Tafamidis Should Be Accessible for All Patients With ATTR-CM Tafamidis Should Be Accessible for All Patients With ATTR-CM
Tafamidis, a daily, orally available medication, has proven highly effective in the treatment of transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy, but its high cost puts it out of reach of most patients.JACC: Heart Failure (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

ECG Challenge: Hypotension in a Cardiomyopathy Patient ECG Challenge: Hypotension in a Cardiomyopathy Patient
A 69-year-old woman presents with shortness of breath and hypotension, with tests revealing pulmonary edema and acute renal insufficiency. What does the ECG show?Medscape Cardiology (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Clinical Case Source Type: news

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Accepts Bristol Myers Squibb ’s Application for Mavacamten in Symptomatic Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (oHCM)
PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- March 19, 2021 -- Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted its New Drug Application (NDA) for mavacamten, an investigational, novel, oral,... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - March 19, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The poisoned heart: a case of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy induced by carbon monoxide poisoning - Lakhani M, Alkhero M, Bains N, Steele R, Abdelmalik R.
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide is a common environmental toxin, and some patients present with features of cardiac injury in addition to the noxious effects of carbon monoxide poisoning. A very small fraction of those have a transient left ventricular apical ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Exploring pieces of heart muscle that fail to compact
(University of Houston) Of those diagnosed with a " spongy heart, " 47% will die. University of Houston pharmacologist Mingfu Wu has been awarded $2.5 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to explore the cause of and therapeutic treatment for the heart disease officially called left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FSU College of Medicine researcher develops new possibilities to prevent sudden cardiac death
(Florida State University) Stephen Chelko, an assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the Florida State University College of Medicine, has developed a better understanding of the pathological characteristics behind arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, as well as promising avenues for prevention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister was just told she has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. I've heard of that causing sudden death in athletes. She says she feels fine and doesn't need treatment now, so is she at low risk? What does her diagnosis mean for me and my family? ANSWER: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a fairly common heart condition, affecting [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 3, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Heart defect that kills thousands without warning could be spotted early by a blood test 
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which causes the heart muscle to abnormally thicken and beat out of control, is the leading cause of cardiac arrest and sudden death in under-40s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA/ACC Urge Shared Decisions in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2020 -- Updated clinical practice guidelines from the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology, published online Nov. 20 in Circulation, emphasize shared decision-making in the management of hypertrophic... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Joelle's journey to a new heart
Cardiomyopathy is a medical term for a number of genetic and nongenetic diseases involving the heart muscle that adversely affect the heart's mechanical pumping function and its electrical system. It can occur in people of all ages, races or genders, and it is a frequent cause of sudden cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death. For [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 8, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What Areas of the Physical Examination are Important in the Pre-participation Physical Examination?
Discussion Participation in organized or non-organized, recreational to elite sports activities can provide excellent recreational and leisure time activities and improve physical and mental health for participants. The Aspen Institute in 2018 reported that more kids are being physically active, more are trying different sports, and multisports play is increasing rather than strict specialization. Unfortunately they note that there is an economic inequality with children from lower-socioeconomic circumstances playing less organized sports. About 70% of children and youth participate in an individual or team sport, but unfo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New HCM Guidelines Make Shared Decision-making Top Priority New HCM Guidelines Make Shared Decision-making Top Priority
An updated guideline for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) ' puts the patient front and center in the shared decision-making process, ' according to a member of the writing committee.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy guideline encourages shared decision-making
(American College of Cardiology) The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology today released an updated guideline for managing patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The guideline encourages shared decision-making between the clinician and patient as essential when determining treatment course and updates recommendations for sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk assessment and HCM center referrals based on the latest evidence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Importance of mitochondrial-related genes in dilated cardiomyopathy
(Compuscript Ltd) Importance of Mitochondrial-Related Genes in Dilated Cardiomyopathy Based on Bioinformatics Analysis. In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications; DOI https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2019.0588, Yukuan Chen, Xiaohui Wu, Danchun Hu and Wei Wang, from the Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, China and Second Affiliated Hospital of Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, China consider the importance of mitochondrial-related genes in dilated cardiomyopathy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cellular pathway of genetic heart disease similar to neurodegenerative disease
(Mayo Clinic) Research on a genetic heart disease has uncovered a new and unexpected mechanism for heart failure. This landmark discovery found a correlation between the clumping of RNA-binding proteins long linked to neurodegenerative disease and the aggregates of protein found in the heart tissue of patients with RBM20 dilated cardiomyopathy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news