The $109K Heart Attack Bill Is Down To $332. What About Other Surprise Bills?
“I don’t feel any consumer should have to go through this,” says Drew Calver, who faced a life-changing surprise bill from an Austin hospital after a heart attack last year. After attention as a Bill of the Month patient, he paid the hospital $332. But he worries about other patients with surprise bills. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

$109K Hospital Bill Cut To $332; How About Others?
“I don’t feel any consumer should have to go through this,” says Drew Calver, who faced a life-changing surprise bill from an Austin hospital after a heart attack last year. After attention as a Bill of the Month patient, he paid the hospital $332. But he worries about other patients with surprise bills. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtech firms get personal with digital twins
Armed with a mouse and computer screen instead of a scalpel and operating theater, cardiologist Benjamin Meder carefully places the electrodes of a pacemaker in a beating, digital heart. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Acute inferior myocardial infarction caused by lightning strike - Aydin F, Turgay Yildirim O, Dagtekin E, Huseyinoglu Aydin A, Aksit E.
Lightning strike is an infrequent natural phenomenon with serious medical complications, like multiple organ damage, and it is associated with increased risk of mortality. Cardiovascular complications are among the most hazardous complications of lightning... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Blood stasis therapy for traumatic injury: a prospective, single-arm, pre-post pilot study - Ko MM, Jang S, Lee JA, Kang BK, Jung J.
OBJECTIVES: Blood stasis is an important pathophysiologic concept in Traditional East Asian Medicine. It has been considered to be a pathogenic factor in chronic and incurable conditions such as pain, infertility, cancer, coronary heart disease, and others... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An Allergy to Red Meat May Be Tied to Heart Disease
FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 -- An allergen in red meat may be tied to heart disease, according to a study published in the July issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. Jeffrey M. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Virginia in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Excess Cardiac Risk Varies With Age of Onset of T1DM
FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 -- Excess cardiovascular risk varies with age at diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 27 in The Lancet. Araz Rawshani, Ph.D., from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and colleagues... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about brain stem strokes
The brain stem controls several vital body functions, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing. A blockage or bleed in the brain stem can cause a brain stem stroke and impact a person ’s coordination, movement, and speech. We give an overview of brain stem strokes, including symptoms, treatments, and risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

August: it was no holiday
Think of August and you might well conjure up images of the seaside, country walks, ice cream, sunshine and holidays. And last month certainly continued the heatwave that started in July – but there was no lying on sun-loungers for UNISON or many of our members involved in key struggles at work. The month was book-ended by continuing industrial action from Birmingham care workers, who face having their hours and pay cut by a city council trying to save money. As the month started, general secretary Dave Prentis visited their picket line as 250 members staged the first 12 days of industrial action throughout August ag...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article adult social care health care health pay higher education local government NHS subcos one team for patient care parks Police and justice staff police staff sexual harassment Sleep-in payments supreme court Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - how to tell if you’re at risk by looking at your feet
HEART  attack symptoms commonly include chest pain, feeling out of breath, or excessive sweating. But you could also reveal whether you’re at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction by looking at your legs, feet or ankles. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

His $109K Heart Attack Bill Is Now Down To $332 After NPR Told His Story
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chad Terhune Source Type: news

Leading cardiologist slams professor who claimed coconut oil is POISON
EXCLUSIVE:In a scathing video, Dr Aseem Malhotra, a former cardiologist at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, called on Professor Karin Michels to apologise for her 'entirely false' claim and to retract it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Attack
Title: Heart AttackCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 31, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Catheter-based intervention drains endometrial cysts
South Korean researchers found that by replacing an interventional needle with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: USPSTF again nixes screening for ovarian cancer Women with endometriosis have higher heart disease risk Ultrasound should be 1st choice for female pelvic imaging The Practice of Ultrasound: Part 4 -- Female pelvic ultrasound Rigorous investigation using MRI can prove crucial for endometriosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Infective Endocarditis Risk From Invasive Dental Procedures Infective Endocarditis Risk From Invasive Dental Procedures
Controversy remains surrounding antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of infective endocarditis in patients undergoing invasive dental procedures. What will it take to finally settle the debate?Circulation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Even the fittest middle-aged athletes can't outrun cardiovascular risk factors
(University of British Columbia) Middle-aged adults are exercising more and living longer, but new research from the University of British Columbia suggests that even the fittest among them are not immune to cardiovascular disease -- and they often don't have any symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A computational analysis identifies a new clinical phenotype of severe malaria
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) There are more clinical phenotypes of severe malaria than those defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a study led by ISGlobal, an institution supported by 'la Caixa' Foundation. The results indicate that heart failure can be a pathogenic mechanism of disease, which has implications in the clinical management of these patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Stroke doubles dementia risk, concludes large-scale study
(University of Exeter) The study analyzed data on stroke and dementia risk from 3.2 million people across the world. The link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Their findings give the strongest evidence to date that having a stroke significantly increases the risk of dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Avinger Seeks Nod for Small Vessel Version of Pantheris
Avinger is pursuing a number of different indications to effectively position its Pantheris lumivascular atherectomy system to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in a variety of different patients. The Redwood City, CA-based company’s latest news on this front is its submission of a 510 (k) application to FDA for the Pantheris Small Vessel (SV) Lumivascular atherectomy system. “We also plan on filing for CE mark for clearance of the small vessel device in Europe soon after our U.S. submission,” Jeff Soinski, Avinger CEO, said according to a Seeking Alpha Transcript...
Source: MDDI - August 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Business Source Type: news

Broken Heart + Cancer = Higher Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Increased incidence of clinical events in takotsubo syndrome with cancer (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - August 30, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap:'Ultra-Low' Contrast for PCI; Stroke Tx Reperfusion Overestimated
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

FDA investigation into heart drug valsartan may lead to more recalls
The US Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it is conducting an extensive investigation into an entire class of drugs over potential cancer risk. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart failure symptoms: Three signs your heart is struggling to pump blood around the body
HEART failure is a serious long-term condition that can ’t be cured with potentially fatal consequences. But if it’s caught early enough, treatment can help keep symptoms under control. There are three signs to watch out for that indicate your heart is struggling. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart failure symptoms: Three signs your heart is struggling to pump blood round your body
HEART failure is a serious long-term condition that can ’t be cured with potentially fatal consequences. But if it’s caught early enough, treatment can help keep symptoms under control. There are three signs to watch out for that indicate your heart is struggling. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CRISPR Gene Editing Fixes Muscular Dystrophy in Dogs. Are Humans Next?
The powerful gene editing technology CRISPR is one small step closer to treating a human disease. In a new paper published in Science, researchers led by Eric Olson, professor and chair of molecular biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, reported that he and his team successfully used CRISPR to correct the genetic defect responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy in four beagles bred with the disease-causing gene. It’s the first use of CRISPR to treat muscular dystrophy in a large animal. (Previous studies had tested the technology on rodents.) In varying degrees, the genetic therapy halted the muscle degradatio...
Source: TIME: Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Genetics healthytime Source Type: news

Behind Big Results in Zambia, Big Ideas and a Creative Team
August 30, 2018Meet some of the people who ’ve been driving major progress in HIV care for members of Zambia’s hard-to-reach key populations.Five years is a very short period in the grand scheme of things. But when the right people work together toward a common goal, great things can be achieved.Great things like reaching 738,951 people with HIV testing and counseling. And of the 10% who tested positive, getting 87% initiated on antiretroviral therapy (ART) to help treat the disease.This is what happened in Zambia, whereIntraHealth International has been working to improve HIV testing and counseling and expand ...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Recall of Hypertension Meds Containing Wrong Drug Recall of Hypertension Meds Containing Wrong Drug
Accord Healthcare has issued a recall for a blood pressure medication because the bottles that were shipped actually contain a heart failure drug.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Low-Carb Diets May Not Be Healthy in the Long Run, Study Says
New research suggests that low-carb diets may not be the best way to achieve long-term health. Research presented Tuesday at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Germany found that diets very low in carbohydrates may raise individuals’ risks of premature death over time. “The message seems to be clear,” wrote study co-author Maciej Banach, president of the Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital Research Institute, in an email to TIME. “We should avoid diets with extremely low and very low levels of carbohydrates,” specifically those that draw less than 26% of daily calorie intake fr...
Source: TIME: Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Report: Boston Scientific to expand Clonmel, Ireland-based facilities
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) is planning on expanding its Clonmel, Ireland-based facilities at the end of the year, according to a new report from The Nationalist. The expansion is dependent upon final planning approval which is slated for September, according to the report. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company plans to add an approximately 34,000 square-foot administration building to its facilities in the area, as well as an additional 155 parking spaces. Boston Scientific has already won conditional approval from the Tipperary County Council for the expansion, according to The Nationalist. “We are very positi...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Boston Scientific Source Type: news

The Disappearing Palpitations The Disappearing Palpitations
By the time this young man gets to the ED, his palpitations are gone. What does his ECG show?Medscape Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Clinical Case Source Type: news

11-year-old girl is breathing on her own after heart transplant surgery
Sofia Sanchez is breathing on her own after receiving a heart transplant. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Last heart transplant doctor leaves Oregon hospital
The only remaining doctor in Oregon's only heart transplant program has resigned, leaving the state with no medical facilities that can perform the delicate and life-saving procedure (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a link between acid reflux and palpitations?
Acid reflux and GERD are unlikely to cause heart palpitations directly. However, the same factors, such as eating certain foods, can trigger both acid reflux and palpitations. Acid reflux could also cause anxiety, which can lead to palpitations. Learn more about the link here, as well as how to treat palpitations. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Child maltreatment, delayed reward discounting, and alcohol and other drug use problems: the moderating role of heart rate variability - Oshri A, Liu S, Duprey EB, Mackillop J.
BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment (CM) is robustly associated with youth risk for addictive behaviors, and recent findings suggest that this may be mediated through impulsive discounting of future rewards. However, research indicates that youth self-regulatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Weight gain tied to heart risk in U.S. pro football players
(Reuters Health) - Former U.S. National Football League (NFL) athletes who bulked up before and during their professional careers have an increased risk of heart disease and other health problems compared with other players, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Less than half of eligible people take up NHS Health Check
Millions of people in England have missed out on a chance to get early help for conditions such as diabetes and heart disease by failing to attend their NHS Health Check, according to a charity investigation.   (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Don't Ignore the Many Lessons of the MitraClip Failure Don't Ignore the Many Lessons of the MitraClip Failure
Reflecting on the MITRA-FR trial, Dr John Mandrola says it can help us learn both specific lessons about the treatment of people with heart failure and more general lessons on the acceptance of untested therapeutics.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Even Low Levels of Toxic Metals Put Heart at Risk
Their analysis of 37 studies that included nearly 350,000 people linked arsenic exposure to a 23 percent increased risk of coronary heart disease and a 30 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Doctor who saved date with CPR on the beach goes viral
Andi Traynor performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on Max Montgomery, who collapsed from a heart attack but survived after making it through open-heart surgery. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

AHA: Why More Americans Are Kicking the Smoking Habit
THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- More and more Americans are putting out their cigarettes -- for good. The overall cigarette smoking rate among U.S. adults has hit an all-time low, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Partial Oral Abx Non-Inferior in Endocarditis on Left Side of Heart
THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 -- Changing from intravenous to oral antibiotic treatment is non-inferior to continued intravenous antibiotic treatment among patients with endocarditis on the left side of the heart, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Even at Low Levels, Toxic Metals Put Heart at Serious Risk: Study
THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 -- Exposure to toxic metals such as arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and heart disease, researchers report. Their analysis of 37 studies that included nearly 350,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Requiring insurers to cover retail pharmacy vaccinations for adult Californians could save lives, study finds
Requiring health insurers to pay for adult vaccinations given at retail pharmacies could help prevent the spread of deadly communicable diseases such as influenza, pneumococcal infection and human papillomavirus, according to a  new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Many insurers do not cover pharmacy-administered vaccines; cover a limited selection of vaccines; or require people they insure to get vaccinated only at pharmacies within their insurance network, the study reports.Overall vaccination rates in state are lowThe overall vaccination rate among adult Californians is far below federa...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Newer Breathing Tube Might Save More Cardiac Arrest Patients
Title: Newer Breathing Tube Might Save More Cardiac Arrest PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/29/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Even at Low Levels, Toxic Metals Put Heart at Serious Risk: Study
Title: Even at Low Levels, Toxic Metals Put Heart at Serious Risk: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT)
Title: Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/27/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New protocol enables faster, cheaper cardiac MRI scans
Researchers have developed a rapid contrast-enhanced cardiac MRI protocol that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cardiac MRI offers prognosis for hard-to-find infarctions MRI technique could let cardiac patients breathe easier Doctors may be ordering too many coronary interventions MRI discovers heart damage among male triathletes Some cardiac MRI findings predict future heart events (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ind. researchers create 3D-printed phantoms
Researchers from Indiana have developed a method for using a 3D printer to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D-printed hips may improve complex fracture diagnosis 3D-printed breast phantoms help refine mammography 'Bitmap' technique enhances quality, speed of 3D printing Flexible 3D-printed heart replicates size, texture Radiopaque 3D-printed phantoms fit for CT-guided procedure (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Researchers receive $18 million to study connections between heart health and cognition
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) The National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Wake Forest School of Medicine researchers a five-year grant worth more than $18 million to study the connections between heart health and brain health among participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inhibiting NF- & #954;B improves heart function in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy
(Medical University of South Carolina) In an August 24, 2018 article in Nature Communications, investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina and Ohio State University report that nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) down-regulates calcium genes, contributing to cardiomyopathy in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Murine data show cardiomyocyte ablation of NF-κB rescues cardiac function. NF-κB promotes global chromatin landscape changes that repress calcium mobilization in DMD. This mechanism also contributes to skeletal muscle dysfunction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news