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Diabetes warning: Type 2 sufferers more at risk of THIS deadly heart condition
DIABETES sufferers are more at risk of dying from heart failure, says new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nov 17 Cardiology News Nov 17 Cardiology News
New hypertension guidelines, BP measurement, DOACs during device surgery, a CANTOS substudy, and conflicting data on the heart-failure readmissions reduction program are discussed this week.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Developing a New Score: How Machine Learning Improves Risk Prediction
Composite risk scores have been used for decades to identify disease risk and health status in the general population. However, current approaches often fail to identify people who would benefit from intervention or recommend unnecessary intervention. Machine learning promises to improve accuracy, ensuring targeted treatment for patients that need it and reducing unnecessary intervention. Framingham Risk Score, the gold standard for predicting the likelihood of heart disease, predicts hospitalizations with about 56% accuracy. It uses factors such as age, gender, smoking, cholesterol levels, and systolic blood pre...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Heart failure patients ’ odds of hospitalization tied to diabetes
(Reuters Health) - Heart failure patients may be less likely to be hospitalized or die prematurely if they don ’t also have diabetes – but even if they do have it, they may still minimize their risk by controlling their blood sugar, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bacterial infection WARNING: A simple scratch could cause THIS rare and deadly condition
TOXIC shock syndrome symptoms includes shedding skin, blood pressure dropping, and even heart failure. It ’s a rare, but potentially lethal, bacterial condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EBR Systems pulls in $50m for wireless pacer
EBR Systems said yesterday that it raised $50 million to back a clinical trial for the wireless cardiac pacemaker it’s developing after winning CE Mark approval for a second-generation wireless transmitter. EBR’s device, which it calls wireless stimulation endocardially or Wise, uses a subcutaneous generator to wirelessly deliver ultrasound energy to a “pellet” implanted in the right ventricle, which it uses to synchronize the left and right ventricles. The system is designed to eliminate the need for a left ventricular lead by allowing the operating physician to place the stimulation “pe...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Funding Roundup Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Cardiac Rhythm Management EBR Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Toxic shock syndrome: How a simple scratch could cause a rare and DEADLY condition
TOXIC shock syndrome symptoms includes shedding skin, blood pressure dropping, and even heart failure. It ’s a rare, but potentially lethal, bacterial condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eat more leafy greens and whole grains to lower heart failure risk
Emerging research suggests that a predominantly plant-based diet of dark, leafy greens, beans, fruits, and whole grains may reduce heart failure risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

First transcatheter implant for diastolic heart failure successful
(MediaSource) Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have come up with a new device, proven safe and effective, to treat diastolic heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Linking heart attack damage to the spleen and kidney, an integrated study of heart failure
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Ganesh Halade, who uses a mouse heart attack model to research ways to prevent heart failure, has published a functional and structural compendium of the simultaneous changes taking place in the heart, spleen and kidneys in mice during the period of acute heart failure immediately following a heart attack and during the longer period of chronic heart failure that comes next. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHA: Methamphetamine - Related Heart Failure on the Rise
Among veterans, prevalence of heart failure related to meth increased linearly from 2005 to 2015 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Conference, Source Type: news

Heart failure tied to meth use rising among veterans, study finds
Heart failure tied to use of methamphetamines is on the rise among US veterans, suggests a preliminary study presented Tuesday at the annual scientific meeting of the American Heart Association. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Corvia Medical launches Interarterial Shunt Device heart failure trial
Corvia Medical said today it launched the Reduce LAP-HF II clinical trial of its transcatheter Interarterial Shunt Device designed to treat heart failure as it seeks FDA approval of the device. The Tewksbury, Mass.-based company said the 1st patient in the trial was enrolled by Dr. Rami Kahwash of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “The treatment of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction is challenging, and caring for these patients can be frustrating. Multiple randomized drug trials have demonstrated that conventional heart failure medications are ineffective in this type of heart fai...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Regulatory/Compliance Corvia Medical Source Type: news

Vegetarian Diet Could Lower Risk of Heart Failure
Researchers evaluated five dietary patterns. They found that people who ate a plant-based diet most of the time had a 42 percent lower risk of developing heart failure over four years than those who ate fewer plant-based foods. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Meth Use Destroying Vets' Hearts?
TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 -- Methamphetamine appears to be damaging the hearts of U.S. military veterans at an increasing rate, researchers report. Heart failure cases linked to meth use among vets nearly quadrupled during the past decade at the San... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Low levels of heart hormone linked to reduced mortality
According to a study presented at the 2017 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, heart failure patients with reduced levels of B-type natriuretic peptide present better outcomes and lower mortality. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Try This Diet to Lower Your Risk of Heart Failure
TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 -- Your heart will thank you if you stick to a mostly plant-based diet, a new preliminary study suggests. Researchers evaluated five dietary patterns. They found that people who ate a plant-based diet most of the time had a 42... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coffee drinkers at lower risk of heart failure, stroke
Research looking at three large population studies suggests that drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of experiencing stroke and heart failure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Try This Diet to Lower Your Risk of Heart Failure
Title: Try This Diet to Lower Your Risk of Heart FailureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - November 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Eat range of unpeeled raw nuts to benefit heart, urge experts
People who regularly eat variety of nuts have lower risk of CHD and cardiovascular disease Related items fromOnMedica Plant-based diet not always best for heart health Consider plant-based diet for treating reflux symptoms Diet, lifestyle and cardiovascular disease Sweet drink consumption linked to heart failure risk High-quality carbs and unsaturated fats lower heart risks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Papers of note in Science Translational Medicine 9 (415)
This week’s articles describe a way to combat the negative effects of stress on cancer therapy; a potential target in heart failure; and why nighttime wounds heal more slowly than daytime wounds. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - November 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ferrarelli, L. K. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

When Quality Measures Increase Mortality When Quality Measures Increase Mortality
Dr Mandrola reports on a provocative study showing that reducing readmissions for heart failure associates with higher mortality.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

What if Quality Measures Increased Mortality? What if Quality Measures Increased Mortality?
Dr Mandrola reports on a provocative study showing that reducing readmissions for heart failure associates with higher mortality.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Going vegetarian slashes the risk of heart failure by 42%
A diet which includes whole grains, fish, beans, and dark green leafy plants lead to a heart-healthy lifestyle, scientists from Icahn School of Medicine in New York said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking coffee lowers risk of heart failure and stroke
Adding an extra cup a day can decrease the risk of stroke by eight percent and heart failure by seven percent, new research from the University of Colorado shows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee health benefits: Weekly cup 'could slash risk of heart failure and stroke'
A SINGLE weekly cup of coffee can cut your risk of heart failure and stroke according to a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute stress and broken heart syndrome. A case report - Vergel J, Tamayo-Orozco S, Vallejo-G ómez AF, Posada MT, Restrepo D.
INTRODUCTION: Stress has been associated with an acute heart failure syndrome of important morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Case report and non-systematic review of the relevant literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old woman with a history of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mortality After HF Admission High, Regardless of Ejection Fraction
The 5-year mortality rate is high in older adults hospitalized for heart failure (HF) — regardless of ejection fraction — according to a new study. The... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Novartis Entresto ® real world evidence data shows beneficial impact on quality of life in people living with heart failure
Novartis has announced new results from a real-world database study of patients in Germany prescribed Entresto® (sacubitril/valsartan) for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). The findings further substantiate the beneficial effect of Entresto on heart failure symptoms and patients' quality of life observed in the PARADIGM-HF study and in other real-world cohorts. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

Association of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Implementation With Readmission and Mortality Outcomes in Heart Failure
In this observational study of 115  245 fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized with heart failure at 416 sites across the United States, implementation of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program was associated with a subsequent decrease in 30-day and 1-year risk-adjusted readmissions and an increase in 30-day and 1 -year risk-adjusted mortality. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

American Heart Association Basic Research Prize awarded to Philadelphia scientist for identifying novel molecular targets for treating heart failure
(American Heart Association) The American Heart Association awarded its Basic Research Prize for 2017 to Walter J. Koch, Ph.D., of the Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, " for basic cardiovascular studies that have identified novel molecular targets for treating heart failure and advanced prospective therapy to the doorstep of clinical trials. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart ’s pumping function is not an indicator of heart failure survival rates
FINDINGSContrary to popular practice, a measure of the heart ’s pumping function known as “left ventricular ejection fraction” is not associated with the long-term outcomes of hospitalized heart failure patients, a UCLA-led study of Medicare patients has found. Hospitalized heart failure patients in all age groups within the study and with all levels of ejection fraction had significantly lower rates of survival after five years and a higher risk of re-hospitalization than people in the United States without heart failure. Better treatments for heart failure and new ways of predicting patient outcomes are...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sex 'rare' trigger for cardiac arrest
Just one per cent of cardiac events linked to intercourse Related items fromOnMedica Sudden cardiac arrest and basic life support Bystander CPR linked to higher child survival Fatal heart attacks strike 200 people every week E-health device helps heart failure patients better manage their condition Tenth of men aged 50 have heart age of 60-year-old (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Federal policy to reduce re-hospitalizations is linked to increased mortality rates
Federal policymakers five years ago introduced the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program to spur hospitals to reduce Medicare readmission rates by penalizing them if they didn ’t. A new analysis led by researchers at UCLA and Harvard University, however, finds that the program may be so focused on keeping some patients out of the hospital that related death rates are increasing.In a study of 115,245 fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries at 416 hospitals, implementation of the reduction program was indeed linked to a decrease in readmissions at 30 days after discharge and at one year after discharge among people hos...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Program to reduce hospital readmissions linked with increased risk of death among HF patients
(The JAMA Network Journals) Implementation of a program designed to reduce hospital readmissions was associated with a reduction in the rate of readmissions, but also an increase in the rate of death among Medicare patients hospitalized with heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart's pumping function is not an indicator of heart failure survival rates
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) Contrary to popular practice, a measure of the heart's pumping function known as 'left ventricular ejection fraction' is not associated with the long-term outcomes of hospitalized heart failure patients, a UCLA-led study of Medicare patients has found. Hospitalized heart failure patients in all age groups within the study and with all levels of ejection fraction had significantly lower rates of survival after five years and a higher risk of re-hospitalization than people in the United States without heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reduction in common heart hormone associated with improved outcomes and lower mortality
(Intermountain Medical Center) Heart failure patients discharged from the hospital with a reduced level of a common hormone produced by the heart had significantly lower rates of readmission and lower death rates, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Activity in HF With Preserved EF: A Newer Treatment Paradigm Activity in HF With Preserved EF: A Newer Treatment Paradigm
A new study suggests that some exercise may not be any better than no exercise among patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: higher doses are needed to improve outcomes.Circulation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Native American Heritage/ Endowment / Research News
This study evaluates treatment outcomes from a clinical cohort with task-sharing between a clinical nurse practitioner and a medical officer. The researchers examined opportunities to increase treatment rates for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa.     Read more   Climate Change ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Heart Function Tied to Brain Function Heart Function Tied to Brain Function
Lower cardiac output has been tied to poorer cerebral blood flow in older adults without heart failure, a finding that adds to a growing body of research tying heart health to brain health.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

For Patients With Heart Failure, Little Guidance as Death Nears
Americans are living longer with heart disease, managing it as a chronic condition. But there are few rules for these patients as they near the end of life. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Defibrillators Medical Devices Hospice Care Heart Source Type: news

What Causes White Nails?
Discussion The nail matrix covers the area of the nail plate, and extends proximally in a crescent moon shape with the edges of the crescent extending proximally and inferiorly toward the underlying bone. The nail matrix is a multilayered epithelium that physiologically produces keratinization and gives rise to the nail plate. The distal matrix forms the lower 2/3s of the nail plate and the proximal matrix forms the upper 1/3 of the nail plate. the thickness of the nail plate is proportion to the matrix’s thickness. The nail plate’s free edge contour follows the shape of the nail’s lunula. Melanocytes occ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Does Vildagliptin Affect the Heart in Patients With Reduced Ejection Fraction? How Does Vildagliptin Affect the Heart in Patients With Reduced Ejection Fraction?
The oral anti-hyperglycemic agent vildagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor, does not appear to worsen ventricular systolic function in patients with type 2 diabetes and heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), according to results from a 52-week randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Tenaya Therapeutics Appoints Tim Hoey, Ph.D. as Chief Scientific Officer
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 1, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Tenaya Therapeutics, Inc., a privately-held biotech start-up dedicated to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of heart failure, announ... Biopharmaceuticals, Cardiology, Personnel Tenaya Therapeutics, heart failure (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Successful cardiogenic shock treatment using a percutaneous left ventricular assist device
(Osaka University) The Cardiovascular Surgery Group at Osaka University succeeded in minimally invasive treatment of a patient with acute heart failure due to medical treatment-resistant cardiogenic shock by making use of Impella, a percutaneous auxiliary artificial heart, for the first time in Japan. This method is anticipated as a new therapy for treating patients with acute heart failure due to medical treatment-resistant cardiogenic shock. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Warns You Can ‘ Overdose ’ On Black Licorice This Halloween
WASHINGTON (CBS) – Before you go to town on your Halloween candy this year, there’s one treat you should consume with caution. The FDA is sharing a warning about the potential dangers of black licorice. “As it turns out, you really can overdose on candy – or, more precisely, black licorice,” the FDA says. Trick or treat – gearing up for candy consumption? ✓ out this video to learn how eating too much black licorice can be harmful. pic.twitter.com/aaHVdqm505 — U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) October 30, 2017 Black licorice contains glycyrrhizin, which can cause a drop in your body’s p...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News black licorice Halloween Source Type: news

Afternoon open heart surgery 'leads to fewer complications'
Conclusion This study found evidence of an effect that's worth investigating further to see if there are real differences in heart muscle function and risk of complications from heart surgery at different times of the day. However, there were some limitations: It took place at a single hospital, with a relatively small number of people undergoing operations. The laboratory study found differences in gene activity that suggested the body clock may play a role in making the heart better able to tolerate loss of oxygen and subsequent re-oxygenation. However, there may be other explanations for these differences. For example, ...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Source Type: news

How Genomic Research is Changing Heart Care
Genomic testing is most frequently associated with cancer testing, but this area of research is beginning to make an impact on cardiovascular care. A recent scientific statement by the American Heart Association shined a spotlight on how the expressed genome can potentially be used to diagnose diseases and predict who will develop diseases such as coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, heart failure, and arrhythmias. According to the statement, scientists now have the ability to address disease at many levels that were inaccessible during the past century. This includes the genome, transcriptome, epigenome, proteome, metab...
Source: MDDI - October 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: IVD Cardiovascular Source Type: news

How often does your heart skip a beat? The answer may explain why fewer blacks have AF than whites
(Elsevier) Recent studies have determined that blacks have a lower risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) compared with whites despite having a higher prevalence of risk factors such as hypertension and heart failure. A new study found evidence that blacks experience statistically significantly fewer premature atrial contractions but with similar frequencies of premature ventricular contractions. Both are common causes of early, skipped, or irregular heartbeats. This difference in atrial ectopy by race may help explain the substantial differences in AF rates between blacks and whites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Circadian clock affects heart surgery outcomes
Researchers suggest afternoon surgery reduces risk of heart damage or further cardiac events Related items fromOnMedica Nobel prize for medicine awarded for insights into circadian rhythm Give frail patients tailored cardiac rehabilitation, urge experts E-health device helps heart failure patients better manage their condition Short battery life of pacemakers puts patients at risk of serious complications Self-managing anticoagulants may cut risks after surgery (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news