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Cholesterol breakthrough: Statins could also fight THIS deadly disease
CHOLESTEROL can cause heart disease, heart attack, and stroke, but may be lowered through statins. These drugs may also be used to fight infectious diseases, such as malaria and typhoid, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholesterol warning: An excessive amount of THIS could trigger a heart attack
CHOLESTEROL is a fatty substance vital for the normal functioning of the body. However, if it crystallises, it can lead to a heart attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 18, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Study: New infrared imaging technique could help detect heart attack, stroke risk A new near-infrared diagnostic technique could help improve early detection for patients at risk of heart attacks or strokes, according to a new ...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Study: New infrared imaging technique could help detect heart attack, stroke risk
A new near-infrared diagnostic technique could help improve early detection for patients at risk of heart attacks or strokes, according to a new multi-center study. Researchers at the University of Warwick’s WMG, the Baker Institute and Monash University reported that when they increased the wavelength of light currently used to visualize athereosclerotic plaques, they were able to selectively identify rupture-prone deposits, which can lead to blood clots, heart attacks and strokes. Data from a study of the technique was published in the journal Nature Communications. Current imaging techniques are able to identify c...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Research & Development Source Type: news

Lasers used to detect risk of heart attack and stroke
(University of Warwick) Patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes may be spotted earlier thanks to a diagnosis tool that uses near-infrared light to identify high-risk arterial plaques, according to research carried out at WMG, University of Warwick, the Baker Institute and Monash University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CMS proposes rolling back bundled payment programs
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week proposed rolling back a trio of bundled payment pilot programs aimed at lowering healthcare costs and improving outcomes. The federal health insurer announced its 5-year “Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement” program in July 2015, saying it would involve more than 800 hospitals in 75 geographic areas. The CJR program, which went into effect in January 2016, bundles payments for hip and knee replacements from hospital admission to 90 days after discharge. The payment covers “all related items and services paid under Medicare Part A an...
Source: Mass Device - August 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Healthcare Reform Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Reimbursement valuebasedhealthcare Source Type: news

Heart attack breakthrough: This treatment could prevent damage to vital organ
HEART ATTACKS - conditions commonly associated with high blood pressure and high cholesterol - can be deadly and even if people survive them their hearts can be affected. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholesterol crystals are sure sign a heart attack may loom
(Michigan State University) A new Michigan State University study on 240 emergency room patients shows just how much of a role a person's cholesterol plays, when in a crystallized state, during a heart attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why Do Women With HIV Have a Higher Heart Attack Risk Than Men? Why Do Women With HIV Have a Higher Heart Attack Risk Than Men?
Increased epicardial fat volume is associated with MI in men living with HIV. But does the same hold true for women?Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Commentary Source Type: news

Register your pharmacy with PHE's blood pressure campaign
To increase awareness of heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, Public Health England (PHE) will be encouraging adults to complete the new online'One You' Heart Age Test (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 16, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Understanding how fish grow their hearts could help humans, professor finds
(University of Guelph) A University of Guelph professor has identified a protein that enables fish to change the size of their hearts based on the temperature of the water. Understanding how fish are able to naturally add and remove collagen could lead to the development of treatment modalities for humans that enables a more controlled way for the heart to repair itself after a heart attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

' Fat but Fit' is Myth; New UK Study Finds BMI > 25 Ups MI Risk'Fat but Fit' is Myth; New UK Study Finds BMI > 25 Ups MI Risk
A new study adds to the growing evidence that the possibility of being'fat but fit'is nothing more than a myth, with results showing that carrying extra weight can increase the risk of a heart attack in otherwise healthy people.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

‘Fat but fit’ still at higher risk of CHD, warn researchers
Carrying extra weight could raise the risk of a heart attack by more than a quarter, even if patients appear are otherwise healthy, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 15, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

FDA approves pivotal study of Vascular Dynamics MobiusHD high blood pressure device
Vascular Dynamics said today that the FDA approved an investigational device exemption for a clinical trial of its MobiusHD device for treating resistant hypertension. MobiusHD is designed to help regulate blood pressure using electrodes implanted in the carotid artery to stimulate baroreceptors there. Mountain View, Calif.–based Vascular Dynamics said the 300-patient Calm 2 study is designed to compare treatment with MobiusHD and a sham procedure. The primary safety endpoint is a composite of death, myocardial infarction, stroke, device embolization, carotid occlusion, new ipsilateral carotid stenosis requ...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance vasculardynamics Source Type: news

Increased risk of heart attack, stroke soon after cancer diagnosis
Reuters Health - Patients with cancer have higher risks of heart attack and stroke from blood clots, especially in the first few months after diagnosis, compared with people who don't have cancer, researchers report. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fit but fat is a myth, study from Europe finds
People who are overweight are at increased risk of having a heart attack, no matter how healthy they are a major study of more than half a million people across Europe has found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will My Diet Slip Increase the Risk of Heart Attack?
Title: Will My Diet Slip Increase the Risk of Heart Attack?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Therapeutic fusion protein could mitigate blood vessel damage from cardiovascular disease
(Boston Children's Hospital) Scientists from Boston Children's Hospital Vascular Biology Program have revealed an engineered fusion protein that could recover blood vessel health following the onset of hypertension, atherosclerosis, stroke, heart attack, and other cardiovascular diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stroke diet: Eat THESE five foods to raise levels of good cholesterol
STROKE, heart attack and heart disease can all be caused by high levels of “bad” cholesterol. However, raising levels of “good” cholesterol with certain foods can lower your risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke diet: Eat THESE five foods to raise levels of heart-friendly good cholesterol
STROKE, heart attack and heart disease can all be caused by high levels of “bad” cholesterol. However, raising levels of “good” cholesterol with certain foods can lower your risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One e-cig puff increases the risk of a heart attack
Researchers from West Virginia University found that after just five minutes of vape exposure, mice's arteries narrow by 30 percent within an hour. Narrow arteries can result in heart attacks or stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A comparison of posttraumatic growth after acquired brain injury or myocardial infarction - Karagiorgou O, Cullen B.
Posttraumatic growth (PTG) is known to occur following acquired brain injury (ABI). It is not yet known to what extent PTG experiences following ABI are unique to the neurological nature of the injury. We investigated PTG in survivors of ABI or myocardial ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Research review recommends eliminating widely ordered blood test for diagnosing heart attacks
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic have compiled peer-reviewed evidence and crafted a guideline designed to help physicians and medical centers stop the use of a widely ordered blood test that adds no value in evaluating patients with suspected heart attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Gata4 helps mend a broken heart
(Baylor College of Medicine) Gata4 alone is able to reduce post-heart attack fibrosis and improve cardiac function in a rat model of heart attack. In rat fibroblasts in the lab, the molecular mechanism involves reduced expression of Snail, the master gene of fibrosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New FDA-approved Hepatitis B vaccine found to increase heart attack risk by 700%
(Natural News) A new FDA-approved Hepatitis B vaccine has been found to increase the risk of heart attacks by 700%, yet Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter ban any talk of vaccine dangers. There is a complete blackout of medical and scientific facts if they show vaccines to be anything less than magical, risk-less, medical utopian... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack - THIS could lower risk even if you have high blood pressure
HEART attacks - which are caused when blood supply to the heart is temporarily reduced or cut off - are usually caused by high cholesterol and high blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Braunwald Receives Honorary Doctorate from Oxford
Eugene Braunwald, MD, chair emeritus of the Department of Medicine and founding chair of the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Study Group, was conferred an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Oxford. He was cited for (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 11, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

What is heart failure? Three signs YOU could be suffering with deadly condition
HEART failure means the heart is not pumping blood around the body effectively - and can occur after a heart attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enter your pharmacy in PHE's campaign
To increase awareness of heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, Public Health England (PHE) will be encouraging adults to complete the new online'One You' Heart Age Test (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 10, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Can Asthma Cause a Heart Attack?
Title: Can Asthma Cause a Heart Attack?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - August 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Can Asthma Cause a Heart Attack?
Title: Can Asthma Cause a Heart Attack?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Racial gap narrows in heart attack deaths
The data from the University of Iowa show black patients now have a 21.4 percent chance of surviving, compared to whites' 23.2 percent. That is up from 11 percent and 16 percent in 2000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt
Exclusive: In his new book, James DiNicolantonio claims salt could make us healthier. But experts have condemned the advice as potentially dangerousPublic health experts in the UK have spoken out against a new book that claims many of us should be eating more salt, not less – claiming the advice could endanger people’s health.New York scientist James DiNicolantonio says in his bookThe Salt Fix that the World Health Organisation and the US and UK advisory bodies on diet have got it wrong with their advice to cut down on salt.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Nutrition Science Health Food & drink wellbeing Society Life and style Heart attack Source Type: news

Study: Calcium in arteries influences heart attack risk
A recent study by the University of Texas Southwestern suggests that calcium buildup in the coronary arteries increases the risk of heart attack. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular disease cure? One session of THIS could help treat condition
CARDIOVASCULAR disease includes all the diseases of the heart and circulation including coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack, congenital heart disease and stroke. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calcium in arteries influences heart attack risk
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Patients without calcium buildup in the coronary arteries had significantly lower risk of future heart attack or stroke despite other high risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or bad cholesterol levels, new research from UT Southwestern cardiologists shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart attack risk: Five ways to slash YOUR chances of suffering the deadly condition
HEART attacks happen when one or more of your coronary arteries become blocked. They can prove fatal or leave sufferers with long-lasting damage. Here are five ways to prevent an episode. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shingles May Up Stroke, Heart Attack Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Physicians should make patients aware of increased risk (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 4, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Stroke prevention: Eating THIS popular £2 summer fruit could protect you
STROKES happen to more than 100,000 people in the UK, and are similar to a heart attack - except that they affect your brain. However, eating something as simple as a watermelon and a bunch of tomatoes could protect you. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is angina? THESE symptoms could mean you are suffering with coronary heart disease
ANGINA is an uncomfortable feeling of tightness in the chest, which can often be painful. The symptoms can be easily mistaken for a heart attack, experts warn. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly gene mutations removed from human embryos in landmark study
Groundbreaking project corrects faulty DNA linked to fatal heart condition and raises hopes for parents who risk passing on genetic diseasesScientists have modified human embryos to remove genetic mutations that cause heart failure in otherwise healthy young people in a landmark demonstration of the controversial procedure.It is the first time that human embryos have had their genomes edited outside China, where researchers have performed ahandful of small studies to see whether the approach could prevent inherited diseases from being passed on from one generation to the next.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Genetics Science Biology Embryos Heart attack Health Source Type: news

Listening to Our Patients
When was the last time any of us used a stethoscope and felt it made a difference either to clinch a diagnosis or to change the management of a sick patient? Diagnostic Tool or Neckwear? How many of us have had a patient with a history of hypertension, diabetes or myocardial infarction (MI), who presented with complaints of chest pain and shortness of breath? On exam, he might have been anxious and diaphoretic, with a heart rate of 130, respirations of 24, blood pressure of 190/110, bilateral pedal edema, oxygen saturation (SpO2) of 89% and 12-lead ECGs showing ST-elevation. Then you put your scope on hi...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neal Richmond, MD Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Stroke risk: Eating a handful of THIS every day can reduce cholesterol
STROKES happen to more than 100,000 people every year in the UK, and up to 30 per cent of sufferers die within a month. However, adding almonds to your diet could prevent one, as well as reducing your risk of heart attack and coronary heart disease, by lowering your cholesterol. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women who are pear-shaped have a lower risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes
Thin people may lower their risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes by carrying a few extra pounds on their hips and thighs, a study published inCell Metabolism suggests.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fast Heart Attack Care Now the Norm in U.S. Hospitals: Study
Title: Fast Heart Attack Care Now the Norm in U.S. Hospitals: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/1/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/2/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 2, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

LimFlow touts pDVA pilot trial data, technical success rate
LimFlow today released results from the pilot study of its LimFlow percutaneous deep vein arterialization system, touting that the trial met all its safety endpoints and had a technical success rate of 100%. The French company’s pDVA system is designed to restore perfusion to ischemic feet to relieve resting pain, promote chronic wound healing, reduce amputations and restore mobility. The system uses ultrasound-guided catheters and covered nitinol stents to bypass diseased arteries and divert blood flow to the tibial vein to vascularize the affected feet. “PDVA is an innovative approach for treating no-opt...
Source: Mass Device - August 1, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Diabetes LimFlow Source Type: news

Hospitals set record for fast heart attack care
New research finds more than 93 percent of patients now have their arteries opened within the recommended 90 minutes of arrival (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pear-shaped women have lower risk of heart attack
It means the fat is not transported to the heart and liver, where it can lead to high blood pressure, high blood sugar and a greater risk of illness in later life, German scientists claim. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US sets record for fastest heart attack care
The risk of dying goes up 42 percent if care is delayed even half an hour beyond the 90 minutes that U.S. guidelines say patients should be treated after arrival. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA requires removal of some prescribing and dispensing restrictions for rosiglitazone-containing diabetes medicines
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that recent data for rosiglitazone-containing drugs, such as Avandia, Avandamet, Avandaryl, and generics, do not show an increased risk of heart attack compared to the standard type 2 diabetes medicines metformin and sulfonylurea. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news