Thursday consumer health tips
Flu shots: Especially important if you have heart disease Barrett's esophagus Pain and depression: Is there a link? Dilated cardiomyopathy Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 16, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Review: cobalt toxicity and artificial metal hips
4.5 out of 5 stars Systemic toxicity related to metal hip prostheses. Bradberry SM et al. Clin Toxicol 2014;52:837-847. Abstract As TPR has reported before, cobalt poisoning can cause hypothyroidism, cardiomyopathy, and neurotoxicity. Neurological manifestations include: optic nerve damage and retinopathy with reduced visual acuity bilateral nerve deafness and tinnitus polyneuropathy (sensory and motor) cognitive impairment and memory loss A number of papers and case reports have described clinical cobalt toxicity related to metal-on-metal hip prostheses or revision of a failed ceramic prosthesis with...
Source: The Poison Review - September 25, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical cardiomyopathy cobalt toxicity hip replacement hypothyroidism neurotoxicity prosthesis Source Type: news

New Device Helps Heart Failure Patients Stay Out Of The Hospital
BOSTON (CBS) – Gene Kelly of Rockland, Maine has severe heart failure and has been hospitalized seven times in the past year. “You just can’t do anything,” the 54-year-old explains. “It feels like you just ran a marathon and you’re done.” With heart failure, elevated fluid pressures can cause fluid to back up into the lungs, making it hard to breathe. Dr. Lynn Warner Stevenson is the Director of the Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She says if those fluid pressures are kept under control, patients can be kept out of the hospital. &ldqu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Brigham and Women's Hospital CardioMEMS Gene Kelly Heart Failure Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Center Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Stopping HF Meds Can Be Safe After Heart-Toxic Cancer ChemoStopping HF Meds Can Be Safe After Heart-Toxic Cancer Chemo
Researchers shared their protocol for withdrawing ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers, without hurting LVEF, from selected cancer survivors who had taken them for chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cardiomyopathy: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Daniel Yip explains a condition known as cardiomyopathy. To listen, click the link below. Cardiomyopathy (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 15, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Gemcitabine-Induced Cardiomyopathy: A Case ReportGemcitabine-Induced Cardiomyopathy: A Case Report
Early trials of the antineoplastic drug gemcitabine did not show significant risk for cardiotoxicity. Could it have been the causative agent in this cancer patient's cardiomyopathy? Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

New ESC Guidelines on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
The 2014 ESC Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) are presented for the first time at this congress. The guidelines underscore the multidisciplinary approach to the disease, including imaging, genetics, percutaneous and surgical interventions, device implantations, and pharmacology. Topics: Myocardial Disease, Heart Failure (HF) (Source: ESC News and Press)
Source: ESC News and Press - September 1, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Sudden death predictor identifies ICD candidates in new ESC Guidelines
(European Society of Cardiology) A new sudden death predictor for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy identifies candidates for implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in ESC Guidelines published today. They are presented at ESC Congress by Task Force Chairperson professor Perry Elliott. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New ESC registries launched on cardiac oncology and ACS
(European Society of Cardiology) New ESC registries are being launched on cardiac oncology and acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The announcement comes as the long-term phase of the cardiomyopathy registry is started and the study on heart failure patients conducted in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development begins an outcomes evaluation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

ESC introduces five new practice guidelines, with a range of tools for everyday application
This year's ESC Congress will see the launch of five new ESC Guidelines: Non-Cardiac Surgery, Acute Pulmonary Embolism, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Diseases and Myocardial Revascularization.  The guidelines were developed by expert Task Forces under the governance of the ESC’s Committee for Practice Guidelines. All in all, more than 100 experts are involved in the development of each one.   Read more & access the Guidelines (Source: ESC News and Press)
Source: ESC News and Press - August 25, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cardiomyopathy (Heart Muscle Disease) Therapeutics Clinical Trials...
MarketOptimizer.org adds “Cardiomyopathy Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014” to its store. It includes an overview of the trial numbers and their recruitment status as per the site of trial...(PRWeb August 23, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/cardiomyopathy-clinical/trials-review-h2-2014/prweb12116856.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 23, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Implantable heart devices result in similar survival benefits among ethnic, racial groups
Racial and ethnic minorities who receive implantable devices to treat heart failure derive the same substantial survival benefit from these therapies as white patients, new UCLA-led research shows. While the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association jointly recommend the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices for all eligible patients, minorities have not been well represented in clinical trials of the devices, and previous studies had shown that African American and Hispanic patients are less likely to receive these recommended therapie...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 18, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How hot is your sports cardiology knowledge? Take the new ECG quiz!
“Trabeculations of the athlete's heart - A marker of physiological adaptation or a cardiomyopathy phenotype” -  Review the case-  Study the ECG and accompanying videos-  Provide your answers to the multiple choice questions Take the quiz now!   Topics: Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention - Risk Assessment and Management (Source: ESC News and Press)
Source: ESC News and Press - August 13, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Decay of Ca2+ Homeostasis in Diabetic CardiomyopathyDecay of Ca2+ Homeostasis in Diabetic Cardiomyopathy
Does altered calcium homeostasis contribute to diabetic cardiomyopathy? Cardiovascular Diabetology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Earlier intervention for most common form of heart attacks linked to improved survival rates
Changes in the treatment of the most common form of heart attack over the past decade have been associated with higher survival rates for men and women regardless of age, race and ethnicity, according to a UCLA-led analysis. But the study also suggests that there is room for improvement in how current treatment guidelines are applied among specific patient groups. The researchers reviewed records for 6.5 million people who were treated for heart attacks between 2002 and 2011. The analysis was among the first and largest national studies to assess the impact of the trend toward more aggressive care for patients who experien...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 5, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Genetics Home Reference: dilated cardiomyopathy with ataxia syndrome
http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/dilated-cardiomyopathy-with-ataxia-syndrome (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - August 5, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Emma Ross, 10, who suffered cardiac arrest wakes from 5 month coma
Emma Ross, 10, is the first child to be fitted with a £27,000 Baclofen pump at Yorkhill Children’s Hospital in Glasgow, having been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bionic heart patient relies on portable pump in handbag to transfer blood around body
Daniela Vargova, 30, from Chippenham, Wiltshire, was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy following a cardiac arrest and now relies on the life-saving equipment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

News for the EORP Cardiomyopathy and Myocarditis Registry
On behalf of the Cardiomyopathy Executive Committee of the EURObservational Research Programme (EORP), we are pleased to announce the launch of the Long-Term Cardiomyopathies and Myocarditis Registry and invite you to contact us in order to participate in this exciting endeavour. The registry is open to adult and paediatric cardiology units. Data will be collected on the following disorders: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; dilated cardiomyopathy; arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy; restrictive cardiomyopathy; and clinically suspected myocarditis. (Source: ESC News and Press)
Source: ESC News and Press - July 1, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Vitamin K Antagonist in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and AFVitamin K Antagonist in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and AF
Get the latest update on the importance of stroke prophylaxis with oral anticoagulants in patients with cardiomyopathy. Future Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Zebrafish model helps identify drug compound that reverses lethal form of cardiomyopathy
Investigators have identified a drug compound that appears to reverse arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy using a zebrafish model. This condition is a hereditary disease and leading cause of sudden death in young people. It damages the muscle of the heart’s ventricles (the pumping chambers) so that, over time, muscle cells or myocytes, become replaced by fatty deposits and fibrosis, leaving patients especially susceptible to arrhythmias. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Few Breast-Cancer Patients With HF Referred to Cardiologists, With Implications for SurvivalFew Breast-Cancer Patients With HF Referred to Cardiologists, With Implications for Survival
A new study puts the number of women with diagnosed HF or cardiomyopathy secondary to their breast-cancer treatments at 12%, yet only one-third are promptly referred for a cardiology workup. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Heart Condition Rarely Assessed in Pre-Sports Checkups
(MedPage Today) -- BOSTON -? Routine testing before participating in sports infrequently looks for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy -? a condition that can lead to sudden cardiac death, particularly among blacks, researchers said here. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 29, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Differentiating Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy From Acute MIDifferentiating Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy From Acute MI
Are reliable biomarkers available for the early diagnosis of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy? European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Biomarker test for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy could help reduce death after giving birth
Cardiologists have discovered biomarkers that can be used to develop a screening test to detect Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM), a life-threatening disorder that is the primary cause of mortality in pregnant women in developing countries. The results can lead to the immediate treatment of PPCM in new mothers and a significant reduction in mortality. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 18, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Biomarker test for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy could help reduce death after giving birth
(European Society of Cardiology) PPCM is the leading cause of death in women who are pregnant or have just given birth. The new test will allow doctors to determine whether the woman has PPCM and begin effective treatment immediately. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Hope for normal heart function in children with fatal heart disease
After two decades of arduous research, an investigator has published a new study showing that many children with an often fatal type of heart disease can recover “normal size and function” of damaged sections of their hearts. The finding clearly demonstrates that nearly one-fourth of children treated for “idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy,” or DCM, when these children with DCM become symptomatic by developing congestive heart failure) can be expected to fully recover normal size and function of left-ventricular (LV) heart muscle fibers within about two years of diagnosis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 14, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Biomarker test for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy could help reduce death after giving birth
Cardiologists have discovered biomarkers that can be used to develop a screening test to detect Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM), a life-threatening disorder that is the primary cause of mortality in pregnant women in developing countries. The results, which can lead to the immediate treatment of PPCM in new mothers and a significant reduction in mortality, were presented at Heart Failure 2014. Topics: Heart Failure (HF) (Source: ESC News and Press)
Source: ESC News and Press - May 14, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Substrate Ablation Better for VT (CME/CE)
SAN FRANCISCO (MedPage Today) -- An ablation method that does not rely on inducing ventricular tachycardia in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and ventricular tachycardia improved outcomes in a small randomized trial. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 9, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mount Sinai Scientists Identify First Gene Linked to Heart Muscle...
Findings Show Several FDA-Approved Drugs May also be Effective in Patients Diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy(PRWeb April 28, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11798825.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 29, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study group on Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
The Study Group on Peripartum Cardiomyopathy was formed by the ESC in 2010 with the objective of bringing together specialists from a variety of disciplines to facilitate better understanding and management of women with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM). Topics: Heart Failure (HF) (Source: ESC News and Press)
Source: ESC News and Press - April 23, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Stroke treatment, outcomes improve at hospitals participating in UCLA-led initiative
Administering a clot-dissolving drug to stroke victims quickly — ideally within the first 60 minutes after they arrive at a hospital emergency room — is crucial to saving their lives, preserving their brain function and reducing disability. Given intravenously, tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) is currently the only Food and Drug Administration–approved therapy shown to improve outcomes for patients suffering acute ischemic stroke, which affects some 800,000 Americans annually. Now, a UCLA-led study demonstrates that hospitals participating in the "Target: Stroke" national quality-improvement...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 23, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide-induced cardiomyopathy - Jung YS, Lee JS, Min YG, Park JS, Jeon WC, Park EJ, Shin JH, Oh S, Choi SC.
BACKGROUND: Previous reports demonstrated mechanisms of cardiac toxicity in acute carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Still, none established CO-induced cardiomyopathy (CMP) as a clinical entity. The aim of this study is to investigate CO-induced CMP in pati... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Natural disasters can trigger a broken heart: Extreme stress caused by earthquakes and hurricanes 'weakens the heart muscle'
Arkansas researchers have discovered the stress of hurricanes and earthquakes can trigger a condition known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel Mitochondrial Mutation and Hypertrophic CardiomyopathyNovel Mitochondrial Mutation and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
The association of a novel mitochondrial mutation with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy provides a new insight into the pathogenesis of HCM. Journal of Medical Genetics (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 2, 2014 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Thursday consumer health tips
Fruit juice: Good or bad for kids? Menopause symptoms: Lifestyle tips offer relief Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy New therapies sought for triple negative breast cancer Testosterone level: Can you boost it naturally? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 27, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Drummer Beating Heart Disease (pkg)
All Justin ever wanted to do was play drums in a rock and roll band, but a serious heart problem, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, silenced his music. With doubts about living to see his 24th birthday, he went to Mayo Clinic to find help and hope.  [TRT 3:30] Journalists: The full package, animation and additional b-roll are available in the downloads. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 24, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Tachycardia Induced Cardiomyopathy: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we learn about a heart rhythm problem called tachycardia induced cardiomyopathy. To listen, click the link below. Tachycardia Induced Cardiomyopathy (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 19, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Patient Cracks Her Own Mysterious Dual DiagnosisPatient Cracks Her Own Mysterious Dual Diagnosis
A woman with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and a progressive degenerative muscle disease has discovered the genetic cause of her illness and helped design her own treatment plan. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Compound improves cardiac function in mice with genetic heart defect, study finds
Congenital heart disease is the most common form of birth defect. Researchers recently found success using a drug to treat laboratory mice with one form of congenital heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy -- a weakening of the heart caused by abnormally thick muscle. By suppressing a faulty protein, the researchers reduced the thickness of the mice's heart muscles and improved their cardiac functioning. Because of the role the protein plays in signaling heart growth, the authors believe the research could be translated in the future into improved treatments for other types of heart disease, such as damage caused by he...
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 20, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Compound improves cardiac function in mice with genetic heart defect, MU study finds
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Congenital heart disease is the most common form of birth defect. Researchers from the University of Missouri recently found success using a drug to treat laboratory mice with one form of congenital heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy -- a weakening of the heart caused by abnormally thick muscle. By suppressing a faulty protein, the researchers reduced the thickness of the mice's heart muscles and improved their cardiac functioning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 20, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Index of Suspicion in the Nursery * Case 1: Preterm Infant With Pleural Effusions and Cardiomyopathy * Case 2: Pericardial Effusion in the Neonate
(Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - January 31, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Fishman, E. F., Mathur, A. M., Ligon, A., Chiu, M. Tags: Articles Source Type: news

Developing the sports physical of the future
Every few years there’s news coverage on a young, assumed-healthy athlete, who suddenly dies on the field or court. Sometimes the tragedy even happens right in front of the players’ teammates, coaches and parents. Later, the autopsy often reveals a previously undetected heart condition like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, leaving many to wonder, “Why didn’t we know about this problem sooner?” To help, Boston Children’s Hospital researchers are working on revamping current methods to screen for potential heart problems in young athletes—without adding huge expenses or time burdens to e...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 27, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tripp Underwood Tags: All posts Diseases & conditions Health & wellness Parenting Research Screening Sports & exercise Division of Sports Medicine electroencephalograms (EEG) sudden death in young athletes Source Type: news

Sports medicine physical of future could help athletes 'ESCAPE' sudden cardiac death
A young athlete in seemingly excellent health dies suddenly from a previously undetected cardiovascular condition such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in nearly every US state annually. Although these conditions can be detected using electrocardiography (ECG) during a screening exam, the American Heart Association recommends against routine use of ECG, because it has a high false-positive rate. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 23, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

UCLA researchers develop risk calculator to predict survival in heart failure patients
A UCLA team has developed an easy-to-use "risk calculator" that helps predict heart failure patients' chances of survival for up to five years and assists doctors in determining whether more or less aggressive treatment is appropriate.   Given that heart failure impacts more than 5 million Americans and numerous variables affect patient outcomes, this type of risk-assessment tool can be very helpful to physicians and patients in assessing prognosis over time and guiding medical decision-making, the researchers say.   Their new risk model is featured in the January edition of the journal Circulation: H...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 22, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A fatal case of commotio cordis caused by an accidental fall on the beach - Hiquet J, Tovagliaro F, Gromb-Monnoyeur S.
Sudden cardiac death is a major health problem and a recurring issue in forensic medicine. Most cases are attributed to congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, pathology of the coronary arteries, long or short QT interval syndromes, Brugada ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Genetics Home Reference: familial dilated cardiomyopathy
http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/familial-dilated-cardiomyopathy (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - December 17, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mother Ashton Hutcheson's shock at being told son has just 50/50 chance of survival
Ashton Hutcheson (pictured with his mother, Shanna), from Aberdeen, was eventually diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy after he developed stomach pain and sickness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news