CHF in Pregnancy Up for Cancer Survivors With Cardiac Toxicity
Incidence of congestive heart failure 31 percent among women with a history of cardiotoxicity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

CHF in Pregnancy Up for Cancer Survivors With Cardiac Toxicity
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 -- The incidence of congestive heart failure (CHF) during pregnancy is 31 percent among women with a history of cardiotoxicity associated with cancer treatment, according to a study published in the Oct. 23 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer survivors at risk for heart failure during, after pregnancy
(American College of Cardiology) Young women previously treated for cancer with chemotherapy or radiation therapy with a prior history of cardiotoxicity are more likely to develop clinical congestive heart failure (CHF) during and after pregnancy, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Heart Failure | Medscape Heart Failure | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines on heart failure. Understand the strategies for managing congestive heart failure and heart disease, including cardiac failure diagnosis and management. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Estonia: Health System Review.
Authors: Habicht T, Reinap M, Kasekamp K, Sikkut R, Aaben L, van Ginneken E Abstract This analysis of the Estonian health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. In 2017, the Estonian government took the historic step of expanding the revenue base of the health system, which has been a longstanding challenge. However, in terms of percentage of GDP it remains a small increase and long-term financial sustainability could still pose a problem. That said, if these additional funds are invested wisely, they ...
Source: Health systems in transition - October 3, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

12 Congestive Heart Failure Symptoms, Stages, Causes, and Life Expectancy
Title: 12 Congestive Heart Failure Symptoms, Stages, Causes, and Life ExpectancyCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/28/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperkalemia?
Discussion Potassium (K+) is an alkali metal (Group 1 of periodic table with Hydrogen, Lithium and Sodium) with an anatomic number of 19. Its chemical symbol K, comes from the medieval Latin, kalium which means potash (mainly potassium carbonate or potassium hydroxide), the substance it was first isolated from. Potassium is an important cation and it mainly resides in the intracellular fluid with only a small amount in the extracellular fluid. Potassium regulates cell volume, pH and enzyme functions. Hyperkalemia is defined as a potassium level> 5.5 mEq/L in children and> 6.0 mEq/L in newborns. Hyperkalemia incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes award winner: CHF Pathway/Washington Health System
CHF Pathway/Washington Health System is a 2018 Health Care Heroes award winner in the community outreach - organization category. Here's their story: Washington Health System has developed a program that follows patients with congestive heart failure after they’ve left the hospital. CHF Pathway is designed to address the problem of people not following doctors orders by creating long-term relationships with patients on an ongoing basis. “ We already had good standardized methods to treat patients… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Richard Cerilli Source Type: news

Health Care Heroes award winner: CHF Pathway/Washington Health System
CHF Pathway/Washington Health System is a 2018 Health Care Heroes award winner in the community outreach - organization category. Here's their story: Washington Health System has developed a program that follows patients with congestive heart failure after they’ve left the hospital. CHF Pathway is designed to address the problem of people not following doctors orders by creating long-term relationships with patients on an ongoing basis. “ We already had good standardized methods to treat patients… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Richard Cerilli Source Type: news

Ask Survival Rate for Congestive Heart Failure
What Is the Survival Rate for Congestive Heart Failure? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vascular Graft Solutions ’ aneurysm graft used in hemodialysis patients
  Vascular Graft Solutions’ Frame external support Vascular Graft Solutions has reported the first clinical use of its Frame external support technology in high-flow arteriovenous (AV) fistulas. The first five cases were performed by Dr. Vladimir Matoussevitch from Cologne University Hospital in Germany. The braided cobalt chrome, kink-resistant external support was designed for autologous vein grafts in bypass or reconstruction of peripheral arterial blood vessels. Mattoussevitch used them to prevent high-flow AV fistula and aneurysmal enlargement complications, which are common in patients undergoing...
Source: Mass Device - August 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Vascular vasculargraftsolutions Source Type: news

Epigenetic reprogramming of human hearts found in congestive heart failure
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Congestive heart failure is a terminal disease that affects nearly 6 million Americans. Yet its management is limited to symptomatic treatments because the causal mechanisms of congestive heart failure are not known. Researchers have now described an underlying mechanism that reprograms the hearts of patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy, a process that differs from patients with other forms of heart failure. This points the way toward future personalized care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doxorubicin disrupts the immune system to cause heart toxicity
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Doxorubicin is a chemotherapy drug used in ovarian, bladder, lung, thyroid and stomach cancers, but it carries a harmful side effect. The drug causes a dose-dependent heart toxicity that can lead to congestive heart failure. Researchers have found an important contributor to that heart pathology -- disruption of the metabolism that controls immune responses in the spleen and heart. This dysregulated immunometabolism impairs resolution of inflammation, and chronic, non-resolving inflammation leads to advanced heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Adhesive respiratory monitor detects breathing problems early
[Image from Exspiron]Children can be at risk for compromised breathing after surgery or from conditions like asthma, congestive heart failure or sleep apnea. Opioid therapy and sedation for medical procedures can also depress breathing. Unless a child is sick enough to have a breathing tube, respiratory problems can be difficult to detect early. Yet early detection can mean the difference between life and death. “There is currently no real-time objective measure,” says Viviane Nasr, MD, an anesthesiologist with Boston Children’s Hospital’s Division of Cardiac Anesthesia. “Instead, respiratory ...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Vector Blog Source Type: news

Teach Your Children Well — About Substance Abuse
“Teach your children well,” a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young classic encourages. Children are impressionable, like sponges that soak up whatever liquid they are immersed in. Some parents say they’d rather have their teens drink at home than elsewhere, where they’re in danger of driving impaired. Many parents minimize or dismiss the dangers, rationalizing that because they survived their youth, particularly if they grew up in the more freewheeling 1960s and ’70s, their children will survive as well. But this attitude has the opposite effect of the intended one. “Parental attitudes favo...
Source: Psych Central - July 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Parenting Substance Abuse Source Type: news

Heart monitor startup Bitome is first recipient of new Bayer, MassBio fellowship
A two-year-old startup developing an at-home solution for people in congestive heart failure has found a home and mentorship within Bayer's Cambridge offices through a new MassBio fellowship. Boston-based Bitome is the first company to be selected for the MassConnect fellowship at the German drug giant's local facility. The med-tech start-up — which is still in the seed funding stage — will receive assistance clinical development, industry regulations, financing and more during the six-month-long… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Grain-free food linked to heart disease in dogs
Dogs that eat grain-free diets may be more prone to develop a canine cardiovascular disease that has historically been seen in just a few breeds. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine and a group of veterinary diagnostic laboratories are investigating the potential link between canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and pet foods containing seeds or potatoes as main ingredients.  Breeds genetically predispose d to DCM, which often results in congestive heart failure,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Afib Patch Test; Heart Failure and Genetics: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include a patch to diagnose atrial fibrillation, USPSTF recommendations on nontraditional risk factors for heart disease, the role of genetics in congestive heart failure, and multivitamins and heart disease. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Heart Disease in Dogs May be Tied to Certain Foods
Large dogs such as Great Danes, Newfoundlands, Irish Wolfhounds, Saint Bernards and Doberman Pinschers have a genetic risk for canine DCM, a disease of the heart muscle that often leads to congestive heart failure. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Targeting 'microtubules' could prevent heart failure
A study from the Perelman School of Medicine investigates an interesting new target for the prevention of congestive heart failure: microtubules. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Congestive Heart Failure After Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Congestive Heart Failure After Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
How would you manage CHF in this patient now 14 months after AF ablation? Take this quiz created by physicians from ACC.ACC.org (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

RenalGuard touts ADHF treatment feasibility study data
RenalGuard Solutions late last week released results from a feasibility study of its RenalGuard-guided diuretic therapy intended to improve fluid management in patients with acute decompensated heart failure and alleviate related symptoms. Results from the study were presented at the European Society of Cardiology’s Heart Failure 2018 conference in Vienna, the Milford, Mass.-based company said. The company said its RenalGuard-guided diuretic therapy is intended to allow for the use of an increased dose of diuretics without increasing the risk of diuretic resistant to allow for the safe and effective removal of excess...
Source: Mass Device - May 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials RenalGuard Solutions Source Type: news

Food as medicine pilot program under way
California is the first state to pilot a program to explore whether providing food tailored to the specific nutritional needs of chronic disease sufferers can reduce health care costs and reverse some conditions.   Researchers from the University of California/San Francisco and Stanford University are conducting a three-year study to see if providing healthy meals to 1,000 Medi-Cal patients with congestive heart failure or Type 2 diabetes reduces hospital readmission rates and referrals to long-term… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Food as medicine pilot program under way
California is the first state to pilot a program to explore whether providing food tailored to the specific nutritional needs of chronic disease sufferers can reduce health care costs and reverse some conditions.   Researchers from the University of California/San Francisco and Stanford University are conducting a three-year study to see if providing healthy meals to 1,000 Medi-Cal patients with congestive heart failure or Type 2 diabetes reduces hospital readmission rates and referrals to long-term… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Barbara Bush Leaves A Legacy: Champion For End-Of-Life Care
Before her passing earlier this week, former First Lady Barbara Bush announced that she would be spending her final days at home with her family utilizing “comfort care” in lieu of continued medical treatment for her congestive heart failure and COPD. She chose quality of life over quantity of life. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How long can a person live with congestive heart failure?
Congestive heart failure is a progressive disease that causes the heart to weaken, making it difficult to pump blood around the body. In this article, we look at the symptoms, stages, and life expectancy of congestive heart failure. We also look at treatment options, including lifestyle changes and surgery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies
Former first lady Barbara Bush, who had COPD and congestive heart failure, died at the age of 92. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ResMed is disrupting connected health: Here ’ s how
The AirMini, the smallest PAP available, was released by ResMed in 2017. [Image courtesy of ResMed] Here’s how a respiratory firm took control of the connected health and the medtech digital revolution. When you think powerful digital connected devices, the first thing to pop into your head probably isn’t a CPAP. Continuous positive airway pressure has been shown in numerous studies to be effective in improving sleep apnea and preventing a host of co-morbidities such as obesity, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. But the buy-in from patients is notoriously lacking. Respiratory ...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather Thompson Tags: Big Data Business/Financial News mHealth (Mobile Health) News Well Patient Monitoring connected medical devices Digital Health ResMed Inc. Source Type: news

A Modern Approach to Basic Airway Management
A modern approach to the essentials of ventilation & oxygenation Administering oxygen via nasal cannula while treating a patient with CPAP increases the fraction of inspired oxygen and doesn’t typically interfere with the mask seal. Photos courtesy Andrew Merelman You arrive on scene and find a 68-year-old man is lying on the couch with difficulty breathing. He’s obese and obtunded, with severe respiratory distress. His wife tells you he has a history of congestive heart failure. He appears pale and diaphoretic, with snoring, slow, shallow breaths and his initial oxygen saturation is 72%. What are the m...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Merelman, BS, NRP, FP-C Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

Congestive heart failure device dev Alleviant Medical raises $1m
Alleviant Medical has raised $1.1 million in a new round of debt and options financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. Money in the round came from 15 unnamed sources, according to the SEC filing, with the first sale recorded on December 19 last year. The company is looking to raise an additional $434,000 in the round to bring the total raised to $1.5 million, according to an SEC filing. Alleviant Medical has not yet stated how it plans to spend funds raised in the round. Alleviant Medical is developing a minimally invasive device designed to treat congestive heart failure. The company’s device is desig...
Source: Mass Device - March 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular alleviantmedical Source Type: news

UR Medicine Leads U.S. in Minimally Invasive Surgery for Newest LVAD Heart Pump
UR Medicine cardiac surgeons recently introduced a minimally invasive approach to implanting the newest heart pump available for people with congestive heart failure. This is believed to be the first in the nation, and potentially a game-changer for patients. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Insurers Are Getting Into Health Care, But Is It Good for You?
In the not-too-distant future, your health insurance, your prescription drugs and some of your treatment may come from the same company. Insurers are dropping billions of dollars on acquisitions and expansions in order to get more involved in customer health. They say this push can help cut costs and improve care, in part by keeping the sickest patients healthy and out of expensive hospitals. That’s a huge potential benefit for employers and other customers stressed by rising costs. But is this good for your health? That question worries some health care insiders who wonder if the patient’s best interest &mdash...
Source: TIME: Health - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tom Murphy / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH Healthcare healthytime Source Type: news

Survivors of childhood cancer are at great risk of heart problems in adulthood
(European Society of Cardiology) A study of nearly 1,000 survivors of childhood cancer has found that they are at increased risk of suffering prematurely from cardiovascular disease in adulthood. Childhood cancer survivors had a nearly two-fold increased risk of cardiovascular diseases such as congestive heart failure and venous thromboembolism, and were at increased risk of having high blood pressure and dyslipidaemia. The study is published in the European Heart Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Association of Anemia With Outcomes of Acute Heart Failure Association of Anemia With Outcomes of Acute Heart Failure
Do low hemoglobin levels have a negative impact on congestive heart failure outcomes?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Heart failure risk increases for breast cancer, lymphoma survivors
Breast cancer and lymphoma survivors are up to three times more likely to develop congestive heart failure, according to research at the Mayo Clinic. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart failure risk higher for some breast cancer survivors
Patients who were treated for breast cancer or lymphoma are more than three times at risk for developing congestive heart failure, compared with other women, according to US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Afib and Ablation; Herbs and Drugs: This Week's PodMed Double T (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include herb/drug interactions, Afib and ablation in congestive heart failure, clot retrieval in stroke, and childhood kidney disease and adult end-stage renal disease (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - February 10, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

A Medical Director ’s Perspective: Influencing Rehospitalization Rates
Efforts to reduce hospitalizations often focus on identifying specific clinical conditions that contribute to hospitalizations, particularly those that are considered potentially preventable. Potentially preventable hospitalizations result from exacerbation of clinical conditions such as congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or diabetes in which the exacerbation and hospitalization could have been prevented had optimal care been provided. The theory is that by incentivizing providers to focus on specific clinical categories that are likely to contribute to admissions for preventable reasons, we c...
Source: Caring for the Ages - January 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: David Gifford Tags: AHCA PERSPECTIVE Source Type: news

A weak heart due to metabolic change
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) The heart derives its energy primarily from fatty acids. However, if a metabolic shift to other energy sources takes place, this can result in congestive heart failure, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Heidelberg University Hospital have now discovered. This underscores the role of metabolism in heart failure. In addition, these findings are relevant for the use of certain anticancer drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Increased risk of congestive heart failure in patients with acetaminophen poisoning: a nationwide cohort study - Chung WS, Lin CL.
Acetaminophen poisoning increases cytochrome P450 2E1 expression and reactive oxygen species production, which may lead to maladaptive myocardial remodeling and congestive heart failure (CHF). We conducted a nationwide cohort study to investigate the incid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Research proves having a hysterectomy before 35, long thought of as “risk free,” QUADRUPLES a woman's risk of heart failure and increases risk of obesity
(Natural News) Studies reveal that a hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the woman’s uterus, increased the risk of congestive heart failure by four times and doubles the likelihood of coronary heart disease. The procedure to excise the uterus is considered a standard procedure for treating certain conditions in the regions such as fibroids and endometriosis. However, there is little research... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abbott Expands Portfolio of MRI-Ready Devices
FDA gave MR-conditional labeling to two of Abbott's cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices, a move that further boosts the company's ability to compete with its peers in the space. The Abbott Park, IL-based firm said patients who receive a Quadra Assura MP cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) or a Fortify Assura implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) are now able to have an MRI in the future if need be. The Quadra Assura and the Fortify Assura are two of Abbott's most widely-used high voltage devices, the company noted. In September 2016, Abbott won FDA approval for MR-conditional labeling for the...
Source: MDDI - January 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

A New Form of This Miracle Nutrient Is 8 Times More Powerful …
CoQ10 has made the mainstream. You can find it everywhere. But the type of CoQ10 I want to tell you about has been completely ignored. That’s too bad, because this new form is 8 times better at getting into your blood and staying there. And that’s where it has its miracle-like anti-aging effects. This new form of CoQ10 may give you the opportunity to live disease-free for the rest of your life. Today, I’ll show you how this new “reduced” form of CoQ10 gives you greater power to prevent and reverse disease. You’ll also discover that it ramps up your energy levels and slows your aging proc...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 3, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Francisco Cabrera Tags: Nutrition antioxidants CoQ10 ubiquinol Source Type: news

RenalGuard Solutions touts first-in-man heart failure device study results
RenalGuard Solutions today touted results from a first-in-man feasibility study of its RenalGuard System designed to manage fluids during diuretic therapy to treat congestive heart failure in patients suffering from fluid overload. Results from the trial were presented at the annual Devices in Heart Failure congress in Berlin, Germany, the Milford, Mass.-based company said. The company’s RenalGuard device is designed to measure urine output and automatically infuse hydration fluid based on those measurements, aiming to induce high urine rates to protect the kidneys, the company said. Data from the study fol...
Source: Mass Device - January 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials RenalGuard Solutions Source Type: news

Report: Apple is working on an in-house Apple Watch ECG to compete with AliveCor ’ s Kardiaband
Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) is reportedly developing an in-house ECG for its Apple Watch that would compete with the recently approved KardiaBand made by AliveCor. The Apple ECG, which is still being testing, involves smartwatch users squeezing the frame of the device with the opposite hand, allowing Apple Watch to pass an imperceptible current across the chest to assess heart rhythm, according to Bloomberg, which cited “people familiar with the plan.” Last month the FDA cleared AliveCor’s KardiaBand ECG device for the Apple Watch, designed to monitor for early signs of atrial fibrillation. First int...
Source: Mass Device - December 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular mHealth (Mobile Health) Wall Street Beat AliveCor Apple Source Type: news

FDA clears AliveCor ’ s KardiaBand ECG for Apple Watch
AliveCor said today that the FDA cleared its KardioBand electrocardiogram device for the Apple Watch, designed to monitor for early signs of atrial fibrillation. First introduced in March 2016, KardiaBand is the first medical device accessory to be cleared by the federal safety watchdog for the Apple Watch, Mountain View, Calif.-based AliveCor said. It’s designed to display and record clinical-grade cardiac rhythm readings in real time in about 30 seconds, the company said. AliveCor also said it launched the SmartRhythm artificial intelligence app for the Apple Watch, which is designed to continuously evalu...
Source: Mass Device - November 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Monitoring Wall Street Beat AliveCor Cardiac Rhythm Management Source Type: news

Developing a New Score: How Machine Learning Improves Risk Prediction
Composite risk scores have been used for decades to identify disease risk and health status in the general population. However, current approaches often fail to identify people who would benefit from intervention or recommend unnecessary intervention. Machine learning promises to improve accuracy, ensuring targeted treatment for patients that need it and reducing unnecessary intervention. Framingham Risk Score, the gold standard for predicting the likelihood of heart disease, predicts hospitalizations with about 56% accuracy. It uses factors such as age, gender, smoking, cholesterol levels, and systolic blood pre...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: R & D Source Type: news

FDA Warns You Can ‘ Overdose ’ On Black Licorice This Halloween
WASHINGTON (CBS) – Before you go to town on your Halloween candy this year, there’s one treat you should consume with caution. The FDA is sharing a warning about the potential dangers of black licorice. “As it turns out, you really can overdose on candy – or, more precisely, black licorice,” the FDA says. Trick or treat – gearing up for candy consumption? ✓ out this video to learn how eating too much black licorice can be harmful. pic.twitter.com/aaHVdqm505 — U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) October 30, 2017 Black licorice contains glycyrrhizin, which can cause a drop in your body’s p...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News black licorice Halloween Source Type: news

CorInnova raises $6m for EpicHeart soft robotic heart failure treatment
CorInnova said today that it raised $6.1 million from Wellcome Trust for the EpicHeart device it’s developing to treat heart failure. Houston-based CorInnova said EpicHeart is a direct cardiac compression device that uses a collapsible, thin-film, pneumatically actuated soft robotic device to surround both ventricles of the heart. It’s designed to use air to inflate and increase cardiac output by gently squeezing the heart. Founded to commercialize technology developed at Texas A&M University’s Cardiac Mechanics Laboratory by Dr. John Criscione, CorInnova is backed by a group of private inve...
Source: Mass Device - October 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat CorInnova Source Type: news