This Medical Clip May Be a Powerful Treatment for Heart Failure, Study Says
A seemingly simple but sophisticated clip may usher in a “new era” for patients suffering from a severe and difficult-to-treat complication of heart failure, according to a new study. The device, called the MitraClip, reduced hospitalizations related to heart failure by nearly half and deaths by nearly 40% among patients with a specific and serious complication of heart failure, compared to those who received standard medical treatment. The results were published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine. “This therapy really offers an important new option for very desperate patients who are suffering...
Source: TIME: Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Heart attack: How to prevent coronary heart disease and maintain a healthy heart
HEART attacks are most commonly caused by coronary heart disease, which clogs up the blood vessels supplying the heart. Coronary heart disease can be prevented, however, minimising the risk of suffering from a heart attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How four cups of tea a day can stave off heart disease
DRINKING four to five cups of tea every day lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of a heart attack or stroke, research has revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Inflammation keeps heart attack and stroke at bay
While inflammation helps atherosclerosis plaques build up inside arteries, it also has a key role in preventing the more advanced plaques from rupturing. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Regular Bedtime Might Be Key to Better Health
A study of more than 1,900 older adults has found that those who didn't keep to a regular bedtime and wake time weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure and a higher risk of heart attack or stroke within 10 years. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's not just for kids -- even adults appear to benefit from a regular bedtime
(Duke University Medical Center) In a study of 1,978 older adults publishing Sept. 21, 2018, in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers at Duke Health and the Duke Clinical Research Institute found people with irregular sleep patterns weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure, and a higher projected risk of having a heart attack or stroke within 10 years than those who slept and woke at the same times every day. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Drug combo could reduce heart attack risk
A combination of drugs being developed that lower triglycerides levels and approved statins that reduce cholesterol levels may reduce heart attack risk. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA: Inequities Remain in Heart Attack Treatments for Black Patients
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Black patients hospitalized for heart attacks continue to receive different medical treatment than white patients, according to a new study that explored whether previously reported racial... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

In cardiac injury, the NSAID carprofen causes dysfunction of the immune system
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Attention has focused on how NSAIDs may cause dysfunction of the immune system. Researchers now have found that sub-acute pretreatment with the NSAID carprofen before experimental heart attack in mice impaired resolution of acute inflammation following cardiac injury. They focused on three aspects of the inflammation resolution axis -- cardiac function, leukocyte profiling and inflammation-resolution markers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New drugs could reduce risk of heart disease when added to statins
New drugs that lower levels of triglycerides (a type of fat) in blood could further reduce the risk of heart attack when added to statins, according to new research conducted by MRC scientists. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - September 19, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Heart attack - the £1 juice that could slash your chances of a myocardial infarction
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, headaches, coughs and shortness of breath. Lower your risk of deadly myocardial infarction signs by adding this cheap juice to your daily diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA clears Contego Medical ’ s Paladin carotid balloon
Contego Medical said today that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Paladin carotid balloon with embolic protection. Raleigh, N.C.-based Contego said the Paladin device consists of an angioplasty balloon and a 40-micron filter for carotid stenting procedures. It won CE Mark approval in 2015 in the European Union, where it launched the following January. A post-market surveillance study of 106 patients showed a 0.9% risk of death, stroke and myocardial infarction at 30 days and zero procedural strokes, the company said. “We are thrilled to have achieved this milestone for the first of several device...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Contego Medical Source Type: news

Gout drug offers hope for thousands of patients battling the painful arthritis
Researchers at Duke University in North Carolina found that when patients who had previously had a heart attack were given canakinumab they were half as likely to suffer gout. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Notifying cath labs early improves treatment speed, outcome
Informing cardiac catheterization labs of incoming heart attack patients 10...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound contrast can help treat heart attacks Trial: Catheter device cuts contrast use Automated coronary plaque analysis predicts future events Use criteria cut unnecessary heart interventions PROSPECT: IVUS improves PCI outcomes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Silent heart attack: What is the condition? The warnings signs you need to know
SILENT heart attack is a heart attack which can happen without a person knowing. They ’r often ignored as many people’s high pain thresholds lead them to downplay symptoms. But it’s important you know the signs as silent heart attacks can be deadly. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Six foods to avoid in your diet if you want to lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure, if left untreated, can increase your risk of serious problems such as heart attack and strokes, so what can you do to control the condition or prevent it developing in the first place? Health experts recommend six foods to avoid in your diet to help lower your reading. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin doesn't lower heart attack and stroke risks and can increase bleeding
Researchers found that a daily dose of aspirin didn't prolong healthy, independent living free of dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is taking a daily aspirin really necessary?
This study showed that giving aspirin to all patients to try to reduce heart attack was not beneficial," says Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Baby-aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly
(Reuters Health) - In healthy elderly people who never had a heart attack, the widespread practice of taking a baby aspirin every day may do more harm than good, according to a U.S.-Australian study of more than 19,000 volunteers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Daily aspirin unlikely to help healthy older people live longer, study finds
Researchers say drug has little benefit when taken by healthy people aged over 70Millions of healthy people who take aspirin to ward off illness in old age are unlikely to benefit from the drug, a trial has found.While a daily dose of the blood-thinning medicine can protect older people who have previously experienced heart attacks, strokes and angina, researchers found the drug did not extend the lifespan of healthy people over the age of 70.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Aspirin Health Science Heart disease Heart attack Stroke Older people World news Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Pain in this part of the body can indicate life-threatening state
HEART attack symptoms can be associated with those of less serious health conditions, but if you suspect any are happening, you should dial 999 immediately. The condition is considered a medical emergency and can have life-threatening consequences. One of the most notable signs is feeling pain in a particular part of the body. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute myocardial infarction secondary to blunt chest trauma in motorcycle accident: a rare combination where percutaneous coronary intervention and intravascular imaging optimization are needed - Boi A, Sanna F, Rossi A, Loi B.
Blunt chest trauma is a common occurrence in vehicle accident. Cardiac injuries following nonpenetrating thoracic trauma have been reported. ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) due to coronary artery involvement is a rare but extremely serious condi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Scientists Are Developing New Ways to Treat Disease With Cells, Not Drugs
When Nichelle Obar learned she was pregnant with her second child last year, she never expected that her pregnancy, or her baby, would make history. But when the 40-year-old food-and-beverage coordinator from Hawaii and her fiancé Christopher Constantino went to their 18-week ultrasound, they learned something was wrong. The heart was larger than it should have been, and there was evidence that fluid was starting to build up around the organ as well. Both were signs that the fetus was working extra hard to pump blood to its fast-growing body and that its heart was starting to fail. Obar’s doctor knew what coul...
Source: TIME: Science - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Scientists Are Developing New Ways to Treat Disease With Cells, Not Drugs
When Nichelle Obar learned she was pregnant with her second child last year, she never expected that her pregnancy, or her baby, would make history. But when the 40-year-old food-and-beverage coordinator from Hawaii and her fiancé Christopher Constantino went to their 18-week ultrasound, they learned something was wrong. The heart was larger than it should have been, and there was evidence that fluid was starting to build up around the organ as well. Both were signs that the fetus was working extra hard to pump blood to its fast-growing body and that its heart was starting to fail. Obar’s doctor knew what coul...
Source: TIME: Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Innovation Health medicine Source Type: news

CorFlow raises $9.7 million to launch clinical trial in Europe
Swiss medical device developer CorFlow Therapeutics said today that it has raised $9.7 million in the second close of its seed+ financing round. The first round closed in October 2017 at $2.7 million (CHF 2.6 million). The proceeds will finance the first-in-man clinical trial in Europe of the company’s controlled flow infusion (CoFITM) system, which will be studied in 40 acute heart attack patients. CorFlow said it has applied to conduct the trial in six leading cardiovascular centers in Switzerland, the U.K., Belgium and Germany. Get the full story at our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post CorFl...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Funding Roundup corflowtherapeutics Source Type: news

Why Whole-Fat Milk and Yogurt Are Healthier Than You Think
For years, experts have recommended low-fat dairy products over the full-fat versions, which are higher in calories and contain more saturated fat. Recent research, however, indicates that full-fat dairy may actually be healthier than its reputation suggests, and that people who eat full-fat dairy are not more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes than people who consume low-fat dairy. They may even be less likely to gain weight. Now, new research published Tuesday in The Lancet, adds to that body of evidence. The research suggests that eating dairy products of all kinds is associated with a lower ri...
Source: TIME: Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

CDC Data Shows 80% of Heart Attacks and Strokes Preventable
CDC numbers show 2.2 million heart attack and stroke hospitalizations in a year. ... A majority could have been prevented through physical activity and other steps. ... Also of Interest Only 1% of ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Heart attack - eat just one of this 18p fruit a day to slash myocardial infarction risk
HEART attack risk could be lowered by making some small diet or lifestyle changes. Lower your risk of deadly myocardial infarction pain by adding more of this cheap fruit to your daily routine. It could lower your blood pressure and get rid of harmful cholesterol. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient Priorities Deserve Place in Hospital Rankings: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, how a healthcare collaborative reduced heart attack hospitalizations (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Looking on the upside really DOES cut the risk of heart attack
Scientists at Northwestern University in Chicago and Harvard School of Public Health in Boston examined all existing evidence linking psychological well-being to cardiovascular health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The remedy for surprise medical bills may lie in stitching up federal law
This story is from Kaiser Health News When Drew Calver had a heart attack last year, his health plan paid nearly $56,000 for the 44-year-old’s four-day emergency hospital stay at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas, a hospital that was not in his insurance network. But the hospital charged Calver another $109,000. That sum — a so-called balance bill — was the difference between what the hospital and his insurer thought his care was worth. Though in-network hospitals must accept pre-contracted rates from health plans, out-of-network hospitals can try to bill as they like. Calver’s bill...
Source: ABC News: Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Blood Infection Sepsis Tied to Heart Attack, Stroke
MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 -- Survivors of serious bloodstream infections called sepsis are at increased risk for stroke and heart attack for four weeks after leaving the hospital, a new study finds. The study included roughly 42,300 sepsis patients in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Blood Infection Sepsis Tied to Heart Attack, Stroke
Title: Blood Infection Sepsis Tied to Heart Attack, StrokeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

A 'reset' of regulatory T-cells reverses chronic heart failure in mouse model
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) A severe heart attack, however, can cause chronic and sustained inflammation that leads to heart failure and death. In mouse experiments, scientists now have shown a way to hit an immunological 'reset button' that ends that inappropriately sustained inflammation. This reset reverses the pathologic enlargement and pumping failure of the heart, and it suggests a therapeutic approach to treating human heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Radio: Childhood cancer awareness / Ken Burns / Does aspirin prevent heart attack and stroke?
There are four words no parent or family ever wants to hear: Your child has cancer.?Families facing pediatric cancer experience a wide range of emotions, often feeling scared, overwhelmed, frustrated, helpless or hopeless.?And each family member may experience different emotions at different times, making it difficult to navigate and support each other. These and related [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Online heart age test in just nonsense, health chiefs are told
Health bosses have been accused of needlessly scaring people into believing they could suffer an early heart attack or stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why does olive oil keep heart attack and stroke at bay?
A new study shows that the protein ApoA-IV, which rises in the blood after eating (especially unsaturated fats), prevents thrombosis by blocking platelets. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Scientists developing new blood test to screen for secondary heart attack
(Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute) A blood test that quickly and easily detects whether a person is at risk of a secondary heart attack is being developed by scientists at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. The Baker Institute's head of metabolomics, Professor Peter Meikle and his team have identified plasma lipid biomarkers (fats in the blood) that improve upon traditional risk factors in predicting heart disease and stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medicaid Expansion Curbs Uninsured Hospitalization for CV Events Medicaid Expansion Curbs Uninsured Hospitalization for CV Events
States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw a decline in the proportion of uninsured hospitalizations for heart attack, stroke, and heart failure, a study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Preventable Heart Problems Killed 415,000 People in 2016. Here ’s How to Keep Your Heart Healthy
Heart problems that were “largely preventable” killed around 415,000 Americans in 2016, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says, highlighting the importance of proactive interventions. Under its new Million Hearts campaign, which aims to prevent a million heart attacks and strokes by 2022, the CDC looked at 2016 data and identified approximately 2.2 million hospitalizations and 415,000 deaths caused by heart attacks, strokes, heart failure and related conditions that likely could have been avoided. The total number of deaths related to heart issues is even higher — in 2015,...
Source: TIME: Health - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Heart Disease onetime Source Type: news

Psychological Distress Linked to Increased Risk of MI, Stroke
Dose - dependent, positive association with myocardial infarction and stroke in men and women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

' Million Hearts' Project Aims to Prevent 1 Million Cardiac Crises
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 -- Millions of Americans aren't taking simple steps that could ward off a potentially fatal heart attack or stroke, a new government report shows. Heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related conditions caused 2.2 million... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Psychological Distress Linked to Increased Risk of MI, Stroke
THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 -- Psychological distress is associated with myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke in men and women, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Caroline A. Jackson,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Common painkiller could increase risk of stroke and heart attack by 50%, study finds  
Heart concerns led to British regulators banning the drug over-the-counter in 2015, but authors of the study, published today in the British Medical Journal, are calling for global action. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart CTA Results in Lower Death Rate From CHD, Non-Fatal MI
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 -- For patients with stable chest pain, coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) results in a lower rate of death from coronary heart disease or non-fatal myocardial infarction at five years, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Common painkiller poses risk to heart health
New research suggests that a widely used painkiller raises the risk of major cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and stroke. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Heart age test gives early warning of heart attack and stroke
Public Health England is calling for adults across the country to take a free, online heart age test. If someone ’s heart age is higher than their actual age, they are at an increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Common painkiller could increase risk of stroke and heart attack by 50%, study finds  
Heart concerns led to British regulators banning the drug over-the-counter in 2015, but authors of the study, published today in the British Medical Journal, are calling for global action. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news