FDA clears Abiomed heart pump after concerns over death rate
Months after federal regulators warned doctors that one of the heart pumps made by Danvers ’ Abiomed could be linked to a higher rate of death than previously thought, the company’s device has been cleared by the FDA. Abiomed (Nasdaq: ABMD) manufactures several small devices that can be inserted into patients’ heart ventricles to pump blood and give the organ’s muscles time to r ecover after a heart attack. The FDA notified doctors in February that it was evaluating a higher-than-previously-observed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Six signs the life-threatening condition could be happening to you
HEART ATTACK symptoms vary from person to person. The condition occurs when there is a sudden loss of blood flow to a part of the heart muscle. Most heart attacks are caused by a coronary heart disease. So what are the symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expert consensus published on use of imaging to guide heart attack treatment
(European Society of Cardiology) Imaging provides a more precise diagnosis of a heart attack that can be used to individualise treatment. That's the main message of an expert consensus paper published today in European Heart Journal, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and presented at EuroPCR in Paris, France. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blood proteins help predict risk of developing heart failure
(Baylor College of Medicine) Two blood proteins help predict more accurately the risk for heart attack, stroke and heart failure hospitalization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 21, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Placenta cell injections repaired damage in mice after a heart attack
The study at Mount Sinai in New York, on lab rodents, shows injections of certain placenta-derived cells - known as Cdx2 cells - repaired their hearts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attacks: Having a cold or flu could put you at risk of having a heart attack
PEOPLE who have had a flu or pneumonia may be six times more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke in the days after an infection. Who is at risk and how can this be prevented? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inflammation, nutrition deficiency, stress... the true causes of heart disease
(Natural News) Many people are terrified by the idea of having a heart attack, and it’s a reasonable fear when you consider the fact that heart disease is currently the leading cause of death around the world. However, it’s how this fear prompts you to act that can make the biggest difference in whether or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure leaves one in 3 at risk of stroke
ONE in three adults has high blood pressure, putting them at risk of a heart attack or stroke, a study reveals. Researchers warned that about 80 percent at risk are either unaware, not taking treatment or on medication that is not working. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Door-to-Door Hypertension Care in Dakar Brings a Pervasive Public Health Problem to Light
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth InternationalMay 16, 2019Many health workers in Senegal didn ’t know what hypertension was or how to treat it—until now.Fatima* felt terrible. She was having headaches and dizziness, and she was so tired.This went on for months. When she went to the local health facility in Podor —her tiny hometown in northern Senegal—they found that her blood pressure was high.“Stop eating so much,” the health worker told Fatima. “And don’t eat late in the day.”Fatima followed this erroneous advice. She ate all her usual foods,...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Better Hearts Better Cities - Dakar Noncommunicable Diseases Community Engagement Health Workforce & Systems Primary Health Care Community Health Workers Senegal Source Type: news

Nearly 1 in 10 With MI at Young Age Have Familial Hypercholesterolemia Nearly 1 in 10 With MI at Young Age Have Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is present in 9% of people who experience a myocardial infarction (MI) at age 50 or younger, most of whom continue to have elevated cholesterol at one-year follow-up, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Best supplements for high blood pressure: The tasty supplement proven to lower reading
BEST supplements for high blood pressure: High blood pressure can cause a person ’s arteries to harden and thicken, which in turn can increase the risk of more serious health problems occurring such as heart attack and stroke. Taking a certain supplement however could help prevent the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'She will go on': How organ donation is helping one man grieve his wife's death
Phil Gardner's wife, Mabel, died of a heart attack in December 2018. He hopes more people will be open to organ donation after hearing her story. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Study: Low-Dose Aspirin's Risks Outweigh Benefits
Researchers said the findings support a recent change to guidelines on low-dose aspirin: The blood thinner should now be reserved for people at high risk of heart attack or stroke. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack - 10p fruit you should eat every day to avoid a deadly myocardial infarction
HEART attack risk could be lowered by making some diet or exercise changes. You could prevent deadly myocardial infarction symptoms and signs by adding more of this cheap fruit in your diet. Could you be at risk of a heart attack? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Attack Rehab at Home Could Save Lives
Title: Heart Attack Rehab at Home Could Save LivesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - May 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Home-based heart rehab may help patients who can't get to clinics
(Reuters Health) - Some heart attack survivors may benefit from supervised home-based cardiac rehabilitation programs when hospital-based rehab isn't an option, U.S. doctors say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Heart Attack Rehab at Home Could Save Lives
MONDAY, May 13, 2019 -- If you had a heart attack and could get rehab therapy at home, would you be more likely to get the follow-up care that doctors recommend? A new scientific statement says you would, and advocates for the option to be more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Netflix-style algorithm can detect who will DIE from a heart attack with 90 per cent accuracy
Nearly 1,000 patients complaining of chest pain were assessed and treated at Turku PET Centre, Finland and their data used to train the LogitBoost algorithm. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart disease deaths up for first time in 50 years
BHF calls for earlier detection and treatment Related items fromOnMedica Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality Severe eczema linked to cardiovascular problems Heart attack protocol eliminates gender gap in outcome The new GP contract: transforming primary care, transforming CVD prevention (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Heart attack: Single injection may drastically reduce risk of life-threatening condition
HEART ATTACK risk could be reduced with a single injection, according to new research. Scientists are in the process of creating the “holy grail” of gene therapy to reduce the risk of the deadly condition (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One-off injection may drastically reduce heart attack risk
Doctors hope to trial gene therapy on people with rare disorder in next three yearsWhy researchers are turning to gene therapy to treat heart failureDoctors in the US have announced plans for a radical gene therapy that aims to drastically reduce the risk of heart attack, the world ’s leading cause of death, with a one-off injection.The researchers hope to trial the therapy within the next three years in people with a rare genetic disorder that makes them prone to heart attacks in their 30s and 40s. If the treatment proves safe and effective in the patients, doctors will seek approval to offer the jab to a wider popu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Gene editing Heart attack Science Society Source Type: news

Gene therapy experts plan to slash heart attack risk with jab
Doctors hope to offer one-off injection to wider population if trial on people with rare genetic disorder is successfulWhy researchers are turning to gene therapy to treat heart failureDoctors in the US have announced plans for a radical gene therapy that aims to slash the risk of heart attack, the world ’s leading cause of death, with a one-off injection.The researchers hope to trial the therapy within the next three years in people with a rare genetic disorder that makes them prone to heart attacks in their 30s and 40s. If the treatment proves safe and effective in the patients, doctors will seek approval to offer ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Gene editing Heart attack Science Society Source Type: news

Why researchers are turning to gene therapy to treat heart failure
Single jab could reduce risk of heart attack for some but wider benefit is yet to be provenGene therapy startup plans to slash heart attack risk with jabTherise in life expectancy in Britain from 2001 to 2016 was largely driven by better medical care of heart attack patients. People are now more likely to survive heart attacks and live instead with heart failure, where the organ is weakened but limps on, even if severely underpowered.But the improved survival rates for heart attack patients have levelled off since 2016, leaving doctors desperate for fresh approaches to fight cardiovascular disease. Even though 80% of heart...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Medical research Heart disease Gene editing Science World news Source Type: news

Pioneering gene therapy could repair deadly heart attack damage
Researchers at King's College London injected pigs with a gene which restarted the growth of specialised heart cells called cardiomyocytes, the majority of which are developed before birth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teacher billed $109,000 for heart attack despite having health insurance addresses Congress
Drew Calver, 44, a high school history teacher from Austin, Texas, suffered a heart attack in April 2017. He went to a hospital out-of-network and was billed $108,951.31 weeks later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer - the 30p a day snack to avoid deadly heart attacks revealed
HOW to live longer: Prevent an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. But you could also increase your life expectancy, and lower your risk of deadly heart attack symptoms, by adding this cheap snack to your daily routine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic therapy heals damage caused by heart attack
Researchers from King's College London have found that therapy that can induce heart cells to regenerate after a heart attack. Myocardial infarction, more commonly known as a heart attack, caused by the sudden blocking of one of the cardiac coronary arteries, is the main cause of heart failure, a condition that now affects over 23 million population in the world, according to the World Health Organisation. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Heart attack warning: The smelly symptom you should never ignore - are you at risk?
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, difficulty breathing and feeling sick. But you could also be at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction and heart disease if you have this smelly sign. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating cheese doesn't raise cholesterol and won't increase your risk of a heart attack... scientists stunned to learn the long-buried truth
(Natural News) The nutritional value of milk, cheese and other dairy products, while undeniably helpful in muscle formation, has been notoriously questioned in the past due to misconceptions about increased risk of heart disease associated with the food group. Various studies, however, have been quick to debunk this myth and prove that dairy consumption does not elevate... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Imaging beyond the angiogram in women with suspected MI and no obstructive CAD
(Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications) In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications volume 4, issue 1, pp. 25-30(6); DOI https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2019.0008, Sohah N. Iqbal, MD, FACC, FSCAI from the NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA considers imaging beyond the angiogram in women with suspected myocardial infarction and no obstructive coronary artery disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - does your skin look like this? Hidden signs revealed
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, difficulty breathing, and feeling sick. But you could also be at risk of deadly myocardial infarction and heart disease if you have this sign on your skin. These are the bumps you shouldn ’t ignore. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Heart Failure Rates Are Rising, Especially for Black Adults
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- Most people are terrified of having a heart attack, but they might also need to worry about heart failure, particularly if they are black. After years of decline and despite treatment advances, the risk of dying early from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Experts fear a heart attack timebomb as four MILLION people have undiagnosed high blood pressure
The figure includes 1.3million under the age of 45. The British Heart Foundation described the condition as a 'ticking timebomb' and urged people to get blood pressure checked. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - do your toes look like this? The colour that could be a sign
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, difficulty breathing, and feeling sick. But you could also be at risk of deadly myocardial infarction and heart disease if you have this sign on your skin. This is the colour on your skin you shouldn ’t ignore. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impaired Mobility Tied to Higher Readmission Risk in Elderly With MI Impaired Mobility Tied to Higher Readmission Risk in Elderly With MI
Impaired functional mobility is the strongest predictor of 30-day hospital readmission for older adults hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The Risk Of Work Stress Combined With Difficulty Sleeping: Why It's More Serious Than You Think
It ’s one thing to have a stressful job. But when you already have difficulty sleeping, and a history of high blood pressure, it’s even more deadly—and linked to a threefold higher risk of having a fatal heart attack, according to results of a new study. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

FDA Expands Indication for PCSK9 Alirocumab (Praluent) FDA Expands Indication for PCSK9 Alirocumab (Praluent)
The decision allows the cholesterol-lowering drug to be prescribed to reduce the risk for major cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction and stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 30, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

GD E-Bridge Earns FirstNet Listed Designation
Ridgefield, NJ – General Devices (GD) has announced that, after following a rigorous review process, GD e-Bridge™ is now FirstNet Listed and available via the FirstNet App Catalog. FirstNet – America’s public safety communications platform – features the first-ever App Catalog geared to first responders. This gives FirstNet subscribers a dedicated location to find meaningful new solutions that have been specifically reviewed for use with FirstNet services. Before any mobile solution can be added to the FirstNet App Catalog, it must pass stringent tests for security, relevancy, data privac...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 30, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: GD (press release) Tags: Press Releases Operations Source Type: news

Injected liquid forms a gel in damaged heart
In an animal study, a liquid biomaterial transformed into a gel at the site of damage after a heart attack. The findings could lead to new approaches for treating damaged tissues. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Predicting Heart Disease, Stroke Could Be as Easy as a Blood Test
MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Imagine getting a simple blood test to help doctors predict your risk for having a heart attack or stroke. That test exists, and that scenario could become reality, according to a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Innovative patch may reduce muscle damage after a heart attack
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has designed a patch that can limit damage after a heart attack. The patch was successfully tested in rats. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

FDA Approves Praluent (alirocumab) to Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke and Unstable Angina Requiring Hospitalization
PARIS and TARRYTOWN, NY– April 26, 2019– The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Praluent (alirocumab) to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and unstable angina requiring hospitalization in adults with... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - April 26, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Rekindling Your Sex Life After a Heart Attack
THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 -- Having sex after a heart attack is a concern not only for men, but for many women, too. Because of fear and a lack of information, many may think it's no longer possible to enjoy a sex life. Fortunately, that's rarely the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rekindling Your Sex Life After a Heart Attack
Title: Rekindling Your Sex Life After a Heart AttackCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/25/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/25/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - April 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Boston Children ’ s Researchers Find Possible Way To Repair Damaged Hearts
BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital may have found a way to repair damaged heart tissue after a heart attack. When someone has a heart attack, muscle cells in the heart die off and generally don’t get replaced. Instead scar tissue forms and that can eventually lead to heart failure. But researchers may have found a way to get heart cells to regrow using microRNAs, small molecules that regulate gene function in developing hearts. When injected into mice after a heart attack, within 10 days these molecules helped minimize cell death and reduced inflammation. With time, the treated heart...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Boston Children's Hospital Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Source Type: news

PCI Beneficial for All Categories of Older AMI Patients
WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- For older patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is beneficial across age strata, according to a research letter published online April 23 in Circulation: Cardiovascular... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Using small molecules to regenerate heart tissue
New research in mice uses gene-regulating molecules called microRNAs to repair heart tissue after an adverse cardiovascular event such as a heart attack. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Blood thinner found to significantly reduce subsequent heart failure risks
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found using blood thinners in patients with worsening heart failure, coronary artery disease and irregular heart rhythms was associated with a reduced risk of thromboembolic events, such as stroke and heart attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is this chest pain from GERD or a heart attack?
Both heartburn and heart attacks can cause pain in the center of the chest. Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). As a heart attack is a medical emergency, being able to tell the difference between heartburn and cardiac chest pain is crucial. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Low mobility predicts hospital readmission in older heart attack patients
Performance on a simple mobility test is the best predictor of whether an elderly heart attack patient will be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news