Namibia: Virtual Fitness Event to Get Hearts Beating
[Namibian] The Namibia Heart Foundation is set to host a virtual fitness event over the next weekend to raise funds to fight cardiovascular disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CV Risk Factors in Black Teens Tied to Later Cognitive Decline CV Risk Factors in Black Teens Tied to Later Cognitive Decline
Early life cardiovascular risk factors in African Americans are associated with worse cognitive function later in life, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Breast cancer medication risk
(Flinders University) New research led by Flinders University has found a link between beta-blockers and survival outcomes in some breast cancer patients. Beta-blockers, commonly used to manage cardiovascular disease, were negatively associated with survival outcomes in patients with HER2 (Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2) positive advanced breast cancer, according to a new paper in the Frontiers In Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 29, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Apple Watch's abnormal pulse feature driving many unnecessary healthcare visits, Mayo Clinic researchers say
It takes roughly seven patients presenting after an  abnormal pulse alert to establish one clinically actionable cardiovascular diagnosis, according to the researchers'chart review. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Could Menopause Symptoms Be Bad For Your Heart? New Study Points To A Link
Link identified between two or more moderate to severe menopause symptoms and a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marla Milling, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Propofol Target-controlled Infusion for Endoscopic Procedures Propofol Target-controlled Infusion for Endoscopic Procedures
This study examined the incidence of significant adverse cardiovascular and respiratory events when using propofol target-controlled infusion for sedation in gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

SGLT2 Inhibitors May Lower the Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events SGLT2 Inhibitors May Lower the Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events
SGLT2 inhibitors may lower the risk of major cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes more effectively than DPP-4 inhibitors , a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Exposure to Maternal Gestational Diabetes Tied to Higher CVD Risk
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- Intrauterine exposure to maternal gestational diabetes is associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk and risk factors in offspring up to age 35 years, according to a study published online Sept. 28 in CMAJ, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Metabolic Surgery May Cut Risk for Cardiovascular Events, Death
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- Metabolic surgery on patients with morbid obesity and pharmacologically treated hypertension is associated with lower risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and all-cause mortality versus individuals with... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stroke, CVD Risk Up With Two or More Menopausal Symptoms
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- Having two or more moderate or severe menopausal symptoms (MS) is associated with an increased risk for stroke and cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the North American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine Tied to Heart Problems Prior to Pandemic
MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 -- Real-world, pre-COVID-19 adverse events data show hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and chloroquine (CQ) are associated with cardiovascular adverse events (CVAEs), according to a study published online Sept. 22 in the British... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could your menopause symptoms be hard on your heart?
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Menopause is accompanied by numerous symptoms that can interfere with a woman's quality of life, but can they also cause health problems? A new study suggests that they can, with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in women who have two or more moderate to severe symptoms. Study results will be presented during the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), opening on September 28. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Thousands of excess deaths from cardiovascular disease during the COVID-19 pandemic
(University of Leeds) Thousands of excess deaths from cardiovascular disease during the COVID-19 pandemic A major new study has identified 2085 excess deaths in England and Wales due to heart disease and stroke during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. On average, that is 17 deaths each day over four months that probably could have been prevented. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Catalyzing an improved arterial bypass graft
(University of Pittsburgh) A successful small-diameter tissue-engineered vascular graft (TEVG) will grow and remodel into a native-like artery that can save a life. A team led by Pitt's David Vorp received a $1.1M award from the NIH to optimize this emerging technology for cardiovascular disease. They will examine the best combination(s) of active " payload " and scaffold to develop a feasible alternative to the decades-old practice of using vessels harvested from a patient's own chest or leg. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Changes by income level in cardiovascular disease in US
(JAMA Network) Researchers examined changes in how common cardiovascular disease was in the highest-income earners compared with the rest of the population in the United States between 1999 and 2016. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cardiovascular adverse events associated with hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine: A comprehensive pharmacovigilance analysis of preCOVID19 reports
This analysis of the FAERS database found use of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine was associated with a higher reporting rate of major CV adverse events, including cardiomyopathy (reporting OR 29.0), QT prolongation (4.5), cardiac arrhythmias (2.2) and heart failure (2.2). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uncontrolled CVD Risk Factors in Teens Flag Organ Damage Uncontrolled CVD Risk Factors in Teens Flag Organ Damage
Adolescents with risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the SHIP AHOY study were more likely to have signs of subclinical target organ damage in the heart and blood vessels.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Major Adverse CV Event Risk Reduced With SGLT2 Inhibitors
THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 -- For individuals with type 2 diabetes, sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular events during short-term follow-up, according to a study published online Sept.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Highly detailed map of human heart could guide personalised heart treatments
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Scientists have created the most detailed cellular and molecular map of the healthy human heart ever, to understand how the heart functions, and illuminate what goes wrong in cardiovascular disease. Part of the Human Cell Atlas initiative to map every human cell type, the atlas reveals the diversity of cells, and could guide more personalised heart treatments. Published in Nature, this could also potentially lead to regenerative medicine in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Highly Detailed Map of the Human Heart Could Guide Personalized Heart Treatments
Scientists have created a detailed cellular and molecular map of the healthy human heart to understand how this vital organ functions and to shed light on what goes awry in cardiovascular disease (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - September 24, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Primary care resources for CVD prevention and better respiratory care
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic primary care teams have had to change ways of working to keep patients and staff safe. UCLPartners have designed a series of resources to help clinicians deliver their care for patients with cardiovascular and respiratory conditions in the new world where a lot of care is delivered virtually. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Initiates Pivotal Global Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Janssen ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., September 23, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced the launch of its large-scale, pivotal, multi-country Phase 3 trial (ENSEMBLE) for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, JNJ-78436735, being developed by its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. The initiation of the ENSEMBLE trial follows positive interim results from the Company’s Phase 1/2a clinical study, which demonstrated that the safety profile and immunogenicity after a single vaccination were supportive of further development. These results have been submitted to medRxiv and are due to be published online i...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Analysis of factors related to the occurance of fall in elderly - Suwariyah P, Pramithasari ID.
Elderly is very susceptibleto fall in, this is because their all organ systems have decreased. The occurance of falls in the elderly is influenced by several factors such as age, environment, cardiovascular disorders, and physical activity. The writer want... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Study identifies weight-loss threshold for heart health in patients with obesity, diabetes
(Cleveland Clinic) A Cleveland Clinic study shows that 5 to 10 percent of surgically induced weight loss is associated with improved life expectancy and cardiovascular health. In comparison, about 20 percent weight loss is necessary to observe similar benefits with a non-surgical treatment. The findings also show that metabolic surgery may contribute health benefits that are independent of weight loss. The study is published in the October issue of Annals of Surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19: Analysis reveals heart-related side effects of hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine
In the analysis of real-world data from the Food and Drug Administration Adverse Events Reporting System, a global database of post-marketing safety reports, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine were associated with higher rates of various cardiovascular problems, including life-threatening heart rhythm events, heart failure, and damage to the heart muscle itself (termed cardiomyopathy). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arca Biopharma files application for Covid-19 drug treatment
Westminster-based biotech company Arca Biopharma has submitted an Investigational New Drug application for Covid-19. The application was filed under the Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program. The application will evaluate the use of one of Arca Biopharma's drugs, AB201, as a treatment for patients hospitalized with Covid-19. The 13-employee Arca Biopharma typically focuses on genetically targeted therapie s for cardiovascular diseases. AB201 is believed to be effective with RNA viruses, which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Tied to Later Atherosclerotic CVD
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- Adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs), particularly hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and low birth weight, may be risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in older women, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Having high cholesterol levels early in life leads to heart problems by middle age
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Having elevated cholesterol during the teens or early twenties increases a person's risk of having a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event during middle age. That is the finding a new landmark study led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Association between homicide rates and prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in the municipalities included in the Study of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Adolescents - Deusdar á Rodrigues RR, Szklo M, de Moura Souza A.
OBJECTIVES: In high-income countries, there is a positive relationship between neighborhood-level crime and cardiovascular risk factors (CRFs) in adolescence. A few studies that examined this association in low- and middle-income countries yielded inconsis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hostility Predicts Mortality in Acute Coronary Syndrome
MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 -- For patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), hostility predicts all-cause mortality but not recurrence, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Tracey K.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ustekinumab May Trigger Acute CV Events Early in Treatment Ustekinumab May Trigger Acute CV Events Early in Treatment
Initiating treatment with ustekinumab, an IL-12/23-targeting monoclonal antibody, may trigger early severe cardiovascular events in susceptible patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Pesco-Mediterranean Diet, Fasting'Ideal' to Reduce CVD Pesco-Mediterranean Diet, Fasting'Ideal' to Reduce CVD
Adhering to the Mediterranean diet and limiting eating time can lower the risk for cardiovascular disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Novel Calculator Predicts Cancer Risk in Patients With CVD Novel Calculator Predicts Cancer Risk in Patients With CVD
An easy-to-use predictive model can estimate 10-year and lifetime risk for cancer in patients with established cardiovascular disease (CVD), new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Biologics for Psoriasis May Also Reduce Coronary Plaque Biologics for Psoriasis May Also Reduce Coronary Plaque
Biologics used as treatment for psoriasis could also help reduce lipid-rich necrotic core, a high-risk plaque associated with cardiovascular events, a prospective, observational study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Evidence check: the medium and long-term sequelae of COVID-19, New South Wales Government COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Rapid review question: What are the medium- and long-term health sequelae of COVID-19 infection among survivors? In brief: General health sequelae • Symptoms commonly reported among recovered COVID-19 patients two to eight weeks after the onset of symptoms (or a positive COVID-19 test) include: fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle or joint pain, chest pain, cough, and insomnia and/or sleep disorders.(1-6) • A study of 202 confirmed COVID -19 patients with mild symptoms, found altered sense of smell or taste occurred in 18.6% of patients, feelings of being tired in 13.1%, problems breathing in 10.4% and muscle or ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reproductive Life Span May Affect a Woman ’s Heart Risks
Women with a shorter time between menarche and menopause were at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Heart Menopause Women and Girls Reproduction (Biological) Source Type: news

University of Cincinnati research produces different results from key China COVID-19 study
(University of Cincinnati) Early in the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a small study in China produced results that influenced subsequent research on the virus. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati used the same study parameters on a much larger patient population and reached completely different findings. The study was published in the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases in mid-July. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Signature in Gut Microbiome May Flag CVD Risk Signature in Gut Microbiome May Flag CVD Risk
Fecal microbiota composition may serve as a convenient diagnostic screening method for cardiovascular disease, according to early research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Good Lifestyle Choices Prevent Kidney as Well as CV Disease Good Lifestyle Choices Prevent Kidney as Well as CV Disease
Many of the same lifestyle choices recommended for cardiovascular disease prevention now shown to also prevent chronic kidney disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Better Cardiovascular Health Linked to Lower Incident HTN
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- For adults without hypertension, better cardiovascular health as measured by Life's Simple 7 (LS7) is associated with a lower risk for incident hypertension, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in the Journal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists explore the obesity paradox, cardiovascular risk of HIV
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) The newer generation of HIV drugs have turned the once-lethal infection into a chronic condition, and cardiovascular disease has emerged as the leading cause of death in these individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Teenagers who are unpopular at school face a greater risk of heart attacks
A team of researchers from Stockholm University found children who were marginalised at the age of 13 were 33 per cent more likely to suffer cardiovascular disease in adulthood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Age at Menarche Tied to Worse Cardiovascular Health
TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2020 -- Early menarche in women is associated with worse cardiovascular health, according to a study published online Sept. 7 in Menopause. Yi Zheng, M.P.H., from the University of Florida in Gainesville, and colleagues used data... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lipid-Rich Necrotic Core Linked to Psoriasis Severity
TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2020 -- For patients with psoriasis, lipid-rich necrotic core (LRNC) is associated with psoriasis severity and cardiovascular risk factors and is reduced for those patients receiving biologic therapy, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Biologic therapy for psoriasis may reduce heart disease
(American Heart Association) Biologic therapy for psoriasis - protein-based infusions to suppress inflammation - was associated with a significant reduction in high-risk plaque in heart arteries, over one-year, according to new research.The positive association between biologic therapy and a decrease in high-risk plaque in heart arteries was significant after adjusting for cardiovascular risk factors and psoriasis severity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Pesco-Mediterranean Diet May Be Ideal For Heart Health
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Coronary Artery Calcium Score IDs Coronary Heart Disease Risk
MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2020 -- Coronary artery calcium (CAC) risk score is a better predictor of coronary heart disease (CHD) than stroke, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. Anurag Mehta, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Risk Factors Linked to Brain Atrophy in MS Cardiovascular Risk Factors Linked to Brain Atrophy in MS
Even low levels of exposure to cardiovascular risk factors are important in MS and might affect brain volume loss, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Future Cardiovascular Event Risk Up With High BP in Young Adults
FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2020 -- Young adults with elevated blood pressure have increased risk of subsequent cardiovascular events, according to a meta-analysis published online Sept. 9 in The BMJ. Dongling Luo, from the Guangdong Academy of Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Why Sierra Leone Needs to Focus On Cardiovascular Health
[The Conversation Africa] Cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, are major causes of death and disability globally. Noncommunicable diseases such as these arise mainly from lifestyle transitions towards a high-calorie diet and low-activity living. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news