Abiomed shares slide despite Impella CP trial success
Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) shares fell approximately 13.1% yesterday despite the company announcing positive results from a pilot trial of its Impella CP heart pump that will clear the way for a pivotal that could nearly double the device’s total addressable market. The company announced on Sunday that a pilot study of its Impella CP, used to unload the left ventricle for patients presenting with anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction without cardiogenic shock met its primary endpoints and that it plans to launch a pivotal trial during the second half of next year. Leerink Partner analyst Danielle Antalffy...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Catheters Featured Wall Street Beat Abiomed Source Type: news

Bypass Beats Stents in Diabetes With Heart Trouble
People with diabetes who have coronary-artery bypass surgery survive about three years longer than those who have their blood vessels propped open with stents, new research shows. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Heart attacks increasingly common in young women
New research, presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions meeting, finds that heart attacks are no longer an 'old man's disease.' (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Empagliflozin May Reduce LV Mass in Patients With CVD, Diabetes Empagliflozin May Reduce LV Mass in Patients With CVD, Diabetes
EMPA-HEART Cardiolink-6 trial results suggest that the SGLT2 inhibitor is linked to reduced left ventricular mass, a surrogate for reduced heart failure, in patients with CVD and type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ENCORE-VT: Noninvasive Ablation of VT Could Disrupt EP ENCORE-VT: Noninvasive Ablation of VT Could Disrupt EP
A small study suggests that ventricular arrhythmia may be treated without the need for catheters and anesthesia. John Mandrola, MD, is impressed with the findings and the investigators'lack of hyperbole.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

High cholesterol: How to cut your risk
CLARE BERRETT explains how this 'silent killer' with no obvious symptoms can often lead to dangerous health complications including heart problems and cardiovascular disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA: PTSD Common Among Those Who Suffer Tear in the Aorta's Wall
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The sharp and sudden pain from an aortic dissection, along with the emergency treatment that follows, can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder years later, a new study finds. An aortic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart Failure Patients Shouldn't Stop Meds Even if Condition Improves: Study
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 -- There's bad news for heart failure patients with dilated cardiomyopathy who'd like to stop taking their meds. Any progress they've seen on medication is likely to fade once they stop taking their heart drugs, new clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Limited Benefit for n-3 Fatty Acids in CVD, Cancer Prevention
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 -- Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D do not significantly reduce major cardiovascular events or cancer incidence, according to two studies published online Nov. 10 in the New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA: Dapagliflozin Noninferior to Placebo for MACE in T2DM
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 -- Treatment with dapagliflozin is noninferior to placebo for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) among patients with type 2 diabetes with or at risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Andres Viteri Garcia
Cochrane is made up of  11,000 members and over 35,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Coch...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Experts warn that a common painkiller increases the risk of heart attack by 50%
(Natural News) A huge number of Americans struggle with pain on a daily basis. In fact, according to Very Well Health, between 60 and 80 percent of us will experience mild or more extreme back pain at some stage of our lives, with women being particularly vulnerable. Then there are millions more who deal with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA: Could Your Race Determine Your Wait for a Donor Heart?
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The wait for a heart transplant varies widely based on factors such as availability of donor hearts and blood type, but little is known about differences in wait times based on race and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bypass Beats Stents for Diabetics With Heart Trouble: Study
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 -- People with both diabetes and multiple clogged heart arteries live longer if they undergo bypass surgery rather than have their blood vessels reopened with stents, according to follow-up results from a landmark clinical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Can medication help lower blood pressure - should you take it?
HIGH BLOOD pressure needs to be controlled and lowered in order to prevent the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. But what ’s the best way to lower blood pressure and should you take medication? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bypass Beats Stents for Diabetics With Heart Trouble: Study
Title: Bypass Beats Stents for Diabetics With Heart Trouble: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - November 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cancer May Soon Replace Heart Disease as Leading Killer of Affluent Americans
Title: Cancer May Soon Replace Heart Disease as Leading Killer of Affluent AmericansCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/13/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Estimating Treatment Effects From Observational Data in HF Estimating Treatment Effects From Observational Data in HF
Can we make reliable therapeutic decisions based on the findings of non-randomized, observational studies describing the effects of treatment in heart failure patients?European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Weightlifting is good for your heart and it doesn't take much
(Iowa State University) Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new Iowa State University study. Spending more than an hour in the weight room did not yield any additional benefit, the researchers found. The results show benefits of strength training are independent of running, walking or other aerobic activity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Understanding congenital heart defects to prevent them
(University of Houston) Cardiovascular failures are the leading cause of birth defect-related deaths in infants. To understand why congenital heart defects form, a University of Houston biomedical engineer is watching hearts develop with optical equipment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Your heart hates air pollution; portable filters could help
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) The fifth-leading risk factor for mortality worldwide, air pollution presents a major heart health risk. A simple intervention could help people breathe easier at home. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

If your diet fails, try again; your heart will thank you
(Purdue University) Risk factors for cardiovascular disease closely track with changes in eating patterns, even only after a month or so. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WATCH: New AHA guidelines for battling high cholesterol and heart disease
Researchers are recommending doctors be more aggressive with statins to lower cholesterol. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: WNT Source Type: news

From Cancer CTs to Pap Smears, Find the Health Tests Right for You
When DiAnne Spain, 66, received a call offering her a free heart scan, she jumped at the opportunity. ... But first, to get her scan, the Orange County, Calif., resident had to sit through an hour-... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

In the Loop: Corn Palace goes red for hometown girl's heart transplant
The?Corn Palace?in Mitchell, South Dakota, glowed red, a visible sign of the love the town was sending to Kadie Neuharth, a Mitchell native who was receiving a?heart transplant?1,400 miles away. Kadie's journey to that transplant began four years earlier, when mild headaches sent her to her doctor. When she mentioned she'd also been feeling lightheaded [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Hypoxia-induced interaction of filamin with Drp1 causes mitochondrial hyperfission-associated myocardial senescence
Defective mitochondrial dynamics through aberrant interactions between mitochondria and actin cytoskeleton is increasingly recognized as a key determinant of cardiac fragility after myocardial infarction (MI). Dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1), a mitochondrial fission–accelerating factor, is activated locally at the fission site through interactions with actin. Here, we report that the actin-binding protein filamin A acted as a guanine nucleotide exchange factor for Drp1 and mediated mitochondrial fission–associated myocardial senescence in mice after MI. In peri-infarct regions characterized by mitochondrial hy...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - November 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nishimura, A., Shimauchi, T., Tanaka, T., Shimoda, K., Toyama, T., Kitajima, N., Ishikawa, T., Shindo, N., Numaga-Tomita, T., Yasuda, S., Sato, Y., Kuwahara, K., Kumagai, Y., Akaike, T., Ide, T., Ojida, A., Mori, Y., Nishida, M. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

A cytoskeletal anchor connects ischemic mitochondrial fission to myocardial senescence
The interplay between the actin cytoskeleton and mitochondria has been implicated in cell and tissue homeostasis and physiological function. In this issue of Science Signaling, Nishimura et al. demonstrate that inhibiting the interaction of filamin A, an actin cytoskeleton regulator, with Drp1, a modulator of mitochondrial dynamics, attenuates mitochondrial hyperfission and cardiomyocyte senescence after myocardial infarction. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - November 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Boyer, M. J., Eguchi, S. Tags: STKE Focus Source Type: news

Exercise intervention benefits elderly in hospital
Those who did resistance, balance and walking exercises had better functional capacity at discharge Related items fromOnMedica Exercise regimes 'do not slow dementia' Regular not excessive exercise link to better mental health Modified tai chi training reduced falls in at-risk elderly ‘Moving Medicine’ tool will aid dialogue about exercise Vitamin D linked to cardiorespiratory fitness (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cancer May Soon Replace Heart Disease as Leading Killer of Affluent Americans
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - November 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements may be pointless for preventing heart disease and cancer, study finds
Currently, 26 percent of Americans aged 60 and older take vitamin D supplements, despite the results of a new study that found the dosages are not effective at lowering the risk of heart disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When asthma could actually be a heart problem: And it may affect thousands like Alastair Thompson
Alastair Thompson, 20, from Bath, was diagnosed with asthma as a teenager - but inhalers didn’t help him. He later undertook various scans which revealed a very rare heart defect. This is his story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer set to overtake heart disease as the biggest killer for rich Americans
The report, published today in the Annals of Medicine, showed that between 2003 and 2015 heart disease and cancer deaths dropped nationwide - but more in richer areas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - do you sleep like this? Heart disease signs hidden in your slumber
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, sweating, and feeling short of breath. But you could also be at risk of deadly myocardial infarction signs and heart disease if you sleep like this. Are you at risk of a heart attack? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New cholesterol guidelines for heart health: What you need to know
The guidelines advocate for more aggressive treatment with statin therapy. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Prevent the number one cause of premature death by simply taking vitamin C
(Natural News) Vitamin C is the go-to nutrient for immune system support, but did you know that this vital nutrient can also help prevent heart disease? Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of premature death in the United States, and it turns out diet is a huge factor. Estimates have long shown that roughly half... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study suggests diabetes medication improves heart structure
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - November 12, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Cancer surpasses heart disease as leading cause of death in many US counties
An important transition is happening across the United States: Cancer was the leading cause of death in more counties in 2015 than 13 years earlier, a new study finds. However, the opposite was true for heart disease during that period; fewer counties reported it as the top killer. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Pressure Drug Recall Expands Again; Meds May Be Tainted With Cancer-Causing Chemical
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical. The recall includes one lot of Sandoz’s losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide 100 milligram/25 milligram tablets with the lot number JB8912. Patients use these drugs to keep their high blood pressure in check. The drug is being recalled because the active ingredient has tested positive for N-Nitrosodiethylamine or NDEA, a suspected human and animal carcinogen that is used in gasoline as a stabilizer for industry materials and as a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Local TV Valsartan Source Type: news

Overtreating Hypothyroidism: Link to Atrial Fibrillation Overtreating Hypothyroidism: Link to Atrial Fibrillation
The new findings from more than 170,000 patients are consistent with previous smaller studies, suggesting the possible need to re-think free T4 in hypothyroidism treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Study reveals only one kind of fish oil actually helps your health 
A new study led by Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, found that those taking Vascepa, a fish oil prescription could reduce the risk of heart diease (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overtreating Hyperthyroidism: Link to Atrial Fibrillation Overtreating Hyperthyroidism: Link to Atrial Fibrillation
The new findings from more than 170,000 patients are consistent with previous smaller studies, suggesting the possible need to re-think free T4 in hypothyroidism treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

REGROUP Lifts Cloud Over Endoscopic Vein Harvesting for CABG REGROUP Lifts Cloud Over Endoscopic Vein Harvesting for CABG
The less invasive approach is favored by patients, but earlier trials suggested safety concerns with endoscopic vein-graft harvesting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Why laughing is healthy: Laughter is the best medicine when it comes to heart health
(Natural News) Laughter doesn’t cost a single cent. It comes freely and helps a person deal with life’s absurdities. Sometimes, a good joke is all you need to perk right up after a downward slump, but laughter can do a lot more than just make you feel good. It turns out that regularly tickling your metaphorical funny... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pulmonary Embolism: Web Tool IDs Cases Safe for Home Management
(MedPage Today) -- At-home treatment did not hurt outcomes in study (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Drink hibiscus tea to naturally lower your blood pressure
(Natural News) Hibiscus plants are often used as landscape shrubs because of their beautiful and brightly colored blossoms. But according to a study, these pretty flowers can also be used to make tea. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a long-term condition that may cause life-threatening problems, such as heart attack. While Western medicine advocates for the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AliveCor Heats up Mobile ECG Market with New Data
A research version of AliveCor’s mobile ECG technology could help rapid diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks, according to a study presented at the 2018 American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in Chicago. The ST LEUIS International Multicenter Study determined that the Mountain View, CA-based company’s smartphone technology can identify the condition with good correlation and high sensitivity compared to a standard-lead ECG. A total of 204 subjects (age = 60 years, males = 57%, STEMI activation = 45%) were enrolled from 5 international sites. For all interp...
Source: MDDI - November 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Glad Your EF Is Better, But Stay on Your Meds Glad Your EF Is Better, But Stay on Your Meds
While the TRED-HF trial may not be great news for patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and recovered EF, at least it eases this physician's conscience about her reluctance to curtail pharmacotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Coronary calcium screening better predicts heart disease risk, research finds
Last year, President Donald Trump's doctors screened him for heart disease using a test unfamiliar to many Americans. Now, research shows that that test, either alone or combined with other evaluation methods, is better at predicting whether a symptomatic patient required heart surgery than the standard evaluation. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PIONEER-HF: In-Hospital ARNI Shows Biomarker Benefit vs ACE-I PIONEER-HF: In-Hospital ARNI Shows Biomarker Benefit vs ACE-I
Prognostically powerful natriuretic peptides fell further in patients with stabilized, recently decompensated heart failure who were started in hospital on sacubitril/valsartan compared with enalapril.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Blood pressure drug recall expands again
The US Food and Drug Administration says another heart medicine is being voluntarily recalled after tests showed that it was tainted with a potential cancer-causing chemical. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news