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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HTN Guide Impact; Office HF Diagnostics; Testosterone Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Multiple indicators of ill health are evident in people with psychosis
There is a very strong association between mental and physical illness that challenges the typical focus of healthcare systems on either mental or physical disorders.1 The relationship between psychosis and physical illness, including multiple physical illnesses (multimorbidity), is of considerable interest because people with psychosis have a greatly reduced life expectancy2 and in high-income countries most of those excess early deaths are due to natural causes. The most common of these causes may be inter-related and may therefore form a distinctive pattern of'multimorbidity'associated with psychosis.3 Unravelling that ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart rate variability in bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder: a clinical review
Heart rate variability (HRV) in psychiatric disorders has become an increasing area of interest in recent years following technological advances that enable non-invasive monitoring of autonomic nervous system regulation. However, the clinical interpretation of HRV features remain widely debated or unknown. Standardisation within studies of HRV in psychiatric disorders is poor, making it difficult to reproduce or build on previous work. Recently, a Guidelines for Reporting Articles on Psychiatry and Heart rate variability checklist has been proposed to address this issue. Here we assess studies of HRV in bipolar disorder an...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Ethiopia to Get New Euro 40 Million Cardiac Hospital
[The Exchange] Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, and the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands, today signed a seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia's first specialized Cardiac Care Center to address the critical shortage of cardiology services in Ethiopia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Neovasc Provides Highlights from EuroPCR; Symposium Generates Increased Interest in Reducer
VANCOUVER, May 25, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Neovasc Inc. ("Neovasc" or the "Company") (NASDAQ, TSX: NVCN), a leader in the development of minimally invasive transcatheter mitral valve replacement technologies, t... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology Neovasc, Tiara, Neovasc Reducer, angina pectoris, refractory angina (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA: Aspirin May Help Some Pregnant Women Avoid Preeclampsia
FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- A daily dose of aspirin could help pregnant women in the first stage of high blood pressure avoid a condition that puts both mother and baby in danger, according to a new study. New guidelines... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mortality Still High After Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects
FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 -- Long-term mortality after congenital heart surgery is higher than that of the general population for all forms of congenital heart defects (CHDs), according to a study published in the May 29 issue of the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Matcha Breakfast Bowl With Kiwi
One of the reasons that I love matcha so much is that it’s both energizing and calming at the same time. This green powder has become an integral part of my daily morning ritual, but instead of drinking matcha all the time, I also like to mix it up and create fun breakfast bowls with it. These only take a few minutes to make, and have become my go-to meals in the AM, especially when I’m pressed for time. So if you’ve only used matcha in tea, smoothies or ice cream, I strongly suggest trying it in a bowl. Adding in some of your favorite fruits, such as kiwis, will only make it tastier and more nutritious. ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Severe Atopic Eczema Tied to Higher CV Disease Risk
FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 -- Adults with severe atopic eczema are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online May 23 in The BMJ. Richard J. Silverwood, Ph.D., from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Devastated widower has revealed the heart-wrenching lengths he took to wake his comatose wife
Rayan Cosme, from the Philippines, went from being overjoyed by the birth of his daughter to heartbroken when his wife Arlene Padawag-Cosme collapsed from a brain aneurysm days later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study examines the rise of plaque in arteries
A new Yale study looks at how arterial plaque forms at a molecular level, and may help produce targeted treatments for heart disease and stroke prevention. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Be of good heart and cut risk of Alzheimer’s
A HEALTHY heart in middle age significantly reduces the risk of dementia in later life, a 30-year investigation shows. Initial results from a University of Oxford study prove that what is good for the heart in your 40s is good for the brain in old age. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Severe Eczema May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk
Title: Severe Eczema May Be Linked to Heart Disease RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/24/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/25/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - May 25, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Fish Twice Weekly for Heart Health
AHA Advisory Recommends Fish Twice Weekly for Heart Health (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can AI reliably measure carotid intima-media thickness?
Artificial intelligence (AI) software that combines deep-learning and machine-learning...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiology leaders must counter hype over AI in radiology Can mild carotid atherosclerosis hurt mental cognition? Mount Sinai Heart launches BioImage-2 study Elastography can help evaluate carotid plaque US spots subclinical atherosclerosis in low-risk women (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New link found between alcohol, genes and heart failure
(Imperial College London) Scientists have revealed a new link between alcohol, heart health and our genes. The researchers investigated faulty versions of a gene called titin which are carried by one in 100 people or 600,000 people in the UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart doctors call for permission to provide therapy to stroke patients
(European Society of Cardiology) Heart doctors from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Council on Stroke are calling on national health authorities for permission to provide stroke patients with mechanical thrombectomy, a life-saving treatment for acute ischaemic stroke, in regions where there is a lack of trained specialists. Details of the proposal are presented today at EuroPCR 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Regulatory mutations missed in standard genetic screening lead to congenital diseases
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Researchers have identified a type of genetic aberration to be the cause of certain neurodevelopmental disorders and congenital diseases, such as autism and congenital heart disease, which are undetectable by conventional genetic testing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aldosterone Antagonists May Help STEMI Beyond Low EF
(MedPage Today) -- Trial meta-analysis supports'substantial'advantage for survival rates (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Are doctors obsolete? "Deep learning" AI system trounced doctors in predicting heart failure in patients, boasting 97 percent accuracy
(Natural News) Autonomous cars are controversial, but proponents point out that they are far safer than traditional cars because the artificial intelligence systems controlling them are not vulnerable to human error. The computer, they say, won’t fall asleep at the wheel, get distracted checking its text messages, or drive while intoxicated. It’s better at math... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Abbott's Next-Gen Drug-Eluting Stent Xience Sierra FDA OKs Abbott's Next-Gen Drug-Eluting Stent Xience Sierra
The Xience Sierra is specifically designed to treat complex blockages, which now account for up to 70% of cases, the company said.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Report: Prominent heart doc pushed ethical envelope in pursuit of innovation
Prominent cardiac surgeon and heart device developer Dr. O.H. Frazier regularly cut corners and skirted ethical guidelines in his pursuit of cardiovascular innovations, according to a combined Houston Chronicle and ProPublica report. Accusations against Dr. Frazier include the implantation of experimental heart pumps in patients who weren’t approved to be included in clinical trials, favoring experimental heart pumps in procedures over proven treatments and not acknowledging issues with the devices, failures to disclose consulting fees and research grants and allowing unlicensed researchers to treat patients in his p...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Research & Development Source Type: news

South Asians more likely to die from heart disease
What you need to know. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Oily fish still a good habit for heart health, U.S. doctors say
(Reuters Health) - People who eat at least two servings a week of oily fish like salmon, mackerel, herring and tuna should keep it up because U.S. doctors still say it's a good way to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Commutes on foot or bike tied to lowered risk of heart attack or stroke
(Reuters Health) - Commuters who abandon their cars in favor of walking or biking to work are less likely to develop heart disease or to die from it than people who drive to the office, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

PCI Improves Angina, QOL in Stable CHD With'Gray Zone' FFR PCI Improves Angina, QOL in Stable CHD With'Gray Zone' FFR
For patients with stable coronary heart disease and fractional flow reserve values in the gray zone between 0.75 and 0.82, adding PCI to medical therapy improved symptoms and quality of life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Medtronic's earnings beat estimates as sales of diabetes and heart devices rise
Medtronic ’s stock rose about 2 percent in afternoon trading after the company reported earnings that beat analyst expectations. The medical-device giant’s adjusted profit in the fourth quarter reached $1.44 per share, 5 cents higher than Wall Street estimates. The company’s revenue climbed to $8.14 bi llion for the fourth quarter, up about 3 percent compared to the year-ago period. Medtronic reported revenue growth across most of its business lines, with sales in its diabetes business leaping… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Severe Eczema May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk
Because this was an observational study, the researchers couldn't prove eczema caused the increased heart disease risk. But they said that, given the large number of people included in the study, the association appears strong. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA Advisory Recommends Fish Twice Weekly for CV Health AHA Advisory Recommends Fish Twice Weekly for CV Health
A new scientific advisory from the American Heart Association reaffirms a recommendation to eat two servings of fish per week to prevent heart failure, coronary heart disease, sudden death, and stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: Xience Sierra Approved; FFR-Averse Interventionalists
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - May 24, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Arkansas Heart Hospital Planning New Hospital, Medical Complex
The Arkansas Heart Hospital of Little Rock is planning to build a new hospital and medical complex in Bryant, according to documents submitted to the Bryant City Development Review Committee. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Abbott ’s Amplatzer Stroke Reduction Data Is Strong at EuroPCR
Abbott Laboratories’ Amplatzer Amulet left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion device has been shown at one year to reduce stroke by 57% as compared to the predicted stroke risk. The data also showed it was able to make this reduction without the need for lifetime blood thinners.  The Abbott Park IL-based company released the data at EuroPCR, the annual meeting of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions in Paris, and simultaneously published in EuroIntervention. More than 1,078 patients suffering from atrial fibrillation (Afib) were in the study with one-year-follow up. “The Amul...
Source: MDDI - May 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eat this many mushrooms a week to keep you heart healthy
HOW TO live longer is the secret everyone wants to know the answer to, and research over the years has found some simple change to your lifestyle, such as what you eat, can increase your lifespan. One food recommended to include in your diet is mushrooms, proven to keep the heart healthy and to help regulate blood pressure - but how many should you be eating? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social Isolation Tied to Worse Heart Failure Outcomes
Those reporting high perceived social isolation have increased risk of death, hospitalization, ER visits (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news