Plaque burden predicts higher risk for heart disease patients
Measuring arterial plaque with cardiac CT in addition to established tests fo...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI automatically quantifies plaque on CCTA CT shines when it comes to COVID-19 risk stratification HeartFlow to go public in SPAC merger deal HIV-positive people have higher incidence of coronary plaque AI can automatically quantify atherosclerosis on CCTA (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Eating Meat Raises Risk of Heart Disease: Study
Title: Eating Meat Raises Risk of Heart Disease: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/22/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - July 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Protecting Medicare from government interference
For more than a decade,Medicare Part D has provided seniors and people with disabilities with affordable and comprehensive prescription medicine coverage. Several surveys show that more than 9 in 10 Part D enrollees are satisfied with their coverage, helping tens of millions of patients manage a number of chronic and life-threatening conditions, including diabetes, mental illness, cancer and heart disease. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Gabby Migliara Tags: Part D Medicare Proactive Agenda Source Type: news

Eating Meat Raises Risk of Heart Disease: Study
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- Eating beef, lamb, pork and processed meats spells trouble for your heart, and the more you eat, the worse it gets, new research warns. The meta-analysis -- an overview of data from a large number of studies -- included... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Diabetes and Dementia Risk: Another Good Reason to Keep Blood Sugar in Check
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- There are many reasons to avoid getting diabetes, or to keep it controlled if you already have it: Higher risks for heart disease, stroke and for having a foot or leg amputation. But... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID-19 Caused U.S. Life Expectancy to Drop 1.5 Years
Life expectancy in the United States dropped the most in more than seven decades last year as Covid-19 sent hundreds of thousands of Americans to early deaths. The pandemic’s disproportionate toll on communities of color also widened existing gaps in life expectancy between White and Black Americans, according to estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The tally represents an extraordinarily grim accounting of an ongoing catastrophe. The first year of the pandemic delivered a bigger blow to American life expectancy than any year of the Vietnam War, the AIDS crisis or the “deaths of...
Source: TIME: Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Tozzi / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Echocardiography can determine patient risk in COVID-19 cases
Transthoracic echocardiography is helpful in determining mortality risk fo...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT shines when it comes to COVID-19 risk stratification Prenatal detection of heart defects low in Hispanic women, poor areas Echo helps identify flossing-induced heart disease Women have more chest pain despite less stenosis on CCTA ACC: Echocardiography identifies patients for valve repair (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Statins May Help Protect Against Severe COVID-19
A new study finds that for people with a history of high blood pressure or heart disease, cholesterol-lowering statins help lower risk of dying from COVID-19. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask About Adherence: 3 factors impacting medication adherence for patients with diabetes and how our proactive affordability solutions can help
Earlier this year, PhRMA released aproactive agenda with common-sense, patient-centered reforms to improve access to quality, affordable health care. The urgency of building a stronger, more resilient health care system is apparent in light ofnew data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that show an increasing number of deaths from heart disease, diabetes and other chronic conditions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Alarmingly, in 2020, Americans experienced the largest drop in average life expectancysince World War II. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emilie Signora Tags: Diabetes Out-of-Pocket Costs Proactive Agenda Source Type: news

Statin Users May Have Added Protection Against Severe COVID-19
TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 -- Could cholesterol-lowering statins help lower your risk of dying from COVID-19? For patients with a history of high blood pressure or heart disease, the answer appears to be yes. At least that's the conclusion of a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study: Wearable fitness trackers boost exercise levels in adults with diabetes, heart disease
Using wearable fitness trackers boosts physical activities levels in adults who are overweight and those with diabetes and heart disease, according to an analysis published Tuesday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: The healthiest drink to lower blood pressure and heart disease risk
HOW TO live longer could be achieved by simply ensuring you are getting in a regular amount of one of the healthiest drinks on the planet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol symptoms: The warning sign of high cholesterol levels on your toes
HIGH cholesterol often is a malicious mechanism that steadily raises your risk of heart disease. The condition is usually symptomless but occasionally a sign can show up in your toes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected CT CAC testing?
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a significant dip in heart disease screening wit...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Finalists named for SCCT young investigator awards SCCT releases new consensus document on cardiovascular CT SCCT names 2021 Gold Medal Award winner SCCT publishes consensus report on coronary CTA SCCT's 2021 annual meeting to be virtual (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dearth of mental health support during pandemic for those with chronic health problems
(University of Toronto) A new scoping review found that those with chronic health concerns, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and autoimmune conditions, are not only at a higher risk of severe COVID-19 infection, they are also more likely to experience anxiety, depression or substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Extreme adiposity associated with obesity starts with inflammation in the brain
(Natural News) Obesity is a metabolic disease that is now considered to be an epidemic. In the United States, obesity is a major contributor to some of the leading causes of death among Americans, which include heart disease, diabetes and some types of cancer. The main defining feature of obesity is the excessive accumulation and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiac CT shows bone mineral density difference among races
Cardiac CT scans can detect significant bone mineral density variation amon...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI predicts cardiovascular risk on LDCT lung cancer screening SCCT releases new consensus document on cardiovascular CT AI predicts heart disease mortality from CT lung screening exams Could cardiac MRI screen for heart disease? Use of cardio CT, MRI increases, but remains fraction of heart imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mayo research provides insights into high-risk younger demographics for severe COVID-19
(Mayo Clinic) Using data from 9,859 COVID-19 infections, Mayo Clinic researchers have new insights into risk factors for younger populations, some of which differ significantly from their older counterparts. People younger than 45 had a greater than threefold increased risk of severe infection if they had cancer or heart disease, or blood, neurologic or endocrine disorders, the research found. These associations were weaker in older age groups. The study was published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mayo research provides insights into high-risk younger demographics for severe COVID-19
ROCHESTER, Minn. ― Using data from 9,859 COVID-19 infections, Mayo Clinic researchers have new insights into risk factors for younger populations, some of which differ significantly from their older counterparts. People younger than 45 had a greater than threefold increased risk of severe infection if they had can cer or heart disease, or blood, neurologic or endocrine disorders, the research found. These associations were weaker in older age groups. The study was published in Mayo Clinic… (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - July 19, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Man whose family claimed he died from COVID vaccine actually passed away from heart disease
The death of Tim Zook, 60, has officially been attributed to heart disease. It was believed when the man first died in January that the Pfizer vaccine he received only days earlier caused his death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI model identifies SARS-CoV-2 from blood tests, chest x-rays
An artificial intelligence (AI) model that analyzed data from blood tests an...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Vuno inks deal with Samsung integrating AI with mobile x-ray AI may predict heart disease risk on chest x-ray Chest x-ray may predict risk of hospitalization in COVID-19 AI of x-ray predicts prognosis of COVID-19 patients Daily chest x-rays not needed in COVID-19 patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Statin's Health Benefits Far Outweigh   Any Potential Harms: Study
FRIDAY, July 16, 2021 -- The heart benefits of cholesterol-lowering statins in people without heart disease far exceed the risks of any side effects, a new review finds. Statins are widely prescribed to people with heart disease, and recent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A half-billion dollars later, Peninsula company goes SPAC route to roll out its AI-based heart test
The "blank-check" merger will create a company with $400 million to expand uptake of its heart disease test, save money for health care providers and lead to better diagnosis and treatment for patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Death disruptor: how an Australian funnel-web spider may help human hearts
University of Queensland researchers are investigating if protein in venom of Fraser Island spider can stop cardiac cells dyingA protein in the venom of adeadly Australian funnel-web spider may be able to reduce cardiac damage from heart attacks and extend the life of donor hearts used in transplants, according to new research.Venom from the Fraser Island funnel-web, named for the south-east Queensland island where it is found, contains aprotein known as Hi1a.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Donna Lu Tags: Heart disease Science Medical research Australia news Queensland Source Type: news

Whole Grains May Lower Risk for Heart Disease in Older Adults Whole Grains May Lower Risk for Heart Disease in Older Adults
Researchers used data from 3,121 people who took part in the Framingham Heart Study Offspring Cohort, a study that launched in the 1970s to examine long-term risk factors for heart disease.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Long Covid has more than 200 symptoms, study finds
Calls for national screening programme as symptoms revealed range from brain fog to tinnitusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe largest ever international study of people with long Covid has identified more than 200 symptoms and prompted researchers to call for a national screening programme.The study found the myriad symptoms of long Covid – from brain fog and hallucinations to tremors and tinnitus – spanned 10 of the body’s organ systems, and a third of the symptoms continued to affect patients for at least six months.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Science correspondent Tags: Long Covid Coronavirus Medical research Doctors Health policy Infectious diseases Heart disease Science Hospitals GPs UK news World news Source Type: news

Dr Hilary's urgent plea to alter the obesity crisis - 'it's crippling the NHS'
DR HILARY called attention to the "epidemic" of obesity - the risk factor for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. "We need to do something urgently to alter the obesity crisis we have," he said live on Good Morning Britain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy adults should take statins even if they don't have heart problems, study says
Researchers at Oxford University looked at data from 120,000 patients to establish if those who do not have existing heart disease still benefit from statins as a preventative measure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The hot drink shown to slash risk of hypertension by 65 percent
HIGH blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a contributing risk factor of heart disease so it is imperative to reverse a high reading. Certain dietary items have been proven particularly adept at lowering the risk of high blood pressure, including a hot drink. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating just three portions of whole grains a day can reduce your waist size, study finds
Eating foods such as whole-grain bread, rolled oats cereal or brown rice may also protect against heart disease, according to researchers at Tufts University in Massachusetts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Imaging admins report barriers to CT lung screening
Despite enthusiasm for CT lung cancer screening, many imaging administrator...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Almost a third of veterans don't get lung cancer screening follow-up Radiomics enables 'one-stop' test for lung cancer and heart disease Rural areas lack access to CT lung cancer screening CMS opens review of expanded CT lung screening reimbursement USPSTF's new lung cancer screening guidance lowers starting age (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Whole Grains May Lower Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults
Consuming more whole grains may protect against heart disease, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DEXA shows lower bone density in diabetic children
Boys showed lower bone density than girls on dual-energy x-ray absorptiometr...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: More green space may not lead to better bone health Ultrasonic backscatter could measure bone health in space AI predicts heart disease risk in DEXA images CT lung screening scans also work for bone density Cardiac CT shows promise for osteoporosis screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

High cholesterol symptoms: The subtle sign in your fingers indicating high levels
HIGH cholesterol does not usually present symptoms, which makes it a highly pernicious risk factor of heart disease. However, signs of high cholesterol may occasionally show up in your fingers, research suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Asian Ancestry Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease South Asian Ancestry Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease
Individuals of South Asian ancestry face twice the risk for heart disease, compared with individuals of European descent, yet risk calculators fail to account for this, according to the results of a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

In potential $1.2 billion deal, Peninsula biotech sees faster path for Alzheimer's drugs
The South San Francisco biotech traces its roots back to one of the earliest disappointments in Alzheimer's drug development. Now a deal for a heart disease drug could accelerate its Alzheimer's work once again. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 12, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

In potential $1.2 billion deal, Peninsula biotech sees faster path for Alzheimer's drugs
The South San Francisco biotech traces its roots back to one of the earliest disappointments in Alzheimer's drug development. Now a deal for a heart disease drug could accelerate its Alzheimer's work once again. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 12, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Three condiments to avoid or risk a high blood pressure reading
HIGH blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can steadily raise your risk of heart disease without you noticing. Certain condiments can raise high blood pressure - here are three of the worst culprits. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obstetric Anesthesia and Heart Disease Obstetric Anesthesia and Heart Disease
This clinical review answers practical questions regarding the anesthetic management of women with cardiac disease during pregnancy as well as in the peripartum and postpartum periods.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

How Is Coronary Heart Disease Diagosed?
Title: How Is Coronary Heart Disease Diagosed?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 7/27/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/12/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - July 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

High cholesterol: A problematic gene can cause familial hypercholesterolaemia – symptoms
HIGH cholesterol can be an inherited condition, known as familial hypercholesterolaemia . When you've been passed down problematic genes, you can get heart disease at a young age. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 prevention: How the dangerous condition can be prevented
TYPE 2 diabetes can lead to heart disease, nerve damage, eye disease and stroke - no wonder people want to avoid the condition altogether. Here's the best way to prevent the dangerous condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 prevention: Two key factors to ward off dangerous health condition
TYPE 2 diabetes can lead to heart disease, nerve damage, eye disease and stroke - no wonder people want to avoid the condition altogether. Here's the best way to prevent the dangerous condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almost a third of veterans don't get lung cancer screening follow-up
Almost a third of U.S. veterans don't get appropriate follow-up after lung cance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lower lung cancer mortality drives down cancer deaths Radiomics enables 'one-stop' test for lung cancer and heart disease Rural areas lack access to CT lung cancer screening AI-based program helps follow up incidental lung nodules on CT AI predicts cardiovascular risk on LDCT lung cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Circumstances and factors associated with falls among community-dwelling older adults diagnosed with heart disease using the International Mobility in Aging Study (IMIAS) - Aburub AS, Phillips SP, Curcio CL, Guerra RO, Khalil H, Auais M.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To identify the circumstances of falls and the factors associated with falls among older adults with cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: Baseline (2012) data from the International Mobility in Aging Study (IMIAS), a cross... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Lower lung cancer mortality drives down cancer deaths
Declines in mortality due to lung cancer have contributed to decreased overal...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiomics enables 'one-stop' test for lung cancer and heart disease Rural areas lack access to CT lung cancer screening AI-based program helps follow up incidental lung nodules on CT AI predicts cardiovascular risk on LDCT lung cancer screening ACR urges radiologists to submit comments on lung screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NEJM: History of CT shows its clinical importance
The CT scanner has "become part of the underlying fabric of routine medica...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Deep learning plus CT helps predict abdominal surgery outcomes Radiomics enables 'one-stop' test for lung cancer and heart disease Deep-learning algorithm spots carotid calcium on CT exams Through COVID-19 pandemic, CT has shown high diagnostic accuracy HIV-positive people have higher incidence of coronary plaque (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Discrimination, stress linked to poorer heart health in transgender, gender diverse adults
(American Heart Association) Higher levels of heart disease among transgender and gender diverse (TGD) people are linked to the stress of experiencing discrimination and transphobia at personal and societal levels.Additional training is recommended for clinicians and health care professionals in addressing the full diversity of gender in health care settings and in the recognition of health disparities faced by TGD people to improve health outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH researchers expand Families SHARE, an educational genomics workbook
(NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute) Researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have developed the Families Sharing Health Assessment and Risk Evaluation (SHARE) workbook, which helps people use their family history to assess their risk for heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer and colorectal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Plant-Based Diet Best for Your Heart
A comprehensive review of research on eating habits and heart disease consistently shows eating less salt and animal proteins and more plant-based foods is associated with a lower risk of heart disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news