Antioxidant reduces risk for second heart attack, stroke
Doctors have long known that in the months after a heart attack or stroke, patients are more likely to have another attack or stroke. Now, a paper in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology explains what happens inside blood vessels to increase risk - and suggests a new way to treat it. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

5 reasons why CCTA should be a first-line test for CAD
Mounting evidence suggests that coronary CT angiography (CCTA) may be the best...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA biomarker may predict mortality from heart disease Radiologist use of CCTA continues its upswing SCOT-HEART: CCTA cuts risk of heart attack, death by 41% CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures CCTA predicts heart events in stable chest pain patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Antioxidant reduces risk for second heart attack, stroke
(Oregon Health& Science University) Doctors have long known that in the months after a heart attack or stroke, patients are more likely to have another attack or stroke. Now, a paper in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology explains what happens inside blood vessels to increase risk -- and suggests a new way to treat it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How your heart age is key to heart attack or stroke risk
Public Health England says about 80% of heart attacks and strokes in people under 75 could be prevented. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four in five adults at risk of early death, heart-age test shows
Doctors call figures for England alarming and urge people to adopt healthier lifestylesHow do I find out my heart age?Four out of five adults have hearts that are more damaged than they should be for their age, putting them at greater risk of early death, a major study has shown.The disclosure prompted calls for Britons to ditch their unhealthy lifestyles and monitor their own health more closely in order to reduce their risk of having a heart attack or stroke.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Heart disease Health Heart attack Health policy Medical research UK news Source Type: news

Patients with new-onset AFib after TAVR at highest risk for complications
(American College of Cardiology) Patients developing AFib after TAVR are at higher risk of death, stroke and heart attack compared to patients who already had AFib prior to the procedure, according to a study today in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. The paper is the first nationwide examination of patients who developed AFib for the first time following TAVR. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New biomarker provides accurate prediction of cardiac mortality
Perivascular fat attenuation index measures inflammation of tissue around coronary arteries Related items fromOnMedica Athletes should be pre-screened for heart defects Link found between birth size and heart function Poor patients more likely to die after heart surgery than rich Hospitals fail women with myocardial infarction Ignored cholesterol blamed for heart attacks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

06.07.12 -- Miracor Granted U.S. Patents To Treat Severe Heart Attack Patients
06/07/12 Medical Design Online Newsletter (Source: Medical Design Online Newsletters)
Source: Medical Design Online Newsletters - September 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

How a Design Tweak Triggered a CPAP-Related Product Recall
Sometimes even the most simple design changes can create a safety issue. That seems to be the takeaway from a Class I recall that one manufacturer of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask is dealing with. Want to learn how to employ evolutionary Design while satisfying the requirements for an FDA compliant process? A panel of experts will tackle the topic at MD&M Minneapolis, the Midwest's largest medtech event.    Compass Health is recalling the replacement cushion seals for the Probasics Brand Zzz-Mask SG Full Face CPAP Mask due to a design change made to the cushion seal replace...
Source: MDDI - August 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance & Source Type: news

How a $109K heart attack bill was slashed to $332
A Texas hospital that charged a teacher $108,951 for care after a heart attack slashed the bill to $332.29 Thursday. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

$109K Hospital Bill Cut To $332; How About Others?
“I don’t feel any consumer should have to go through this,” says Drew Calver, who faced a life-changing surprise bill from an Austin hospital after a heart attack last year. After attention as a Bill of the Month patient, he paid the hospital $332. But he worries about other patients with surprise bills. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The $109K Heart Attack Bill Is Down To $332. What About Other Surprise Bills?
“I don’t feel any consumer should have to go through this,” says Drew Calver, who faced a life-changing surprise bill from an Austin hospital after a heart attack last year. After attention as a Bill of the Month patient, he paid the hospital $332. But he worries about other patients with surprise bills. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute inferior myocardial infarction caused by lightning strike - Aydin F, Turgay Yildirim O, Dagtekin E, Huseyinoglu Aydin A, Aksit E.
Lightning strike is an infrequent natural phenomenon with serious medical complications, like multiple organ damage, and it is associated with increased risk of mortality. Cardiovascular complications are among the most hazardous complications of lightning... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - how to tell if you’re at risk by looking at your feet
HEART  attack symptoms commonly include chest pain, feeling out of breath, or excessive sweating. But you could also reveal whether you’re at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction by looking at your legs, feet or ankles. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

His $109K Heart Attack Bill Is Now Down To $332 After NPR Told His Story
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chad Terhune Source Type: news

Heart Attack
Title: Heart AttackCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 31, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

WATCH: Doctor who saved date with CPR on the beach goes viral
Andi Traynor performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on Max Montgomery, who collapsed from a heart attack but survived after making it through open-heart surgery. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Genetically encoded sensor tracks changes in oxygen levels with very high sensitivity
(Tokyo Institute of Technology) Based on a protein from E. coli, scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a fluorescent protein sensor able to provide real-time information on dynamic changes in oxygen levels with very high sensitivity. As the oxygen level is a major determinant of cellular function, the idea behind this sensor may revolutionize our ability to detect cellular changes of critical importance, such as in tumors and following stroke and heart attack (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study Casts Doubt on Aspirin Preventing First Heart Attack
A new study showed little benefit of a daily aspirin in preventing heart attacks compared with a placebo. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 30, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Why are hospital bills so high? Lessons of a $109K heart attack
Annual health care spending ​ in the U.S. is estimated at $3.5 trillion, and hospital costs make up almost a third of that total (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why do hospital bills get so expensive?
Annual health care spending in the U.S. is estimated to be at $3.5 trillion, and hospital costs make up almost a third of that total. Kaiser Health News, in partnership with NPR, uncovers inconsistencies in its "Bill of the Month" series. This month, the series looks at Drew Calver who was hospitalized last year in Austin,Texas, for a heart attack and needed four stents in his arteries. His health insurance covered $55,000, but a month after treatment, he and his wife, Erin, got a bill for nearly $109,000. Kaiser Health News editor-in-chief Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal joins "CBS This Morning" to break down ...
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LT breathing tubes after cardiac arrest could save 10,000 more lives
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Heart attack patients given a different type of breathing tube by paramedics had better survival rates than those treated by traditional intubation breathing tube methods -- findings that could potentially save more than 10,000 lives annually, researchers report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study of teenage drinkers and smokers shows 'significant damage' to arteries
Teenagers who smoke or consume alcohol have much stiffer arteries than those who don ’t, putting them on the path to heart disease and strokeThe arteries of teenagers who binge drink or smoke are already stiffer by the age of 17 than in those who abstain, new research has revealed.Arterial stiffness indicates damage to the blood vessels. Research in older adults has previously shown that the stiffening of arteries is linked to heart and circulatory disease and an increased risk of events such as heart attack or stroke. While our arteries stiffen as we age, it is known that a host of behaviours are linked to the effec...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Medical research Alcohol Health Smoking Science Society Children Source Type: news

A heart attack left him with a $109,000 bill. His story aired, and now he owes $782.
A man with health insurance still got an exorbitant bill for a four-day hospital stay. What he owed later plummeted. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eli Rosenberg Source Type: news

Anaemia drug could be repurposed to help heart attack patients
Drugs currently undergoing development to treat anaemia could be repurposed to help prevent people with Type 2 diabetes from developing heart failure, according to new research funded by the BHF and Diabetes UK. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Anxiety, depression tied to higher risk of heart attack, stroke
(Reuters Health) - Adults with mood disorders like anxiety and depression may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than people without mental illness, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Middle-aged adults with depression are up to 45% more likely to have a heart attack
The findings, led by Scottish and Australian scientists and based on almost 222,000 participants over the age of 45, add to a plethora of evidence that shows a link between the two. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Distress boosts heart attack and stroke risk
Experiencing high levels of psychological distress has an important impact on a person's risk of heart attack and stroke, new research warns. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Eating unprocessed meat, dairy products reduces risk of heart attack
Contrary to popular opinion, researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, found that eating meat and dairy may be good for you by lowering the risk of heart-related events and death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Game-changing’ high-tech scans could predict risk of a heart attack YEARS before they occur
Oxford University experts developed the technology, which assesses a CT scan of the heart. They found the system could spot dangers that are missed by the tests and scans currently used. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Evidence Ties Stress to Heart Trouble
Even after accounting for variations in smoking, drinking and dietary habits, a new study finds that the risk of heart attack rose by 18 percent among women and 30 percent among men coping with a high or very high degree of mental distress. (The risk faded somewhat among men 80 and older.) (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surprise: It's a $109K Bill!
(MedPage Today) -- That's what one hospital charged a school teacher after he had a heart attack (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CCTA biomarker may predict mortality from heart disease
The use of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) to measure fatty tissue around arteries...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SCOT-HEART: CCTA cuts risk of heart attack, death by 41% CCTA biomarker spots high-risk plaques in heart disease Cardiac hybrid imaging predicts adverse cardiac events CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures CCTA usage rate rises sharply, but still eclipsed by MPI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Radiologist use of CCTA continues its upswing
The utilization rate of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) by radiologists has...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SCOT-HEART: CCTA cuts risk of heart attack, death by 41% CCTA biomarker spots high-risk plaques in heart disease CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures CCTA usage rate rises sharply, but still eclipsed by MPI Radiologists now use CCTA more than cardiologists do (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

GPs are letting down heart failure patients
Patients receive limited follow-up care after leaving hospital and insufficient doses of life-saving medicines Related items fromOnMedica Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction Report says hospital discharge must improve Oxygen therapy after heart attack does not prevent heart failure Women more likely to survive heart attack if treated by female doctor (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Oxygen therapy after heart attack does not prevent heart failure
Researchers say their findings indicate that routine use of oxygen is unnecessary and should be stopped Related items fromOnMedica Acute coronary syndrome - part 2 Acute coronary syndrome - part 1 Migraine may be linked to heightened cardiovascular disease risk Protease inhibitors may increase risk of death in people with HIV and heart failure Heart attack protocol eliminates gender gap in outcome (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Oral anticoagulants after hospital discharge reduce non-fatal blood clots
Study suggests that oral anticoagulants should be continued after discharge to prevent blood clots Related items fromOnMedica New oral anticoagulants (NOACs) Diabetes growth will cause surge in cardiovascular disease Marriage protects against cardiovascular disease, study finds Erectile dysfunction increases cardiovascular risk Women more likely to survive heart attack if treated by female doctor (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fish oils do not prevent heart attack or strokes with diabetes
Randomised controlled trial did not find that fish oil supplements protected against cardiovascular events Related items fromOnMedica Gestational diabetes raises long-term CVD risk HbA1c improves just as much on dieting only two days a week 'Healthy' obese patients still have higher risk of heart disease Taxing unhealthy products may help tackle chronic diseases Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Could Too Much 'Good' HDL Cholesterol Be Bad for You?
Very high blood levels of the “good” HDL cholesterol may actually be bad for you, new research suggest. The study linked it to a higher risk for heart attack, and even death, among patients who already had heart problems or who faced a higher risk of developing heart disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ESC: MI Redefined in International Guidelines
(MedPage Today) -- Fourth " Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction " issued (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - August 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Weight loss drug does not increase heart health risks, study says
People who take the weight loss drug lorcaserin do not have increased risk for heart attack, stroke or death from heart disease, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily aspirin use may not prevent first heart attack
A daily aspirin did little to lower the probability of a stroke or heart attack in people who had not had a previous vascular event, new research shows. The study, conducted by Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, gave aspirin or a placebo to 12,546 people who were thought to have a moderate risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years, the Associated Press reported.  "Aspirin did not reduce the occurrence of major cardiova scular events in this study. However, there were… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Daily aspirin use may not prevent first heart attack
A daily aspirin did little to lower the probability of a stroke or heart attack in people who had not had a previous vascular event, new research shows. The study, conducted by Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, gave aspirin or a placebo to 12,546 people who were thought to have a moderate risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years, the Associated Press reported.  "Aspirin did not reduce the occurrence of major cardiova scular events in this study. However, there were… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Anaemia drugs could also aid recovery after heart attack, says study
Findings suggest trial drugs may reduce chance of heart failure for diabetic patientsHopes have been raised that drugs being trialled to treat anaemia could also be used to aid recovery after a heart attack and help decrease the chance of future heart failure.Initial results suggest the drugs could be given to people with Type 2 diabetes immediately after a heart attack, according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Diabetes UK.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ben Quinn Tags: Diabetes Heart attack Science Heart disease Medical research Society Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - five common signs of the deadly condition you must know about
HEART attack symptoms vary from person to person, but you should always phone for an ambulance if you see someone having a myocardial infarction. These are the most common signs of a heart attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin disappoints for avoiding first heart attack, stroke
New studies find most people won't benefit from taking daily low-dose aspirin or fish oil supplements to prevent a first heart attack or stroke (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Aspirin disappoints for avoiding first heart attack, stroke
New research takes a closer look at the effects of aspirin on risk of heart problems (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studies: Low-Dose Aspirin May Not Prevent Initial Heart Attack, Stroke
Taking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to cut the chances of another heart attack, stroke or other heart problem in people who already have had one, but the risks don’t outweigh the benefits for most other folks, major new research finds. Although it’s been used for more than a century, aspirin’s value in many situations is still unclear. The latest studies are some of the largest and longest to test this pennies-a-day blood thinner in people who don’t yet have heart disease or a blood vessel-related problem. One found that aspirin did not help prevent first strokes or heart attacks...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch aspirin Source Type: news

WATCH: Aspirin disappoints for avoiding first heart attack, stroke
New studies find most people won't benefit from taking daily low-dose aspirin or fish oil supplements to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Good' cholesterol: How much is too much?
According to new research, after a certain point, ‘good’ cholesterol becomes bad for you, raising the risk of heart attack and cardiovascular death. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cholesterol Source Type: news