Reminder to Join Us Today For Free Coffee During Nurses Week
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - May 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - what should you do if you see someone having a cardiac arrest?
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, difficulty breathing, or feeling sick. But, what should you do if you see someone having a myocardial infarction or a cardiac arrest? This is when to dial 999, and what you should do while waiting for an ambulance. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk for Endometrial Cancer Survivors
TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 -- Endometrial cancer survivors have an elevated risk of various adverse long-term cardiovascular outcomes, according to a study published online May 8 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Sean Soisson, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hypertensive patients may benefit from folic acid supplements
Hypertensive adults with low platelet count who took a combined daily pill of both enalapril and folic acid saw a 73 percent reduction in their risk of first stroke compared to patients who took only enalapril daily, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Eating Nuts Linked to Lower Odds of Having AFib
Title: Eating Nuts Linked to Lower Odds of Having AFibCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - May 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Age, marital status, BMI and sleep associated with risk for dementia
(Boston University School of Medicine) Could your age, marital status, BMI (body mass index) and amount of sleep impact your risk for dementia? Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) analyzed data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) to identify new combinations of risk factors that are linked to increased risk of dementia in later life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uterine cancer survivors are more likely to have cardiovascular problems
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicates that survivors of uterine cancer are more likely to experience cardiovascular problems years after treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Children?s Hospital Colorado, Mayo Clinic announce collaboration on rare congenital heart defect
AURORA, Colorado ? Mayo Clinic?s Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Children?s Hospital Colorado are collaborating to provide solutions for patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare and complex form of congenital heart disease in which the left side of the heart is severely underdeveloped. ?We are thrilled [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - May 8, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Limp handshake could mean you're at risk of a deadly heart attack
Scientists are discovering how the strength of your grip can hold astonishing powers to predict your life course. And a feeble grip may condemn us to prematurely losing our good health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nuts vs Atrial Fibrillation
Nuts have proven, once again, that they are one of the leading heart-healthy foods. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 7, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: news

Diabetes Risk Elevated in Breast Ca Survivors Treated with Hormone Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Results show need for careful monitoring and education about lifestyle modification (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cardinal Stumbles with Cordis, But Can Recover
When Cardinal Health acquired Johnson and Johnson’s Cordis unit for $1.94 billion in 2015, it seemed like an all-around good plan for all parties involved. The sale of Fremont, CA-based Cordis would give J&J the ability to focus on more profitable sections like pharmaceuticals. It would also give Cardinal Health the ability to stretch its wings into the medtech space. However things don’t always work out as planned. In its latest earnings call, Dublin, OH-based Cardinal Health said its sales increased about 5.7% to $33.63 billion in the latest fiscal quarter. This beat analysts’ estimates of about $33...
Source: MDDI - May 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

High cholesterol can increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease say scientists
CHOLESTEROL could trigger the beginning of dementia disease Alzheimer ’s, scientists said last night. British researchers have shown how the fatty substance commonly linked with heart disease could also speed up the progression of the incurable brain-wasting illness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Itamar Medical launches SleePath to track sleep apnea in AFib patients
Sleep management company Itamar Medical has just launched SleePath, a digital sleep apnea management tool that helps cardiologists monitor patients with atrial fibrillation. The platform allows doctors to check their patients ’ sleep apnea management status and compliance with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Doctors Beware: Abbott & #039;s HeartMate 3 Has a Safety Problem
Just when it seemed the HeartMate 3 was gaining momentum, Abbott warned physicians that outflow graft twisting may occur after the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is implanted. The problem can trigger a persistent low-flow alarm that may signal a potential safety risk to patients, such as blood flow or clotting. The Abbott Park, IL-based company has not recalled any of the devices from patients or hospitals, but there have been 32 reports of outflow graft twisting (an incidence rate of 0.72%), including reports of low blood flow, clotting, and three patient deaths. No devices are being recalled from patients or ...
Source: MDDI - May 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Cardiovascular Implants Source Type: news

Study tests wearables ’ ability to detect common heart conditions
Wearable devices could be used to diagnose and monitor heart conditions under new FDA regulations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Study tests wearables ’ ability to detect common heart conditions
Wearable devices could be used to diagnose and monitor heart conditions under new FDA regulations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Cao takes second prize in the UC Grad Slam final
Yiqi Cao, a bioengineering PhD candidate, detailed a promising solution she developed for a heart stent that doesn ’t trigger scar tissue buildup. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

Yiqi Cao takes second prize in the UC Grad Slam final
Yiqi Cao, a bioengineering PhD candidate in the UCSF School of Pharmacy, won the second-place prize in the University of California ’s Grad Slam finals on May 3. Cao’s talk, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart… Again,” detailed a promising solution she developed for a heart stent that doesn’t trigger scar tissue buildup—all in three short, compelling minutes. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

High cholesterol can increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease scientists say
CHOLESTEROL could trigger the beginning of dementia disease Alzheimer ’s, scientists said last night. British researchers have shown how the fatty substance commonly linked with heart disease could also speed up the progression of the incurable brain-wasting illness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Folic Acid May Cut Stroke Risk in High-Risk Hypertensive Patients
MONDAY, May 7, 2018 -- Hypertensive patients may lower their stroke risk with folic acid supplements, according to a study published in the May 15 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Xiangyi Kong, M.D., from Peking University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Mouth sensor monitor could help hypertension sufferers
PEOPLE with potentially fatal high blood pressure could soon be able to monitor their salt intake via a sensor in their mouth. For people who have hypertension and certain other conditions, eating too much salt raises blood pressure and increases the likelihood of heart complications. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Surprisingly Easy Move That Can Make You Happier and Increase Your Energy
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Barbara Brody / Health Tags: Uncategorized health healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Folic Acid Cut Strokes in Hypertensive Patients on Enalapril
(MedPage Today) -- Lowered risk in those with low platelets and elevated homocysteine levels (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Embrace Mediterranean or Nordic diets to cut disease, WHO says
Major study suggests Britain could lower its rates of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease by promoting the dietsBritain could lower its rates of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease by embracing Mediterranean- or Nordic-style diets, a major study into the benefits of healthy eating suggests.A review by the World Health Organization found compelling evidence that both diets reduce the risk of the common diseases, but noted that only 15 out of 53 countries in its European region had measures in place to promote the diets.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Health Diets and dieting Society Life and style Food & drink Obesity Source Type: news

Eggs health: Eating a dozen a week 'does NOT raise stroke or heart attack risk'
EATING a dozen eggs a week does not raise the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, according to a study. Australian researchers found eating up to 12 eggs per week for a year did not increase cardiovascular risk factors in people with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All heart: A Google executive ’ s real-world experience with medtech
Heidi Dohse, senior program manager at Google After hearing the story of her 10 cardiac surgeries and seven pacemakers, you could be forgiven for thinking that Heidi Dohse has a weak heart. But the Google executive, endurance cyclist and, now, inspirational speaker she may have a stronger heart than most people on the planet. Dohse, a senior program manager at Google and upcoming keynote speaker at DeviceTalks Minnesota, was 18 when an EKG before a routine knee surgery to clean out scar tissue, which had built up during her days as a competitive skier and professional windsurfer, uncovered a rare and potentially deadly arr...
Source: Mass Device - May 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brian Johnson Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular DeviceTalks Q&A devicetalksminnesota google Google Inc. Source Type: news

Eating Nuts Linked to Lower Odds of Having AFib
In a large study, Swedish researchers found that eating nuts three or more times a week was associated with an 18% lower chance of having AFib. It also helped cut the odds of heart failure. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The relationship between quality of life and physical fitness in people with severe mental illness - Perez-Cruzado D, Cuesta-Vargas AI, Vera-Garcia E, Mayoral-Cleries F.
BACKGROUND: Quality of life of people with severe mental illness may be decrease by the high occurrence of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. Physical fitness emerges as a modifying factor in this population through physical activity and this modificat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

CardioFocus wins FDA nod for HeartLight AF balloon
CardioFocus said today it won FDA approval for its HeartLight Excalibur balloon designed to treat paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company said that the newly cleared balloon uses technology from its HeartLight endoscopic ablation system alongside a new feature set intended to improve speed and magnitude of tissue contact during pulmonary vein isolation procedures. “We have seen encouraging results with the Excalibur Balloon. It obtains an impressive antral position and establishes even more tissue contact, which enables contiguous lesion sets. This is a clear advance in the field of ...
Source: Mass Device - May 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance CardioFocus Inc. Source Type: news

Stroke Guide Retraction; A Better Risk Score; Bempedoic Acid Win
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Medtronic deals stake in China ’ s LifeTech Scientific
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) last week dealt its stake in LifeTech Scientific (HK:8122) to China Everbright Ltd. (HK:0165) and another unnamed investor. In October 2012 Medtronic picked up a roughly 26% interest in LifeTech, acquiring a 19% equity stake for $46.6 million and another 7% in a $19.6 million convertible note purchase. The agreement called for LifeTech to develop a line of pacemakers and leads using its manufacturing plant in Shenzhen, with Medtronic supplying “certain technology, training and support” to bring the devices to market in the People’s Republic, the companies said at t...
Source: Mass Device - May 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Cardiac Rhythm Management China Everbright Ltd. Medtronic Source Type: news

Abbott warns of outflow graft twisting issues with HeartMate 3
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) last Friday warned about possible issues with its HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device over possible twisting of the outflow graft that can occur post-implant and could result in a persistent low-flow alarm, which normally signals potential safety risks including low blood flow or clotting. The Abbott Park, Ill.-based company is not recalling any such devices from patients or hospitals, but said it has received 32 reports of such twisting amongst the 4,467 HeartMate 3 devices implanted worldwide. Reports include issues related to low blood flow, clotting and three deaths that could be linked to...
Source: Mass Device - May 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Abbott Source Type: news

CardioFocus(R) Announces FDA Approval Of The Next-Generation HeartLight(R) Excalibur Balloon(TM) Designed For The Treatment Of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., May 7, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CardioFocus, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for the HeartLight Excalibur Balloon, a next-generation technology designe... Devices, Cardiology, FDA CardioFocus, HeartLight Excalibur, atrial fibrillation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Little Caffeine May Be Good For The Heart After All [Infographic]
Contrary to conventional wisdom, a little caffeine may not be so bad for the heart. In some ways, it may be good. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Cardio-oncology Not Just for Subspecialists Cardio-oncology Not Just for Subspecialists
Dr Walton-Shirley leads a discussion with Drs Barac and Mehta on what cardio-oncology encompasses today and why many specialties even primary care should take note.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Eggs don't increase cardiovascular risk for people with diabetes: Study
Contrary to previous dietary advice, the consumption of eggs doesn't increase cardiovascular risk factors in people with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reminder to Join Us Today For Free Coffee During Nurses Week
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - May 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

' Financial Toxicity' of CVD Catastrophic for Low-Income Families'Financial Toxicity' of CVD Catastrophic for Low-Income Families
Out-of-pocket costs for patients with atherosclerotic CVD seem to be driven by high insurance premiums, followed by drug costs, and can be a'catastrophic'burden in some low-income families.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AHA: Smoke-Free Laws Do Seem to Help Young Adults' Hearts
MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Laws and policies that prohibit smoking in workplaces and other public areas appeared to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among a group of young adults who were followed over... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Carb-Light Diet Helps T1D Patients Achieve Glycemic Control
(MedPage Today) --'Very low-carbohydrate diet'of less than 50 g per day (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Go Mediterranean after menopause: Good for more than your heart, the diet is linked to better bone density and higher muscle mass
(Natural News) Keep your bones strong and healthy even after menopause by eating a Mediterranean diet. A study suggested that in addition to its heart-healthy benefits, the Mediterranean diet can also support the bone density and muscle mass of postmenopausal women. In the study, the researchers at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiation Safety During Cardiovascular Catheterization Radiation Safety During Cardiovascular Catheterization
What strategies can help minimize the adverse effects of radiation to both patient and operator during cardiovascular procedures?Circulation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Long-QT Syndrome and Exercise: The Never-ending Debate The Long-QT Syndrome and Exercise: The Never-ending Debate
How great of a risk does LQTS pose to persons who participate in competitive or leisure time sports? This review focuses on current knowledge about LQTS genotypes/phenotypes and exercise.Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cedars-Sinai awarded $2.6 million to study depression in heart failure patients
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) Cedars-Sinai investigators, led by Waguih William IsHak, MD,FAPA, professor of Psychiatry and vice chairman for Education and Research, have been awarded $2.6 million to study and compare evidence-based approaches for treating depression in people with advanced heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brain cholesterol associated with increased risk of Alzheimer's disease
(University of Cambridge) Researchers have shown how cholesterol -- a molecule normally linked with cardiovascular diseases -- may also play an important role in the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Going all out to ease young patient?s fears
After 5-year-old Lauren Hoel underwent her third open-heart surgery in five years, she was, understandably, a little frightened of her postoperative care and recovery. Her care team at Mayo Clinic knew just what to do. Despite some fluctuating oxygen levels at birth, Lauren Hoel went home from?Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin,shortly after [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How Nigeria ’s Start-Stop Immunization Battle Is Winning the War to Eradicate Polio in Africa
The 50 million doses of polio vaccine stored in laboratory refrigerators all over Nigeria had a big weekend planned for them. If things had gone as intended, on Saturday morning, May 5, all of the little vials would have been trucked, flown, biked, walked around the all 36 states of the nation – to be delivered to every single one of the 49,882,036 known Nigerian children under 5 years old. But, as things developed, an outbreak of circulating virus in one region of the country upended those plans for routine immunization, replacing them for now with a crisis response in the affected area. The 50 million doses will in...
Source: TIME: Health - May 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger / Abuja Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Nigeria onetime vaccines Source Type: news

Africa:Saving Lives, One Birth at a Time
[allAfrica] Today, on the International Day of the Midwife, we not only commit to celebrating midwives as they lead the way with quality care, but to giving them a platform to inform global health policy. As frontline healthworkers at the heart of each community, midwives are best placed to advise Governments, leaders and agencies on the critical changes needed to improve health outcomes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 5, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa:Midwives Leading the Way With Quality Care
[allAfrica] Today, on the International Day of the Midwife, we not only commit to celebrating midwives as they lead the way with quality care, but to giving them a platform to inform global health policy. As frontline healthworkers at the heart of each community, midwives are best placed to advise Governments, leaders and agencies on the critical changes needed to improve health outcomes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 5, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news