Women's fertility may be related to heart disease risk factors
(Reuters Health) - Young women with unhealthy levels of fats in their blood may have higher odds of having just one child, or no children at all, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Heart patients with other illnesses in danger says British Heart Foundation
More needs to be done to cater for two million heart disease patients who also suffer from other conditions, a leading charity has said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stem cells breakthrough that could help thousands of heart patients  
After being fitted with a pacemaker for heart failure, Pat Wilkinson, from Gloucester, was not expected to live for long. But now, thanks to a brand new treatment, she has a fresh lease of life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Women At Higher Risk of Dying From Heart Failure Than Men
BOSTON (CBS) – While most people still associate heart disease with men, it is still the number one killer of American women, as well as men. Now a new study out of the University of Ottawa finds women are at greater risk of dying from heart failure than men. In people with heart failure, the heart does not pump blood as effectively as it should which can lead to shortness of breath and fatigue. It can be deadly. In fact, researchers looked at 90,000 heart patients over five years and found that women are dying from heart failure at higher rates than men. They also found that while hospitalizations for heart failure ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Heart Failure Local TV university of ottawa Source Type: news

CV Risk in RA: Questions Remain
(MedPage Today) -- TARGET study should fill in the clinical gaps (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Deaths from cardiovascular disease rising in India, study finds
Previously unstudied nationally, cardiac mortality is on the rise in India, especially in rural areas and young adults (Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - July 16, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Working Yourself to Death: Long Hours Bring Risks
Putting in long hours at the office could make you more likely to get diabetes, heart disease and psychiatric disorders, research suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA recalls heart drug due to contaminant linked to cancer
The FDA has issued a voluntary recall of a commonly used heart medicine due to the presence of an impurity linked to cancer. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Google executive Heidi Dohse on becoming a heart patient
For more than 30 years, Google (NSDQ:GOOG) executive Heidi Dohse has been fully dependent on pacemakers to help power her heart. But that hasn’t stopped her from becoming a competitive cyclist, competing in events around the world. At DeviceTalks Minnesota, Dohse spoke with Randall Shiestl, VP of R&D at Boston Scientific‘s (NYSE:BSX) global technology unit, about her journey through the healthcare system and into the world of medical technology after she was diagnosed with a rare arrhythmia in 1983. Now on her seventh pacemaker, Dohse shared her story of learning to trust the medical devices that keep ...
Source: Mass Device - July 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiac Implants Boston Scientific Google Inc. Source Type: news

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Negligence Suit Against Abbott/St. Jude
There's never really a good place to have a medical emergency, but sitting on an airplane is certainly far from ideal, as Kristen Bull knows all too well.  Bull was on an airplane on the tarmac at a South Carolina airport in October 2015 when her implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) malfunctioned and fired six times. She was taken to the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, however, the hospital was not equipped to deactivate the device, which was manufactured by St. Jude Medical and used the company's Riata ST lead. A St. Jude representative came to the hospital the next morning to deactivate Bull's ICD, ...
Source: MDDI - July 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

3D color X-rays could help diagnose cancer, heart disease and more
Image courtesy of MARS Bioimaging New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, color X-ray on a human, using technology that could improve medical diagnostics in oncology, cardiology, neurology and orthopedics. Based on traditional black-and-white X-ray technology, the scanner incorporates the Medipix3RX detector chip, a particle-tracking technology developed for the CERN Large Hadron Collider. It was developed by the Medipix3 Collaboration, which comprises CERN in Geneva and 18 research institutions worldwide. The scanner records the energy of each photon as it collides with pixels while the shutter...
Source: Mass Device - July 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiovascular Diagnostics Imaging Neurological Orthopedics Research & Development CERN MARS Bioimaging Source Type: news

Early Strokes Less Common in Multivessel, LM Disease With Stents
(MedPage Today) -- 30-day advantage over CABG was mainly driven by diabetes subgroup (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: How much alcohol is safe if you have an elevated reading?
HIGH blood pressure symptoms aren ’t always noticeable and many people with the condition won’t realise they’ve got it. But if it’s left ignored, it can lead to more serious health problems, such as cardiovascular disease. Alcohol can have a detrimental effect on a person’s blood pressure, so how much alcohol is safe if yo u have an elevated reading? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eat this many cherry tomatoes a day to increase your life expectancy
HOW TO live longer: Some simple lifestyle changes can increase your odds of a longer and more satisfying lifespan - one of these being watching what foods you include in your diet. One food recommended by experts to eat on a daily basis, proven to improve heart health and fight cancer, is cherry tomatoes. But how many do you need to eat? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High HbA1c in Type 1 Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Defects in Baby High HbA1c in Type 1 Diabetes Ups Risk of Heart Defects in Baby
Among liveborn infants of mothers with type 1 diabetes, increasingly worse glycemic control in the periconceptional period was associated with progressively increased risk of major cardiac defects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

eCare Plan Set to Improve Doctor/Pharmacist Relationship
Plan will allow pharmacist documentation to be available via EHRs, easing transfer of information (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pha Source Type: news

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors
Physicians reporting errors were more likely to also report burnout, fatigue, recent suicidal ideation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Valsartan Recall; Wearable Salt Tracker; Killer Plastic Surgery Clots
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

' Really Good' New Guidelines for T2 Diabetes'Really Good' New Guidelines for T2 Diabetes
Dr Anne Peters applauds the latest changes to guidelines that put cardiovascular risk at the forefront of type 2 diabetes management.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Abbott ’ s St. Jude Medical must face negligence suit over Riata leads
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) subsidiary St. Jude Medical must face a negligence lawsuit brought over its recalled Riata defibrillator leads after a federal judge ruled that the case is not rpeempted by fedral rules. Plaintiff Kristen Bull was implanted with a St. Jude implantable cardioverter defibrillator using Riata leads in November 2010, just a month before the company pulled the silicone-coated wires after finding that some of the internal conductors had worn through their insulation. In November 2011 the company warned that the Riata leads appeared to fail more frequently than previously reported, leadi...
Source: Mass Device - July 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Legal News Product Liability Abbott Cardiac Rhythm Management stjudemedical Source Type: news

FDA recalls heart failure, blood pressure drugs due to cancerous contaminant
The FDA announced last week a voluntary recall of several high blood pressure and heart failure medications containing valsartan due to a cancerous impurity. Some valsartan drugs were found to contain N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a compound that is classified as a probable human carcinogen. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA recalls heart failure, blood pressure drugs due to cancerous contaminant appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - July 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Recalls Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Teva Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Blog: Thank you school support staff – without you schools couldn ’t function
By now, school support staff across our union will either have left their schools for the summer, or be getting ready to do so as the long school year comes to a close. Working in schools can be hugely rewarding – but it’s also incredibly hard work and doesn’t always come with the support and thanks that such vital work deserves. Teachers undoubtedly do great work in our schools, but they aren’t the only educators. Teaching Assistants play a vital role in the modern classroom, building a learning environment that supports all children and helping everyone to reach their potential. Caretakers, clean...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News school school support staff Source Type: news

New Cochrane health evidence challenges belief that omega 3 supplements reduce risk of heart disease, stroke or death
New evidence published today shows there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke or death.Omega 3 is a type of fat. Small amounts of omega 3 fats are essential for good health, and they can be found in the food that we eat. The main types of omega 3 fatty acids are; alpha ­linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).  ALA is normally found in fats from plant foods, such as nuts and seeds (walnuts and rapeseed are rich sources). EPA and DHA, collectively called long chain omega 3 fats, are naturally found in fatty fish, su...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Imaging method reveals Parkinson's heart damage, possible treatment
Researchers found a possible treatment for heart damage cause by Parkinson's, after finding that an imaging method could reveal and allow for treatment evaluation. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: This food could help lower cholesterol and prevent the condition
HEART attack signs and symptoms include chest pain and breaking into a cold sweat. It could be possible to avoid the condition, however, by eating a healthy diet and exercising. Adding this food to the diet could help, they said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fresenius put $2m into Vectorious Medical ’ s $10m Series B
Fresenius (NYSE:FMS) said today that its venture arm put $2 million into a Series B round for Vectorious Medical Technologies that brought in a total of nearly $10 million for the cardiac implant company. Tel Aviv-based Vectorius is developing the V-Lap implantable wireless heart monitor, which is designed to monitor pressure in the heart’s left atrium. The $9.5 million Series B round in March was led by Boston venture capital shop Broadview Ventures and China’s GEOC and individual investors, plus a $2.2 million grant from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 R&D program and...
Source: Mass Device - July 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Implants Funding Roundup Patient Monitoring Wall Street Beat Fresenius Vectorious Medical Technologies Source Type: news

Grain-free food linked to heart disease in dogs
Dogs that eat grain-free diets may be more prone to develop a canine cardiovascular disease that has historically been seen in just a few breeds. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine and a group of veterinary diagnostic laboratories are investigating the potential link between canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and pet foods containing seeds or potatoes as main ingredients.  Breeds genetically predispose d to DCM, which often results in congestive heart failure,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

AHA: Virtual Counseling Helps Lower Blood Pressure
MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- People with high blood pressure who get on the information highway can avoid roadblocks in their cardiovascular health, according to new research. The study found that adding online counseling... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin b12 deficiency: Eat this food to raise your vitamin b12 intake
VITAMIN b12 deficiency could be avoided by making dietary changes. Not getting enough of this vitamin could result in problems with mood, energy level, memory, and also physical aspects including heart, skin, hair, or digestion. Eat this to help boost vitamin b12 levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Aspirin A Day? Not So Fast
Daily, low-dose aspirin has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attacks and several types of cancer. Now, though, a new study shows that a one-dose-fits-all regimen doesn't work for everyone. People who weigh over 70 kg (154 lbs) should reconsider their daily aspirin. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Heart attacks symptoms: Oranges could help lower cholesterol and prevent the condition
HEART attack signs and symptoms include chest pain and breaking into a cold sweat. It could be possible to avoid the condition, however, by eating a healthy diet and exercising. Adding this food to the diet could help, they said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan:Baby Girl Born With Heart Outside Chest
[SudaNow] For a baby to be born with a deformed, missing or abnormal limb, that is not news. But the news is when a baby is born with its heart outside the chest. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Smoking May Boost Atrial Fibrillation Risk
MONDAY, July 16, 2018 -- The more you smoke, the greater your chances of developing a common heart rhythm disorder that increases your risk of stroke and early death, researchers say. " If you smoke, stop smoking, and if you don't smoke, don't... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency: Eat this food to get more vitamin b12 in your diet
VITAMIN b12 deficiency could be avoided by making dietary changes. Not getting enough of this vitamin could result in problems with mood, energy level, memory, and also physical aspects including heart, skin, hair, or digestion. Eat this to help boost vitamin b12 levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Map Your Way to Better Health
-- Today's ever-stressful lifestyles demand techniques to cultivate your healthiest self. The American Heart Association suggests these healthier habits: Sleep well, since getting a good night's sleep helps improve eating habits, mood and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Recalls Some Valsartan Drugs Due to Impurity
Title: FDA Recalls Some Valsartan Drugs Due to ImpurityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - July 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Smoking May Boost Irregular Heart Beat Risk
Title: Smoking May Boost Irregular Heart Beat RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - July 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

FDA Recalls Common Heart Drug For Potential Cancer Risk
(CNN) — The recall of a common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the ingredient are involved, according to the FDA. The US recall includes the the versions of valsartan that are made by Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. as well as valsartan/hydrochlor...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Valsartan Source Type: news

Samara scientists create a digital dynamic model of cardiovascular system
(Samara Polytech (Samara State Technical University)) Samara State Technical University scientists are working on the pilot project of a heart model and are planning to open a computer engineering and digital production competence center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Death rates from heart failure higher for women than men
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Death rates from heart failure are higher for women than men, and hospitalization rates have increased in women while declining in men, found a study from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Common is Recurrent Kawasaki Disease?
Patient Presentation A 3.5-year-old female came to clinic with a 2-day history fever up to 101°F. The evening before she had complained of a sore throat but had no rhinorrhea, cough or rash. She was drinking reasonably well and was urinating frequently. She had been to a birthday party where an older child had had strep throat. The past medical history was positive for Kawasaki Disease diagnosed at 17 months of age and treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) on day 6 of fever. Her echocardiograms had been negative and she was being appropriately monitored by cardiology. The family history was positive for heart...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

'Buzz' Offers An Adoration For Bees Amid Continued Die-Offs
The severity of the enormous reduction in bee numbers over the past decade is at the heart of a new book by conservation biologist Thor Hanson, whose appreciation for the pollinators shines through.(Image credit: Samantha Clark/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Barbara J. King Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: A personalized approach to heart health
Heather Lister knew she had an abnormal heart valve. What she didn't know was that this defect put her at risk for a much more serious problem. But her Mayo Clinic care team gave her the information she needed to make a decision on the best way forward. When she was born, Heather Lister had [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Afib Patch Test; Heart Failure and Genetics: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include a patch to diagnose atrial fibrillation, USPSTF recommendations on nontraditional risk factors for heart disease, the role of genetics in congestive heart failure, and multivitamins and heart disease. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Too much of a good thing: High levels of oxalates from spinach, green powder could lead to tissue damage and inflammation
(Natural News) Here’s a fact: An unhealthy diet is likely to increase your chances of getting a chronic condition like cancer, cardiovascular diseases (CVD), and diabetes – and that’s not counting obesity and other related conditions. But unfortunately, loading up on green smoothies and leafy greens, such as spinach, to counteract this effect could compromise your body... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Icing a strained muscle reduces damage – even your heart: Cooling it after a heart attack reduces swelling, damage by 20-30%
(Natural News) Localized cooling of the heart before and after angioplasty may help mitigate the risk of further cardiovascular damage during a heart attack, a recent study carried out by Netherlands-based cardiologists revealed. According to experts, heart attack patients were at an increased risk of cardiovascular muscle death. Cardiologists prevented this by performing angioplasty procedure, where the constricted... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Recalls Some Valsartan Medicines Due to Impurity FDA Recalls Some Valsartan Medicines Due to Impurity
Three companies are recalling several drug products containing valsartan due to the presence of N-nitrosodimethylamine, which is classified as a probable human carcinogen.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant
Lawyer recommends physicians should not bring Siri and Alexa to the office (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a bounding pulse?
A bounding pulse is when a person can feel their heart beating strongly. They may feel the pulse in their chest, neck, or wrists. This is often caused by anxiety or panic attacks, though in some cases it can signal another medical condition. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for a bounding pulse here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news