Integrated care systems - practical steps for primary care
The NHS Long Term Plan puts primary care at the heart of plans for integrated care systems (ICS). Primary care networks will be the delivery vehicles for community health services that bring together general practice working at scale with other local care organisations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sodium intake guidelines reduced for children
Sodium is essential to heart health, and potassium can reduce blood pressure. Now, guidelines for safe consumption levels of both have been tweaked to help reduce risk for chronic disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acne Inversa Linked to Cardiovascular Disease Acne Inversa Linked to Cardiovascular Disease
People with inflamed and swollen skin lesions are at elevated risk for cardiovascular events, even at a young age, so should be monitored closely, dermatologists advise.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

New guidelines warn Americans that too much salt could give them deadly heart disease
A new report from the National Academies of Science recommends that Americans cut down their daily intake of salt from no more than 2,300mg daily to no more than 1,500mg daily. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Move More, Sit Less' Counseling Can Change Habits in Diabetes'Move More, Sit Less' Counseling Can Change Habits in Diabetes
With frequent counseling from exercise experts, patients with type 2 diabetes successfully replaced sedentary time with more physical activity in a 3-year randomized trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

AHA News: A Home Near'Green Space' Could Cut Heart Attack Risk
TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Spending your golden years in a place with lots of trees and other vegetation can be visually pleasing – and it also might be good for your heart, according to a new study. University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cochrane Infectious Disease Group works with WHO on latest guidelines for malaria vector control
The World Health Organization publishedGuidelines for malaria vector control, drawing on seven Cochrane reviews specially prepared for them by theCochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG).  With its editorial base at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), CIDG was asked to review all of the evidence that was used in bringing together what WHO have described as a “one-stop shop” for countries and partners working to implement effective malaria vector control measures. Consolidating more than 20 sets of WHO recommendations and good practice statements into one user friendly document, the guidelines su...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Alcohol-Based Renal Denervation Throws Down the Gauntlet
(MedPage Today) -- Peregrine system to proceed with sham-controlled studies (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

More Seniors Should Be Getting Brain Health Screenings, Experts Say
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing issue among Americans, but just 16% of seniors reported being regularly screened for cognitive issues, according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s new 2019 report. “There’s under-utilization of cognitive assessment in the clinical setting, and a disconnect between patient and provider over who should be initiating it,” says Joanne Pike, chief program officer at the Alzheimer’s Association. “[In] an ideal world, 100% of physicians initiate it, and 100% of seniors bring it up.” The new report finds that while the majority of doctors and sen...
Source: TIME: Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Brain Source Type: news

Was Luke Perry too young for a stroke? No, they can happen at any age
The death of Luke Perry, after the actor suffered what his publicist said was a massive stroke, is evidence that the disease can affect people of any age, the American Heart Association said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Broken PROMISE: CTA for Suspected CAD in Patients With Diabetes Broken PROMISE: CTA for Suspected CAD in Patients With Diabetes
A flawed post hoc analysis was critiqued on social media, but why didn't peer review catch the weaknesses, asks John Mandrola, MD.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Stroke Prevention Agents on Par After Cervical Artery Dissection (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Antiplatelet or anticoagulant treatment performed equally well in 1-year follow-up in CADISS trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Financial Penalties Curb All Readmissions in HF Patients Financial Penalties Curb All Readmissions in HF Patients
In a retrospective study of almost 13 million Medicare heart failure hospitalizations, 30-day readmission rules were associated with small reductions in readmission for other conditions in HF patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AHA News: Top CEOs Offer Strategies to Improve Workplace Mental Health
TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- More than 40 leading CEOs from around the country have issued a step-by-step plan to improve mental health in the workplace. The executives released a report Tuesday called " Mental Health:... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coagulation Markers Linked to Stroke Outcome in Hyperglycemia Coagulation Markers Linked to Stroke Outcome in Hyperglycemia
Alterations in specific markers in the blood coagulation pathway may help explain the worse outcomes often seen in stroke with hyperglycemia, and glucose control could play a role, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Unsung Hero: Rajwa
My name is Rajwa Mohamad Rahmoun. I’m from al-Qusayr in the Homs Governorate in Syria. My children and I came to Lebanon and thankfully we are safe, but I have lost my husband. I do not know where he might be. I don’t know if he is dead or alive. I have no idea. I suffer so much. As a woman, I cannot defend my rights or the rights of my children. Whatever happens to me I get told “You’re a woman, you cannot speak on this.” But I want to speak out and defend my family. I have to fight constantly. I try to gather my courage and my strength. When I have something to say, I say it. I don’t w...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samantha Armstrong Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - do your legs look like this? The bumps you shouldn’t ignore
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, difficulty breathing, and feeling sick. But you could also be at risk of deadly myocardial infarction and heart disease signs if your legs have a distinctive look. These are the bumps you shouldn ’t ignore. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharma's message: Hey America, eat anything you want, because you'll be rescued by drugs, heart surgery, and chemotherapy
(Natural News) In certain ways, Western medicine is a miracle. If you suffer a compound fracture or some horrendous deep wound, you can be rushed to the hospital in an ambulance and have a surgeon reset your bones and sew you up quick, and maybe even save your life in the process. Or, should you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Associations of biological stress markers in hurricane survivors: heartrate variability, Interleukin-2 and Interleukin-6 in depression and PTSD - Tucker P, Pfefferbaum B, Zhao YD, Johnston SE, Mistry A, Khan QS.
OBJECTIVE: Inflammatory and immunologic cytokines and vagal activity have important roles in health and mental health, and may influence each other. The authors assessed relationships of representative biomarkers linked to disaster exposure-heart rate vari... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

How to live longer: Add more of this vegetable to your diet to help boost life expectancy
HOW TO live longer: Ensuring you get your five-a-day of fruit and vegetables is key to a healthy, balanced diet, with different types having different health benefits. According to experts, this particular vegetable may help to extend life by warding off diseases and health issues like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2011 to 2015 Saw Drop in Delayed Discharge Rates After TAVR
TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 -- From 2011 to 2015, there was a decline in the rates of delayed discharge following transcatheter aortic valve replacement, according to research published in the March 11 issue of JACC: Cardiovascular... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ear warning: Ear infection or heart disease? Five signs in your ears of health problems
EAR WARNING: Good ear health is essential in order to be able to hear, but ears can also reveal a whole host of other health problems. An earache, for example, could be the result of an ear infection, or it could signal a tooth abscess. A crease in your earlobe, meanwhile, could indicate heart disease. One ear expert reveals five signs in your ears of underlying health problems. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Status of Renal Denervation Therapy for Hypertension Status of Renal Denervation Therapy for Hypertension
Is renal denervation a viable option to treat resistant hypertension? A new study is encouraging, but the jury is still out.Circulation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cryoballoon Ablation for AF: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right Cryoballoon Ablation for AF: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right
Finding just the right amount of energy to deliver in cryothermal balloon ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation remains a challenge.Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

New Regional Secretariat to Advance Leprosy Advocacy in Asia
Culion Sanitarium and General Hospital Medical Director Dr. Arturo Cunanan urged delegates to the Regional Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Leprosy in Asia to "put our partnership beyond these walls" and act on the strategies discussed at the three-day conference. Credit: Ben Kritz/IPSBy Ben KritzMANILA, Mar 5 2019 (IPS)Organisations of people affected by leprosy in Asia have agreed to form a regional-level secretariat to support national advocacies and represent their collective agenda at a world conference to be held later this year.This was the most significant development to emerge from the Reg...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ben Kritz Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations memorial Nippon Foundation Philippines Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundatio Source Type: news

amlodipine (Norvasc)
Title: amlodipine (Norvasc)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/5/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - March 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA News: Are Thrill-Seekers With Heart Conditions Courting Danger?
Title: AHA News: Are Thrill-Seekers With Heart Conditions Courting Danger?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/5/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - March 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Actor Luke Perry Dies of Stroke at Age 52
Title: Actor Luke Perry Dies of Stroke at Age 52Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/5/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - March 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Taboo-Bending Transcaval TAVR 1-Year Results'Shockingly Mundane'Taboo-Bending Transcaval TAVR 1-Year Results'Shockingly Mundane '
Even if the technique'gleefully disregards'conceptual taboos and physiological misconceptions, 1-year results from the first 100 patients show that'the concept simply works,'one observer says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

How Safe Are Overlapping Surgeries? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No ties to significant differences in in-hospital mortality or post-op complication rates, but surgery length was increased (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Brain clue to 'broken heart' syndrome
Your heart can be damaged after a sad event and it may be your brain's doing, experts believe. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cell Tech: China's Futuristic Prisons Plans
How heart rate monitoring, pattern recognition and AI are being used in China ’s penal systems. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zara Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

Most patients fare better with short stay after TAVR
People who stay more than 72 hours have worse one-year outcomes than those discharged sooner Related items fromOnMedica Follow clinical guidance to measure BP in both arms UK ‘can and should do better’ in many areas of healthcare ‘Zero tolerance’ policy on hospital infections Heart attack protocol eliminates gender gap in outcome Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How disrupted sleep may lead to heart disease
Researchers found that sleep disruption activates a molecule that triggers inflammation and leads to fatty buildup in mouse arteries. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MOU aims to improve cardiovascular safety of pharmaceuticals
NTP is part of a new interagency research collaboration to foster more novel, human-relevant safety testing methods (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Study finds fault with ICD leads that Abbott inherited from St. Jude Medical
A review of FDA adverse event reports has revealed that some Abbott (NYSE:ABT) implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) leads were much more likely than those made by Boston Scientific or Medtronic to fail due to internal insulation breaches (IBR). Researchers at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation combed through the FDA MAUDE database from 2008 to 2018 for reports of IBR breaches and other ICD failures. They found that insulation breaches led to 93% of Abbott’s (formerly St. Jude Medical’s) Durata pacemaker lead failures. All 11 failures to treat ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrill...
Source: Mass Device - March 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) News Well Abbott Boston Scientific Medtronic stjudemedical Source Type: news

Leaflet Laceration Promising to Prevent Valve Complications
(MedPage Today) -- New techniques tackle obstruction risk in TMVR, TAVR (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Daily Aspirin Might Ease COPD Flare-Ups
Many Americans take a daily low-dose aspirin to protect their hearts. Now it appears aspirin may also reduce flare-ups of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is AI a Fad or a Sure-Fire Thing in Medtech?
The growing popularity of artificial intelligence in medtech was pretty obvious in 2018. The use of AI in creating new applications or enhancing existing ones was perhaps the hottest trend in the medical device industry last year. But that was 2018. What about this year and just what does the future hold for AI. One medtech executive/entrepreneur thinks that 2019 will be the year of validation for AI. Yann Fleureau, the co-founder and CEO of Cardiologs, a Paris-based company building deep learning algorithms for ECG analysis, spoke with MD+DI about one of the AI and its expected impact. “I think we will s...
Source: MDDI - March 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Physical activity, but not active commuting to school, is associated with cardiorespiratory fitness levels in young people - Muntaner-Mas A, Herrador-Colmenero M, Borr às PA, Chillón P.
Physical activity (PA) has shown to be promising in the increase of cardiorespiratory fitness in children and adolescents. Nevertheless, current evidence lacks knowledge concerning the independent and combined effect of active commuting and PA on cardiores... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cycling and walking for transport and their associations with diabetes and risk factors for cardiovascular disease - Riiser A, Solbraa A, Jenum AK, Birkeland KI, Andersen LB.
This study was... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Extra Pounds May Boost Stroke Survival
(MedPage Today) -- Study adds to literature supporting obesity paradox (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Le Bonheur plans two-story, $38M expansion of Heart Institute
Le Bonheur has seen substantial patient growth at its Heart Institute since 2015. And now, that growth has necessitated the hospital's westward expansion. Le Bonheur Children's Hospital’s new Heart Institute will consist of a two-story, 31-bed, dedicated cardiovascular unit. The hospital’s board of directors recently approved the project, which will cost $37.6 million to b uild and will add 70,500 square feet to the its footprint. The expansion will extend the facility to the corner of Poplar… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Readmission for Patients With Sepsis Common and Costly
Most readmissions associated with infectious etiologies, as well as GI, CV, pulmonary, renal causes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 4, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nephrology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Best supplements for the heart: The fruit-based supplement proven to boost heart health
BEST supplements for the heart: The heart is arguably the most important organ in the human body and eating a healthy and balanced diet is one of the best ways to keep it in the best condition. Some experts also recommend taking a fruit-based supplement to keep heart health in check. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CMS Money on the Table; Penis Atherosclerosis; Sartan Woes; New LDL Drug
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - March 4, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

A New Way of Looking at Things
It can get pretty crowded in an interventional procedure room, specifically for those places where image-guided therapy is being conducted. “Some of these procedures may require upwards of 15—or sometimes even 20—people in the suite,” said Barry T. Katzen, MD, founder and chief medical executive of Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, in an interview with MD+DI. “And all of them have certain needs for technology, for space, for visualization, and things like that.” He noted th...
Source: MDDI - March 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Maintaining Cardiovascular Health in the Digital Era Maintaining Cardiovascular Health in the Digital Era
In this commentary, the author explores contemporary strategies for maintaining cardiovascular health, beginning as early as childhood and continuing throughout life.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

AliveCor ’s KardiaMobile five times more effective at detecting heart arrhythmia than standard tests in new study
Researchers have now called for the device to be incorporated into standard care in A&E departments. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

One in Three Seniors Is Lonely. Here ’s How It’s Hurting Their Health
Loneliness and social isolation are growing public-health concerns for people of all ages in the United States, from young adults to seniors. Studies have long connected loneliness to a range of health issues that could threaten longevity and well-being, including higher risks of heart attacks, strokes, depression, anxiety and early death. Now, the latest National Poll on Healthy Aging finds that about a third of seniors are lonely. “Research shows that chronic loneliness can impact older adults’ memory, physical well-being, mental health, and life expectancy,” write the authors of the new report. &ld...
Source: TIME: Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news