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Variations in Aortic Root Anatomy Could Influence TAVR Outcomes Variations in Aortic Root Anatomy Could Influence TAVR Outcomes
Individual variations in the membranous septum and in the rotation of the aortic root could have implications for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Post-TAVI Heart-Failure Readmissions Common, Hard to Predict Post-TAVI Heart-Failure Readmissions Common, Hard to Predict
A new study finds a strong link between CHF readmissions after transcatheter aortic-valve implantation and mortality but no easy answers on how to avert it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

High-Sensitivity Troponin Sufficiently Rules Out ACS in the ED (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Assay has robust negative predictive value hours after symptom onset (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Ritalin During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Heart Defect in Baby
A new study found a small increased risk of having a baby with a heart defect if Ritalin/Concerta  (methylphenidate) was taken by the mother-to-be. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A baby was born with her heart outside her body — and survived
Immediately after Vanellope Hope Wilkins was born, she was put in sterile plastic to protect her heart — which was beating outside her tiny chest. It was a moment that her parents, Dean Wilkins and Naomi Findlay, had hoped for but were not certain would actually come — a moment in which their baby girl would come into the world, and live. […]Related:‘Phenomenal’ trial results may lead to a treatment for Huntington’s disease, experts sayTrump reportedly drinks 12 cans of Diet Coke each day. Is that healthy?New CDC head faces questions about financial co...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CytoSorbents wins German gov ’ t funding for CytoSorb endocarditis trial
CytoSorbents (OTC:CTSO) said this week it won funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for a randomized controlled trial exploring the use of its CytoSorb blood purification technology for treating infective endocarditis. The newly funded randomized, controlled, multi-center Remove trial aims to enroll 250 patients to explore the safety and efficacy of intraoperative CytoSorb in patients with dangerous bacterial heart valve infections during valve replacement surgeries and cardiopulmonary bypass procedures, the Monmouth, N.J.-based company said. The study’s goal is to demonstrate improv...
Source: Mass Device - December 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Clinical Trials CytoSorbents Corp. Source Type: news

Ritalin During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Heart Defect in Baby
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Congenital Heart Defects, Pregnancy and Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Baby born with heart outside her body undergoes surgery
Surgeons successfully operated on Vanellope Hope, who was born with her heart growing outside her body. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Baby born with heart outside of her body undergoes surgery
Surgeons successfully operated on Vanellope Hope, who was born with her heart growing outside of her body. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Siemens debuts cardiology dashboard application
Siemens Healthineers has introduced teamplay Cardio, a new cardiology dashboard...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens to list health division shares on Frankfurt exchange Tablet-controlled CT scanners lead Siemens products at RSNA Materialise, Siemens announce 3D printing partnership at RSNA 2017 Siemens launches new CT scanners at RSNA 2017 Siemens completes 1st U.S. install of new CT scanner (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Baby born with heart outside body survives surgery
A baby born with her heart outside her body has survived surgery to insert it back into her chest. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACC Issues Guidance for Managing Bleeds From Oral Anticoagulants ACC Issues Guidance for Managing Bleeds From Oral Anticoagulants
The report provides a"clinically applicable, easily referenced conceptual framework" to help clinicians manage bleeding complications during OAC therapy, say the authors. The ACC also has two related apps.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Baby's heart placed back inside her chest in rare surgeries
British officials say a baby born with an extremely rare condition has survived surgery to place her heart inside her chest (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

ADHD drug use in pregnancy increases risk of heart defects, study finds
The attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder drug methylphenidate is associated with an increased risk of heart defects in infants whose mothers take the medication during pregnancy, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold weather WARNING: Set heating to THIS temperature to lower high blood pressure risk
HIGH blood pressure could be caused by cold weather, and may even lead to a heart attack. Setting the heating to at least 18 °C in your home may help to prevent cold weather health conditions, said the NHS and Met Office. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD medication could cause birth defects
Children exposed to ADHD drugs like Ritalin in the first trimester are more likely to have heart deformities, according to a new study by the Brigham and Women's Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD Meds During Pregnancy Appear To Have Low Risk Of Birth Defects
Most ADHD medications appear to have no increased risk for birth defects except a very small increased risk for heart defects with methylphenidate use in the first trimester. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

PQ Bypass wins IDE nod for Detour percutaneous femoropopliteal bypass study
PQ Bypass said today it won FDA investigational device exemption approval to launch a pivotal clinical trial of its Detour percutaneous femoropopliteal bypass system designed to treat patients with peripheral artery disease. The company’s Detour II clinical trial will look to enroll up to 292 patients with lower limb ischemia due to long blockages over 15 cm in the superficial femoral artery, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said. “We worked closely with the FDA, leading physicians and healthcare administrators to design a trial that we expect to demonstrate the total value of this unique approach to tr...
Source: Mass Device - December 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Regulatory/Compliance Stent Grafts Vascular PQ Bypass Source Type: news

Mum of baby born with heart outside body on This Morning
Speaking on This Morning from Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, Naomi Findlay told how she was desperate to cradle daughter Vanellope Hope for the first time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby survives after being born with heart outside her body
A baby born with her heart outside her body has survived surgery to insert it back into her chest. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ritalin During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Heart Defect in Baby
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 -- If you take Ritalin or Concerta for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and you plan to become pregnant, you might want to talk to your doctor about switching your medication first. A new study found a small... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Baby survives after being born with heart outside her body - video
Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who had her first surgery within an hour of delivery, is believed to be the first baby in the UK to survive the extremely rare condition ectopia cordis, where she is born with her heart and part of her stomach growing externally. Her parents, Naomi Findlay and Dean Wilkins, were advised to consider terminating the pregnancy, but they decided against it. Vanellope has had three operations to place her heart in her body Baby girl survives after being born with heart outside her body, in UK firstContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 13, 2017 Category: Science Tags: UK news Childbirth Pregnancy Babies Science Hospitals NHS Source Type: news

Weather forecast UK WARNING: Can shovelling snow give you a heart attack?
WEATHER in the UK is set to remain cold, and snow lingers around much of the UK. But can shovelling it away trigger a heart attack? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Up to 650 000 people die of respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu each year
Up to 650 000 deaths annually are associated with respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza, according to new estimates by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), WHO and global health partners. This marks an increase on the previous global estimate of 250 000-500 000, which dates from over ten years ago and covered all influenza-related deaths, including cardiovascular disease or diabetes. The new figures of 290 000-650 000 deaths are based on more recent data from a larger, more diverse group of countries, including lower middle-income countries, and exclude deaths from non-respiratory d...
Source: WHO news - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: influenza [subject], flu, seasonal influenza, pandemic influenza, influenza [subject], flu, seasonal influenza, pandemic influenza, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Synthetic oxytocin with fewer side effects
A new compound based on oxytocin has been developed that more effectively targets receptors associated with maternal care, which avoids side effects such as cardiovascular complications, according to a study inScience Signaling.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High glucose levels impair foetal heart development
According to a study, published inelife, high maternal glucose levels during pregnancy affect normal development of heart cells, which can lead to congenital heart disease in babies.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Baby Born With Heart Outside Her Body Is Saved by U.K. Surgeons
Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who had her first operation within an hour of birth, is believed to be first newborn in Britain to survive the corrective procedure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALAN COWELL Tags: Great Britain Wilkins, Vanellope Hope Surgery and Surgeons Heart Babies and Infants Pregnancy and Childbirth ectopia cordis Glenfield Hospital Hospitals Source Type: news

Liberia:Aids, NCDs, and the ABCs of Organizing
[New Dawn] Geneva -Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), like heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and chronic lung disease, are responsible for 70% of all deaths. There is incontrovertible evidence that tobacco use, inactivity, unhealthy diets, and excessive alcohol consumption increase the odds of dying prematurely from an NCD. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Do you get enough whole grains? Eat more to lose weight, feel fuller longer, reduce inflammation
(Natural News) A comprehensive study reveals evidence of the beneficial properties of substituting whole grains to refined grain diets – such as losing weight and reducing inflammation – particularly among overweight people who are most at risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and type-2 diabetes. Researchers from the National Food Institute worked together with the Department... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ways to stop an A-fib episode
A look at how to stop an atrial fibrillation (A-fib) episode. Included is detail on the best ways to prevent an episode and when you should see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ways to stop an AFib episode
A look at how to stop an atrial fibrillation (Afib) episode. Included is detail on the best ways to prevent an episode and when you should see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Heart attack warning: THIS could be why the DEADLY condition happens mostly in the morning
HEART ATTACKS often happen in the morning, and researchers may be a step closer to finding out why. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New Strategy for High-Sensitivity Troponin in the ED A New Strategy for High-Sensitivity Troponin in the ED
Is it time to extend our use of hs-cTn in the acute setting beyond just ruling out acute illness? In this commentary, the author explores the utility of hs-cTn as a marker of subclinical pathology.Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Genomic blood test predicts survival rates after surgery for advanced heart failure
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) An experimental blood test developed at UCLA that uses gene activity data from immune cells was 93 percent accurate in predicting survival rates for people with advanced heart failure who had surgery to implant mechanical circulatory support devices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Lyme bacteria survive 28-day course of antibiotics months after infection
(Tulane University) Lyme bacteria can survive a 28-day course of antibiotic treatment four months following infection by tick bite, according to a new study using a primate model for the disease. Despite testing negative for Lyme disease, some subjects were infected with Lyme bacteria in heart, brain and other organs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New MRI tech could help doctors detect heart disease with better accuracy
(Binghamton University) Doctors might be able to better detect any disease or disorder that involves inflammation thanks to a new MRI imaging technology co-developed by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Baby born with her heart growing OUTSIDE of her chest
Vanellope Hope Wilkins was due to be delivered on Christmas Eve before a rare condition meant she had to be born prematurely by c-section in November at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Phenomenal’ trial results may lead to a treatment for Huntington ’ s disease, experts say
The discovery of a drug that may treat the fatal disease known as Huntington's is being hailed as “historic” by Louise Vetter, president and CEO of the Huntington's Disease Society of America, and “phenomenal” and “fantastically promising” by Huntington's researchers, including the woman who discovered the genetic mutation that causes the disease. “I'm ecstatic,” said Nancy Wexler, […]Related:A baby was born with her heart outside her body — and survivedTrump reportedly drinks 12 cans of Diet Coke each day. Is that healthy?New CDC head faces questions a...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research reveals how diabetes in pregnancy affects baby ’s heart
Researchers at the  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have discovered how high glucose levels — whether caused by diabetes or other factors — keep heart cells from maturing normally. Their findings help explain why babies born to women with diabetes are more likely to develop congenital heart disease.The study, which was led by Atsushi “Austin” Nakano, a UCLA associate professor of molecular, cell, and developmental biology and member of the Broad Stem Cell Research Center, was published today in the journal eLife.When developing heart cell...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

AAFP Decides to Not Endorse AHA/ACC Hypertension Guideline
After a rigorous review, the AAFP has chosen to not endorse the recent hypertension guideline from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and nine other health professional organizations. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Why it's so bad to drink 12 Diet Cokes a day like Trump  
Diet soda - in reasonable amounts - has been linked to elevated risks for dementia, heart disease, diabetes, disrupted gut flora and more, so drinking 12 cans of Diet Coke a day could really wreak havoc. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Citizen CPR Foundation and PulsePoint Award $20,000 Grant to Sonoma County EMS/Save Lives Sonoma
NEW ORLEANS (December 12, 2017)— It is with a shared vision, to save lives from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) by stimulating effective community, professional and citizen action, that the PulsePoint Foundation and the Citizen CPR Foundation announce Sonoma County EMS/Save Lives Sonoma as the inaugural winner of the 2017 PulsePoint Grant Competition. The announcement was made at the 2017 Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update (ECCU) Conference in New Orleans. Three finalists were selected in advance of the ECCU Conference and invited to present their entries during the plenary session entitled: Innovation and Resuscitati...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: PulsePoint Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Citizen CPR Foundation and PulsePoint Award $20,000 Grant to Sonoma County EMS/Save Lives Sonoma
NEW ORLEANS (December 12, 2017)— It is with a shared vision, to save lives from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) by stimulating effective community, professional and citizen action, that the PulsePoint Foundation and the Citizen CPR Foundation announce Sonoma County EMS/Save Lives Sonoma as the inaugural winner of the 2017 PulsePoint Grant Competition. The announcement was made at the 2017 Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update (ECCU) Conference in New Orleans. Three finalists were selected in advance of the ECCU Conference and invited to present their entries during the plenary session entitled: Innovation and Resuscitati...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: PulsePoint Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

American College of Cardiology outlines agenda for implementing, verifying new technologies
As digital health, big data, and personalized medicine continue to stake their claim within healthcare, professional associations are starting to take notice. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

CABG May Be Best Method to Revascularize in Diabetes
Cardiac, cerebrovascular events lower in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Surgery, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors, and Promote School Health
Article describes the CDC program,State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors, and Promote School Health, and the program's action model, design, and administration and management structure. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Massachusetts Ranked Healthiest State In The Nation
By Elizabeth Cohen, Senior Medical Correspondent (CNN) — Despite years of efforts to even out health disparities across the United States, some states are dramatically healthier than others, according to a new report. Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Utah and Connecticut rank as the five healthiest states, while West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi rank the least healthy in America’s Health Rankings, according to the report by the United Health Foundation. The rankings take into account a variety of health factors, such as rates of infectious diseases, obesity, physical inactivity, smoking...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Health Insurance Source Type: news

ORBITA: Sham PCI Trial Sends Stents and CardioTwitter Reeling ORBITA: Sham PCI Trial Sends Stents and CardioTwitter Reeling
What are the biggest misperceptions about the trial that inspired 1700+ tweets in 9 days? And why did it send US interventional cardiologists into a tizzy while their UK counterparts remained calm?theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

Boston Scientific wins FDA nod for Vercise DBS for treating Parkinson ’ s disease
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said yesterday it won FDA approval for its Vercise deep brain stimulation system designed to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The device, initially launched in Europe in 2012, was developed based on cochlear implant technology and is designed to stimulate a targeted region of the brain through implanted leads powered by an implantable pulse generator.  The device also has the ability to independently control the amount of current delivered on each lead, the company said. “This approval marks an important step for patients who will now have the choice to be treat...
Source: Mass Device - December 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Boston Scientific Source Type: news

You can not smoke or be fat and still have a heart attack
Half of non-smoking, middle-aged people with a healthy weight have clogged arteries, found researchers from the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news