Comparison of Extracorporeal and Conventional CPR Comparison of Extracorporeal and Conventional CPR
How does extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation compare with the conventional approach in terms of survival and neurological outcomes?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Diabetes Drugs and Cardioprotection: 8 Questions on Key Trials
(Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Grace Halsey Source Type: news

A missing gene makes a big difference in patients ’ recovery from mild stroke
More than 6 million Americans live with disabilities following a stroke. Even mild strokes can leave survivors with arm and leg weakness, poor muscle control and memory lapses that worsen with age. Now UCLA neuroscientists have found that patients born without a gene called CCR5 recover better from mild stroke than patients with the gene. The team partnered with Israeli researchers to study the missing gene ’s effect on brain function.Published Feb. 21 in the journal Cell,  the findings could lead to the first pill to reverse the physical and mental aftermath of mild stroke.“This is the first time tha...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Uninterrupted Sedentary Time Tied to CVD in Older Women Uninterrupted Sedentary Time Tied to CVD in Older Women
Prospective data in older women suggest that both sedentary time and the duration of sedentary bouts increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, the number one killer of women 65 years and older.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

LivaNova wins Japanese reimbursement for Perceval aortic valve
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) said today that it won national reimbursement through Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for its Perceval sutureless aortic heart valve intended to treat aortic valve disease. The London-based company said that the elastic Perceval valve’s sutureless design allows it to achieve optimal effective orifice area for improved hemodynamics. The company said that procedures utilizing the Perceval valve result in shorter intensive care unit stays, reduced ventilation time and less blood transfusions. “With national reimbursement for Perceval, an innovative and trusted valve p...
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Replacement Heart Valves LivaNova Source Type: news

Sepsis Is a Common Cause of Hospital Deaths
If you are concerned a loved one may have sepsis, seek care immediately, and ask the doctor, “ Could it be sepsis? ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Sepsis Deaths (Fatalities) Hospitals Heart Source Type: news

XpertDox expands national partnership with new platform
The Heart Failure Society of America and Birmingham ’s XpertDox have launched a new XpertDox platform, XpertTrial.   XpertTrial is a clinical trial search and engagement platform that will give patients and providers the most up-to-date information regarding actively recurring U.S-based heart failure-related clinical trials, according to XpertDox .  “This important initiative builds on our efforts to improve and expand heart failure care through collaboration, education, innovation, research… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Superior Survival With TEVAR vs Open Aortic Aneurysm Repair Superior Survival With TEVAR vs Open Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Endovascular repair is increasingly used instead of open surgery for descending thoracic aortic aneurysms. Now, a new study suggests that TEVAR should be the standard of care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, commonly associated with diabetes, increases the risk of heart disease, and liver, colorectal, and breast cancers
(Natural News) In a new study that was published in the Journal of Hepatology, researchers were able to surmise that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is not only associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but also to cancers that have nothing to do with the liver, such as colorectal and breast cancers. “NAFLD is a very... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leg Amputation in ESRD Patients Should Prompt Palliative Care Discussion
Lower - extremity amputation signals poor prognosis with end - stage renal disease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Increased hospital market concentration tied to reduced quality in patient satisfaction measures (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Children's Mercy program's 'good problem' — it works, but needs more money
After Children's Mercy launched its Cardiac High Acuity Monitoring Program (CHAMP) in 2014, an app that uses telemedicine to monitor infants with a life-threatening heart defect, the goal was anything but modest: create a research database to help clinicians work together toward reducing the infant mortality rate. The CHAMP Multi-Site Registry is a live database of more than 300 babies who have used or are currently using the app. The system uses predictive analytics to help providers view the registry… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

CorMatrix launches FDA IDE Cor Tricuspid ECM cardiac valve trial
CorMatrix Cardiovascular said today that it launched a trial of its Cor Tricuspid ECM cardiac valve intended for treating adults with endocarditis and pediatric patients with congenital heart valve disease, adding that the first patient in the trial has already been treated. The first procedure in the trial took place at the Francicscan Health Heart Center by a team led by Dr. Marc Gerdisch, Atlanta-based CorMatrix said. The patient, who was suffering from endocarditis, has returned home and is recovering well, the company added. “This first FDA study enrollment is a substantial step toward patients avoiding syn...
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Featured Replacement Heart Valves CorMatrix Cardiovascular Inc. Source Type: news

Correction Reverses Zilver PTX Reported Late Survival Gains in PAD Correction Reverses Zilver PTX Reported Late Survival Gains in PAD
A correction to previously published 5-year trial outcomes in Circulation could make for more uncertainty about the advantages of paclitaxel-delivering devices in peripheral-artery interventions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Scientists discover new type of immune cells that are essential for forming heart valves
UCLA researchers have identified for the first time the origin of an immune cell that plays a critical role in the formation of healthy heart valves. The findings could pave the way for new treatments for heart valve disorders, which can be caused by congenital defects, aging or disease.Their study, led by Dr. Atsushi “Austin” Nakano, a UCLA associate professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology and member of theEli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA, was published in the journal Developmental Cell.Building on previous research by Nakano, which showed that ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

More Young Women Are Having Heart Attacks, Study Says. This Could Be Why
Younger women are having more heart attacks, and accounted for nearly a third of all female heart attack patients in recent years, according to a recent study. The news compounds a string of recent findings that have pointed to poorer overall health for young American women. “Women now, compared to younger women generations before them, are less healthy,” says study co-author Melissa Caughey, a cardiovascular epidemiologist and instructor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine. “It’s probably reflective of poorer health in general.” The study, which appeared in a sp...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

10% of Chinese adults have high heart disease risk, aren ’t treated for it
Of the tens of millions of Chinese adults at risk for heart disease, only 3% receive treatment to manage that risk, compared to over 25% in the United States. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - the subtle and smelly sign you should never ignore
HEART attack symptoms include severe chest pain, difficulty breathing, and feeling sick. But you could also be at risk of deadly myocardial infarction signs if you have this subtle - and smelly - symptom. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amgen, Cytokinetics And Servier Announce Start Of METEORIC-HF, The Second Phase 3 Clinical Trial Of Omecamtiv Mecarbil In Patients With Heart Failure
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., and SURESNES, France, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN), Cytokinetics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CYTK) and Servier today announced that METEORIC-HF (Multicenter Exercise Tolerance Evaluation of Omecamtiv Mecarbil Related to Increased Contractility in Heart Failure), the second Phase 3 clinical trial of omecamtiv mecarbil, a novel cardiac myosin activator, is open to enrollment. Omecamtiv mecarbil is being developed for the potential treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). METEORIC-HF is designed to evaluate the effect of ...
Source: Amgen News Release - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

AHA News: Up-and-Coming Texas Singer, Charley Crockett, Lucky to Be Alive and Still Singing the Blues
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- A few years ago, Texas country-blues singer Charley Crockett wrote " How Long Will I Last " about an uncertain love affair. Little did he know the song title would also apply to his struggle... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Up-and-Coming Texas Singer Lucky to Be Alive and Still Singing the Blues
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- A few years ago, Texas country-blues singer Charley Crockett wrote " How Long Will I Last " about an uncertain love affair. Little did he know the song title would also apply to his struggle... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: With New Heart, Mom of Four Competes in Transplant Games
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Kristen Patton was settling in to feed her newborn on Christmas Eve as her three older children went to bed. It was the holiday evening she had envisioned -- relaxed family time the day... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Blueberries cuts your risk of heart disease ‘by a FIFTH’ (but you'd have to eat a punnet a day) 
Researchers at Kings College Londo found consuming 200g of blueberries a day for a month improved blood vessel function and lowered blood pressure in healthy people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amgen, Cytokinetics and Servier announce start of METEORIC-HF, the second Phase 3 clinical trial of omecamtiv mecarbil in patients with heart failure
Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN), Cytokinetics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CYTK) and Servier today announced that METEORIC-HF (Multicenter Exercise Tolerance Evaluation of Omecamtiv Mecarbil Related to Increased Contractility in Heart Failure), the second Phase 3 clinical trial of omecamtiv mecarbil, a novel cardiac myosin activator, is open to enrollment. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Amgen Business and Industry Source Type: news

Uranium mining has dramatically increased the rates of cardiovascular and metabolic disease among those living close to the mines
(Natural News) All of the uranium mines in New Mexico have remained dormant since the last one shut down in 1998. But their long-term health effects are still being felt by the people of Navajo Nation, who are plagued by a high rate of cardiovascular and metabolic disorders attributed to living near the mining sites. Researchers at New... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Edwards PASCAL Transcatheter System Receives CE Mark
Irvine, Calif., Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, today announced the Edwards PASCAL transcatheter valve repair system has received CE Mark for the treatment of patients with mitral regurgitation."Mitral valve disease is complex, varied and prevalent, and patients are in significant need of multiple safe and effective therapies to...This story is related to the following:Surgical Instruments (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - February 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

High blood pressure - the BEST exercise to avoid hypertension and make your heart stronger
HIGH blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some exercise or lifestyle changes. You could prevent deadly hypertension symptoms, and make your heart stronger, by regularly doing this sport. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Patients Who Are Drowsy During the Day at Risk for Heart Woes
Title: Sleep Apnea Patients Who Are Drowsy During the Day at Risk for Heart WoesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - February 21, 2019 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Women with more social support are less likely to die, new study finds
(George Mason University) In the largest study to explore the impact of perceived social support on cardiovascular disease and mortality, George Mason University College of Health and Human Services finds postmenopausal women aged 50-79 with higher perceived social support were modestly less likely to die during the course of the study; no significant link found between increased social support and CVD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists discover new type of immune cells that are essential for forming heart valves
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) UCLA researchers have identified for the first time the origin of an immune cell that plays a critical role in the formation of healthy heart valves. The findings could pave the way for new treatments for heart valve disorders, which can be caused by congenital defects, aging or disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

10 percent of Chinese adults have high heart disease risk, aren't treated for it
This study was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strong Memorial Ranked Among Top Centers for Heart Pumps, Survival
Frank Rosinski ’s heart stopped three times and doctors were able to revive him. Doctors immediately transferred the Greece man to Strong Memorial Hospital for heart failure care by Upstate New York’s largest and most experienced team. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - February 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
Microelectrode device analyzes a patient's blood, provides results in as quickly as 2.5 minutes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Urology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Total eclipses and the heart
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - February 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Campos, L. Tags: books Source Type: news

Shoulder replacement surgery carries higher risk
Additional surgery need especially high in younger men Related items fromOnMedica Heart attack risk rises after hip replacement Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk No safety evidence to back 8% of hip implants Endarterectomy cuts long-term stroke risk Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cholesterol-lowering drugs have serious side effects that include brain damage
(Natural News) One out of every five Americans has been convinced to take a statin drug in order to lower their blood cholesterol levels and supposedly prevent heart disease. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) admit that statin drug use is on the rise; Atorvastatin (Lipitor) is the best-selling prescription drug in the world. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy Linked to CV Risk During Gender Transition Hormone Therapy Linked to CV Risk During Gender Transition
Transgender hormone therapy is associated with an increased risk for MI, stroke, and venous thromboembolism, underscoring the importance of patient counseling and close monitoring in this population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Diet Drink Consumption Linked to Higher Stroke, Coronary Heart Disease, and Death Risk in Post-Menopausal Women
February 20, 2019—(BRONX, N.Y.)—A study led byAlbert Einstein College of Medicine researchers found a link between daily consumption of multiple diet drinks and higher stroke risk among post-menopausal women. The association was stronger in obese women and African-American women. The study was published February 14 inStroke, a journal of the American Heart Association. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - February 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Climate Change Could Raise Risk of Congenital Heart Defects Climate Change Could Raise Risk of Congenital Heart Defects
More babies could be born with heart defects in the future as global warming puts pregnant women at greater risk of exposure to dangerously high temperatures, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

More on Mortality Risk With Paclitaxel Balloons in PAD More on Mortality Risk With Paclitaxel Balloons in PAD
Medtronic reports errors in its previously reported IN.PACT data while a new analysis clashes with the recent finding of excess mortality after peripheral procedures with drug-coated balloons.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Porn, Partners, and Eating Disorders; Pot for Agitation
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the psychiatry world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

5 Noteworthy Cardiovascular Studies from American Heart Month
Psoriasis medication for heart disease prevention, the role of artificial sweeteners in different types of stroke, and 3 other noteworthy findings from American Heart Month.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 20, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Sydney Jennings Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Neovasc inks $3m settlement deal with MID, raises $1m
Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) said today that it inked a $3 million settlement agreement with Micro Interventional Devices to resolve undisclosed allegations related to Neovasc’s transcatheter mitral valve replacement technology, including its flagship Tiara device, and added that it has raised approximately $1.2 million. The agreement includes payments totally approximately $3 million to be made by Neovasc to MID over the next two and a half years, Neovasc said in a press release. The settlement deal includes a 1.3% royalty to be paid to MID on the annual net sales of the Tiara, Neovasc said. The agreement also includes ...
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Legal News Micro Interventional Devices neovasc Source Type: news

Midlife Activities Linked to Alzheimer ’s, Dementia
(MedPage Today) -- Engaging in mental or physical activities dropped dementia risk 44 years later (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

HF With/Without Symptoms Tied to Higher Death Risk After Surgery (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Left ventricular function and other factors predict non-cardiac surgical outcomes in patients with heart failure (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

IV Acetaminophen May Combat Delirium After Cardiac Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Older patients also had shorter ICU stays in single-center randomized trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Philips scores FDA nod for DR system
Philips Healthcare has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips launches new Zenition mobile C-arm Philips upgrades IntelliSpace Cardiovascular Philips adds to health informatics platform Philips, MIM to collaborate on radiation therapy Philips debuts upgrade to Azurion angiography platform (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Low Adherence to Statin Tx Tied to Greater Death Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Women, minorities, younger adults, older adults less likely to adhere (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Feeling down? Depression linked to cardiovascular disease in men
(Natural News) Depression affects more than just your mind. While most sufferers can attest to depression’s far-reaching effects on their emotions and relationships, it can also wreak havoc on your physical health. In bad news for the 350 million people around the world who are affected by depression, a new report in the journal Atherosclerosis... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a Harry Potter Quiz Gave Back to Science
For all his triumphs, Harry Potter was seldom more than a “reasonably talented” student at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. So I’m pleased to report that he can now pad his curriculum vitae with a contribution to new, original research in the peer-reviewed Journal of Personality. This feather in Mr. Potter’s cap is the result of a partnership between TIME and social scientists at the University of Cambridge that shows a new way academics and journalists can work together. Here’s how it came about. In the spring of 2017, TIME was gearing up for the vaunted 20th anniversary of the...
Source: TIME: Science - February 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Chris Wilson Tags: Uncategorized Harry Potter interactive studios onetime social science University of Cambridge Source Type: news