treatment for a rare disorder that occurs in patients with cardiomyopathy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AI-Enabled Stethoscope Brings Specialized Knowledge to the Point of Care
Recent results of a collaborative study between Eko and the Mayo Clinic demonstrating the use of Eko’s DUO digital stethoscope as a heart failure screening tool suggest that the device could help identify asymptomatic patients with low ejection fraction during routine physical examinations. “The low ejection fraction algorithm was used with a very specific protocol of four touchpoints—three on the chest and one on the fingers,” said Steve Pham, MD, vice president of clinical and research affairs at Eko, in an interview with MD+DI. â&#...
Source: MDDI - December 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Racial Differences Seen With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 -- Racial differences in disease expression and adverse clinical outcomes exist between black and white patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in JAMA Cardiology. Lauren A.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sepsis induced cardiomyopathy: Pathophysiology and use of mechanical circulatory support for refractory shock
Sepsis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality, and sepsis-induced cardiomyopathy (SCM) has been recognized as a relevant complication. In this article, the pathophysiology of SCM and the literature regarding the clinical care with a focus on the use of mechanical circulatory support for the rescue of patients with severe SCM are reviewed. Lastly, a pragmatic approach to the care of this complex patient population is provided using a representative case example. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers discover new mutations in gene associated with disease that causes the heart to weaken
(Intermountain Medical Center) Researchers from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified new mutations in a gene commonly associated with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDC), a disease that weakens the heart muscle, making it more difficult to adequately circulate blood to meet the body's needs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Early diagnosis of pregnancy-associated heart disease linked to better outcomes
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Women who are diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) during late pregnancy or within a month following delivery are more likely to experience restored cardiac function and improved outcomes compared to those who are diagnosed later in the postpartum period, according to a new study. The findings underscore the need for increased awareness and monitoring of heart failure symptoms, particularly among black women, who, on average, are diagnosed significantly later than white patients, researchers found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Microbiota-derived peptide mimics drive lethal inflammatory cardiomyopathy
Myocarditis can develop into inflammatory cardiomyopathy through chronic stimulation of myosin heavy chain 6–specific T helper (TH)1 and TH17 cells. However, mechanisms governing the cardiotoxicity programming of heart-specific T cells have remained elusive. Using a mouse model of spontaneous autoimmune myocarditis, we show that progression of myocarditis to lethal heart disease depends on cardiac myosin–specific TH17 cells imprinted in the intestine by a commensal Bacteroides species peptide mimic. Both the successful prevention of lethal disease in mice by antibiotic therapy and the significantly elevated Bac...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Gil-Cruz, C., Perez-Shibayama, C., De Martin, A., Ronchi, F., van der Borght, K., Niederer, R., Onder, L., Lütge, M., Novkovic, M., Nindl, V., Ramos, G., Arnoldini, M., Slack, E. M. C., Boivin-Jahns, V., Jahns, R., Wyss, M., Mooser, C., Lambrecht, Tags: Immunology, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Ghana: Diabetic Cardiomyopathy - A Look At Options
[Ghanaian Times] I have devoted the last few days to sharing information on diabetes. The feedbacks have been good. There was one that I would like to share with you, dear reader.Can diabetes on its own cause heart disease in a person? The response is yes. There is actually a condition known as diabetic cardiomyopathy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news