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

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include predicting mortality in those with congestive heart failure, bystander CPR impact, best management of stable COPD, and NOACs and bleeding risk (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - October 14, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Drugs, money and your heart
I was really excited to see a recent headline that said heart doctors should discuss herbal medicines with their patients. The recommendation came from a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1 I thought this was a real breakthrough. I thought it meant cardiologists had finally seen the light… Boy, was I wrong… The article said doctors should learn about herbal medicines so they could STOP their patients from using them. You see, supplement use is at an all-time high. About 70% of Americans take them. That’s a lot of people. And Big Pharma would love to capture that market. So they...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

How Do You Check for Congestive Heart Failure?
Title: How Do You Check for Congestive Heart Failure?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Study finds length of stay critical factor in readmission rates at hospitals
(University of Texas at Dallas) Using data from congestive heart failure patient records in North Texas from January 2006 to December 2009, UT Dallas researchers studied the relationship between length of stay and readmission risk, the role of health information technology in reducing the deviation of length of stay, and the cost trade-offs between early discharge and readmission. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A bioactive molecule may protect against congestive heart failure after heart attacks
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Researchers show that giving mice a form of the fatty acid-derived bioactive molecule called lipoxin improved heart function after a heart attack, as the lipoxin prompted early activation of the resolving phase of the immune response without altering the acute phase. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Transitions in Care among Rural Residents with Congestive Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarction, and Pneumonia (August 2017)
The analysis reported here examines the continuum of care of Medicare beneficiaries as they experience transfers to other facilities, including their post-discharge status, post-discharge care, and potentially preventable readmissions, either to their local hospital or another facility. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Symptoms, Stages, and Prognosis
Title: Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Symptoms, Stages, and PrognosisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/11/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 11, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Aum Cardiovascular gets permission to start using heart monitoring device
Northfield-based Aum Cardiovascular said Tuesday it's received permission from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to start selling a handheld digital stethoscope that pairs with an artificial-intelligence system to help medical experts look for signs of heart murmurs in patients with chest pain. The Star Tribune reports on the approval and Aum's plans for the device, called Cadence, which can identify sounds associated with issues such as heart valve disease, congestive heart failure and obstructive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Patrick Rehkamp Source Type: news

UCLA Health hospitals place No. 1 in Los Angeles, No. 7 nationally in prominent ranking
UCLA Health hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica placed No. 1 in Los Angeles, No. 2 in California and No. 7 in the nation in the 2017 –18 U.S. News and World Report rankings.“UCLA Health is proud to be recognized for providing world-class treatment to patients from greater Los Angeles, across the state and around the globe,” said Johnese Spisso, president ofUCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences. “Our long-standing commitment to excellence ensures that our patients and their families receive the most compassionate, comprehensive care possible...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Congestive Heart Failure Medications
Title: Congestive Heart Failure MedicationsCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 7, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Impact of Consultation on Outcomes in Acute Congestive HF Impact of Consultation on Outcomes in Acute Congestive HF
Does increased utilization of consultations in patients hospitalized with congestive heart failure exacerbation improve clinical outcomes or readmission rates?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Why We Fear Death and How to Integrate It into Our Lives
From our first breath in this lifetime until the split second the heart clock stops ticking away the moments of our incarnation, we are on call to this concept called death. Avoid it though we try, deny it, though we attempt, dance away from it, though we insist, it beckons us with finger crooked in our direction. For some it is a blessed relief, at the end of an illness, for others, wracked with serious mental illness, a seductive force to which they may succumb. For others, still, it arrives unbidden, quite by surprise. We use language to describe the experience, such as: Kick the bucket Angel of death Give up the ghost...
Source: Psych Central - July 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Anxiety Grief and Loss Motivation and Inspiration Psychology Self-Help Bereavement death dying Existentialism fear of death five stages of grief Mortality Source Type: news

Researchers find first genomic biomarkers in extracellular vesicles in veterinary patients
(Tufts University) Researchers at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University have discovered important biomarkers in extracellular vesicles in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease and congestive heart failure. This is the first biomarker discovery based on extracellular vesicles in a veterinary disease. These findings could provide important insight into the molecular basis, diagnosis and therapies for myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs, as well as mitral valve prolapse, a similar disease in humans. The results appear online this week in the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles. (Source: EurekAlert! ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A heart transplant gave her another chance to live. Hours after giving birth, she died.
Not long after Megan Johnson gave birth, her husband posted a picture on social media, welcoming their daughter into the world. Years earlier, Johnson had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure and given a new heart and another chance to live. Her husband, Nathan, announced early Tuesday on Instagram that “her heart worked perfectly” during the […]Related:One politician’s solution to the overdose problem: Let addicts dieThe U.S. fertility rate just hit a historic low. Why some demographers are freaking out.President Trump wants you to know he actually does care about HIV/AIDS (Source: Wa...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hope for Leonce: Kenyan boy ’s incredible journey with vein of Galen malformation
Boston is a long flight from Kenya — 22 hours long, in fact. That’s enough time to sleep, eat, read, watch countless YouTube videos and do it all over again, an experience that could make adults antsy, let alone two little boys. Yet it was a journey that Jane Nduta and Humphrey Njogu were eager to make. Just a few months earlier, their younger son, Leonce, had been diagnosed with a rare but life-threatening condition called vein of Galen malformation, or VOGM. In this blood vessel abnormality, misshapen arteries in the brain connect directly with veins instead of with capillaries. This causes a rush of high-pre...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center Dr. Darren Orbach International Health Services vein of Galen malformation (VOGM) Source Type: news

What are Indications for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)?
DiscussionObstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is defined as a “disorder of breathing during sleep characterized by prolonged partial upper airway obstruction and/or intermittent complete obstruction (obstructive apnea) that disrupts normal ventilation during sleep and normal sleep patterns.” It is different than primary snoring which is snoring without apnea, sleep arousals, or problems with gas exchange. OSAS symptoms include snoring (often with snorts, gasps or pauses), disturbed sleep (often frequent arousals) and daytime neurobehavioral problems. Sleepiness during the day can occur but is less common in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Congestive heart failure: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention
Congestive heart failure makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood through the body, causing the other organs to receive less blood than they require. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Progressive Dyspnea
Medic 15 is called to a residential address for an 81-year-old female with shortness of breath. You and your partner arrive on scene at a single-story house. The patient is with her daughter, and both are able to provide you with a history-recurrent breast cancer, currently on chemotherapy and congestive heart failure. The patient notes she's developed worsening shortness of breath over the past 2-3 days. She denies having chest pain, upper back pain, cough, upper respiratory symptoms, fevers, chills or lower extremity swelling. You place the patient on the monitor and find her to be in sinus tachycardia with a pulse of 12...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Elizabeth K. Powell, MD Tags: Airway & Respiratory Columns Source Type: news

The New Aging Dilemma, Growing Older At Home Alone
There’s a hidden segment of the older adult population that the healthcare industry has recently spotted. It’s the aging single group of people 55 and over. They are the aged, community-dwelling individuals who are socially and physically isolated, without an available known family member or designated surrogate. They’ve been in plain sight for decades, but since boomers enter the 60 years, the aging single demographic will intensify, due to their status of having the highest divorce rates and childless marriages. And in a matter of a few years, the prevalence of the generation’s chronic diseases w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novant Health Foundation receives grant to tackle diabetes in underserved Triad communities
Novant Health Foundation Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem has received a $94,800 grant towards a program that works to lower the cases of diabetes in underserved areas. The grant comes as Novant Health recently opened an intensive diabetes management clinic in Winston-Salem that seeks to offer a new approach —one that mirrors management programs for diseases such as asthma or congestive heart failure — to helping patients with the disease. The grant, from Th e Cigna Foundation, will go… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news