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Improving heart health could prevent frailty in old age
(University of Exeter) The largest study of its kind, led by the University of Exeter, found that even small reductions in risk factors helped to reduce frailty, as well as dementia, chronic pain, and other disabling conditions of old age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHA: How Much Fish You Should Eat To Reduce Heart Disease, Stroke Risk
This is a fishy recommendation from the AHA. And here's the type of fish that's better for your heart. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Mortality Rates Vary Among VA Hospitals (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Results point to care differences (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Kauai's first medical marijuana dispensary approved for sales
The Hawaii Department of Health gave the green light to Kauai ’s first medical marijuana dispensary to begin sales immidiately. The DOH said Green Aloha Ltd., dba Have a Heart, completed laboratory testing requirements and passed the final onsite inspection of its retail facility.  The dispensary, located at 4-1565​ ​Kuhio​ ​Highway in Kapaa, is t he sixth licensed medical cannabis dispensary in Hawaii to receive approval to begin sales of medical cannabis to registered patients and caregivers. “Having… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Kauai's first medical marijuana dispensary approved for sales
The Hawaii Department of Health gave the green light to Kauai ’s first medical marijuana dispensary to begin sales immidiately. The DOH said Green Aloha Ltd., dba Have a Heart, completed laboratory testing requirements and passed the final onsite inspection of its retail facility.  The dispensary, located at 4-1565​ ​Kuhio​ ​Highway in Kapaa, is t he sixth licensed medical cannabis dispensary in Hawaii to receive approval to begin sales of medical cannabis to registered patients and caregivers. “Having… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 19, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Needed heart attack care is faster when EMS can bypass local hospital
(Reuters Health) - Heart attack patients get faster life-saving treatment to restore blood flow if they live in states where ambulances are allowed to bypass local hospitals and rush to facilities with specialized cardiac care, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Predisposed to heart disease? Exercise is the best way to prevent cardiac problems
(Natural News) If your family has a history of heart disease, the best way to protect yourself from cardiac problems is to exercise, according to recent research. The study, which was published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, found that greater grip strength, more physical activity, and cardiorespiratory fitness reduced the risk of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Linda Hamilton, MDFrom the desk of Linda Hamilton:Want to help your family cut down on added sugars, then read on:AMERICANS consume more added sugars than any other society today, about 270 calories or 17 teaspoons of sugar daily, and do not do enough exercise to burn off those calories, resulting in weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancers.Added sugars are not naturally occurring but are added in food products and beverages such as soda, energy drinks, Sport drinks, cookies, candies, cakes, pastries and ice cream.A 20 ounce soda contains 14 tsp of sugar, and a 20 ounce Sport drink contains ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - May 18, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Source Type: news

InspireMD wins regulatory nod in Ecuador for CGuard, MGuard
InspireMD (NYSE:NSPR) said this week it won regulatory approval in Ecuador for its CGuard embolic prevention system and MGuard Prime devices. The approval comes shortly after the company inked an exclusive distribution agreement with Ecuadorian medical device distributor Cardiobene, Israel-based InspireMD said. Both companies have worked together to secure regulatory approvals in the country, InspireMD added. “We have been working with key opinion leaders as well as the top hospitals in the country in anticipation of these approvals in order to start selling the products. The clinical advantages for both of...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Catheters Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Vascular InspireMD Source Type: news

Why Data Interoperability Matters to Global Health
May 18, 2018The global digital health community has been talking about it for more than a decade. So where do things stand?Predictive analytics, rapid diagnostics, and portable, personal medical records promise a future where health systems are stronger and more efficient, and where anyone can live a longer, healthier, fuller life.But one of the prerequisites for this promised transformation is that health systems —whether they’re for diagnostics or patient records or lab results—are interoperable, meaning they can quickly and seamlessly exchange data using open standards.The greater the interoperability ...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Morehouse professor saw need for mental health ‘ambassador’
When Dr. Sarah Vinson first entered medical school she had her heart set on becoming a pediatrician. But as she became immersed in her studies and began to better understand mental illness, a career in psychiatry pulled at her. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tonya Layman Source Type: news

May 18, 2018 This Week in Cardiology May 18, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Device-related thrombosis with Watchman left atrial appendage closure, debulking atrial fibrillation after ablation, rivaroxaban for stroke prevention, alteplase, and Lp(a) are discussed this week.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Proportion of Drug - Intoxicated Organ Donors on the Rise in U.S.
No difference in survival between recipients of organs from drug - intoxicated donors, other donors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Higher Adiposity Increases Odds of Smoking
Findings for both increased risk of being a smoker and higher number of cigarettes smoked daily (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sibley pediatric heart center guides families in crisis
Sibley Heart Center Cardiology is known for providing life-saving surgeries for young patients with heart problems, but they are also experts at guiding parents through these difficult experiences. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Erin Moriarty Source Type: news

Risk After Afib Resolves; Vein Graft Failure; Lytics for Wake-Up Strokes
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Start Exercising to Cut Your Heart Failure Risk
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 -- Attention, middle-age couch potatoes: There's still time to lower your risk of heart failure, a condition affecting more than 5 million Americans. Getting the recommended 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Alendronate Reduces Cardiovascular Risk After Hip Fracture Alendronate Reduces Cardiovascular Risk After Hip Fracture
Alendronate, and likely other bisphosphonates, lower cardiovascular event rates in patients treated for osteoporosis following a hip fracture.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

PADIT: Aggressive Antibiotics Didn't Cut CIED Infection Risk PADIT: Aggressive Antibiotics Didn't Cut CIED Infection Risk
A trial assigned 28 centers to use standard prophylaxis or a longer-acting multidrug strategy at device implantations. Infections were strikingly low either way. Would that be seen outside of a trial?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AHA: Mother of Three Didn't Know What a Stroke Was --'Til She Had One
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- On the morning of Dec. 24, 2016, Maria Juarez awoke in her San Antonio home with a bad headache. She also noticed something wrong with her hearing -- she thought water from the previous night's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: The Link Between HIV and High Blood Pressure
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People with HIV are more likely than people without the virus to have high blood pressure, in part because of treatments and repercussions of the condition itself, a new review of research... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Increasing exercise over 6-year span protects the heart
In middle age, some people may be at risk of experiencing heart failure, a condition that often worsens in time. Can upping exercise levels prevent it? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Potential Major Problem With a Common Pacing Lead Potential Major Problem With a Common Pacing Lead
A poster presentation at HRS on lead failure with a popular St Jude Medical lead echoed a case familiar to John Mandrola, MD. He wasn't the only concerned EP calling for further investigation.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Strategies to Increase Filipino American Participation in Cardiovascular Health Promotion: A Systematic Review
The purpose of this systematic review was to assess what is known about increasing access to and participation in cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and control programs among Filipino Americans. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AF Ablation vs Drugs: Insights From CABANA Investigators AF Ablation vs Drugs: Insights From CABANA Investigators
John Mandrola interviews the investigators of the breakout trial from the Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions which compared catheter ablation versus drugs in patients with atrial fibrillation.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Interview Source Type: news

Ischemic Heart Disease, CHF Mortality Vary Across VA Systems
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 -- Risk-standardized mortality rates for ischemic heart disease (IHD) and chronic heart failure vary across Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs), according to a study published online May 16 in JAMA Cardiology. Peter W.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Blood pressure - what is a normal BP reading? How to lower your hypertension risk
BLOOD pressure measures how well your heart pumps blood around the body. But, what is a normal blood pressure reading, and how can you lower your risk of high blood pressure? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strategies to Increase Filipino American Participation in Cardiovascular Health Promotion: A Systematic Review
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

When Temperatures Fall, Heart Attack Risk May Rise
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 -- Colder weather may raise the risk for a heart attack, a preliminary study suggests. Researchers in Taiwan found that heart attack rates fluctuated seasonally, with more occurring in winter than summer. When the temperature... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can Lifestyle Changes Remove Plaques in Your Arteries?
Diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques and help to stabilize them so that you are less likely to have a heart attack. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Anxiety and Stress Diet and Nutrition Cholesterol Exercise Heart Smoking and Tobacco Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - 30p fruit could slash your heart disease risk
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, feeling dizzy, and difficulty breathing. Adding this cheap fruit to your diet could lower your risk of heart disease or myocardial infarction signs, a doctor has revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scans Can Tell How Long Ago a Stroke Occurred
Title: Scans Can Tell How Long Ago a Stroke OccurredCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - May 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

When Temperatures Fall, Heart Attack Risk May Rise
Title: When Temperatures Fall, Heart Attack Risk May RiseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - May 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Eat Fish Twice a Week to Ward Off Heart Disease, Experts Say
Title: Eat Fish Twice a Week to Ward Off Heart Disease, Experts SayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - May 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Circle Cardiovascular secures $16M in financing
Cardiac imaging software developer Circle Cardiovascular Imaging has secured...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Circle nets funding for GE venture Circle, GE ink global distribution agreement TeraRecon, Circle ink reseller deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

High risk heart patients should be warned when cold weather on way
Smartphone messages should be sent to high risk cardiovascular patients when adverse weather conditions are predicted, say researchers, who found heart attacks were more common during cold snaps. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

A 72-Year-Old Woman With Dyspnea: USMLE Question A 72-Year-Old Woman With Dyspnea: USMLE Question
A 72-year-old woman presents with fatigue and progressive dyspnea despite optimal medical treatment for heart failure. What is responsible?Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Researchers operate lab-grown heart cells by remote control
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and their collaborators have developed a technique that allows them to speed up or slow down human heart cells growing in a dish on command -- simply by shining a light on them and varying its intensity. The cells are grown on a material called graphene, which converts light into electricity, providing a more realistic environment than standard plastic or glass laboratory dishes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Dogs born in the summertime more likely to suffer heart disease
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Dogs born June through August are at higher risk of heart disease than those born other months, rising in July to 74 percent higher risk, according to a study published this week in Scientific Reports from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. A correlation to outdoor air pollution may be the culprit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Natural antioxidant bilirubin may improve cardiovascular health
(Emory Health Sciences) A recent analysis of health data from almost 100,000 veterans, both with and without HIV infection, found that within normal ranges, higher levels of bilirubin in the blood were associated with lower rates of heart failure, heart attack and stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Humira does not improve aortic vascular inflammation in psoriasis patients
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) An antibody used to treat the skin disease psoriasis and other chronic autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease has no effect on aortic inflammation -- a key marker of future risk of major cardiovascular events -- unlike other antibodies that target different aspects of the immune system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rutgers researchers create a 3D-printed smart gel that walks underwater, moves objects
(Rutgers University) Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that walks underwater and grabs objects and moves them. The watery creation could lead to soft robots that mimic sea animals like the octopus, which can walk underwater and bump into things without damaging them. It may also lead to artificial heart, stomach and other muscles, along with devices for diagnosing diseases, detecting and delivering drugs and performing underwater inspections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sepsis: the silent killer
Felicity Cottle discusses the impact of sepsis and what trusts can do to continue improving early recognition and treatment Related items fromOnMedica New drive to reduce sepsis deaths unveiled Treat sepsis with same urgency as suspected heart attacks, clinicians told Emergency sepsis care improving but treatment still not given fast enough Pneumonia or sepsis linked to increased risk of CVD New drive to fight ‘silent killer’ sepsis (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Eat Fish Twice a Week to Ward Off Heart Disease
The best choices are oily fish with large doses of omega-3 fatty acids. The options include salmon, albacore tuna, mackerel, lake trout, herring and sardines. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American Heart Association Venture Capital Fund Sparks Criticism
The American Heart Association announcement of a $30 million venture capital fund sparks criticism on Twitter and from the Cleveland Clinic's Steve Nissen. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Larry Husten, Contributor Tags: NYSE:PHG Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: Left Radial Access; Cheapest PAD Tx; Stents vs Royal Wedding
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Marked Differences Seen in IHD, HF Mortality Among VA Centers Marked Differences Seen in IHD, HF Mortality Among VA Centers
The variation in mortality was surprising but also highlights the narrow focus the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid has taken to overly weight 30-day rehospitalizations, an expert says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Acute Kidney Injury in Hospital Ups Risk of Later Heart Failure
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- Acute kidney injury (AKI) is independently associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular events, especially heart failure, after hospital discharge, according to a study published online May 17 in the Clinical Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA Backs Seafood for CVD Prevention
(MedPage Today) -- A serving or two a week recommended in new advisory (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Medical Devices
Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have long been heralded as the future of transformative technologies. From diagnostic and imaging technologies to therapeutic applications and robotics, the potential for machine learning and AI technologies reaches almost every corner of the medtech world. So, what does that mean for the development and application of next-gen medical devices? Dave Saunders is the chief technology officer of Galen Robotics, an emerging surgical robotics company that specializes in a new line of robotic technologies that provide a cooperatively controlled surgical platform. The company aims...
Source: MDDI - May 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Software Digital Health Source Type: news