CPAP Lowered Heart Rate in Prediabetics with Sleep Apnea
(MedPage Today) -- Magnitude of reductions in comparable to beta-blockers, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

NIH Halts Large Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction (CIRT) Trial
The NHLBI has put an early stop to the large Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction (CIRT) Trial. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Larry Husten, Contributor Source Type: news

Hypogonadal Men See Better Heart Health on Testosterone Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer deaths due to MACE seen over 10 years versus controls (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Can Your Diet Reduce the Effects of Air Pollution? Here ’s What a New Study Says
A new study suggests that following a Mediterranean diet — an eating pattern high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, olive oils, fish and poultry — may protect people from some of the health effects of air pollution. Researchers at NYU School of Medicine, which looked at data collected from nearly 550,000 people with an average age of 62 from around the United States for more than 17 years, grouped people based on how closely their eating mirrored the Mediterranean diet and linked them to estimates of their long term exposure to air pollution, including particulate matter (PM2.5), nitrous oxide (NO2)...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Pollution Source Type: news

Resynchronization Pacing May Work Well in Non-LBBB: ENHANCE CRT Resynchronization Pacing May Work Well in Non-LBBB: ENHANCE CRT
Time to broaden CRT use? Cardiac resynchronization worked in patients with heart failure without left bundle-branch block. But mapping-guided lead placement, the study's real focus, didn't seem to help.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AHA, Philips, UPMC launch $30M venture fund for cardiovascular innovation
The American Heart Association, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and healthcare tech company Royal Philips have partnered to finance a new $30 million venture fund, according to a statement. Called Cardeation Capital, the fund will be managed by Aphelion Capital, a healthcare and medical tech VC firm, and focused on promoting innovative technologies targeting heart disease and stroke care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

This Amount of Exercise Keeps Your Heart Young
New research suggests that in order to keep your heart in the best shape, you should try to exercise for at least 30 minutes four to five times per week. It’s well established that weekly exercise is important, and current government recommendations advise people to exercise for 150 minutes every week. But for people specifically interested in making sure their hearts are healthy, there’s been some debate over how much exercise is necessary. As people age, their arteries, which are critical for transporting blood in and out of the heart, are at risk for stiffening and causing disease. Though the researchers of ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

Here ’s How Often You Should Exercise to Keep Your Heart Young
New research suggests that in order to keep your heart in the best shape, you should try to exercise for at least 30 minutes four to five times per week. It’s well established that weekly exercise is important, and current government recommendations advise people to exercise for 150 minutes every week. But for people specifically interested in making sure their hearts are healthy, there’s been some debate over how much exercise is necessary. As people age, their arteries, which are critical for transporting blood in and out of the heart, are at risk for stiffening and causing disease. Though the researchers of ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

What Is the Role of Ablation for AF in a Post-CABANA World? What Is the Role of Ablation for AF in a Post-CABANA World?
Electrophysiologists John Mandrola and Dhiraj Gupta discuss the CABANA trial results and what they mean for catheter ablation of patients with atrial fibrillation.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Lower Vitamin D levels Linked to More Belly Fat
Low vitamin D levels have been linked to poor bone health, as well as increased risk for respiratory infection, autoimmune disorders and heart disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: Six lifestyle factors that can lead to life-threatening condition
HEART attack symptoms can be life-threatening, so it ’s important to recognise all the signs so you can receive immediate medical attention. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of heart attacks, and there are six lifestyle factors that can put you at risk of the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-Eluting Balloons Come Up Short for In-Stent Restenosis
(MedPage Today) -- Reasons unclear, although some observers argue there is room to'optimize'procedures (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

NaviGate touts “ excellent ” valvular function at 1 year with Gate tricuspid valve
NaviGate Cardiac Structures Inc today touted that the first patient to receive its Gate tricuspid valved stent through a transjugular access procedure under compassionate use protocols has reached one year post-procedure and still maintains excellent valvular function. The procedure was performed last April at the Cleveland Clinic, the Lake Forest, Calif.-based company said. At one year, the patients’ bioprosthesis is demonstrating “excellent leaflet mobility and valve function,” NaviGate said. A total of 16 patients have been treated with the valve for severe tricuspid regurgitation, the company sai...
Source: Mass Device - May 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Replacement Heart Valves NaviGate Cardiac Structures Inc Source Type: news

Digital Coaching Useful in T2D Management
(MedPage Today) -- Patients saw reductions in weight, HbA1c (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Depression - Heart Rate Variability Link Is Bidirectional
Study performed in twin pairs found associations between HRV, Beck Depression Inventory score (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Fitness to drive with cardiovascular diseases : current guidelines of the German Federal Highway Research Institute - Jung W, Hajredini B, Zvereva V.
The general rules for participation in road traffic are specified in the German Driving License Regulations (FeV). The assessment of fitness to drive motor vehicles is, in addition to Annex  4 of the FeV, governed by the guidelines of the German Federal Hi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The causality nexus between the tako-tsubo syndrome and an assault: a forensic case report - Zribi M, Manoubi SA, Karray N, Charfeddine S, Benamar W, Hammami Z, Kammoun S, Maatoug S.
"Tako-tsubo" cardiomyopathy, also known as "broken heart syndrome," is one of the rarest types of stress-induced cardiomyopathy. It frequently mimics acute coronary syndrome, characterized by transient left ventricular dysfunction, electrocardiographic cha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Heart Tx Investigation; Venture Capital; Stent Retrievers; CRT Survival
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - May 21, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

AHA: Making America's Doctors Look More Like America
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- When Dr. Luis Castellanos was a resident at UC San Diego School of Medicine, he noticed there weren't many Spanish-speaking physicians on staff, even though Latinos comprise about a third of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High blood pressure: What is a normal reading? This number could increase risk of symptoms
HIGH blood pressure symptoms are not usually noticeable, but if the condition is left untreated it can put you at risk of serious problems such as hearts attacks and strokes. Regularly measuring it can help, but what is considered a normal reading? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do You Know the Best Way to Take At-Home BP?
(MedPage Today) -- Anthony Pearson, MD, wonders why patients shouldn't cross their legs (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Philips, AHA, UPMC launch $30m heart-focused venture fund
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said late last week it is joining with the American Heart Association and UPMC to launch a $30 million heart-focused collaborative venture capital fund. The newly formed Cardeation Capital fund will support innovation in products for treating heart disease and stroke care. The fund will be managed by Aphelion Capital, with each major player contributing $10 million, Amsterdam-based Philips said. Cardeation Capital will look to invest in companies trying to treat cardiovascular diseases and stroke and their risk factors, including diabetes, according to Philips. “At Philips our goal is to...
Source: Mass Device - May 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Wall Street Beat American Heart Assn. royalphilips UPMC Source Type: news

Downward Trend of PCI Patients Sticking to Antiplatelet Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Cost of newer P2Y12 inhibitors may be a factor (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: This 'natural antioxidant' may protect heart health
Bilirubin, a byproduct of red blood cell breakdown, may speak to cardiovascular health, researchers argue. Further studies should investigate mechanisms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Cerenovus Receives FDA Nod for EMBOTRAP II
Johnson & Johnson’s Cerenovus unit has received an FDA nod to market the EMBOTRAP II Revascularization Device. The device is a next generation stent retriever used to capture and remove life-threatening blood clots from the brain following an ischemic stroke. The EMBOTRAP II Device is designed to rapidly restore blood flow by gripping and retrieving clots within the neurovasculature, with minimal compression, protecting against further complications. The device is indicated for use within eight hours of stroke symptom onset. In the ARISE II study, which was submitted as part of the 510(k) application to FDA, neur...
Source: MDDI - May 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Nox Medical touts win in ongoing patent spat with Natus Medical
Nox Medical today touted a win in an ongoing patent spat with Natus Medical (Nasdaq: BABY) over patents related to biometric connectors. The Iceland-based company said that a jury in the US District Court for the District of Delaware upheld the validity of Nox’s patent for biometric connectors it uses on its disposable RIP belts. The jury also awarded the company damages for infringement from Natus after finding that Natus willfully infringed upon one of Nox’s patents. Nox touted the win as the third against Natus in relation to the RIP belt biometric connectors, and said that it will “cont...
Source: Mass Device - May 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Patent Infringement Natus Medical Inc. noxmedical Source Type: news

Patients with acute kidney injury ‘at increased risk of heart failure’
Patients with acute kidney injury face a significantly greater risk of heart failure during their first year after leaving hospital, according to US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Lifelong Exercise Can Guard Heart Health
Those who had exercised two to three times a week for at least a half-hour a day for many years had more "youthful" -- that is, less stiff -- middle-sized arteries, the researchers found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can the Mediterranean Diet Protect Against Smog-Related Deaths?
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- The Mediterranean diet has long been lauded as a heart-healthy eating plan that can add years to your life. Now, a new study suggests the diet could help protect against the harmful effects of air pollution and reduce the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lifelong Exercise Can Guard Heart Health
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - May 21, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Reproductive Medicine, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Improving cardiovascular health could 'prevent frailty in old age'
Older people with very low cardiovascular disease risks also have very little frailty, according to UK researchers, who say it raises the possibility that frailty could be prevented. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Unnecessary And Accidental Use Of ADHD Drugs Increases Over 60%, Study Suggests
(CNN) — Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% in US children and adolescents, according to a new study. The study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, looked at all calls to US poison control centers for unintentional or intentional exposure to ADHD medications between 2000 and 2014 among children and adolescents. The researchers found that the number of calls increased from 7,018 in 2000 to 11,486 in 2014 — a 64% increase. According to the study’s authors, “exposure” refers to the unnecessary ingestion, inh...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health ADHD Local TV Source Type: news

Sammi Gallier who clinically died twice becomes a bodybuilder
Samantha Gallier,  27, from the Isle of Wight, has congenital disease and was born with three holes in her heart. Competing as a bodybuilder carries huge risks if she pushes herself too far. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French surgeon rebuilds windpipes ravaged by cancer by using donor hearts
Professor Emmanuel Martinod, who works at Avicenne Hospital near Paris, uses aortas from donors to replace damaged sections of patients' tracheas, allowing them to breathe normally. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Major advance' sees a French surgeon rebuild windpipes ravaged by cancer by using donor HEARTS
Professor Emmanuel Martinod, who works at Avicenne Hospital near Paris, uses aortas from donors to replace damaged sections of patients' tracheas, allowing them to breathe normally. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Starting Exercise Even in Older Age Cuts Heart Failure Risk
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- Increasing patients'physical activity is an effective strategy to lower future risk of heart failure, according to a study published in the May issue of Circulation. Roberta Florido, M.D., from Johns Hopkins University in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Depression-Heart Rate Variability Link Is Bidirectional
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- There is a bidirectional association between depression and heart rate variability (HRV), according to a study published online May 16 in JAMA Psychiatry. Minxuan Huang, Sc.M., from the Emory University Rollins School of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exercising for two hours per week can slow ageing of the heart
Researchers at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine in Dallas, Texas, found that people in their 60s who had consistently exercised throughout their life had healthier arteries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agricultural Trade Liberalization Undermined Food Security
Africa has been transformed from a net food exporter into a net food importer, while realizing only a small fraction of its vast agricultural potential. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR AND SYDNEY, May 21 2018 (IPS)Agriculture is critical for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) notes, ‘From ending poverty and hunger to responding to climate change and sustaining our natural resources, food and agriculture lies at the heart of the 2030 Agenda.’ For many, the answer to poverty and hunger is to accelerate e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Global Governance Headlines Health Inequity Labour Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade Source Type: news

Exercising for two hours per week can slow ageing of the heart and reduce the risk of deadly disease
Researchers at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine in Dallas, Texas, found that people in their 60s who had consistently exercised throughout their life had healthier arteries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman who clinically died TWICE defies doctors to become a professional bodybuilder
Samantha Gallier,  27, from the Isle of Wight, has congenital disease and was born with three holes in her heart. Competing as a bodybuilder carries huge risks if she pushes herself too far. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifelong Exercise Can Guard Heart Health
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- Exercising may keep you young at heart. Researchers found that people who make regular exercise a lifelong habit appear to slow the aging of their heart and blood vessels. The finding stems from a comparison of exercise... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The New Health Care: What Barbershops Can Teach About Delivering Health Care
One reason that an experiment to reduce high blood pressure in a high-risk population succeeded is that it adapted its approach to encourage trust. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Medicine and Health Health Insurance and Managed Care Barbers and Barbering Heart Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Obesity Source Type: news

Improving heart health could prevent frailty in old age
New research, funded by the MRC, found that older people with very low heart disease risks also have very little frailty, raising the possibility that frailty could be prevented. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - May 21, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Start Exercising to Cut Your Heart Failure Risk
Title: Start Exercising to Cut Your Heart Failure RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - May 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Lifelong Exercise Can Guard Heart Health
Title: Lifelong Exercise Can Guard Heart HealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - May 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AI may help overcome barriers to medical 3D printing
How can artificial intelligence (AI) help ameliorate the high cost and long...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study: 3D-printed mandibles may reduce OR time 3DHeals: Emerging technologies complement 3D printing Aether combines AI with 3D printing software Flexible 3D-printed heart replicates size, texture SIR: 3D printing aids US-guided procedure simulation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New mental health care model creates a team to support both the patient ’s mind and body
Chronic conditions – such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease – take an enormous physical toll on Americans every year. They also take a significant economic toll on individudals and employers alike, through missed work days, lost productivity, and higher health care costs and premiums. In fact, according to the Milken Institute, the annual economic impact of chronic disease in the U.S. is $1.3 trillion, with lost productivity accounting for the vast majority of that cost ($1.1 trillion).… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Cigna Source Type: news

New mental health care model creates a team to support both the patient ’s mind and body
Chronic conditions – such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease – take an enormous physical toll on Americans every year. They also take a significant economic toll on individudals and employers alike, through missed work days, lost productivity, and higher health care costs and premiums. In fact, according to the Milken Institute, the annual economic impact of chronic disease in the U.S. is $1.3 trillion, with lost productivity accounting for the vast majority of that cost ($1.1 trillion).… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cigna Source Type: news

Injection Testosterone and Adverse Cardiovascular Events Injection Testosterone and Adverse Cardiovascular Events
Is injection testosterone associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular events compared with other dosage forms?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news