Novel Renal Denervation Catheters Showing Modest BP Reductions
(MedPage Today) -- The latest from sham-controlled Symplicity Spyral and Paradise trials (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Pediatricians Should Advocate for Life Support Training
Pediatricians should advocate for age - appropriate life support training as part of school curriculum (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA: Abbott ’ s Heartmate 3 recall is Class I
The FDA today labeled a recall of Abbott‘s (NYSE:ABT) Heartmate 3 left ventricular assist devices over possible twisting and eventual occlusion of the outflow graft as Class I. A Class I recall is the federal watchdog’s most serious class of recall, indicating the potential for serious injury or death. The HeartMate 3 devices are being recalled due to a malfunction in the outflow graft assembly which could cause the outflow graft to twist and occlude over time, which could result in a stalled pump flow and a persistent low flow alarm in the system, the FDA said. The recall action is intended to update labeling ...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Recalls Abbott Source Type: news

FDA ’s Still Fledgling MDDT Program
FDA released its final guidance on Medical Device Development Tools (MDDT) in August 2017, following the draft of November 2013. MDDT’s are pre-qualified methods, materials, or measurements that can be used to assess, at least in part, the effectiveness, safety, or performance of a medical device for regulatory submission purposes. The idea behind MDDTs is that the evaluation of a device for market entry (i.e., 510(k) or PMA) would be streamlined if the things that were necessary to perform the evaluation were known in advance to have been proven appropriate. Once a tool was qualified by FDA, it would be accepted wit...
Source: MDDI - May 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: William A. Hyman Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Is Peanut Butter Good For You?
Is peanut butter healthy? Nutrition experts have long debated the question, given peanut butter’s high fat content. But when its full nutritional profile is considered, to many, the answer is yes. “It really is a healthy food,” says registered dietitian Lisa Sasson, a clinical professor in the department of nutrition and food studies at New York University. “There are so many reasons to keep it in your pantry or bring it to work, if you like the taste.” One major reason is that peanut butter has “a great nutritional package” with protein, fiber and many minerals and vitamins, says...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

LAA Closure Tied to Better Heart Surgery Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Lower stroke and mortality risks observed (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Nightmares Are Scary. But Are They Bad For Your Health?
You’re freaked out. A strange person or animal—or thing—is pursuing you. It draws nearer, but you wake up just before it has the chance to get you. It may sound like a cliché. But experts who study nightmares say this is a pretty typical bad-dream scenario. “There’s often some threat of death or injury or annihilation, and you’re trying to escape,” says Tore Nielsen, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal and director of the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory there. If you’ve experienced a traumatic event—a car accident, maybe, or military combat&mda...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Loneliness does more than pull on your heart strings -- it may hurt your heart
Research shows that these feelings don’t just cause emotional stress, they are part of a real association between social isolation and negative health outcomes. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Newest Generation of Leading Heart Stent is Now Approved in the U.S. for People with Coronary Artery Disease
XIENCE Sierra™, the newest generation of XIENCE drug-eluting stents, received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval XIENCE stents are among the most-widely used and studied stents in the world and have an unparalleled safety record New fea... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, FDA Abbott, XIENCE Sierra, drug eluting stent, coronary stent (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Carvedilol Helps Protect Heart During PPGL Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Med offers superior blocking for cardiac complications in pheochromocytoma (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - this is how many eggs you should eat to prevent heart disease
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, feeling dizzy, and difficulty breathing. You could lower your risk of the heart disease sign by adding more eggs to your diet. But, how many should you eat to prevent a deadly myocardial infarction? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hancock Jaffe re-sets the range for $8m IPO
Medical device developer Hancock Jaffe Laboratories yesterday re-set the range on a pending initial public offering, which would fetch roughly $8 million at the midpoint. Irvine, Calif.-based Hancock Jaffe makes bioprosthetic implants designed to treat chronic deep vein insufficiency, heart valve conditions and coronary artery bypass graft. Last December the company said it planned to float nearly 1.9 million shares at $6 to $8 apiece, for gross proceeds of $11.3 million to $15.0 million, or $13.1 million at the midpoint. In a new filing yesterday, Hancock Jaffe cut the amount of shares to roughly 1.1 m...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Vascular Wall Street Beat hancockjaffelabs Source Type: news

New Guidelines Mean 1 in 3 Adults May Need Blood Pressure Meds
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- One out of every three U.S. adults has high blood pressure that should be treated with medication, under guidelines recently adopted by the two leading heart health associations. The American College of Cardiology and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Preterm Birth Could Warn of Mom's Future Heart Risks
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- A preterm birth may serve as an early warning of a woman's future risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to a new study. The findings, published May 23 in the American Heart Association... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Lonely Heart Poses a Big Health Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

EuroPCR 2018 Roundup: Medtronic touts BP reductions, no major adverse events in renal denervation trial
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today released six-month results from a trial of its Symplicity Spyral renal denervation system exploring its use treating hypertensive patients who are already taking anti-hypertension medications, touting significant reductions in blood pressure and no major adverse safety events. Results were presented at the 2018 EuroPCR annual meeting in Paris and were published in The Lancet. In the trial, patients were prescribed up to three anti-hypertensive medications, including diuretics, calcium channel blockers, ACE/ARB inhibitors or beta blockers, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. Patients were ...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Abbott Medtronic ReCor Medical Source Type: news

IV Diltiazem and Other Shortages at Crisis Level IV Diltiazem and Other Shortages at Crisis Level
A confluence of factors, including a hurricane, have left hospitals with shortages of saline and IV drugs. But long-term solutions will require the intervention of legislators, concludes Melissa Walton-Shirley, MD.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Cheap pills may prevent dementia after a stroke
CHEAP drugs being prescribed for heart and circulatory diseases could halt the onset of dementia after a stroke, British scientists say. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newest Generation of Leading Heart Stent is Now Approved in the U.S. for People with Coronary Artery Disease
- XIENCE Sierra ™, the newest generation of XIENCE drug-eluting stents, received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Electroencephalographic and cardiovascular markers of vulnerability within families of suicidal adolescents: a pilot study - Kaufman EA, Crowell SE, Coleman J, Puzia ME, Gray DD, Strayer DL.
Suicide, self-injury, and predisposing vulnerabilities aggregate in families. Those at greatest risk often show deficits in two biologically-mediated domains: behavioral control and emotion regulation. This pilot study explored electroencephalographic and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Aluminium phosphide poisoning resulting in cardiac arrest, successful treatment with Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR): a case report - Lehoux J, Hena Z, McCabe M, Peek G.
We report a case of a 3-year-old female with acc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Abbott's Investigational Tendyne(TM) Device for Mitral Valve Replacement Demonstrates Positive Outcomes at 30 Days in Global Study
Promising results for Tendyne valve presented as late-breaking clinical trial at EuroPCR Early data showed high rates of successful implantation and reduction of mitral regurgitation symptoms in patients in global study Device will be further studied... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology Abbott, Tendyne, Transcatheter, Mitral Valve Replacement, mitral regurgitation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ReCor Medical Announces RADIANCE-HTN SOLO Hypertension Study Meets Primary Efficacy Endpoint, Pivotal Study Submission, and New Principal Investigator
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 23, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ReCor Medical announced today that the RADIANCE-HTN SOLO study met its primary efficacy endpoint and demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in blood pressure in hypert... Devices, Cardiology ReCor Medical, Paradise System, hypertension, Renal Denervation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Less Driving Tied to Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- More active alternatives to the car for travel are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality, according to a study published online May 21 in Heart. Jenna Panter, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Morbidity in Pregnancy Common for Women With Heart Disease
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- For women with heart disease, cardiac complications occur in 16 percent of pregnancies and are mainly linked to arrhythmias and heart failure, 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 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study finds a weak handshake may predict an early death from cancer
Grip strength may be better than current methods to predict lifespan, heart attack risk, lung disease risk, and even cancer risk, a large study by the University of Glasgow suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Her search for new lungs begins with changed heart
Claire Wineland vowed she wouldn't have a lung transplant, but her decline from cystic fibrosis made her reconsider. Now she's fighting for a chance at survival. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Lonely Heart Poses a Big Health Risk
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- People with heart failure who are socially isolated are more likely to be hospitalized or die prematurely than those who feel connected to others, new research suggests. The study authors said screening heart failure... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why you should start eating the Nordic diet
You are probably familiar with the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and olive oil. The diet has been associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes, as well as a reduced risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. But there's another diet that has its roots overseas, and it appears to offer similar health benefits. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the Nordic diet? (And why should you start eating it?)
You are probably familiar with the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and olive oil. The diet has been associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes, as well as a reduced risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. But there's another diet that has its roots overseas, and it appears to offer similar health benefits. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anne Arundel Medical Center gets judge's OK for cardiac program
Anne Arundel Medical Center has won legal approval to move forward with its plans to add a cardiac surgery program. A ruling made in the Prince George’s County Circuit Court Tuesday gave the Annapolis hospital legal clearance to host the state’s newest open heart surgery program. The decision comes after Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) has battled two other nearby hospitals, University of Maryland’s Ba ltimore Washington Medical Center (BWMC) and Prince George’s Hospital Center (PGHC),… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

A Lonely Heart Poses a Big Health Risk
Title: A Lonely Heart Poses a Big Health RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/23/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/23/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - May 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Africa:Preventing Noncommunicable Diseases Generates Major Gains - Report
[WHO] A new WHO report launched today (May 16) shows that the world's poorest countries can gain US$350 billion by 2030 by scaling up investments in preventing and treating chronic diseases, like heart disease and cancer, that cost an additional US$1.27 per person annually. Such actions would save more than 8 million lives over the same period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study examining a novel index of coronary artery stenosis presented at EuroPCR
(Cardiovascular Research Foundation) A novel non-hyperemic index of coronary stenosis severity called resting full-cycle ratio (RFR) was found to be diagnostically equivalent to instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) in the VALIDATE RFR study. The results were presented today at EuroPCR, the annual meeting of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions, by Ziad A. Ali, M.D., D.Phil., and simultaneously published in EuroIntervention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rehabilitating lactate: From poison to cure
(University of California - Berkeley) When George Brooks at UC Berkeley first began investigating lactate, or lactic acid, sports physiologists saw it as a muscle poison that lowered performance. His research over decades has reversed that picture, showing that it is the body's way of revving up for exercise or to fight disease. Clinicians are now planning clinical trials to use lactate to treat traumatic brain injury and a host of illnesses, including heart attacks, inflammation and swelling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Social isolation plus heart failure could increase hospitalizations, deaths
(American Heart Association) Heart failure patients who felt socially isolated were much more likely to die or be hospitalized than more socially connected patients. Screening heart failure patients for social isolation could help identify those at risk of poor outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PCR statement on device-based therapies for hypertension
(PCR) EuroPCR 2018, the annual Course of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), a branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), will take place in the Palais des Congr è s in Paris, France, from 22 to 25 May. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anne Arundel Medical Center gets judge's OK for cardiac program
Anne Arundel Medical Center has won legal approval to move forward with its plans to add a cardiac surgery program. A ruling made in the Prince George’s County Circuit Court Tuesday gave the Annapolis hospital legal clearance to host the state’s newest open heart surgery program. The decision comes after Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) has battled two other nearby hospitals, University of Maryland’s Ba ltimore Washington Medical Center (BWMC) and Prince George’s Hospital Center (PGHC),… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Study: Hospitals Overuse VTE Prophylaxis
(MedPage Today) -- 65% of patients in non-ICU wards in Michigan got more than recommended (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Post - Surgical Readmissions Higher Among Homeless Veterans
Findings based upon large study of homeless and housed Veteran surgical patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA Class I Recall for HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist System FDA Class I Recall for HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist System
The FDA issued a Class I recall for the left ventricular assist system because of a potential malfunction that may lead to graft occlusion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease With Darunavir Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease With Darunavir
Cumulative use of ritonavir-boosted darunavir, a contemporary protease inhibitor used to treat HIV, is associated with an increasing risk of cardiovascular disease, according to results from the D:A:D study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Many Prescriptions for Newer, More Expensive Antiplatelet Agents Go Unfilled Many Prescriptions for Newer, More Expensive Antiplatelet Agents Go Unfilled
Prescriptions for the P2Y12 inhibitors prasugrel hydrochloride and ticagrelor hydrochloride after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are outpacing those for clopidogrel, but many patients are not filling those prescriptions, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Europeans Stand Behind FFR-, iFR-Guided PCI for Stable CAD
(MedPage Today) -- EAPCI backs it as studies signals benefit in soft and hard outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Don ’t Scramble Diet Over Eggs and Heart Study
In the study, eating an egg daily lowered the odds of dying from heart disease by 18% and cut the risk of hemorrhagic stroke by 28%, when compared with those who never, or rarely, ate eggs. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sperm quality is a marker for men’s general health; low sperm counts linked to increased risk of diabetes, heart disease
(Natural News) Low sperm count may mean more than the inability to sire a child. It could point to serious health problems. A study on a group of men’s semen quality, the largest so far, shows that low sperm count is linked to metabolic changes, cardiovascular risk, and low bone mass. The study’s lead investigator,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ORBITA: Physiology Predicts PCI Impact on Ischemia in Stable Angina
(MedPage Today) -- But still no symptom advantage over sham in further-adjusted analysis (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ORBITA: FFR/iFR Predict Ischemia but Not Symptoms After PCI ORBITA: FFR/iFR Predict Ischemia but Not Symptoms After PCI
New results from the controversial trial suggest invasive physiology predicts ischemia after intervention, but not angina or exercise time, indicating their relationship with PCI might be more complex, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Inari Medical wins FDA 510(k) for FlowTriever
Inari Medical said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its FlowTriever stent retriever designed to treat pulmonary embolisms. The clearance came based upon results from the company’s Flare clinical study of the device, which examined data from 106 patients with acute pulmonary embolisms treated with the FlowTriever at 18 US sites, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said. Results from the study indicated a decrease in mean RV/LV ratio from baseline of 1.53 to 1.15 at 48 hours post-procedure. Data also indicated excellent safety at 30 days with a 3.8% rate of major adverse events and no device related complication...
Source: Mass Device - May 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Regulatory/Compliance Vascular Inari Medical Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: Five natural ways to lower hypertension
HIGH blood pressure symptoms are not usually noticeable, but can include a severe headache, chest pains, and difficulty breathing. If the condition is left untreated it can put you at risk of serious problems, such as heart attacks and strokes. Here are five natural ways you can lower blood pressure, using foods, diet, and supplements. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news