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Heart-Lung Fitness Challenged in Early Full-Term Babies
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 -- Infants born early in a full-term pregnancy have a higher risk of poor heart-lung fitness later in life, a new study suggests. The study included nearly 800 people in Northern Ireland who were born at full-term (37 to 42... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can Babies Help Heart Patients?
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 -- Instead of throwing away the umbilical cord after birth, new research suggests using this medical waste to potentially improve the lives of people with heart failure. With parental permission, doctors used umbilical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Do Hospitals Get Prestigious National Awards for Poor Nursing?
(MedPage Today) -- In this Revolution and Revelation, Milton Packer, MD, discovers that you can't judge hospital quality by nursing awards (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Sapien Durability'Excellent' at 3 Years (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But PARTNER data affirm risks with paravalvular regurgitation (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Early Adopters of REBOA Prefer It to Emergency Thoracotomy
(MedPage Today) -- Procedure mainly performed by surgeons without formal endovascular training (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ascending aortic aneurysm: Symptoms, causes, and treatments
What are the causes and risk factors of an ascending aortic aneurysm? What are the different types, how is it diagnosed and can it be prevented? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Analytics 4 Life lands $25m for AI-backed cardiac imaging tech
Analytics 4 Life said today that it landed $25 million in a Series B financing round. A group of investors, including doctors and medical device experts, contributed to the round. The digital health company’s cardiac imaging tech is designed to help physicians assess the presence of coronary artery disease using signals from the body – without the use of radiation or contrast agents. The company’s first application of its technology is CorVista, a non-invasive diagnostic test that uses an array of sensors to scan signals naturally given from the body. When the sensors are finished collecting data, the sig...
Source: Mass Device - September 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Diagnostics Funding Roundup Imaging analytics4life Source Type: news

How I Eliminated Chronic Stress from My Life
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James I wasn’t always filled with chronic stress, although some might say (as my psychotherapist informed me) that my childhood was particularly stressful, if not quite approaching toxic stress. What I’ve learned in the years since undergoing therapy is that my mother likely suffered from depression as she carried me in her womb, thus, potentially setting the stage for what later became my own depression, heightened fear and anxiety, hypersensitivity and feelings of inadequacy, hopelessness, even ...
Source: Psych Central - September 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Anxiety General Grief and Loss Happiness Mindfulness Personal Stories Relaxation and Meditation Self-Help Stress Trauma Treatment Bad Habits Bereavement Chronic Stress Fear Feelings Of Guilt forming new habits grieving Source Type: news

Experience Journal: Jake is charting new waters with HLHS
Jake Pickles was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a serious congenital heart defect that causes parts of the left heart to be underdeveloped. As an infant and toddler, Jake had three open-heart surgeries to repair his heart. Now 22, Jake is one of the oldest patients to survive with HLHS. This makes his prognosis uncertain. At some point in the future, he may need a heart transplant or more procedures. But Jake and his close-knit family try not to dwell on this uncertainty. Instead, they live with gratitude and hope. “I’m just planning as if there’s nothing wrong,” says Jake. &ldquo...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 27, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories congenital heart defect Heart Center hypoplastic left heart syndrome Source Type: news

Treating Heart Disease with T2D Drugs: Is This the New Paradigm?
(MedPage Today) -- One pill with two indications may be a better option for some (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Biodiversity results in healthier, more productive ecosystems and can even help guard against extreme weather
(Natural News) As our hearts and bodies unite in the collective experience of the recent hurricane disasters across our country and other weather disturbances around the globe, a small but enlightening study may provide insight to what we can do to thrive once again. A team of researchers from the Smithsonian have concluded that biodiversity... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On Medicine : What We Learn When Two Ruthless Killers, Heart Disease and Cancer, Reveal a Common Root
Understanding the link will involve unraveling the mysteries of inflammation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE Tags: Heart Cholesterol Cancer Inflammation Source Type: news

On Medicine : Can Heart Disease Shed Light on Cancer?
If so, understanding the link will involve unraveling the mysteries of inflammation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE Tags: Heart Cholesterol Cancer Inflammation Source Type: news

Sudan: Regional Conference of African Cardiac Association to Be Held On 7 October in Khartoum
[SNA] Khartoum -The Sudanese Cardiac Society is due to host in the 7 th of next October, the Regional Conference of the African Cardiologist Association, which coincides with the convention of the African Catheterization Conference, in the friendship hall in Khartoum. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Do You Check for Congestive Heart Failure?
Title: How Do You Check for Congestive Heart Failure?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Genetic Testing May Help Make Blood Thinner Safer
Title: Genetic Testing May Help Make Blood Thinner SaferCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/26/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Heart failure could be treated using umbilical cord stem cells
In the first study of its kind, researchers find that stem cells derived from the umbilical cord can be used to treat heart failure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

‘Like Open-Heart Surgery.’ Barack Obama Recalls Dropping Malia Off at College
Former President Barack Obama opened up Monday night about how he felt when Malia, his eldest daughter, went away to college. “For those of us who have daughters, it just happens fast. I dropped off Malia at college, and I was saying to Joe and Jill [Biden] that it was a little bit like open-heart surgery,” Obama said during remarks he gave at a fundraiser hosted by the Beau Biden Foundation, reports CNN. “I was proud that I did not cry in front of her,” Obama continued, according to video of the remarks published by WDEL radio. “But on the way back, the Secret Service was off, looking straigh...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized Barack Obama onetime Source Type: news

ET-1 Measurement for Assessment and Prognosis in Chronic HF ET-1 Measurement for Assessment and Prognosis in Chronic HF
How might single or serial measurement of endothelin 1 concentration serve as a complement to other biomarkers in predicting prognosis in chronic heart failure patients?American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Announcing the TCT 2017 press conference schedule
(Cardiovascular Research Foundation) The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced the press conference schedule for late-breaking trials and first report investigations that will be presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2017 scientific symposium. TCT, the world's premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine, will take place Oct. 29 - Nov. 2 in Denver, Colo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Increased arterial stiffness linked to restrictive spirometry pattern and reduced forced vital capacity
(Elsevier) Increased arterial stiffness is a known predictor of cardiovascular diseases in different populations, including healthy subjects and patients with hypertension, diabetes, or renal disease. A new study examining arterial stiffness in a large population determined that both restrictive spirometry pattern and reduced forced vital capacity (FVC) were associated with a higher risk of arterial stiffness not only in men but also in women. The investigators found that arterial stiffness increased fourfold when FVC decreased. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High rate of prescriptions for new cholesterol medications never filled
(The JAMA Network Journals) In the first year of availability of the cholesterol lowering medications PCSK9 inhibitors, fewer than 1 in 3 adults initially prescribed one of these inhibitors actually received it, owing to a combination of out-of-pocket costs and lack of insurance approval, according to a study published by JAMA Cardiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Giving Oxygen No Help After Stroke
(MedPage Today) -- Trial showed no effect on death, disability in non-hypoxic acute stroke (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Blood test will tell in 15 minutes if you had heart attack
The cMyC test correctly excluded a heart attack in 32 per cent of patients. The test, developed by British scientists, was twice as accurate as the existing one used by the NHS, according to the study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving heart health with a single pill
An EU-funded project is carrying out the first clinical trial among elderly cardiac patients of a novel multi-medication pill to prevent recurrent heart attacks, improve the efficacy of care and save lives. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - September 27, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Low - Dose Oxygen No Benefit in Adults With Acute Stroke
Prophylactic use of low - dose continuous or nocturnal oxygen not linked to a better outcome (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 27, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

'Instant' blood test for heart attacks
It could rule out a heart attack in under 20 minutes and should be used routinely, say experts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New blood test could rapidly detect if you've had a heart attack
A BLOOD test that speeds up the diagnosis of heart attacks could free up doctors ’ time and save the NHS millions of pounds a year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Updates Adverse Events With SynCardia TAH-t Drivers FDA Updates Adverse Events With SynCardia TAH-t Drivers
The 3-month rates of death and some strokes in patients using one model of the temporary total artificial heart's driver mechanism appear raised at 42 months in its ongoing postapproval study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Stem cells from umbilical cords could treat heart failure
A study from the American Heart Association has found that stem cells from umbilical cords that were injected into the veins of heart failure patients improved their heart function. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS calls on Inhealthcare for heart patients' home blood tests
UK-based digital remote care company Inhealthcare has added another of their technology services to the long list of those already offered through the UK ’s National Health Service. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 26, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Are Engaged. Finally, a Game of Thrones Wedding Fans Can Root For.
Big news for Jon Snow fans: the King of the North is officially on the marriage track with a real-life queen of his heart, fellow Game of Thrones actor Rose Leslie. Best known as Kit Harington’s character’s wildling love interest and fellow fighter Ygritte in the popular HBO show, Leslie and Harington first sparked dating rumors back in 2012 before appearing publicly together for the first time in spring of 2016. Now, however, PEOPLE reports that a source has confirmed the two are engaged. “If you’re already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest in the show, it becomes very eas...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized celebrities game of thrones Kit Harington Source Type: news

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Are Engaged. Finally, a Game of Thrones Wedding Fans Can Root For
Big news for Jon Snow fans: the King of the North is officially on the marriage track with a real-life queen of his heart, fellow Game of Thrones actor Rose Leslie. Best known as Kit Harington’s character’s wildling love interest and fellow fighter Ygritte in the popular HBO show, Leslie and Harington first sparked dating rumors back in 2012 before appearing publicly together for the first time in spring of 2016. Now, however, PEOPLE reports that a source has confirmed the two are engaged. “If you’re already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest in the show, it becomes very eas...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized celebrities game of thrones Kit Harington Source Type: news

Ontario's Policy on DCD Boosts Transplants Ontario's Policy on DCD Boosts Transplants
Implementing a'donation after circulatory determination of death'(DCD) policy in Ontario led to more transplants of solid organs, except the heart, researchers in Canada say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Study shows how scar tissue can be turned into healthy heart muscle
Researchers from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill have found ways to reprogram scar tissue cells into healthy heart muscle cells. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Review: Apple ’s New Watch Only Partly Frees You From Your iPhone
The good: Offers LTE connectivity without a bulky design, can now measure flights of stairs climbed. The bad: Expensive, and not all third-party apps work without your phone. Who should buy: With LTE support, integrated GPS and better health tracking, the Apple Watch Series 3 is Apple’s most comprehensive smartwatch yet. But the LTE is only worth the extra monthly expense if you feel burdened by your smartphone. When Apple introduced the Apple Watch in 2014, CEO Tim Cook used the word “personal” to describe it. In some ways he was right: the watch is a device that’s meant to be worn on the wrist, in...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Eadicicco Tags: Uncategorized Apple Apple watch Apple Watch Series 3 Fitness Trackers Gadgets iPhone 2017 Smartwatches Source Type: news

Boston Scientific launches third Connected Patient Challenge
Boston Scientific today announced the launch of its third annual Connected Patient Challenge, which it is holding in collaboration with Google and Medstro. The last competition was about big data, artificial intelligence and patient-engagement technologies. This time around, the competition is offering winners up to $50,000 in services to help them realize their big idea about how to use the Internet of Things to improve diagnosis, treatment, monitoring or patient care. The goal is to find IoT solutions in neuromodulation, cardiac rhythm management, cardiology, electrophysiology, peripheral interventions, oncolog...
Source: Mass Device - September 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Big Data Diagnostics Patient Monitoring Research & Development Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge google Google Inc. Medstro Source Type: news

Earthquakes literally broke hearts in New Zealand
(Reuters Health) - Heart attacks spiked in Christchurch, New Zealand in the areas struck hardest by a set of 2010 and 2011 earthquakes during the year after the tremblers, a new study shows. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

3 Ways Americans Constantly Break the Rules on Respecting the Flag
President Donald Trump is continuing his attack against NFL players and other athletes who kneel in protest during the national anthem, saying such actions are disrespectful of “our country, flag and national anthem.” Whether players’ pregame protests are disrespectful, a form of free speech, or somewhere in between is a matter of debate. But the dispute has raised an important question: What are the rules regarding how Americans should treat the U.S. flag? The United States Code, a collection of all federal laws in the U.S., has a section dedicated to the flag — Title 4, Chapter 1 — sometimes...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized onetime Sports White House Source Type: news

Black Athletes Can Teach Us More than Just  Sports
1. Black athletes can teach us about more than just sports. By Andre Perry in the Hechinger Report 2. In Japan, struggling local farmers are building joint-use solar and mushroom farms. By Adele Peters in Fast Company 3. Can’t get to the gym? Any activity — vacuuming, scrubbing the floor — will protect your heart. By the Telegraph 4. Make sure you’re in a good mood for your flu vaccine this fall. It’ll work better. By the University of Nottingham 5. Child abuse rewires the brain of survivors. By McGill University The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Wa...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Aspen Institute Tags: Uncategorized abuse Athletes Exercise Farming Five Best Ideas flu Innovation Source Type: news

Jimmy Kimmel Fires Back at Critics Calling Him a Health Care ‘Puppet’
In the wake of Republican backlash over his condemnation of the Graham-Cassidy bill, Jimmy Kimmel has called out critics of his participation in the national health care debate. During Monday’s episode of Live!, the late night host hit back at pundits who suggested that his push against the repeal of Obamacare indicates he is a puppet for the Democratic party. “It would be easy for me to dismiss this as some kind of right-wing hysteria, but he does have a point,” Kimmel said after airing a Fox News clip in which contributor Pete Hegseth argued he was in bed with the Democrats. “I’d like to mak...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan McCluskey Tags: Uncategorized Health Care Jimmy Kimmel jimmy kimmel live Late Night Television politics TV Source Type: news

FDA adds coronary indication to Reflow Medical ’ s Wingman14C clearance
Reflow Medical said today that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for a new indication for its Wingman14C crossing catheter in treating blocked coronary arteries. The Wingman device is already cleared in the U.S. and Europe for treating blocked peripheral vessels, the San Clemente, Calif.-based company said. The device is designed for treating both coronary and below-the-knee vessels, Reflow said. “This is a very important milestone for Reflow Medical,” CEO Isa Rizk said in prepared remarks. “It begins our quest to build a strong coronary CTO portfolio to complement our already strong peripheral po...
Source: Mass Device - September 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat ReFlow Medical Source Type: news

Put staff at the heart of the new NHS
Virginia Patania of Jubilee Street Practice, east London, explains how patient satisfaction levels transformed when she gave more responsibility to practice staff.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 26, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

CardioBrief: Genotyping Reduces Adverse Events with Warfarin
(MedPage Today) -- But still unclear whether benefit justifies the cost (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - September 26, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

CardioBrief: Genotyping Reduces Adverse Eventswith Warfarin
(MedPage Today) -- But still unclear whether benefit justifies the cost (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 26, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Madonna Might Surprise You With Her Simple But Effective Kim Kardashian Impression
This article originally appeared on EW.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nick Romano / Entertainment Weekly Tags: Uncategorized celebrities Late Night Television Source Type: news

HeartLogic Score at CRT-D Monitoring May Sharpen Risk Prediction HeartLogic Score at CRT-D Monitoring May Sharpen Risk Prediction
Adding a proprietary risk score based on six physiologic markers, picked up by sensors in implanted devices, might predict risk of impending HF hospitalization better than natriuretic peptides alone.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

IntraHealth International and Novartis Foundation Team Up to Thwart Hypertension in Senegal
Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah courtesy of the Novartis FoundationSeptember 26, 2017IntraHealth International is partnering with the Novartis Foundation, the Senegal Ministry of Health and Social Action, PATH, local health officials, community-based organizations, and other local stakeholders to address hypertension and improve cardiac health among the population of Dakar.Through the new initiative, Better Hearts Better Cities – Dakar, the ministry will test evidence-based, scalable approaches in Dakar that have the potential to thwart the rise of hypertension and othernoncommunicable diseases (NCDs) throughoutSenegal and...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Mauritius: Mauritius to Observe World Heart Day
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life will launch a series of activities to mark the World Heart Day, observed annually on 29 September. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Insulin dose not tied to cardiovascular outcomes
Cardiovascular outcomes in patients with diabetes are not explained by insulin resistance, according to research published inObesity and Metabolism.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news