Can TTR Assays Track Tafamidis Success in Cardiac Amyloidosis? Can TTR Assays Track Tafamidis Success in Cardiac Amyloidosis?
Pending a practical way to check whether costly tafamidis is working in individuals with TTR amyloid cardiopathy, transthyretin levels just might help as a surrogate efficacy endpoint, researchers propose.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Prominent cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Robert McManus dies at 66
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 18 for prominent metro Milwaukee cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Robert McManus, who was 66 and most recently was employed by the Medical College of Wisconsin. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

AHA: Quality of STEMI Care Has Stalled, Needs Improvement AHA: Quality of STEMI Care Has Stalled, Needs Improvement
The American Heart Association has issued a new policy statement that includes a host of recommendations to further overcome barriers to optimal care for ST-segment elevation MI, the most severe type.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Injectable Patch Shows Promise for Heart Attack Recovery Injectable Patch Shows Promise for Heart Attack Recovery
An experimental patch works to restore function to damaged areas of the heart, which could ward off irregular heartbeats and heart failure.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Blog: Why we should all take the menopause seriously
Yesterday was World Menopause Day, a date that’s been designated for 10 years by the World Health Organisation and the International Menopause Society as a day to raise awareness of the menopause. It’s important for UNISON, not only because we are the UK’s largest women’s organisation with over one million female members, but because women make up just over half of the UK’s workforce. The menopause is an occupational health issue, an equality issue, and therefore a trade union issue. Menopause might not necessarily hit during a woman’s late forties or early fifties; it can affect younger...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 19, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: Article General secretary's blog Christina McAnea equality Menopause Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports Q3 2021 Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (October 19, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for third-quarter 2021. “Our third-quarter results demonstrate solid performance across Johnson & Johnson, driven by robust above-market results in Pharmaceuticals, ongoing recovery in Medical Devices, and strong growth in Consumer Health,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “In the face of evolving marketplace dynamics resulting from the effects of COVID-19 and other global trends, we have continued to demonstrate the responsiveness and agility required to meet the needs of ou...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Financial Source Type: news

Inbox Time Linked to Reduced Odds of Physician Turnover
And increase in mean total messages received per day seen for physicians during March 2020 to June 2021 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 19, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumat Source Type: news

Survey Spotlights Double-Edged Sword for Minority Cardiologists Survey Spotlights Double-Edged Sword for Minority Cardiologists
Although career satisfaction is high among cardiologists, the survey found stark differences exist in professional lives across many domains.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Injectable Patch Shows Promise for Heart Attack Recovery
An experimental patch works to restore function to damaged areas of the heart, which could ward off irregular heartbeats and heart failure. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antithrombotic Therapy Not Helpful for COVID - 19 Outpatients
Major adverse cardiopulmonary outcomes not reduced with aspirin, apixaban versus placebo for clinically stable COVID - 19 outpatients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 18, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

How Lifelong Cholesterol Levels Can Harm or Help Your Heart
The longer you have high levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol, the greater your risk of a heart attack. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Cholesterol Heart Blood Pressure Source Type: news

Lync Health Partners launches with backing from MSouth Equity Partners
The company's strategy is to purchase existing surgery centers and add service lines that have traditionally been performed in hospitals, specifically total joint replacement, spine care and cardiology. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Lync Health Partners launches with backing from MSouth Equity Partners
The company's strategy is to purchase existing surgery centers and add service lines that have traditionally been performed in hospitals, specifically total joint replacement, spine care and cardiology. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Hypertension supplements: The FIVE tablets you should take to lower high blood pressure
HYPERTENSION supplements can help people prevent high blood pressure from progressing into heart attacks, strokes or even dementia. Express.co.uk has compiled a list of the best supplements to stave off the potentially dangerous conditions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Great Ormond Street: Girl's heart transplant helping to cut wait times
Lucy is thought to be the oldest child to receive a donor heart that did not match her blood type. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HCA Healthcare opens new freestanding ChampionsGate Emergency department
HCA Healthcare Inc. today opened its new $9.7 million, 11,000-square-foot ChampionsGate Emergency, a freestanding emergency department in Polk County. It provides 24/7 emergency care in the ChampionsGate and Four Corners area of Orlando and features 11 private patient care rooms and a cardiopulmonary resuscitation room, laboratory and imaging services, including a CT scanner, ultrasound and X-ray. Located on 2.38 acres at 8460 Champions Gate Bl vd. in Davenport, it has room to grow. Bradenton-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Susan Lundine Source Type: news

Optimal Use of SGLT2 Inhibitors and GLP-1 Agonists Optimal Use of SGLT2 Inhibitors and GLP-1 Agonists
In light of the vast benefits demonstrated by SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 agonists, Dr Matthew Budoff highlights how cardiologists and preventive care physicians can optimize their use in patient care.American College of Cardiology & Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The purple juice 'significantly' lowering hypertension in two hours
HIGH blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a precursor to having a heart attack so lowering a high reading is critical. A purple juice can significantly reduce high blood pressure within hours of consumption. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ageing, Comorbidities, and the Determinants of AF in Athletes Ageing, Comorbidities, and the Determinants of AF in Athletes
How does ageing influence AF risk in trained individuals? This paper examines the complex age-related factors which impact the exercise-AF risk relationship.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

How to live longer: Three health mistakes raising your cholesterol and heart attack risk
LONGEVITY and eating healthy are synonymous but many times what we deem to be healthy is in fact far from it. What are the three health mistakes you could be making which are unwittingly increasing your cholesterol levels, heightening your risk of cardiovascular diseases and hampering your longevity? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SPECT scans identify high-risk heart failure patients
SPECT scans of patients hospitalized for heart failure can help predict thei...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE rolls out MyoSPECT cardiac nuclear medicine scanner Cardiac PET predicts outcomes in aortic stenosis Deep-learning algorithm spots carotid calcium on CT exams Could cardiac MRI screen for heart disease? PET/CT shows link between stress and fatal heart condition (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

High cholesterol WARNING - The four biggest risk factors for high cholesterol
HIGH CHOLESTEROL has a knock-on effect on the rest of your health, increasing your risk of heart diseases, circulatory diseases and premature death. Here are the four biggest risk factors for high cholesterol. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meadors Moves to CHI St. Vincent (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Steven Meadors, a vascular surgeon, has joined the CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute and is seeing patients at the CHI St. Vincent Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 18, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What Causes Irritability?
Discussion Child abuse or non-accidental trauma is a clinical diagnosis. It is the constellation of history, physical examination, radiographic evaluation, laboratory testing and investigation that determines if child abuse has occurred. Irritability caused by fractures or other trauma can be a presenting symptom of abuse. Fractures can be a presentation but they are also common problems not associated with abuse. Femoral shaft fractures are estimated to account for only 1.6% of all fractures in children, therefore they are potentially more suspicious for child abuse. A review of femur fractures can be found here. A review...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 18, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Saskatchewan asks other provinces if they can spare ICU staff amid COVID-19 crisis
Saskatchewan is looking for people who typically work in ICUs, including nurses, respiratory therapists and perfusionists — staff who operate heart-lung machines. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Hypertension diet: The 2p snack that can lower blood pressure and high cholesterol
HYPERTENSION also known as high blood pressure is nicknamed the ‘silent killer' as this symptomless condition can lead to fatal heart disease or cardiac events. Diet is one of the most effective treatments for high blood pressure, but could this cheap snack bring your blood pressure down? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The 'simple trick' to lower your blood pressure - 'next to no effort'
HIGH blood pressure, also called hypertension, increases your risk of having a heart attack and stroke. It can also cause kidney failure, heart failure, problems with your sight and vascular dementia. Therefore, it should not be ignored. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Visceral fat diet: Can these 5 popular foods reduce stubborn belly fat - expert tips
VISCERAL FAT sticks to the vital organs in your midsection. This dangerous type of fat can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke - but what foods can you eat to lose pounds and shed visceral fat? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart disease early signs: The 5 symptoms to watch for before a heart attack
HEART DISEASE can lead to fatal heart attacks - here are five symptoms that could indicate an imminent attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TV station looking for stories of unvaccinated fatalities gets flooded with reports of vaccine injuries
(Natural News) About a month ago, WXYZ-TV Channel 7 posted on their Facebook page looking for users who wanted to share stories about deaths among those unvaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19). Instead, the ABC affiliate in Detroit received many stories of harm and death caused by the coronavirus vaccine. User-shared stories include heart issues, blood clots and death Early in September, Detroit’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Can you lower your blood pressure in 3 minutes?
HIGH blood pressure is a major health concern it can seriously increase your risk of heart disease and heart attacks - but can you lower it within a few minutes? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pacemaker upgrade could warn about upcoming heart attacks
Scientists at the University of Manchester have created a program that can monitor a patient's pacemaker and send an alert to a doctor over an app if it notices a heart problem. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA delays Moderna vaccine for teens until heart condition studied: report
The FDA is delaying its approval of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for teens to study whether the shot could increase the risk of a rare... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: The four Ps to spot - 'dial 999 for an ambulance immediately'
HEART attacks are medical emergencies often caused by heart disease or blood clots. They occur when the blood supply leading to the heart gets blocked. Here, you can find the four main symptoms beginning with the letter P to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survival after multiple nail gun injuries to the brain, lung, and heart: a case report and a review of the literature - Wang SH, Chen MY, Yan JL, Huang TY, Chang CC, Chien CY.
Most nail gun injuries involve the extremities and result from work-related accidents. Injuries to the brain or thorax are relatively rare, and cases with injuries to both regions are even rarer and often lethal. Initial evaluation, resuscitation, and surg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

FDA delaying decision on Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12-17 due to heart inflammationĀ concerns
The Wall Street Journal reports that the FDA may delay its decision of whether to expand authorization of the Moderna Covid vaccine by a few weeks due to myocarditis concerns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot Unanimously Recommended for Emergency Use Authorization by U.S. FDA Advisory Committee
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., October 15, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) unanimously voted 19-0 to recommend Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for adults aged 18 and older at least two months following initial vaccination with the single-shot vaccine. The vote was based on findings from two Company clinical trials, including the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE 2 study, which evaluated a booster dose of the Johnson &...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

MitraClip Failure: An Uncommon but Dire Occurrence MitraClip Failure: An Uncommon but Dire Occurrence
An international study suggests an incidence in the single digits but poor outcomes in the double digits, including death, for patients with failed MitraClip procedures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The 10-minute daily 'nostril' exercise proven to lower hypertension
HIGH blood pressure, also known as hypertension, paves the way to a heart attack if left untreated. Fortunately, a 10-minute "nostril" exercise has been shown to cause a "marked" reduction in hypertension. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Califf Eyed for Second Term as FDA Chief, News Reports Say Califf Eyed for Second Term as FDA Chief, News Reports Say
News reports citing unnamed sources say President Biden may seek to put noted researcher Robert Califf back in charge of the US Food and Drug Administration.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Half-Dose DOACs Cut Bleeding, Thrombus Risk Post-Watchman Implant Half-Dose DOACs Cut Bleeding, Thrombus Risk Post-Watchman Implant
The risks dropped off sharply after standard postprocedure antithrombotics were replaced by a half-dose DOAC given indefinitely without long-term antiplatelets in an observational study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Teen who played role in Tessa Majors murder sentenced to nine years to life in prison
"Our hearts ache as we watch Tessa's friends return to school, perform at concerts, start new jobs, and experience things our family... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exploring the future of heart health for women
Yale cardiologists and WHRY director Carolyn Mazure discuss the state of caring for women ’s heart health and how to improve health outcomes for women. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Walk With a Doc: Patients, Physicians Make Strides Together Walk With a Doc: Patients, Physicians Make Strides Together
Sometimes health is as simple as lacing up your sneakers and going on a walk. And sometimes that choice sparks a worldwide movement promoting health, wellness, and community.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

OPSYNVI Ā® (macitentan and tadalafil) Becomes the First and Only Health Canada-Approved Once Daily Fixed Dose Combination Treatment for Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
Toronto, ON, (October 15, 2021) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that Health Canada approved OPSYNVI® (macitentan 10mg and tadalafil 40mg) for the long-term treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH, World Health Organization [WHO] Group 1) to reduce morbidity in patients of WHO functional class (FC) II or III whose PAH is idiopathic, heritable, or associated with connective tissue disease or congenital heart disease.OPSYNVI® should be used in patients who are currently treated concomitantly with stable doses of macitentan 10mg and tadalafil 40mg (20mg x ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

New York City Attorney Was the Picture of Good Health, Until His Doctor Detected a Heart Murmur
Title: New York City Attorney Was the Picture of Good Health, Until His Doctor Detected a Heart MurmurCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/14/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/15/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - October 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Heart Defibs in Schools Are Saving Staff Lives: Study
Title: Heart Defibs in Schools Are Saving Staff Lives: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/15/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/15/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - October 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

HEART Pathway: Leading in discovery and improved care
In 2016, the emergency medicine world was introduced to the system called HEART Pathway, a clinical protocol and decision support platform that uses objective data to risk stratify chest pain patients. HEART Pathway was developed by a group of Wake Forest School of Medicine scientists led by Dr. Simon Mahler, a professor of emergency medicine. Since its release, HEART Pathway has been adopted by all of the hospitals in the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist system and is seeing increasing accepta nce… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Source Type: news

HEART Pathway: Leading in discovery and improved care
In 2016, the emergency medicine world was introduced to the system called HEART Pathway, a clinical protocol and decision support platform that uses objective data to risk stratify chest pain patients. HEART Pathway was developed by a group of Wake Forest School of Medicine scientists led by Dr. Simon Mahler, a professor of emergency medicine. Since its release, HEART Pathway has been adopted by all of the hospitals in the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist system and is seeing increasing accepta nce… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Source Type: news

Lupin Recalls Irbesartan & Hydrochlorothiazide/Irbesartan Tablets Lupin Recalls Irbesartan & Hydrochlorothiazide/Irbesartan Tablets
The voluntary nationwide recall was prompted by a possible impurity and affects all batches of the antihypertensive tablets.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news