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Hope and Hazards for Patients After Fontan Procedure Hope and Hazards for Patients After Fontan Procedure
Drs Egbe and Said join Dr Melissa Lyle to discuss the progress and challenges in managing patients who have undergone Fontan palliation.Mayo Clinic (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Roundtable Source Type: news

Morning Break: Ebola Legacy; Death Thoughts; Obamacare Fix Gains Sponsors
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 20, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Prosecutors seek pharmacist's conviction over U.S. meningitis outbreak
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Friday told jurors that a Massachusetts pharmacist, charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak, acted with a "depraved heart" while knowingly producing non-sterile drugs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yoga plus Aerobics Doubles Heart Benefits
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 -- A combination of yoga and aerobic exercise may benefit people with heart disease, according to a new study. " Combined Indian yoga and aerobic exercise reduce mental, physical and vascular stress and can lead to decreased... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Claret Medical raises $21m
Claret Medical has raised $21.2 million in a new round of equity financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. The Santa Rosa, Calif.-based company is not seeking to raise any more funds in the round and has not yet stated how it plans to spend the funds it raised. Money in the round came from 35 anonymous investors, according to the SEC filing, with the 1st sale noted on June 22. Earlier this week, Claret Medical released results from a study of its Sentinel cerebral protection system, touting reduced early occurrence of stroke associated with transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures and lowered mortali...
Source: Mass Device - October 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Claret Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Africa:Sudden Loss of Advocacy & Midwifery Head Felicity Ukoko Mourned by Wellbeing Founder Toyin Saraki
[Wellbeing Foundation] Lagos -With a heavy heart and a deep sense of loss, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) regrets to announce the sudden loss of our colleague and friend Mrs. Felicity Aliana? Ukoko (nee Mapuvire). Who passed away on Sunday the 15th of October 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Havanese is best dog for reducing stress
A study conducted by the the Kennel Club in London found that the Havanese produced the best calming effect. Researchers measured participants' heart rates and blood pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trainer reveals the exercise Victoria Secrets models do
Victoria's Secret models have some of the most envied figures in the world. Trainer Michael Blauner reveals the type of cardio that keeps them in shape.Surprisingly, it's not HIIT. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pollution Tied to 9 Million Deaths Worldwide in 2015
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 -- Pollution led to more than 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015, or 1 in 6 deaths that year, a new report reveals. Air pollution, the worst culprit, was linked to 6.5 million heart- and lung-related deaths, The Lancet... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya:At Least 8 Women Die Daily From Cervical Cancer
[Capital FM] Nairobi -According to Ministry of Health, between seven to eight women die every day as a result of cervical cancer and it's the third leading cause of deaths in the country after infectious and cardiovascular diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Inclusive Family Planning and Good Governance
[Guardian] It is heart-warming to note that Nigerian women are beginning to embrace family planning, a key component of maternal and reproductive health that Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) programme has to be serious about this time. The MDGs programme failed the nation on this score despite a significant funding model the Paris Club debt relief negotiators obtained for the UN development goals including maternal health improvement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Govts Commit to Reduce Deaths From Non-Communicable Diseases
[The Herald] Heads of State and Government and ministers from around the world today committed to new and bold action to reduce suffering and death from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), primarily heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes, the world's leading killers. Governments endorsed the Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030 on NCDs as a Sustainable Development Priority at the opening of the three-day Global Conference on Non-communicable Diseases in Montevideo, hosted by WHO and the Presidency of Uruguay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to live longer - THIS supplement for under £5 protects from heart attacks and strokes 
MAGNESIUM supplements can help you sleep better, improve eczema, and even protect you from heart attacks and strokes. This is how much of the mineral you need to be in optimum health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Too Much Exercise Be Bad for Men's Hearts?
Title: Could Too Much Exercise Be Bad for Men's Hearts?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General)
Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General - October 20, 2017 Category: Podiatry Source Type: news

Could too much exercise be bad for men's hearts?
White men who exercise more than seven hours a week have an 86 percent higher risk of developing plaque build-up in their arteries, a new study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Manchester puts general practice at the heart of devolution plans
The creation of GP hubs forms a key part of the bold plan to enable greater local control of spending and decision-making for health and social care in Manchester. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: Docs at Risk from Lab Radiation; Persistent Angina Post-PCI
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Canadian Experience Backs Multiple Arterial Grafting Canadian Experience Backs Multiple Arterial Grafting
The study confirms a known survival advantage but also shows no increase in 30-day adverse events including sternal reconstruction, an oft-cited risk of the strategy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Walking just 2 hours a week could prolong your life
Just two hours of walking a week could add years to your life. A new study of older adults revealed people who walk six hours or more a week have lower risk of dying from respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Stress Bad For Gut, Walking Can Help You Live Longer
BOSTON (CBS) – There’s growing evidence that your gut health is closely tied to your overall health. In fact, bacteria and other organisms that live in your gut may affect your weight, your immune system, even your risk of disease. Now a new study finds that stress can be as bad for your gut as junk food. Researchers found that mice who were exposed to stress had gut bacteria that resembled those of mice fed a high-fat diet, but only in female mice. We all get stressed from time to time, some more than others, and this is more evidence that stress doesn’t just affect our psychological health, but that it ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Walking Source Type: news

The 11 most innovative medical devices of 2017
The nominees for the best medical technology of 2017 were recently announced for the 11th Annual Prix Galien USA Awards. The Galien Foundation, the host of the awards, hands out the the Prix Galien Award annually to examples of outstanding biomedical and technology product achievement designed to improve human condition. Before candidates can qualify for the award, their products need to have been FDA approved for market within the last five years, and they have to show major potential to impact healthcare. This year’s winners will be announced at the Prix Galien USA Awards ceremony on Oct. 26 at the American Hi...
Source: Mass Device - October 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blood Management Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Catheters Diagnostics Hospital Care Imaging Mammography Neurological Patient Monitoring Surgical Wound Care Abbott Allergan Biosense Webster Boston MedTech Advisors Boston Sc Source Type: news

AHA Council on Hypertension - AHA Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease - American Society of Hypertension Joint Scientific Sessions 2017 AHA Council on Hypertension - AHA Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease - American Society of Hypertension Joint Scientific Sessions 2017
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AHA/ASH 2017theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

CardioBrief: Imaging Offers Insight Into Inflammation in CV Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Preliminary evidence that colchicine may reduce coronary plaque (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 19, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Weight Loss in Italy?
One of the women I work with wanted to know about the new diet drug called Belviq. The FDA is always approving a new “miracle” weight-loss pill, only to recall it a few years later. To date, at least 34 diet drugs have been taken off the market. Diet pills cause all kinds of problems — heart attack, stroke and psychiatric disorders. And Belviq isn’t any different. Some of its side effects include suicidal thoughts, a racing heartbeat, hallucinations and more… The European Union banned Belviq. The reason? It causes cancer in animals.  And here’s the real irony… Clinical tri...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Could Too Much Exercise Be Bad for Men's Hearts?
Maybe, but only for white men, study suggests (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BMI: Tom Brady is obese?
Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement of your body fat percentage. And based on the results, you are labeled normal, overweight or obese.   But BMI can give you some crazy results. Using this measurement, I’m considered obese. And so is NFL superstar Tom Brady. You see, BMI only compares your height against your weight. It doesn’t distinguish between fat and muscle. But here’s the thing… Muscle is much denser than fat. So if you have a lot of muscle, you can have a high BMI but still be lean. There’s a much more reliable test to measure your body’s composition of fat and mu...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Cholesterol Vaccine?
I saw this headline not long ago and it made my jaw drop. “Daily statin use to lower cholesterol may soon be a thing of the past.” I thought maybe — finally — the war on cholesterol was coming to an end. It wasn’t. Instead, it turns out Big Pharma is doubling down on cholesterol drugs. They’ve found a new multi-billion dollar scam. Let me explain… Statins have been blockbusters for the drug companies. Worldwide sales hit $34 billion in one year. But most of these drugs have come to the end of their patents. Profits are starting to dip. Big Pharma needs another patent to replace...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Fake high blood pressure news
Mainstream doctors are quick to prescribe drugs to bring high blood pressure down.  They may put you on one, two or even three of Big Pharma’s drugs. They include diuretics, beta-blockers, and calcium channel blockers.   These drugs have serious side effects. I’m talking about things like edema, dizziness, nose bleeds, rash and hearing loss. They can lead to cardiac failure, heart attack, depression, colitis, and arthritis pain.  It’s bad enough risking those side effects if you have to. But your doctor may be giving you these pills for NO good reason. You mi...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

IAC launches new cardiovascular accreditation program
The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) has released a new accreditation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IAC announces 2017 research award program IAC debuts imaging quality self-assessment software IAC appoints new CEO IAC launches cardiac EP accreditation IAC calls for annual research award proposals (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Report: Quebec radiologists bill needlessly for angiograms
Quebec radiologists have been billing the provincial health insurance agency...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiation alarm Bleeper Sv reduces dose to cardiac cath staff Pediatric CT techniques scan hearts in a fraction of the dose Enhanced reference standard boosts CTA accuracy Pending Medicare decision roils cardiac CTA Image postprocessing boosts performance of multidetector CT coronary angiography (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI Findings Prognostic for Long - Term Recovery in Cardiac Arrest
Cerebral functional network connectivity shows potential in anoxic - ischemic encephalopathy (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Texas woman literally had a broken heart when her dog died
Joanie Simpson, 62, of Texas, lost her Yorkshire terrier in May 2016. The devastation she experienced as a result nearly killed her. Pictured is a scan of Simpson's broken heart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This surgical glue seals wounds in 60 seconds
[Image from University of Sydney]A potentially life-saving surgical glue that is highly elastic and adhesive can quickly seal wounds in seconds without the need for common staples or sutures. The surgical glue, called MeTro, is a development from biomedical engineers at the University of Sydney and biomedical engineers from Harvard University. MeTro has a high elasticity that can seal wounds in body tissues that need to expand and contract continuously, like the lungs, heart and arteries. Wounds on these types of tissues are prone to re-opening after sealing with staples and sutures. Get the full story on our sister site, ...
Source: Mass Device - October 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Research & Development Surgical Wound Care Harvard University MedTech surgical glue surgical wounds sutures University of Sydney Source Type: news

Yoga and jogging could HALVE risk of heart disease
Researchers from HG SMS Hospital in Jaipur, India studied how the combination of yoga and aerobic exercise can impact the heart. They found it improves life expectancy in adults. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Too Much Exercise Be Bad for Men's Hearts?
Maybe, but only for white men, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Exercise and Physical Fitness, How to Prevent Heart Disease, Men's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trainer reveals exercise Victoria Secrets models do
Victoria's Secret models have some of the most envied figures in the world. Trainer Michael Blauner reveals the type of cardio that keeps them in shape.Surprisingly, it's not HIIT. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman literally suffered a broken heart when her dog died
Joanie Simpson, 62, of Texas, lost her Yorkshire terrier in May 2016. The devastation she experienced as a result nearly killed her. Pictured is a scan of Simpson's broken heart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are your medications affecting your memory?
Many of today’s most popular drugs can make you forgetful. They inhibit your brain’s chemical messengers. And this blocks your concentration, memory and ability to focus. More specifically, these drugs block the activity of a neurotransmitter in your brain called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is directly involved in learning and memory. And blocking it is a risky business… I’ve seen confusion, memory loss, and declining mental skills in patients who take these drugs. New research confirms what I see in my own practice. One recent study found that people taking these kinds of drugs had shrunken ar...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

WhatsApp streamlines heart attack care in Argentina
Argentinian ambulance doctors are using WhatsApp to fasttrack their patients ’ care. Study data presented at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology’s 2017 conference suggests that using the free messaging app to send diagnostic electrocardiograms (ECGs) directly to a hospital’s catheterization lab allowed heart attack patients to bypass the emergency department and reduc e mortality. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Bacteria and your broken heart
In your screening for heart disease, I bet your doctor will never think to check your gut. And that may well be where your heart problems start. Let me explain… Your gut plays a critical role in your overall health. It’s a major part of your body’s ecosystem. It’s home to trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi. They make up your “microbiome.” Doctors are beginning to pay attention when it comes to these bacteria. But they’re still missing the big picture. This microcosm affects just about every organ and body system. Some of these gut bugs cause disease and infection. Others b...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Heart Health Source Type: news

Even a Little Walking Can Lengthen Your Life
Less than the recommended 150 minutes a week still seemed to help, study found (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Oncology, Pulmonology, Sports Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Heart disease symptoms: Unlikely workout significantly REDUCES blood pressure
HEART disease is one of the UK ’s leading killers, but doing yoga could help ward off symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walking just two hours a week could prolong your life
Just two hours of walking a week could add years to your life. A new study of older adults revealed people who walk six hours or more a week have lower risk of dying from respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Too Much Exercise Be Bad for Men's Hearts?
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- When it comes to exercise, can you get too much of a good thing? Possibly, suggests a new study that found white men who exercise more than seven hours a week have an 86 percent higher risk of developing plaque build-up... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Should We All Be Taking Statins?
New guidelines from the USPSTF let you figure out for yourself whether you should be on statins. The latest research suggests that more people might benefit, even those with no history of heart disease. Caution is recommended, though. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Watch: Dr. Pirooz Eghtesady details his family ’s move to the U.S. from Iran (Video)
He currently serves as St. Louis Children ’s Hospital’s chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and co-director of its heart center. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veneta Rizvic Source Type: news

Androgen deprivation therapy linked to cardiovascular risk
A new study in theBritish Journal of Cancerssuggests reports that the therapeutic strategy, commonly used to treat prostate cancer, may result in an increase of cardiovascular disease.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Intermittent fasting may help prevent diabetes and obesity
Intermittent fasting helps prevent diabetes, obesity and reduces cardiovascular risk, by stimulating metabolism to generate heat, says study inCell Metabolism.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt in Drive to Contain NCDs
[The Herald] Government is making efforts to establish an Inter-Ministerial Task Force on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) because such diseases need a multi-sectoral response, President Mugabe has said. NCDs are chronic diseases that cannot be passed from person-to-person and include cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to live longer: THIS supplement for under £5 protects from heart attacks and strokes 
MAGNESIUM supplements can help you sleep better, improve eczema, and even protect you from heart attacks and strokes. This is how much of the mineral you need to be in optimum health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news