Not Aall TAVR Valves the Same in Producing Embolic Debris Liam Davenport Not Aall TAVR Valves the Same in Producing Embolic Debris Liam Davenport
The type of valve used during a transfemoral aortic valve replacement affects the embolic debris produced, with balloon-expandable valves producing the largest particles, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Dental anaesthesia for children – effects of a computer-controlled delivery system on pain and heart rate: a randomised clinical trial
British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAvailable online 22 August 2018AbstractLocal anaesthesia in dentistry is usually given by conventional injection through a syringe. In this randomised, single-blind, split-mouth clinical study we evaluated the perception of pain and changes in heart rate in children being given dental local anaesthesia using a computer-controlled device compared with that given using a traditional syringe. Participants were in good general health with nocontraindications to local anaesthetics. One half of each maxilla was anaesthetised using each technique, the order having been randomly sel...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 29, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Groupon Cofounder's Health Startup Hits $2 Billion Valuation With Latest Funding Round
The Chicago-based company raised $110 million in its Series E financing and plans to use its funds to extend its focus beyond oncology treatment, and into areas like cardiovascular disease and diabetes. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michela Tindera, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Not All TAVR Valves the Same in Producing Embolic Debris Not All TAVR Valves the Same in Producing Embolic Debris
The type of valve used during a transfemoral aortic valve replacement affects the embolic debris produced, with balloon-expandable valves producing the largest particles, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Why HeartFlow ’s Data From This Weekend Don’t Change Anything
The $1.5 billion health-tech startup HeartFlow has a noninvasive test for heart disease based on machine learning analysis of CT scans. Two new studies are unlikely to win over its critics. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Kincaid, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Switch to Oral Antibiotics Safe in Left-Sided Endocarditis Switch to Oral Antibiotics Safe in Left-Sided Endocarditis
The POET trial met its noninferiority composite endpoint and cut hospital stays, opening the door to a new approach to a costly and thorny cardiac problem.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Modified citrus pectin is a powerful weapon against prostate cancer
(Natural News) Here’s more reason to like citrus fruits. Modified citrus pectin (MCP) has been found by numerous studies to have the ability to block galectin-3 (Gal-3), a naturally occurring molecule which, in large quantities, could raise your risk for serious health conditions, including heart disease and prostate cancer. Gal-3 and cancer You have Gal-3... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deficiencies in glutathione explain why many of us are suffering chronic health conditions
(Natural News) Based on 2012 statistics (the latest statistics available), nearly half of all American adults, or 117 million people, were found to have at least one chronic health condition, such as heart disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative disease. Glutathione deficiency could be a reason behind these illnesses. Researchers said that the lack of glutathione, the “master”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular safety of weight loss drug examined
Research, published inThe New England Journal of Medicine, shows that weight loss drug Lorcaserin does not cause valvulopathy.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cardiovascular exercise boosts a metabolic hormone
Cardiovascular exercise increases levels of FGF21 more than weight training, according to research published in theJournal of Clinical Investigation Insight.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Echocardiography helps predict PE outcomes
Transthoracic echocardiography can help clinicians predict short-term mortality...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Echocardiography reveals effects of pre-eclampsia Which test is best for excluding PE during pregnancy? VR, AR may revamp cardiovascular imaging Bay Labs wins FDA nod for AI echocardiography software Stress echo beats CCTA for evaluating chest pain (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Causes of Chest Pain: Signs and Symptoms
Title: Causes of Chest Pain: Signs and SymptomsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/29/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Security Scanners Safe for Patients With Heart Devices: Study
Title: Security Scanners Safe for Patients With Heart Devices: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/28/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Rapid heart imaging technique may cut costs, boost care in developing world
(American Heart Association) A new rapid imaging protocol quickly and cheaply diagnosed heart ailments in patients in Peru. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New national training program aims to mainstream glycosciences
(University of California - San Diego) Over the next five years, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, will award approximately $20 million to four academic centers to launch a new national Career Development Consortium for Excellence in Glycosciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

LT breathing tubes after cardiac arrest could save 10,000 more lives
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Heart attack patients given a different type of breathing tube by paramedics had better survival rates than those treated by traditional intubation breathing tube methods -- findings that could potentially save more than 10,000 lives annually, researchers report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study of teenage drinkers and smokers shows 'significant damage' to arteries
Teenagers who smoke or consume alcohol have much stiffer arteries than those who don ’t, putting them on the path to heart disease and strokeThe arteries of teenagers who binge drink or smoke are already stiffer by the age of 17 than in those who abstain, new research has revealed.Arterial stiffness indicates damage to the blood vessels. Research in older adults has previously shown that the stiffening of arteries is linked to heart and circulatory disease and an increased risk of events such as heart attack or stroke. While our arteries stiffen as we age, it is known that a host of behaviours are linked to the effec...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Medical research Alcohol Health Smoking Science Society Children Source Type: news

A heart attack left him with a $109,000 bill. His story aired, and now he owes $782.
A man with health insurance still got an exorbitant bill for a four-day hospital stay. What he owed later plummeted. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eli Rosenberg Source Type: news

Teenagers who smoke and drink suffer ill effects by age of 17
Signs of stiffening arteries show up by that age and can lead to heart problems in later life. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anaemia drug could be repurposed to help heart attack patients
Drugs currently undergoing development to treat anaemia could be repurposed to help prevent people with Type 2 diabetes from developing heart failure, according to new research funded by the BHF and Diabetes UK. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The end is nigh for paper prescriptions
Regulations which prevent GP electronic prescribing in some circumstances will be revised Related items fromOnMedica Time to hang up the phone – appointments need to be digitised GPs are letting down heart failure patients Report says hospital discharge must improve Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine Hunt promises to expand NHS digital services (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Smoking and drinking can damage arteries 'early in life'
Arteries of teenagers who drink alcohol and smoke, even occasionally, are beginning to stiffen by 17 Related items fromOnMedica We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Poor patients more likely to die after heart surgery than rich Public health to focus on men who have sex with men UK child health near bottom in Europe Health inequalities persist in Scotland (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Advice to limit dairy should be reconsidered
Only milk appears to increase the risk of coronary heart disease, other dairy products protect against cerebrovascular events Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals plans to cut impact of type 2 diabetes Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg CCGs must focus more on foot care Genetic tendency to obesity no barrier to weight management High-quality carbs and unsaturated fats lower heart risks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Risk Factor Reduction Cuts Excess CV Risk in Diabetes Risk Factor Reduction Cuts Excess CV Risk in Diabetes
Bringing four risk factor variables into target range and stopping smoking can nearly eliminate the excess cardiovascular burden associated with type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Artichokes show remarkable cholesterol-reducing properties
(Natural News) The plant world has long been viewed as a source of viable remedies for hypercholesterolemia or high cholesterol. One such plant that has been considered as a potential cure is artichoke. Thus, a study published in the Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences has taken an in-depth look at the possible cardiovascular... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Bleeding on Antithrombotics May Signal Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Strong association between GI/GU bleeding, GI/GU cancer (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Can a New Radiopharmaceutical Company Unlock the Power of PET?
Since its invention and development in the 1970s, positron emission tomography (PET) has made an undeniable impact on cancer, neurology, and cardiology diagnosis. But the full potential of PET has been limited, primarily by cost and because the imaging technique relies on the use of radioactive isotopes to visualize physiological processes of the body and these isotopes tend to have short half-lives. Now, a new company based in Pasadena, CA, is trying to unlock the full power of PET with its radiolabeling platform that launched today. Fuzionaire Dx's technology is based on a breakthrough...
Source: MDDI - August 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Anxiety, depression tied to higher risk of heart attack, stroke
(Reuters Health) - Adults with mood disorders like anxiety and depression may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than people without mental illness, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AtriCure Makes Significant Progress with Afib Therapy
This study is the first of its kind, evaluating the multi-disciplinary Convergent approach against catheter ablation for patients who suffer from the most serious forms of Afib. We believe that once concluded, this study will be a meaningful step forward in demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of the Convergent approach.” The CONVERGE study’s primary efficacy endpoint is for enrolled patients to be Afib, atrial tachycardia, and atrial flutter free, absent class I and III AADs except for a previously failed or intolerant class I or III anti-arrhythmic drugs, with no increase in dosa...
Source: MDDI - August 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Business Source Type: news

Climb every mountain, armed with cardiac info
Credit: NPS Photo / Mary Lewandowski Cardiac Insight’s Cardea Solo wearable electrocardiogram sensor was put to the test in May when a climbing team scaled North America’s highest peak to gather previously limited high-altitude cardiac data. The mountaineering team, comprised of military members, veterans and a physician from non-profit organization U.S. Expeditions and Explorations (USX) and Cardiac Insight, climbed Denali in Alaska to measure the effects of high-altitude exercise on the heart. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Climb every mountain...
Source: Mass Device - August 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Cardiac Insight Source Type: news

Heart benefits of fish oil, aspirin questioned in diabetics
(Reuters Health) - A new large study of fish oil and aspirin in people with diabetes has found that the oil supplements don't prevent first-time heart attacks or strokes, yet aspirin does, although the benefit of aspirin therapy is canceled out by a higher risk of unwanted bleeding. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

High Court overturns 'whistleblower' surgeon's suspension
A leading heart surgeon who says she is a whistleblower is expected to return to work, after the High Court overturned her trust’s decision to suspend her. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GoGuardian launches suicide prevention tool, Fitbit reveals trends for heart rate data collection, and more digital health news briefs
Technology looks after students. Yesterday education-focused software company GoGuardian launched a suicide prevention tool for students in grades K-12. The system, called Beacon, include an early-warning system that helps schools identify pupils at risk of self harm or suicide. The system employs machine learning to access web searchers, social media behaivor, chats, forums, and emails.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 28, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Aspirin in Primary Prevention: Lessons From ARRIVE Aspirin in Primary Prevention: Lessons From ARRIVE
The ARRIVE trial compared low-dose aspirin with placebo in middle-aged men and women at moderate CV risk. Investigator J. Michael Gaziano gives John Mandrola the details.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

ESC: DCB Works for De Novo Stenoses in Small Coronary Vessels
(MedPage Today) -- Established for in-stent restenosis, DCBs make their way to native coronary arteries (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ESC: Oral Antibiotics Safe for Stable Endocarditis
(MedPage Today) -- Switching after a period of IV antibiotics didn't raise event rates in POET trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Declining Lung Function Linked to Heart Failure Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Fourfold increase in risk associated with rapid FEV1 drop (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Declining Lung Function Associated with Heart Failure Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Fourfold increase in risk associated with rapid FEV1 drop (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - August 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Recall of heart drug valsartan continues to expand
The US Food and Drug Administration has again expanded the list of recalled medications that contain valsartan, used as a component in a set of drugs to treat heart failure and blood pressure. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ESC: Early Invasive Strategy in NSTEMI Does Not Improve Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Subgroup with multiple comorbidities may benefit from rapid trip to cath lab (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

TRICS 3: Restrictive Transfusion Appears Safe in CV Surgery TRICS 3: Restrictive Transfusion Appears Safe in CV Surgery
At what point do the risks of transfusion outweigh the risks of anemia? Is a hemoglobin threshold of 7.5 g/dL safe? Six-month findings of TRICS3 suggest this type of restrictive strategy is safe.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Demise of NGC in July 2018 is likely to impact evidence - based health care around the world (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
It offers opportunities - - and associated challenges - - for early detection, triage, diagnostics (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Middle-aged adults with depression are up to 45% more likely to have a heart attack
The findings, led by Scottish and Australian scientists and based on almost 222,000 participants over the age of 45, add to a plethora of evidence that shows a link between the two. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ESC: ACS Outcomes the Same for High-Sensitivity vs Standard Troponin Tests
(MedPage Today) -- No reduction in later events with more sensitive assay (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ESC: Febuxostat Flops for Cardioprotection
(MedPage Today) -- Benefits for gout and renal risk factors don't extend to the heart (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Ten Things I Learned About Aspirin at ESC Ten Things I Learned About Aspirin at ESC
Two neutral trials inform an everyday clinical question: who should take aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. John Mandrola spoke with both investigators; these are his takeaways.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

High Mental Distress Tied to Heart Troubles
(MedPage Today) -- Psychological distress linked with MI, stroke in men and women (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

New ESC/EACTS Guideline on Myocardial Revascularization New ESC/EACTS Guideline on Myocardial Revascularization
Patients should be involved in deciding which technique to use for myocardial revascularization, say the latest European guidelines, which emphasize the importance of objective decision-making.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ESC: Irbesartan Slows Aortic Dilation in Marfan Syndrome
(MedPage Today) -- ARB therapy yielded 30% reduction in growth rate (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news