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A Big Belly Bad for Your Heart
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Even if you're not obese, too much belly fat could harm your ticker, researchers report. " People with a normal weight but a fat belly have more chance of heart problems than people without a fat belly, even if they are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Infections Could Trigger Stroke in Pregnant Women During Delivery
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Pregnant women who have an infection when they enter the hospital for delivery might be at higher risk of having a stroke during their stay, according to new research. The study, published... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

In LVSD, Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Failure
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- In patients with asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction, diabetes is associated with an increased risk of developing heart failure, according to a study published online April 6 in Diabetes Care. Rasmus R ørth,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Systolic BP Increases at Rapid Rate Above 120 to 125 mm Hg
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- After systolic blood pressure (BP) reaches 120 to 125 mm Hg, it increases at a relatively rapid rate toward overt hypertension, according to a study published online March 21 in JAMA Cardiology. Teemu J. Niiranen, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Endocrine Network Meetings are back for SfE BES 2018
Last year at SfE BES 2017 the Endocrine Networks presented Research Incubator meetings for the first time. Designed to bring endocrinologists together to discuss opportunities for future collaboration and to exchange knowledge, these sessions enabled members to present ideas for research proposals to colleagues. Delegates were then able to provide feedback, insight or even offer resources and collaboration to get the proposals off the ground.The Endocrine Networks again have time allocated in the programme for meetings atSfE BES 2018. Your Endocrine Networks are currently discussing the best format for these meetings. Here...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can You Miss the Signs of Heart Disease or a Heart Attack?
It ’ s not always easy to tell if you have heart disease or have had a heart attack. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Heart Tests (Medical) O'Donnell, Rosie Source Type: news

Ice swim racing is not for the faint of heart -- literally
Plunge into water at near-freezing temperatures, and your body goes into extreme distress. Your skin screams signals of pain. You can't breathe, because your chest is cramping up. Talking is nearly impossible. Your heart is pounding. Fear mounts -- as it should. Without any protection, you may lose consciousness in under 15 minutes. You'll be dead within an hour. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young again
Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see age-related vascular changes reverse by the equivalent of 15 to 20 years within six weeks, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research. The study, published this week in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements, or nutraceuticals, could play an important role in preventing heart disease-the nation's No. 1 killer. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Konica Minolta launches new DR device
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas has launched a new digital radiography (DR)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Konica Minolta inks distribution deal with HydroCision Konica Minolta signs Green Bay Radiology Konica Minolta debuts Exa Cardio at ACC Konica Minolta to debut enterprise analytics software Konica Minolta debuts new AeroDR reporting software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Surveillance in Children and Youth Cardiorespiratory Fitness Surveillance in Children and Youth
Measuring cardiorespiratory fitness among school-aged children and adolescents could have important implications for population health surveillance.Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

A CNIC-coordinated project is set to receive € 1 million in funding over the next 3 years
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares) An international research effort led by the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III will receive $1,250,000 ( € 1,021,250) over the next three years through an award from The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO). HFSPO funds frontier research projects in the life sciences, fostering collaboration between scientists from different countries (or even continents) and working in different specialties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Meditation could help anxiety and cardiovascular health
(Michigan Technological University) In a student-led study, one hour of mindfulness meditation shown to reduce anxiety and some cardiovascular risk markers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A fat belly is bad for your heart
(European Society of Cardiology) Belly fat, even in people who are not otherwise overweight, is bad for the heart, according to results from the Mayo Clinic presented today at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Faster walking heart patients are hospitalized less
(European Society of Cardiology) Faster walking patients with heart disease are hospitalized less, according to research presented today at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress, and published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diets rich in fat and "bad" cholesterol found to weaken cardiovascular function
(Natural News) Bacon may taste good, but it’s bad for your heart. Diets rich in fat and cholesterol found to weaken cardiovascular function by turning the artery-protecting immune cells into promoters of inflammation. This in turn would worsen atherosclerotic plaque buildup that occurs in cardiovascular disease. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms - seven signs you should be aware of
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, dizziness, and sweating. These are the signs of a myocardial infarction that you should be aware of, and when to phone for an ambulance. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elective Restenosis Tx Might Not Be So Benign After All
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis finds mortality risk vs no repeat revascularization (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

How the Real Pilots of Mercury 13 Made the Case for the U.S. to Send Women to Space
The iconic line has become so familiar that it might be hard to imagine it any other way: as the first man on the moon put it, his achievement was “one small step for man.” But what if the first human being on the lunar surface had been a woman? That’s a central question asked by the Netflix documentary Mercury 13, directed by David Sington and Heather Walsh, premiering Friday — and, say the filmmakers, a question that’s still worth asking even decades after the last moon landing. The “13” in question were a group of experienced female pilots — Jerrie Cobb, Janey Hart, Jan Di...
Source: TIME: Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized space Source Type: news

Biotronik inks distro deal with Aziyo for CanGaroo cardiac device envelope
Biotronik inked a US-based co-distribution deal with Aziyo Biologics to distribute the company’s CanGaroo bio-envelopes designed to hold cardiovascular implantable devices, according to a release from Aziyo posted today. Silver Spring, Md.-based Aziyo Biologic’s CanGaroo bio envelope is designed to reduce the risk of device migration and erosion and simplify device removal during revisions or exchanges, the company said. The system is available in five sizes and are made out of a natural extracellular matrix. “Biotronik is trusted and respected by hospitals, physicians and patients, and our distribut...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Distribution aziyobiologics Biotronik Source Type: news

Improving overall heart health may reduce risk of atrial fibrillation
(Reuters Health) - Following practices recommended for "optimal" heart health may also reduce the risk of developing a serious heart-rhythm disorder, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study of 64,000 patients shows value of 24-hour blood pressure monitoring
A recently published study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is a better predictor of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality than just monitoring blood pressure in the clinic. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Pulmonary Hypertension: Not Just for Cardiologists
(MedPage Today) -- PH is common in many rheumatologic conditions (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Is Google Home a Trojan Horse in Healthcare?
In this study, recently-diagnosed diabetes patients were asked to use the technology to have "heart to heart" conversations with Alexa about what they want their friends and family to understand about their disease and what they are going through. The researchers found that patients were having genuine, meaningful conversations with Alexa about their disease, but the downside was that Alexa still sounds very robotic, which raised the question of whether or not Alexa or other voice-assisted technologies need to sound more human in order to have these types of conversations with patients and have the same impact? &...
Source: MDDI - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Digital Health Source Type: news

Heart attack victims can HALF their risk of dying by doing this
HEART attack victims can halve their risk of dying within four years by taking up exercise, according to a new study. Researchers say that exercising twice or more a week should be automatically advocated for heart attack patients - in the same way that they receive advice to stop smoking. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking aspirin after losing a loved one could prevent heart attacks
In a University of Arizona study the over-the-counter painkiller was found to decrease the effects of grief-related stress in grieving people who have are 20 times more likely to suffer a heart attack. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emboline, Inc. Completes Funding Of Over $10 Million
Combination of $3 Million in Equity Financing and Conversion of $7 Million in Convertible Notes will Fund Clinical Trial for the Emboliner™ Embolic Protection Catheter SANTA CRUZ, Calif., April 19, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Embo... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, Venture Capital Emboline, Emboliner, Embolic Protection, TAVR (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Care of Breast Cancer Survivors Cardiovascular Care of Breast Cancer Survivors
Review the latest strategies for early detection and management of CV disease in patients with a history of breast cancer.Journal of Oncology Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Emboline raises $10m Series B for TAVR embolism filter
Emboline said today that it pulled in a $10 million Series B round for the namesake embolic protector it’s developing for heart valve replacement procedures. The Emboliner catheter is designed to prevent blood clots from passing into the cerebral vasculature during transcatheter aortic valve replacements. Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Emboline said the round includes $3 million from a consortium led by SV Tech Ventures and Shangbay Capital and $7 million in already-issued convertible notes. The cash is earmarked for Emboline’s SafePass clinical trial, submission for CE Mark approval and initial commerciali...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Replacement Heart Valves Vascular Wall Street Beat Emboline Source Type: news

Losing teeth in middle age could raise heart disease risk
The risk of heart disease rose by nearly a quarter among people who had 25-32 natural teeth but lost two in middle age, according to new research findings from Tulane University in New Orleans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Best Spring Superfoods to Fuel Your Workouts
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Brickell / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Life and Times of Leading Cardiologists: Robert Guyton Life and Times of Leading Cardiologists: Robert Guyton
The son of famed'Medical Physiology'textbook author Arthur Guyton tells Dr Ohman about his journey to cardiothoracic surgery and the rivalry among his nine physician siblings.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Deactivating ICDs Near End of Life Deactivating ICDs Near End of Life
Patients with end-stage heart failure may not be aware that their ICDs can be deactivated as they near the end of life.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Viewpoint Source Type: news

6 Ways to Navigate Anxiety
Anxiety is frustrating. You feel like a stranger inside your own body. You feel like there are mini explosions inside your head, inside your heart. Sometimes, you shake. Sometimes, you sweat. Sometimes, the sensations are hard to describe: You simply feel off or downright terrible. Your thoughts race each other around a very large track for hours. Sometimes, these thoughts speak of inevitable, impending doom. Sometimes, they’re more subtle, whispering and strengthening your self-doubt. And, naturally, you let these anxious thoughts and sensations dictate your life. You let your anxiety determine whether you go to the...
Source: Psych Central - April 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anxiety Disorders General Habits Self-Help anxiety tips anxious thoughts managing anxiety navigating anxiety struggling with anxiety Source Type: news

As Younger Men ’ s Smoking Rises, So Does Their Stroke Risk
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - April 19, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Neurology, Reproductive Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

HeartStitch wins CE Mark for CoAp Pro mitral valve repair device
HeartStitch said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its CoAp Pro device designed for mitral valve remodeling and repair. The Fountain Valley, Calif.-based company said its CoAp Pro device is designed to allow physicians to remodel mitral valve leaflets to re-establish proper coaptation. “I am especially pleased to see HeartStitch receive this approval, because it provides the ability to use suture to remodel the mitral valves rather than the need to place a prosthetic device in the leaflets. In my opinion it is a significant advancement to the treatment of mitral regurgitation. Personally, I...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance HeartStitch Source Type: news

UCLA study reports nearly 1 in 3 California kids have a sugary drink daily
This study shows that children are still drinking too much sugar. In order to keep our kids healthy and our chronic disease rates and costs from skyrocketing, we need to reverse this trend,” said Flojaune Cofer, state policy director atPublic Health Advocates,  a California-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing policy solutions to emerging health issues. “The problem is especially severe among low-income communities, heightening the need for local and state policymakers to redouble efforts to protect these communities.”According toprevious research by Babey, one in three young adults in California ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A new era in Alzheimer ’s innovation
After heart disease and cancer, Alzheimer ’s disease and dementia are the leading cause of death for seniors, responsible for one out of every three deaths. Today, the disease devastates the minds of people of all ages and creates substantial burdens for families and caregivers. By 2060, the number of patients affected is expected to doub le from 5 million to 10 million. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Medicines in Development Research and Development Alzheimer's Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Quality During Menopause Tied to Increased Inflammation Poor Sleep Quality During Menopause Tied to Increased Inflammation
Middle aged women who get poor quality sleep have elevated levels of inflammatory markers, suggesting their risk for heart disease and other illnesses may be increased, U.S. researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Workforce to Care Force: Who Cares?
This discussion paper acknowledges that the right workers are at the heart of delivering seamless services to those in need. It supports the notion of breaking down the barriers between NHS employees, local authorities, the private and voluntary sectors and those who care informally, or do so as family members. It outlines this model as an opportunity for the future, noting that a talented care workforce needs to be based on quality, reliability and affordability, especially in light of increasing pressures on health and social care now and in the coming years. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STUDY: Being lesbian, gay or bisexual makes you 36% less likely to be healthy; data show that LGBT followers have a disproportionately higher risk for cardiovascular disease
(Natural News) The findings of a new study on human health are sure to ruffle some feathers in the LGBT community, as they show that homosexuals, bisexuals, and transgenders are much more prone than straight people to develop health problems. A team of researchers from the Baptist Health South Florida Clinic in Miami looked at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart study finds that omega-3 intake cuts your overall risk of death by a THIRD
(Natural News) According to a heart study, the omega-3 index could be used as a biomarker for overall risk of death and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, found that the risk of death was reduced by about a third in people who had the highest omega-3 index, compared... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure diet: Add this popular herb to your meals to lower hypertension
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can be hard to detect, but left untreated more serious health problems can occur, such as heart attacks and strokes. Different foods an have a positive and negative effect on hypertension, for example adding coriander to your diet an help lower your reading. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer and heart drugs boost Novartis sales 
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Tip: Healthy Teeth May Signal Healthy Heart
-- Your teeth may be a good indicator of your heart health, the American Heart Association says. A recent clinical study focusing on tooth loss during midlife found that people who lost two or more teeth during the trial had a 23 percent increased... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Living With Cardiomyopathy
-- Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle that causes the heart to become enlarged, rigid or thicker. As the condition worsens, the heart becomes weaker and is less effective at pumping blood, the U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

As Younger Men's Smoking Rises, So Does Their Stroke Risk
Title: As Younger Men's Smoking Rises, So Does Their Stroke RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - April 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Living With Cardiomyopathy
Title: Health Tip: Living With CardiomyopathyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - April 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Healthy Teeth May Signal Healthy Heart
Title: Health Tip: Healthy Teeth May Signal Healthy HeartCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - April 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Does double reading improve breast cancer screening?
Conclusions?    1) My conclusion is that this proves that double reading adds nothing important to screening - particularly if women are getting yearly mammograms. This should be the stake in the heart of the double reading vampire. Given the criticism of mammography - that it doesn't save many, or any lives, this extra tenth of a percent of diagnosis is even more questionable. Nah, not just questionable, I'd say it is so low that there are probably, within error bars, no lives saved.    Do they say this. No: "Detecting these extra cancers may be associated with detecting important patho...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ways to stop heart palpitations
Heart palpitations can feel like a fluttering in the chest, a pounding heart, or a racing pulse. Smoking, exercise, and stress can cause them, but if palpitations are the result of an underlying condition, treatment will be necessary. Here, learn how to stop heart palpitations at home and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news