An egg a day reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease
(Natural News) Eggs are delicious, cheap, and full of nutrients, but their popularity has taken a hit over the years due to misunderstandings about their cholesterol content. The idea that eggs are bad for those with cholesterol concerns was discounted some time ago, but word has been slow to get out. If you’ve been avoiding... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Risk in RA: Beyond Inflammation?
(MedPage Today) -- With adverse lifestyle plus bad genes plus inflammation,'you unleash hell'(Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Ties between researchers and alcohol producers prompt NIH to shut down study of moderate drinking
Does drinking a single serving of alcohol each day reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease or diabetes?Several observational studies suggest that it could. These reports have found that people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol were less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes and coronary... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

NSAIDs Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Osteoarthritis NSAIDs Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Osteoarthritis
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs contribute to the elevated risk for cardiovascular disease in people with osteoarthritis, new research shows, but alternatives for pain management are limited.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Routine Aortic Aneurysm Screening Questioned
(MedPage Today) -- No mortality benefit in recent years, according to Swedish registry (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Red Meat Allergy Plaque Risk; Hearing Loss Link; Work Post-AMI
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Newly formed pVAD dev Supira Medical raises $16m
Medtech incubator Shifamed said this week that its newly formed portfolio company Supira Medical has raised $15.5 million in a new round of financing. The round was led by The Capital Partnership and joined by Cormorant Asset Management and Shifamed Angels, the Campbell, Calif.-based incubator said. The round officially closed on April 25. Supira Medical is developing a next-generation percutaneous ventricular assist device intended for use in high-risk patients undergoing interventional procedures, and is being run by Jean Orth in Shifamed’s Silicon Valley facilities. “I am delighted Jean will lead the Supira ...
Source: Mass Device - June 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Shifamed supiramedical Source Type: news

Testosterone Lawsuits; Stabilizing T1D; Bariatric Surgery Pill?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Vaping DANGER: Flavoured e-cigarettes can be ‘toxic’ and ‘lead to heart attacks’
VAPING e-cigarettes as an alternative to smoking normal cigarettes has been deemed a healthy way of quitting the habit. But now scientists have warned a flavoured vape can damage cells lining the heart and blood vessels, which can lead to cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Red meat allergy may increase heart disease risk
According to a new study, red meat allergies may increase the risk of heart disease, even in people who only have minor reactions to the allergen. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Meds Improve Cardiovascular Risk in RA
(MedPage Today) -- Benefits seen for hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate, and tocilizumab (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

NIH to end funding for Moderate Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health trial
Trial will end within the next few months following an orderly closeout. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Elevated NT-proBNP Found to Up Cardiovascular Risk in T2DM
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 -- Elevated baseline N-terminal B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is independently associated with development of major cardiovascular (CV) events, in particular hospitalization for heart failure, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 24-hour Holter monitoring: What to know
A Holter monitor is a medical device that can help to diagnose heart problems, such as arrhythmias. A technician will attach electrodes to a person ’s chest, and the person will wear the monitor for 24 hours. In this article, learn what to expect, how to wear the monitor properly, and what results mean. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stable angina: Everything you need to know
Stable angina causes pain, squeezing, or tightness in the chest, usually when someone is stressed or doing physical activity. Narrowed arteries or blockages can reduce the blood flow to the heart, causing stable angina. Here, learn more about the symptoms, as well as the difference between stable and unstable angina. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Leading health organizations collaborate with industry on new initiative to combat growing diabetes
(American Heart Association) The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) today announced the start of a new multi-year collaborative initiative supported by founding sponsors Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly), and Novo Nordisk. The initiative's goal is to help people with type 2 diabetes reduce their risk of disability and death due to cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blood biomarkers as a diagnostic tool for obstructive sleep apnea
(Dove Medical Press) Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition causing daytime tiredness which can significantly impact a patient's quality of life and increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It is a common, chronic disorder that affects thousands of patients, yet recent studies show that many sufferers remain undiagnosed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NSAIDs shown to have causal role in cardiovascular risk of patients with osteoarthritis
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) suggest that over two thirds of the increased cardiovascular risk associated with osteoarthritis is linked to the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

E-Cigarette Flavorings May Harm Blood Vessels
(MedPage Today) -- Cell studies show short-term endothelial disruption with exposure (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

USPSTF: Don't Use ECG to Screen Low-risk Adults for CVD Events
On June 12, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a final recommendation statement on screening for cardiovascular disease risk with electrocardiography. Based on the available evidence, the task force recommends against such screening in asymptomatic, low-risk individuals. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: Another Isuprel Generic; Top Economic Advisor Stented
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

LivaNova wins FDA nod for Memo 4D mitral annuloplasty ring
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Memo 4D semi-rigid mitral annuloplasty ring, and said that the device has been used in its first commercial procedure. The Memo 4D mitral annuloplasty ring is a next-generation device designed for treating patients with mitral regurgitation, and is available in sizes from 24 mm to 42 mm, the London-based company said. “Memo 4D simplifies and standardizes degenerative complex mitral valve repair, facilitates minimally invasive surgical approaches and preserves the mobility of the mitral valve leaflets. The new larger sizes allow us to treat more ...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance LivaNova Source Type: news

Brisk walking for 3 hours a week can reduce your risk of heart disease
(Natural News) Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Research indicates that to cut your risk of contracting heart- and blood vessel-related health conditions, walking makes for a simple but effective start. A study conducted in the U.S. sought to find how walking fared as a means to curb the risk... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post-Op VTE Risk Up After Intra-Op Blood Transfusion
(MedPage Today) -- Deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism more common within 30 days (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Venus Medtech launches Venus pulmonary valve implant
Chinese heart valve maker Venus Medtech said today it launched its Venus P-Valve self-expanding pulmonary valve implant in Canada, touting that the first procedures with the valve have been performed in the region. The Venus P-Valve was designed for percutaneous use in native right ventricular outflow tracts, the Hangzhou-baesd company said, and is intended for patients who wish to avoid sternotomy and cardiopulmonary bypasses associated with traditional valve replacement surgeries. The first procedures were performed on two patients who had previously been treated with surgical patch correction for tetralogy of ...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Replacement Heart Valves Venus Medtech Source Type: news

Testosterone May Be Key to CVD Risk in Women Testosterone May Be Key to CVD Risk in Women
A new analysis shows that higher testosterone levels and a higher ratio of testosterone to estradiol in postmenopausal women are associated with higher risk for cardiovascular disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Are Clinical Practice Guidelines More Contentious Than Ever? Are Clinical Practice Guidelines More Contentious Than Ever?
The backlash against the ACC/AHA blood pressure guidelines prompted this overview of the evolution of cardiovascular clinical practice guidelines and their ensuing controversies.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coronary artery spasm: What to know
Coronary artery spasm may cause pain, burning, or tightness in the chest, but it is often asymptomatic. While coronary artery spasms sometimes go unnoticed and do not cause significant problems, they can sometimes be life-threatening. In this article, learn more about the symptoms, risk factors, and how to treat it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Flavored electronic cigarettes linked to possible cardiovascular disease
(Boston University School of Medicine) Could flavored electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) cause bodily harm?There has been a rapid rise in e-cigarette use, partially due to flavoring additives in tobacco products and perception of less harm than traditional combustible cigarettes. Numerous studies have been done on the risks of e-cigarettes to lungs, but the risk to blood vessels and how flavorings can affect the body are largely unknown. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Severe, Active Atopic Eczema Linked to Cardiovascular Outcomes Severe, Active Atopic Eczema Linked to Cardiovascular Outcomes
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

IV Fluids Not Linked to Brain Injury in Children with DKA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Randomized trial appears to exonerate common treatment (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Garlic is good for your heart; it lowers your blood pressure
(Natural News) Garlic has long been renowned for its antibacterial effects; however, several studies have shown that it could also have the potential to be beneficial to the heart. One such study, published in the Journal of Hypertension, indicated that regular intake of garlic could moderately reduce blood pressure, thereby minimizing the risk of cardiovascular disease.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elevated Blood Pressure at Age 50 Tied to Dementia Later (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Mild hypertension may increase risk, even without cardiovascular disease (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medtronic warns on external pacemaker issues
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) has released an urgent field safety notice warning of issues with a subset of its model 53401 single chamber external pacemakers in which the device may experience an unexpected power on reset. The Fridley, Minn.-based company said that the issue is due to an initial version of the firmware for the device which allowed for an unused, unterminated digital input/output pin to act as an input. The unterminated pin was found to act as an antenna to detect external electrical signals, despite the device expecting it to be silent, according to the notice. Upon detecting an electrical signal, the firmwar...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Medtronic Source Type: news

CleanCision Wins Readers ’ Choice Award in MDEA Competition
There was much pomp and circumstance at the Medical Design Excellence Awards Tuesday as the best technologies were honored at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. For one technology, however, it was a strong call of validation. CleanCision, earned the overall Reader’s Choice Award, which spans all categories in the competition. The active cleansing technology also earned the 2018 Medical Device Excellence Award Bronze Medal in the ER and OR Tools Category. CleanCision was developed by San Carlos, CA-based Prescient Medical. “We’re thrilled and we’re honored for validation of what we&rs...
Source: MDDI - June 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Design Source Type: news

Cash, Personalized Goals Get Heart Patients Moving (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Wearable fitness trackers on their own had no impact in trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cardiovascular and psychological responses to voluntary recall of trauma in posttraumatic stress disorder - Chou CY, La Marca R, Steptoe A, Brewin CR.
Voluntary recall of trauma is a key element in exposure-based psychotherapies and can trigger spontaneous dissociative responses such as flashbacks, depersonalisation, and derealisation. In order to examine the associations between cardiovascular and psych... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Can You Smell a Bidding War Brewing Over Boston Scientific?
Monday's headlines that Stryker may be making a play for Boston Scientific prompted industry analysts to play the "what if" game, dissecting potential benefits of such a marriage, how a deal of that size might impact the broader medical device industry, and the potential of other bidders to emerge. Just to be clear though, we still do not know at this point if Stryker really has approached Boston Scientific about a potential takeover, or if Boston Scientific is even receptive to the idea. Both companies declined to comment on the speculation Monday, citing their respective company policies. Canaccord Genuity's Ja...
Source: MDDI - June 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

CVIA special issue on adult congenital heart disease
(Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications) The new journal Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) has just published the first issue of Volume 3. This is a special issue on adult congenital heart disease with guest Editor Diego Moguillansky of the University of Florida Medical School. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dementia can be caused by hypertension
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in Cardiovascular Research indicates that patients with high blood pressure are at a higher risk of developing dementia. This research also shows (for the first time) that an MRI can be used to detect very early signatures of neurological damage in people with high blood pressure, before any symptoms of dementia occur. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blood pressure below treatable threshold linked to heightened dementia risk
Risk evident among 50-year-olds in absence of other cardiovascular problems Related items fromOnMedica NICE reveals proposed new QOF targets New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality GPs can be barrier to Alzheimer ’s diagnosis, new report finds Fifth of younger women have no chest pain with ACS Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

USPSTF: No to ECG Screening to Prevent CVD in Low-Risk Adults
TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening with resting or exercise electrocardiography (ECG) to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in low-risk asymptomatic adults. This final... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Women have stronger hearts: Men are 64% more likely to die from a common cardiovascular condition
Researchers from Imperial College London found dilated cardiomyopathy causes fewer fatalities in women despite them being 10 per cent more at risk of heart failure and symptoms like fatigue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adverse Change in Employment Post-MI Tied to Worse Outcomes
TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 -- Patients with an adverse change in employment after myocardial infarction (MI) have increased likelihood of worse outcomes, according to a study published online June 12 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Suicide death rates in patients with cardiovascular diseases - a 15-year nationwide cohort study in Taiwan - Wu VC, Chang SH, Kuo CF, Liu JR, Chen SW, Yeh YH, Luo SF, See LC.
BACKGROUND: The literature on suicide mortality rates in patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) is limited. METHODS: Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database and Taiwan Death Registry were retrieved for patients with the 5 CVDs: con... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Dr. Robert Myerburg contributes editorial to JAMA on ECG screening and cardiac risks
(University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) Robert J. Myerburg, M.D., professor of medicine and physiology, and the American Heart Association Chair in Cardiovascular Research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, contributed an editorial to the Journal of the American Medical Association placing in perspective some of the conclusions in new recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) regarding the use of electrocardiogram screening for cardiovascular disease risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Impotent? Maybe You Should See a Heart Doctor
This study found that impotence on its own is a significant risk factor. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The health benefits of eating pecans
(Natural News) Pecans are so much more than the main ingredient for pecan pie. For one, they are packed with essential nutrients that help protect us against cardiovascular disease (CVD). Referred to as Carya illinoinensis in scientific literature, pecans are a member of the Juglandaceae family, which makes it a relative of the hickory and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardio Twitter: An Essential Tool for Staying Current Cardio Twitter: An Essential Tool for Staying Current
Drs Harrington and Yeh discuss the pros, cons, and cautions of using Twitter in the cardiovascular community.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Lower-Intensity Warfarin May be Safe with Surgical Mechanical Valve
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer bleeds with lower target INR, but dual antiplatelet therapy still a no-go (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news