On Top of Other Challenges, Homeless Have Higher Heart Disease Risk
Title: On Top of Other Challenges, Homeless Have Higher Heart Disease RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/28/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - May 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Agenda now available for the Structural Heart Disease Summit 2018
(Cardiovascular Research Foundation) New this year, Transcatheter Valve Therapies (TVT) 2018, featuring practical clinical workshops, innovation sessions, and live case demonstrations, is the first part of a comprehensive congress called The Structural Heart Disease Summit. It will be followed by a live case demonstration course on LAA and PFO Closure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High-risk, undertreated mystery heart attacks occurring more commonly in women
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A mysterious type of heart attack known as MINOCA is more common and poses a higher risk than previously thought, especially for women, according to a new University of Alberta study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Recreational football an absolute winner for 55- to 70-year-olds with prediabetes
(University of Southern Denmark Faculty of Health Sciences) Twice-weekly football combined with dietary guidance improves fitness level and cardiovascular health profile in untrained 55- to 70-yr-old women and men with prediabetes. They can also lose weight in a healthier way than with normal dieting.This is the conclusion of the world's first trial involving football and dietary guidance in older prediabetics, carried out in the Faroe Islands by football researchers and physiologists from the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Male thyroid cancer survivors face 50 percent higher risk of heart disease than women
(The Endocrine Society) Male thyroid cancer survivors have a nearly 50 percent higher risk of developing heart disease than women within five years of cancer diagnosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Genomic medicine may one day revolutionize cardiovascular care
(American Heart Association) Genomic medicine could enable doctors to make predictions about people's health, from the likelihood of developing heart disease or stroke to the severity of disease, as well as medications for treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High protein diet associated with small increased heart failure risk in middle-aged men
(American Heart Association) For middle-aged men, eating higher amounts of protein was associated with a slightly elevated risk for heart failure than those who ate less protein. Proteins from fish and eggs were not associated with heart failure risk in this study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fortis subsidiary directed to pay Rs 503 cr to DGHS within a month
Fortis said Escort Heart Institute& Research Centre had received an order dated June 9, 2016, from Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) for the recovery of Rs 503.36 crore. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Exergaming' a Good Workout for Less-Active HF Patients: HF-Wii'Exergaming' a Good Workout for Less-Active HF Patients: HF-Wii
Perceptions of well-being and functional capacity went up when patients integrated exercise-promoting videogames into their daily routines. But high-adhering patients didn't necessarily gain the most.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

On Top of Other Challenges, Homeless Have Higher Heart Disease Risk
MONDAY, May 28, 2018 -- Heart disease remains a major killer of the homeless, a new review confirms. A combination of access to care, predicting who's at risk, and challenges of managing care all contribute to the increased odds of dying from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Most popular vitamin and mineral supplements provide no health benefits, study finds
A new study has found that most vitamin and mineral supplements do not provide any health benefits nor help prevent cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes or premature death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adults with heart problems can avoid being hospitalized if they walk at a faster pace
(Natural News) According to a study, your walking speed is linked to more than your stamina. The results of a study have determined that patients with cardiovascular disease who walked faster are hospitalized less. The three-year study, which was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, involved 1,078 participants with hypertension– at least 85 percent of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute Heart Failure Globally Isn't All the Same: REPORT-HF Survey Acute Heart Failure Globally Isn't All the Same: REPORT-HF Survey
Patients with acute HF around the world and their management and outcomes are"more similar than we expected," say researchers; still, there were telling differences, including causes of decompensation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Heart attack: Improve your quality of life by doing this
HEART attack symptoms can occur rapidly, or appear gradually. Signs that you are suffering a heart attack include nausea, chest pain and a cold sweat. If you ’ve suffered a heart attack, doing this may improve your quality of life. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most popular vitamin and mineral supplements provide no health benefit, study finds
The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, suggests a new study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto. Published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the systematic review of existing data and single randomized control trials published in English from January 2012 to October 2017 found that multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and vitamin C (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Elderly patients with heart failure are almost 50 per cent more likely to survive by eating protein
Eating 70 grams of protein a day can increase an elderly person's chance of surviving heart failure by almost 50 per cent, claims research presented at the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure in Vienna. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient-reported outcomes tool revealed significant improvement in symptom frequency and quality of life domains with Entresto ®
Novartis announced today new real world evidence from the CHAMP-HF registry comparing Entresto® (sacubitril/valsartan) patients to patients not taking Entresto.[1] This pre-specified analysis of an interim data cut from the CHAMP-HF registry showed that chronic heart failure (HF) patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) taking Entresto reported early, statistically significant improvement in health status, as measured by the KCCQ-12 overall summary score (KCCQ-OS). (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

Most vitamin, mineral supplements not shown to lower heart disease risk
(American College of Cardiology) Current research does not show enough evidence that vitamin or mineral supplements are beneficial for preventing or treating heart disease, with the exception of folic acid for reducing stroke risk, according to a review article published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Current recommendations to adopt healthy diets that are heavy in plant-based foods from which these vitamins are derived naturally should be reinforced. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Homeless populations at high risk to develop cardiovascular disease
(American College of Cardiology) Among homeless individuals cardiovascular disease remains one of the major causes of death due to challenges in predicting initial risk, limited access to health care and difficulties in long-term management, according to a review published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sex hormone levels may affect heart disease risk in post-menopausal women
(American College of Cardiology) In post-menopausal women, having a higher blood level of a male hormone (testosterone) and a higher ratio of the male-type to-female type (estrogen) of hormones is associated with a higher risk of heart disease later in life, according to research published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists discover why heart function is reduced at high altitude
(The Physiological Society) For over a century, we have known that high altitude reduces the amount of blood the heart pumps around the body with each beat. New research published in The Journal of Physiology has unearthed why this is the case and the findings will be important for people who live, travel and exercise at high altitudes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinical trial enrollment favors men
(European Society of Cardiology) Clinical trial enrolment favours men, according to a study presented today at Heart Failure 2018 and the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, a European Society of Cardiology congress.1 The study found that fewer women meet eligibility criteria for trials of heart failure medication. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yes, you CAN die of a broken heart
I want everyone to learn how to love this beautiful organ that has long fascinated artists and scientists, so we can all fall in love with our heart and look after every beat, writes Dr Nikki Stamp. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Housecall: Women's health -- live a longer, healthier life
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Women's health: Prevent the top threats? The biggest threats to women's health, which include heart disease, stroke, cancer and unintentional injuries, often are preventable. Take control by talking with your health care provider about your risk factors for these conditions. Then, get serious about reducing your risk. Here's what you need [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

E-Cigs: How Much Help vs How Much Harm?
(MedPage Today) -- Hooking kids on nicotine a steep price to pay for helping some smokers quit, says Skeptical Cardiologist (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 27, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Childhood cancer survivors have higher risk of deadly heart disease in pregnancy
(European Society of Cardiology) Girls who survive cancer have a higher risk of developing a deadly heart disease when pregnant later in life, according to a study presented today at Heart Failure 2018 and the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, a European Society of Cardiology congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart failure patients with a higher protein intake live longer
(European Society of Cardiology) Heart failure patients who consume more protein live longer, according to research presented today at Heart Failure 2018 and the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, a European Society of Cardiology congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exercising with video games improves quality of life in patients with heart failure
(European Society of Cardiology) Playing video games that involve physical exertion (known as exergaming) improves quality of life in patients with heart failure, according to late breaking results from the HF-Wii study presented today at Heart Failure 2018 and the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, a European Society of Cardiology congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Government hospital clearance needed for caesarean deliveries at pvt hospitals under NHPM
The Centre has included 1,354 packages in the scheme and rates for over 20 specialties, including orthopaedics, cardiology, cancer and neurosurgery are included in the package. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World No Tobacco Day 2018: Tobacco breaks hearts
Cairo, Egypt, 31 May – Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. This year, World No Tobacco Day focuses on tobacco and heart disease. The campaign’s slogan is “Tobacco breaks hearts. Choose health, not tobacco”. Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of premature death and disability worldwide. It is also a key risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular dise...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 26, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Cancer Group Recommends Ditching Bacon and Booze to Stay Cancer-Free
The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has bad news for lovers of bacon and booze: Eliminating processed meats and alcohol from your diet may help reduce your risk of developing cancer. The third report from the WCRF’s Continuous Update Project, an ongoing effort to inform consumers about lifestyle habits that may be related to cancer, provides numerous recommendations for people looking to minimize their risk of getting cancer. But two, in particular, are likely to cause a stir for many Americans. First, the WCRF recommends significantly or totally cutting back on processed meats including bacon, salami, hot dogs and...
Source: TIME: Health - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Lung Cancer and Women; Eggs and the Heart: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include occluding the atrial appendage and stroke, a pragmatic smoking trial, a relative rise in lung cancer among women, and the benefits of egg consumption (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Kenya:First Lady Flags Off Event to Raise Funds For Hospital's Cardiac Program
[Kenya Presidency] First Lady Margaret Kenyatta this morning flagged off the annual Mater Heart Run fundraising event to assist children with cardiac aliments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:First Lady's Event Aims to Raise Funds for Heart Surgeries
[Nation] Thousands of people turned up for Mater Heart Run that was flagged off by the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Saturday morning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Triggers of acute heart failure vary globally
(European Society of Cardiology) Triggers of acute heart failure vary globally, according to late breaking results from the REPORT-HF registry presented today at Heart Failure 2018 and the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, a European Society of Cardiology congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Formula meal diet plan can tackle obesity in short term
Four drinks a day over eight weeks can help those at risk of heart disease, says studyObesity can be successfully tackled, at least in the short term, by giving up real food for formula meals for eight weeks, which removes temptation and any need to make difficult decisions about what to eat, a new study has found.The research, by the former government obesity advisor Professor Susan Jebb of Oxford University and colleagues, was designed to see whether a crash diet of just 810 calories a day – provided by four formula drinks – would help people whose obesity is putting them at high risk of health problems such ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Obesity Diets and dieting Health Diabetes Heart disease Society UK news Life and style Source Type: news

Eating nuts can lower the risk of irregular heartbeat
Research has found that eating nuts at least three times a week was associated with an 18% reduced risk of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that's a major cause of stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Images show what alcohol does to the heart
Researchers from  Imperial College London found that out of 141 alcoholic cardiomyopathy patients, 13.5 per cent carry a mutation in the gene that is critical to maintaining heart muscle flexibility. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increase in Tx Candidates With 2017 Hypertension Guidelines
FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 -- The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association hypertension guideline is associated with an increase in the proportion of adults recommended for antihypertensive treatment compared with the 2014 guideline,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Select STEMI Patients Gain Microvascular Boost with Novel Device
(MedPage Today) -- Infarct sizes also smaller with PCI add-on (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

VA health systems vary widely in heart disease death rates
(Reuters Health) - Heart disease death rates vary substantially at Veterans Affairs hospitals nationwide, and a new study suggests that this holds true not just for hospitalized patients but also for outpatients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Main Line biopharm firm raises $49M
The company's lead product is being developed as a treatment of hypercholesterolemia, the medical term for having a high blood cholesterol level, and for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Mortality Still High After Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects
Long - term mortality elevated even for mild defects; overall survival improved over time (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

60 - Day Mortality Not Significantly Lower With ECMO in ARDS
No significant drop in mortality with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in severe ARDS (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 25, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Medtronic Gets Huge Surge in Sales from Diabetes and Valves
Medtronic topped estimates in its latest earnings, fueled by sales from valves and diabetes products. For the Dublin-based company’s 4Q18 earnings it brought in about $8.14 billion, a 6.5 percent increase. The firm’s Cardiac and Vascular group (CVG) earned $3.1 billion and grew by 10.1 percent. Within CVG group, the Coronary & Structural Heart businesses had the best showing. “Coronary & Structural Heart delivered impressive 12.8% growth, driven by the rollout of our Resolute Onyx, drug-eluting stent in the U.S. and Japan as well as, low 20s growth in the transcatheter aortic valves,” said O...
Source: MDDI - May 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Five-Year FAME 2 Data in Stable CAD Reassuring and Surprising Five-Year FAME 2 Data in Stable CAD Reassuring and Surprising
PCI continued to provide benefits over medical therapy alone in patients with stable angina, but results also hint at a lower rate of MI.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

What alcohol does to the heart: Images show the difference between a healthy organ and a drinker's
Researchers from  Imperial College London found that out of 141 alcoholic cardiomyopathy patients, 13.5 per cent carry a mutation in the gene that is critical to maintaining heart muscle flexibility. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Esc-hf 2018 esc-hf 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ESC 2018theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Eating nuts can lower the risk of irregular heartbeat, a major cause of stroke, a new study finds
Research has found that eating nuts at least three times a week was associated with an 18% reduced risk of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that's a major cause of stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Searches and Finds Paramedic Who Was “Comforting Soul” on Her Journey
First responders often have to look hard for the right address, the right house and even the right person to deliver what is often life-saving care. But it’s not often that a survivor of the care provided by a paramedic goes on a protracted search for a first responder – and finds him five years later. Yet that’s exactly what happened in the case of Battle Ground, Wash. paramedic David Crabtree and the young woman whose survival he contributed to on Feb. 12, 2013. When Heidi Stewart, now 23 and an American Heart Association Go Red For Women volunteer, was a senior at Evergreen High School in Vancouver, Wa...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: American Heart Association Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Source Type: news