Occlutech's Atrial Flow Regulator (AFR) Receives U.S. FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for Heart Failure (HF)
SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, Jan. 19, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Occlutech, a privately-held company, announced today that the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the Company a Breakthrough Device designation for its fi... Devices, Cardiology, FDA Occlutech, Atrial Flow Regulator, heart failure (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Use Difficult Conversations to Provide Better Healthcare
Pretend you are a dust bunny behind the couch. Your life has meaning there, and you find happiness even though this is not what you expected. Times have been better, but things could be worse after all. The default in this world though is to be the fur on the back of a cat, not just some collection of fur, dust and house plant debris. Today, you have a problem and you need help. You aren’t exactly clear on what you want to happen, you just know that you need help. What arrives to your plea is a broom and a dustpan. The broom does not ask many questions – it just sees you as a dust bunny.  Unfortunate...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 19, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Justin Porter, RN, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Exclusives Patient Care EMT Healthcare Paramedic Source Type: news

Heart attack patients in England 'fearful' of seeking medical help amid COVID crisis
(University of Leeds) Data analysis is revealing a second sharp drop in the number of people admitted to hospital in England with acute heart failure or a heart attack. The decline began in October, as the numbers of COVID-19 infections began to surge ahead of the second lockdown, which came into force in early November. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'We need answers ’: why are people living near Dutch goat farms getting sick?
A decade after an outbreak of Q fever killed 95 people in the Netherlands, scientists fear the emergence of a new diseaseIn early 2008, Jeannette van de Ven began to see a slightly higher rate of miscarriages among the goats on her dairy farm in the south of the Netherlands.“We sent the samples to the veterinary authority. Nine out of 10 results showed no explanation. Only maybe toxoplasmosis from cats. We had no cats,” she says.Van de Ven, who keeps a herd of around 1,700 dairy goats in Noord-Brabant, a provincedensely populated with goat farms, kept sending samples. Finally, in May 2008 an outbreak of the res...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sophie Kevany Tags: Environment Infectious diseases Netherlands Science Europe Medical research World news Source Type: news

FDA Welcomes Sotagliflozin Data for Heart Failure in Diabetes FDA Welcomes Sotagliflozin Data for Heart Failure in Diabetes
The FDA says data from two pivotal trials can be used to help support a new drug application for the dual SGLT1/2 inhibitor, according to a statement by Lexicon Pharmaceuticals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Referrals for Acute Heart Failure Dropped During COVID-19
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- In the eight weeks following the first reported U.K. death due to COVID-19, there was a decrease in referral of patients with acute heart failure, with a corresponding significant increase in mortality, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Five Reasons Sacubitril/Valsartan Should NOT Be Approved for HFpEF Five Reasons Sacubitril/Valsartan Should NOT Be Approved for HFpEF
The pricey drug Entresto is approved for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, but should it also get an indication for HF with preserved ejection fraction? Cardiologist John Mandrola, MD, says no.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Metformin use reduces risk of death for patients with COVID-19 and diabetes
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Use of the diabetes drug metformin -- before a diagnosis of COVID-19 -- is associated with a threefold decrease in mortality in COVID-19 patients with Type 2 diabetes, according to a racially diverse study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Diabetes is a significant comorbidity for COVID-19. This beneficial effect remained, even after correcting for age, sex, race, obesity, and hypertension or chronic kidney disease and heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Biomarker HF Risk Score in Diabetes Seen as SGLT2i Lodestar Biomarker HF Risk Score in Diabetes Seen as SGLT2i Lodestar
Together, 4'easily measured'biomarkers predicted 5-year heart failure risk in patients with diabetes or prediabetes, potentially identifying best candidates for SGLT2 inhibitor therapy, some say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Mortality Higher in Real-World LVAD Recipients Ineligible for Clinical Trials Mortality Higher in Real-World LVAD Recipients Ineligible for Clinical Trials
Roughly half of patients with advanced heart failure who receive a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in clinical practice do not meet eligibility criteria for the clinical trials that led to expanded LVAD use, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Does the Ketogenic Diet Benefit Patients With Heart Failure? Does the Ketogenic Diet Benefit Patients With Heart Failure?
An expert review of the latest studies on ketogenic diets sheds light on contrasting results.American College of Cardiology & Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

St. Louis medical device startup InterShunt Technologies raises $3.1M
The startup is developing a catheter system designed to mitigate left atrial pressure in heart failure patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nathan Rubbelke Source Type: news

Baltimore startup that uses barbershops to tackle health disparities is raising new funding
The founder said his dad's July 2020 death from congestive heart failure “was pretty much the last straw to pivot the business into health care.” (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Temple researchers identify cardiac protein that causes different types of heart failure
(Temple University Health System) Heart damage typically progresses, owing to oxidative stress and toxic lipids that alter heart cell energetics and the heart's ability to function normally.Oxidative stress occurs when harmful oxygen-containing molecules outnumber helpful antioxidants, leading to damaging reactions with proteins, DNA, and other cell components. Temple researchers show that in the heart, Kruppel-like factor-5, fuels both the generation of oxidizing molecules and the accumulation of toxic lipids known as ceramides in the heart, exacerbating heart dysfunction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 13, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

JACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathways for HF Treatment JACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathways for HF Treatment
A newly updated expert consensus from ACC for management of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction includes several new guideline-directed medical therapies among other substantial changes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Enhanced oral uptake of exosomes opens cell therapy alternative
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) Cell-derived exosomes are effective in treating disease when mixed with the dominant protein in breast milk and given orally, a new Smidt Heart Institute study of laboratory mice shows. The findings, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Extracellular Vesicles, could help develop new oral medications for treating patients with muscular dystrophy and heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Updated ACC Decision Pathways Embrace New HF Treatments Updated ACC Decision Pathways Embrace New HF Treatments
A newly updated expert consensus from ACC for management of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction includes several new guideline-directed medical therapies among other substantial changes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

How a new £244-a-year heart failure drug saved a man from needing a transplant
Daniel Smith from Nottingham was diagnosed with heart failure in 2012 and was told he needed a new heart until he was prescribed a £244-a-year drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins May Protect Heart From Chemo for Early Breast Cancer
Risk for heart failure hospital presentations significantly lower in statin - exposed women treated with anthracyclines (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Statins May Protect Heart From Chemo for Early Breast Cancer
THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2021 -- For women with early breast cancer treated with anthracyclines, statin exposure is associated with a lower risk for hospital presentation for heart failure, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heart Failure Nearly Doubles COVID Death Risk
The number of deaths of patients with acute heart failure nearly doubled during the pandemic. Some 11% of patients in the before-COVID group died within 30 days, compared with 21% of the after-COVID group, the researchers found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death Risk Nearly Doubles When COVID Strikes People With Heart Failure
THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2021 -- Patients who suffer from acute heart failure may be nearly twice as likely to die if they get COVID-19, a new study finds. " Our results support prioritizing heart failure patients for COVID-19 vaccination once it is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Data Strengthen Case for Prechemotherapy Statins New Data Strengthen Case for Prechemotherapy Statins
Statins were linked to a roughly 50% reduction in heart failure hospitalizations among older patients with breast cancer, including those given anthracyclines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Prevention of Heart Failure in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus – The Importance of Lifestyle Prevention of Heart Failure in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus – The Importance of Lifestyle
Lifestyle interventions that improve fitness and promote weight loss over the long term can modify heart failure risk in patients with this condition.ACC.org (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Statins may protect the heart from chemotherapy treatment of early breast cancer
(American Heart Association) Women who take statins, the common cholesterol-lowering medication, during chemotherapy with anthracyclines for early-stage breast cancer are half as likely to require emergency department visits or hospitalization for heart failure in the 5 years after chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Approaches in Prehospital Sepsis Screening
Discussion In the United States, sepsis is one of the leading causes of death, which requires timely identification and proper treatment (CDC, 2019; Guerra et al., 2020; Polito et al., 2015). Based upon a review of literature conducted from 2014 to 2018, the primary investigators could locate five prehospital EMS screening tools to assist EMS providers in identifying at-risk sepsis patients. The researchers explored how the modified SIRS and qSOFA scoring systems were used in hospital settings in addition to these five prehospital EMS screening tools. The Bas 90-30-90, Guerra, PRESEP, PRESS, and Robson tools have ove...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives Patient Care EMS EMT Paramedic Prehospital Sepsis Source Type: news

Approaches in Prehospital Sepsis Screening
Discussion In the United States, sepsis is one of the leading causes of death, which requires timely identification and proper treatment (CDC, 2019; Guerra et al., 2020; Polito et al., 2015). Based upon a review of literature conducted from 2014 to 2018, the primary investigators could locate five prehospital EMS screening tools to assist EMS providers in identifying at-risk sepsis patients. The researchers explored how the modified SIRS and qSOFA scoring systems were used in hospital settings in addition to these five prehospital EMS screening tools. The Bas 90-30-90, Guerra, PRESEP, PRESS, and Robson tools have ove...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives Patient Care EMS EMT Paramedic Prehospital Sepsis Source Type: news

Approaches in Prehospital Sepsis Screening
Discussion In the United States, sepsis is one of the leading causes of death, which requires timely identification and proper treatment (CDC, 2019; Guerra et al., 2020; Polito et al., 2015). Based upon a review of literature conducted from 2014 to 2018, the primary investigators could locate five prehospital EMS screening tools to assist EMS providers in identifying at-risk sepsis patients. The researchers explored how the modified SIRS and qSOFA scoring systems were used in hospital settings in addition to these five prehospital EMS screening tools. The Bas 90-30-90, Guerra, PRESEP, PRESS, and Robson tools have ove...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives Patient Care EMS EMT Paramedic Prehospital Sepsis Source Type: news

Approaches in Prehospital Sepsis Screening
Discussion In the United States, sepsis is one of the leading causes of death, which requires timely identification and proper treatment (CDC, 2019; Guerra et al., 2020; Polito et al., 2015). Based upon a review of literature conducted from 2014 to 2018, the primary investigators could locate five prehospital EMS screening tools to assist EMS providers in identifying at-risk sepsis patients. The researchers explored how the modified SIRS and qSOFA scoring systems were used in hospital settings in addition to these five prehospital EMS screening tools. The Bas 90-30-90, Guerra, PRESEP, PRESS, and Robson tools have ove...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives Patient Care EMS EMT Paramedic Prehospital Sepsis Source Type: news

Approaches in Prehospital Sepsis Screening
Discussion In the United States, sepsis is one of the leading causes of death, which requires timely identification and proper treatment (CDC, 2019; Guerra et al., 2020; Polito et al., 2015). Based upon a review of literature conducted from 2014 to 2018, the primary investigators could locate five prehospital EMS screening tools to assist EMS providers in identifying at-risk sepsis patients. The researchers explored how the modified SIRS and qSOFA scoring systems were used in hospital settings in addition to these five prehospital EMS screening tools. The Bas 90-30-90, Guerra, PRESEP, PRESS, and Robson tools have ove...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives Patient Care EMS EMT Paramedic Prehospital Sepsis Source Type: news

Approaches in Prehospital Sepsis Screening
Discussion In the United States, sepsis is one of the leading causes of death, which requires timely identification and proper treatment (CDC, 2019; Guerra et al., 2020; Polito et al., 2015). Based upon a review of literature conducted from 2014 to 2018, the primary investigators could locate five prehospital EMS screening tools to assist EMS providers in identifying at-risk sepsis patients. The researchers explored how the modified SIRS and qSOFA scoring systems were used in hospital settings in addition to these five prehospital EMS screening tools. The Bas 90-30-90, Guerra, PRESEP, PRESS, and Robson tools have ove...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives Patient Care EMS EMT Paramedic Prehospital Sepsis Source Type: news

Ejection Fraction in Light of New Insights Into HF Ejection Fraction in Light of New Insights Into HF
Do we need a better way to classify heart failure patients other than in terms of ejection fraction? A recent study proposes a new paradigm incorporating proteomic signatures.Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 Mortality in HF Patients: Nearly 1 in 4 COVID-19 Mortality in HF Patients: Nearly 1 in 4
In a large database analysis that included more than 8000 patients with heart failure (HF) hospitalized with COVID-19, in-hospital mortality was 10-fold that of patients hospitalized for acute HF.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

COVID-19: First 10 days after hospital discharge are most dangerous
A new study found that 14% of COVID-19 patients were rehospitalized or died within 10 days of being discharged compared to 9.7% of pneumonia patients and 8.8% of heart failure patients (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: We Need to Do More to Manage Heart Attacks
[Nation] The increase of heart attacks in Kenya is worrying. Studies show that 25 per cent of medical admissions in the country are due to cardiovascular disease with heart attack, stroke and heart failure contributing to the majority. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Best Exercises for Heart Failure
Activity may be just what the doctor ordered for your heart failure. Here are some of the best exercises to keep your ticker working like clockwork. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Long-Term Heart Risks for Diabetic Teens
MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2020 -- Weight-loss surgery significantly reduces the risk of heart problems in obese teens with type 2 diabetes, a new study finds. Teens who have the surgery can see their long-term risk for heart attack, congestive heart failure,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA OKs Abbott's HeartMate 3 LVAD for Use in Children FDA OKs Abbott's HeartMate 3 LVAD for Use in Children
The heart pump can be used to support pediatric patients with advanced refractory heart failure who are awaiting a donor heart or aren't candidates for transplantation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Canada to pursue decision support for imaging exams
Diagnostic imaging referral guidelines would be integrated digitally into clinical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: POCUS goes airborne at Canadian helicopter service Canadian health system to fire radiology group Canada's Conservatives pledge $1.5B in imaging funds Echo remains top modality in Canada for heart failure Imaging exam wait times cost Canada $2.7B U.S. per year (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Labeling Update for Abbott's HeartMate 3 Heart Pump for use in Pediatric Patients
- Abbott's HeartMate 3 ™ heart pump approved for use for pediatric patients battling advanced heart failure (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - December 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Foods to Avoid With Congestive Heart Failure
By making a few dietary changes and learning to short-circuit some eating habits, people with heart failure may feel better and ease uncomfortable swelling. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBD: Safe or Effective for Heart Failure?
CBD oil is made from cannabis plants but won’t make you high. Still, this natural supplement could interact with some heart medicines. Find out what you need to know before you try CBD oil for heart failure. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACE2 protein protects against severe COVID-19
Female COVID-19 patients face less severe disease complications and a lower risk of dying than male patients thanks to hormones and chromosomes that contribute to a stronger immune response, according to new research from a University of Alberta-led team. "The highlight of our study is how the sex differences in COVID-19 are linked to ACE2," said senior author Gavin Oudit, professor of medicine in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Canada Research Chair in Heart Failure and director of the Heart Function Clinic at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Sac/Val Heart Failure Benefit Extends to Diabetes Patients Sac/Val Heart Failure Benefit Extends to Diabetes Patients
The beneficial effects of sacubitril/valsartan on reverse cardiac remodeling in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction extend to patients with type 2 diabetes, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

First 10 days after leaving hospital carry high risk for COVID-19 patients, study finds
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) In the first months after their COVID-19 hospital stay, patients face a high risk of ongoing health problems, hospital readmission and death, a growing number of studies shows. But the first week and a half may be especially dangerous, a new study finds. COVID-19 patients had a 40% to 60% higher risk of readmission or death in the first 10 days, compared with similar patients treated during the same months for heart failure or pneumonia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fish diets instead of meat cut heart attack risk by 30 percent
CUTTING out meat and choosing fish instead could slash the risk of suffering a heart attack by almost a third, a study suggests. Researchers found pescatarians were 30 percent less likely to have a heart attack and had a 22 percent lower chance of heart failure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vericiguat in HFrEF With High Natriuretic Peptides Vericiguat in HFrEF With High Natriuretic Peptides
Do some patients have too advanced HF to benefit from vericiguat? A new trial demonstrated that patients with lower baseline NT-proBNP benefited more from vericiguat than those with higher NT-proBNP.JACC: Heart Failure (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Low Plasma Transthyretin Linked to Risk of Heart Failure Low Plasma Transthyretin Linked to Risk of Heart Failure
Data from two prospective cohort studies of the Danish general population show that low plasma transthyretin concentrations were associated with a higher risk of incident heart failure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Research shows impact of bariatric surgery on cardiovascular disease risk in obese teens
(Children's Hospital Colorado) Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado determined that the long-term risk of cardiovascular events including heart attack, congestive heart failure, stroke and coronary death was reduced by almost threefold for teenagers with type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery compared to those whose diabetes was only managed medically. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GPs likely to see surge in heart problems because of COVID lockdown
The COVID-19 lockdown in the first half of 2020 may lead to a surge in heart failure and mechanical heart problems formerly consigned to textbooks, according to a cardiology expert. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - December 9, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news