Menstrual Dysfunction Common in Youth-Onset T2D (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- PCOS may also be present, but masked by metformin treatment (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Abiomed shares down on proposed CMS reimbursement change
Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) shares have fallen slightly today after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a proposal covering changes in its reimbursement. The proposed rule would result in an approximately 24% cut to the reimbursement rates for certain procedures with its Impella heart pump, according to a Leerink Partners report. “This rate cut may ultimately be less bad than heard, with CMS also proposing a ~35% cut for FY2018 last spring, which ultimately resulted in just a ~19% cut in the final rule,” Leerink Partner Danielle Antalffy wrote in their letter to investors. CMS also proposed a c...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Wall Street Beat Abiomed Source Type: news

Preeclampsia: Preventing Maternal Cardiovascular Events Preeclampsia: Preventing Maternal Cardiovascular Events
Dr JoAnn Manson highlights temporal trends in the use of antihypertensive medications in women with preeclampsia and the risk for maternal stroke.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

The darkest chocolate bars on the market are best for your health
While many wince at bars with more than 70 percent cacao, the team at  Loma Linda University in California found such a high concentration helps boost the brain and heart by reducing inflammation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - why you should never ignore shortness of breath
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, nausea, and an overwhelming sense of anxiety. But, you should also never ignore shortness of breath, as it could be a sign of myocardial infarction. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the main functions of the muscular system?
The human muscular system is complex and has many functions in the body. These include mobility, stability, posture, circulation, digestion, and more. There are several different types of muscles that enable these roles, including skeletal and cardiac or heart muscles. We explain all about the muscular system here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Biology / Biochemistry Source Type: news

Lilly and China's NCCD announce collaboration to advance scientific understanding and care for people living with diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Collaboration between China's National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Lilly aims to improve care for people living with Type 2 diabetes in China The Lilly and NCCD collaboration will address four strategic areas to advance scientific understandi... Biopharmaceuticals, Cardiology, Endocrinology Eli Lilly, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, diabetic kidney disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA: His Workouts Helped Him Spot a Dangerous Heart Problem
WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Ricky Reyes had just begun a high-intensity exercise program to get in better shape. But instead of feeling energized, the workouts left him exhausted and with spasms in his back, arms and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Three cups of joe every day protects against cancer, diabetes, heart disease according to coffee study from the U.K.
(Natural News) Coffee is more than an energy boost. It enhances health as well. A study from the U.K. found that drinking three cups of coffee every day prevents chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, also found that it lowers the risk of an early... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3DHeals: Emerging technologies complement 3D printing
How might emerging technologies work together as they expand their role in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Live from 3DHeals 2018: 3D printing and radiology Flexible 3D-printed heart replicates size, texture SIR: 3D printing aids US-guided procedure simulation Measurements of AR holograms match gold standard Video from RSNA 2017: Is the future of radiology augmented? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Diagnosed After a Stroke Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Diagnosed After a Stroke
What was the unusual etiology of this patient's left ventricular hypertrophy diagnosed a few days after suffering a stroke?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

SCAI updates consensus on length of stay for percutaneous coronary intervention
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) Revised guidelines incorporating new data on discharge criteria for patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) will allow for flexibility in length of stay while ensuring patient safety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SCAI releases consensus guidelines for PVD device selection
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) SCAI released new guidelines to address the selection of specific categories of devices when endovascular therapy (EVT) is indicated. The purpose of this document, which is the first of its kind, is to provide a review of comparative effectiveness data, including safety and efficacy of femoral-popliteal (FP) devices, and to provide clinicians with guidance and recommendations for device selection when these devices are intended as the definitive or adjunctive therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exercise could make the heart younger
(Harvard University) After a heart attack, patients must create new heart muscle cells to heal. Harvard study shows that mice make more new heart muscle cells when they exercise compared to when they do not. This was true for both healthy mice and those that had experienced a heart attack. Findings demonstrate that one reason exercise is beneficial to health is that it increases the heart's capacity to regenerate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

American College of Physicians, April 19 - 21
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

With George H.W. Bush Hospitalized, the World Wonders: Is It a Broken Heart?
Failing health after sudden grief — especially the loss of a spouse — has been reported by medical researchers. But it seems to be statistically quite rare, experts said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA and BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Bush, George Heart Cortisol (Hormone) Stroke Grief (Emotion) Bush, Barbara Medicine and Health Reynolds, Debbie Fisher, Carrie Source Type: news

For PAD Patients, Exercise Programs Need Personal Touch (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Activity tracker and telephone coaching not helpful in trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

TLR, Even With Modern Stents, Can Raise MI, Mortality Risk TLR, Even With Modern Stents, Can Raise MI, Mortality Risk
Interventionalists may downplay PCI's higher target-lesion revascularization risk, but to surgeons it'isn't as trivial as we sometimes make it sound. And they might be on to something,'says an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

How much can a 'broken heart' hurt grieving spouses?
A sudden shock can trigger a heart attack or something like it called broken heart syndrome. Some studies also have found that people are more likely to die soon after losing a spouse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Combo Boosts 1-Year CABG Vein Graft Patency (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Ticagrelor and aspirin together better than aspirin alone (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Edwards Lifesciences shares down on mixed-bag Q1 earnings release
Shares in Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) have fallen in after-hours trading today after the medical device maker posted first quarter earnings that beat earnings per share expectations, but missed sales consensus on Wall Street and showed shrinking profits. The Irvine, Calif.-based company posted profits of $206.6 million, or 96¢ per share, on sales of $894.8 million for the three months ended March 31, seeing profits shrink 10.3% while sales grew 1.3% compared with the same period during the previous fiscal year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.22, well ahead of the $1.11 consensus...
Source: Mass Device - April 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Edwards Lifesciences Source Type: news

Saranas seeks FDA de novo classification for Early Bird bleed monitor
Internal bleeding detection device developer Saranas said today it submitted an FDA application seeking de novo classification for its Early Bird bleed monitoring system. The Early bird device is designed as a standard vascular access sheath which is embedded with sensors which detect bleeding from accidentally ruptured blood vessels during cardiac procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve replacements, the Houston, Texas-based company said. “This is an important milestone for Saranas as it illustrates the ability of our team to execute on our development and regulatory strategies. This submission, w...
Source: Mass Device - April 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance saranas Source Type: news

After a death, how much can 'broken heart' hurt survivors?
Former President George H.W. Bush's hospitalization a day after his wife Barbara's funeral has raised questions about whether stress or a broken heart played a role (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Leg Ulcers from Venous Insufficiency Get'New Standard of Care' (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Success with endovenous ablation of superficial venous reflux (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Obese women should soak in HOT TUBS to lower risks of heart woes
While losing weight would be the biggest game-changer, researchers found a dip in a jacuzzi is an effective short-term measure to prevent heart woes from ovarian cysts common in the obese. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Retinal Abnormalities Predictor of Some Types of Stroke
(MedPage Today) -- Retinal imaging may offer noninvasive tool to determine pathogenesis of cerebral small vessel disease (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Heavy Drinking May Change the Bacteria In Your Mouth and Raise Gum Disease Risk
There’s still quite a bit scientists don’t know about the microbiome: the vast collection of microorganisms living within your body. What is becoming increasingly clear, however, is that your lifestyle habits, from the foods you eat to the medications you take, may influence these bacterial colonies. Even drinking seems to have an effect. A new study, published Tuesday in the journal Microbiome, finds that drinking alcohol may alter some of the approximately 700 types of bacteria in your mouth — and probably not for the better. The study finds that alcohol may give rise to strains of oral bacteria that ar...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Prior Silent MI Linked to Tripling of Risk in Acute MI Patients Prior Silent MI Linked to Tripling of Risk in Acute MI Patients
Silent MIs predicted major adverse events and death in patients presenting with their first clinical acute MI, independent of common clinical, angiographic, and functional variables.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Meditation Can Soothe the Soul in Just One Session
Anxiety can raise the risk for heart disease: Previous studies have shown that arterial stiffness may be worsened by traumatic life events, job strain, depression and either short-term or chronic anxiety, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavy Drinking Could Raise Your Gum Disease Risk
Researchers found that compared with nondrinkers, those who drank relatively heavily had fewer "good" bacteria in their mouths. They were also hosting more "bad" bacteria -- including bugs that have been linked to gum disease, heart disease and cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA: What Does the Research Say About Coffee and Your Health?
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Coffee. Cup of joe. Java. No matter what you call it, millions of people worldwide wake up and fuel their day with it. And though consumers might be jittery about the recent court battle in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heavy Drinking Could Raise Your Gum Disease Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Infections, Oncology, Dependence, Dentistry, News, Source Type: news

Heart health: Scientists are closer to curing deadly pulmonary arterial hypertension
WHEN TESS Jewson walked up the aisle to marry her fiance ́ Terry, 28, almost exactly a year ago, it was one of the best days of her life. But no one looking at pictures of the radiant bride would ever guess the obstacles that Tess faces every day in order to live a normal life. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

State-by-State Stats Show Disparities, Lost Ground in CVD State-by-State Stats Show Disparities, Lost Ground in CVD
The burden of cardiovascular disease has increased in several states in recent years, suggesting that the long-term decline in CVD may be ending, researchers warn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a chronic cough?
A chronic cough is one that lasts for 8 weeks in adults or 4 weeks in children. It may produce mucus or be dry and tickle the throat. Common causes of a persistent cough include asthma and bronchitis. Less commonly, it can indicate lung cancer or heart problems. Learn more about causes, symptoms, and treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why are my hands warm?
A person's hands may feel unusually warm for many reasons, ranging from recent exercise to medical conditions. In this article, we look at nine possible causes of warm hands, including high blood pressure and infection. Learn what accompanying symptoms can indicate an illness and when to consult a doctor here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

A simple trip to the dentist caused one man to have a life-threatening heart infection
(Natural News) What was supposed to be a routine dental check-up turned out to be the cause of a man’s near brush with death by way of infection. According to the case report, published in the New England of Journal of Medicine, a 27-year-old man in Vancouver, Canada, went to the emergency complaining of a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electric Cars Don't Jolt Implanted Heart Devices: Study
Title: Electric Cars Don't Jolt Implanted Heart Devices: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/23/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/24/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - April 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Heart failure: Destroying gut bacteria could improve outcomes
In a new study, researchers demonstrate that immune molecules activated by gut bacteria could negatively impact cardiac health following heart failure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

What can a tasty milkshake teach us about the genetics of heart disease?
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Analysis of high-resolution genomic data in a large study population reveals novel low-frequency polymorphisms that drive response to dietary lipids and medication. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In Huntington's disease, heart problems reflect broader effects of abnormal protein
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Researchers investigating a key signaling protein in Huntington's disease describe deleterious effects on heart function, going beyond the disease's devastating neurological impact. By adjusting protein levels affecting an important biological pathway, the researchers improved heart function in experimental animals, shedding light on the biology of this fatal disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 24, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Heart disease may only be a matter of time for those with healthy obesity
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) People who are 30 pounds or more overweight may want to slim down a bit even if they don't have high blood pressure or any other heart disease risk, according to scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reconstructing what makes us tick
(American Institute of Physics) A major issue that limits modeling to predict cardiac arrhythmia is that it is impossible to measure and monitor all the variables that make our hearts tick, but researchers have now developed an algorithm that uses artificial intelligence to model the electrical excitations in heart muscle. Their work, appearing in Chaos, draws on partial differential equations describing excitable media and echo state networks to cross-predict variables about chaotic electrical wave propagations in cardiac tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Use of 2 anti-clotting medications following bypass surgery improves outcomes for grafted veins
(JAMA Network) Taking aspirin plus an anti-clotting medication for one year after heart bypass surgery resulted in less narrowing of the vein used to bypass a blocked artery than taking aspirin alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors prescribe opioids at high rates to those at increased overdose risk, but trends improving, study finds
The number of first-time prescriptions for opioid drugs has not risen since about 2010, according to UCLA researchers. However, patients taking a class of drug known to increase the risk for overdoses were likelier to receive a first-time opioid prescription — a combination that could be linked to the current surge in opioid-related deaths.People with chronic pain are often prescribed a class of medications called “benzodiazepines” to treat anxiety, panic attacks and other mental conditions that can be brought on by the stress of coping with their pain. But these people also are likelier to receive new op...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Can New Indication Give Medtronic Edge in DCB?
Medtronic is entering  a bold new chapter in the continued evolution of its drug-coated balloon technology (DCB). The Dublin-based firm said on Monday, that it received a nod from FDA for the IN.PACT Admiral DCB to treat long superficial femoral artery (SFA) lesions up to 360mm in patients suffering from peripheral artery disease (PAD).  Approval was based on clinical data from the complex lesion imaging cohorts of the IN.PACT Global Study, including long lesion, in-stent restenosis, and chronic total occlusion groups with lesion lengths greater than 180mm. Across these groups, a total of 227 subjects with mean l...
Source: MDDI - April 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Just one alcoholic beverage per day raise risks of mouth cancer, gum disease and heart disease  
A New York University study revealed that people who drank one or more alcoholic beverage per day had an excess of harmful oral bacteria and a drought of healthy bacteria to fight off harmful strains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Could frequent episodes of an abnormally rapid heartbeat weaken my heart?
Could an abnormally fast heartbeat with frequent spells of a rapid heart rate weaken your heart? DR MARTIN SCURRS answers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Hot flashes and heart disease
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I?m 50 years old and recently started having menopause symptoms, including a lot of hot flashes. Is it true that frequent hot flashes could be a sign of heart disease? Should I see my health care provider to get my heart checked? ANSWER: A direct association between hot flashes and heart disease [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news