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Vitamin K essential to a healthy heart; deficiency found to contribute to unhealthy enlargement in adolescents
(Natural News) Eating more foods rich in vitamin K makes the heart healthier, according to a recent study reported by Science Daily. Researchers from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University (AU) studied 766 healthy teenagers aged 14 to 18. They asked the subjects to wear activity monitors for seven days and to self-document... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avoiding Alcohol Helps the Heart Beat Better
Title: Avoiding Alcohol Helps the Heart Beat BetterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - October 19, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

MRI could be 'game changer' for cardiac arrest survivors
By taking MRI measurements of the brain's functional network connectivity within...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI may explain why some comatose patients reawaken One-fifth of middle-aged athletes risk a heart attack MRI's view of carotid artery helps predict cardiovascular risk Functional MRI shows brain activity in some vegetative patients Functional MRI may help with prognosis for comatose patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Patient-Centricity: Cracking The Formula
“If you use patient-centricity to generate more sales you will fail, if that’s your purpose, you will fail,” says Cesar Concepcion, Managing Director, Novartis Spain.This earnest warning to companies who might try to cash in on patient-centricity – using it as a pretext to push margins – is also a disarming blow to pharma’s naysayers, who are quick to tar everyone with the same brush.“I worked in oncology for many years and, in this area, it is quite easy to understand the patient journey because the patient is facing a very difficult time,” says Concepcion. “There is a...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Chapman Source Type: news

Governments endorse UN-backed plan to tackle cancer, diabetes and other deadly diseases
Global leaders have pledged to take bold action to reduce suffering from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which include the world's leading killers– heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes– the United Nations health agency has reported. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Live longer: Walking for less than 30 minutes each day can stave off deadly conditions
WALKING for less than 30 minutes every day helps stave off deadly conditions like cancer and heart disease reducing the chances of early death, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long term cardiovascular impacts after burn and non-burn trauma: a comparative population-based study - Duke JM, Randall SM, Fear MW, O'Halloran E, Boyd JH, Rea S, Wood FM.
OBJECTIVE: To compare post-injury cardiovascular disease (CVD) hospital admissions experienced by burn patients with non-burn trauma patients and people with no record of injury, adjusting for socio-demographic, health and injury factors. METHODS: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Yoga and jogging could half 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

How genes and environment interact to raise risk of congenital heart defects
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) Infants of mothers with diabetes have a three- to five-fold increased risk of congenital heart defects. Such developmental defects are likely caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. However, the molecular mechanisms by which maternal diabetes disrupts normal heart development in genetically susceptible individuals remain unclear. In a new study, researchers describe a gene-environment interaction resulting in congenital heart defects in both mouse and fly model systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WhatsApp use by Argentina ambulances associated with faster heart attack treatment
(European Society of Cardiology) WhatsApp use by ambulance doctors in Argentina was associated with faster treatment of heart attack and lower mortality in an observational study presented today at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology (SAC 2017). The free messaging application was used to send diagnostic electrocardiograms (ECGs) directly to hospital catheterisation (cath) laboratories, enabling patients to bypass the emergency department. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yoga and aerobic exercise together may improve heart disease risk factors
(American College of Cardiology) Heart disease patients who practice yoga in addition to aerobic exercise saw twice the reduction in blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol levels when compared to patients who practiced either Indian yoga or aerobic exercise alone, according to research to be presented at the 8th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology Middle East Conference Oct. 19-21, 2017 in Dubai. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart attack patients may use inefficient coping methods for stress
(American College of Cardiology) Patients with a history of heart attack were more likely to use emotion-focused coping strategies for stress such as eating more or drinking alcohol, while patients without a history of heart attack or heart disease used problem-focused coping strategies, according to research to be presented at the 8th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology Middle East Conference Oct. 19-21, 2017 in Dubai. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Avoiding alcohol helps the heart beat better
The longer you refrain from drinking, the lower your risk of a common heart rhythm disorder. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Advisory Panel Endorses Semaglutide for Type 2 Diabetes FDA Advisory Panel Endorses Semaglutide for Type 2 Diabetes
Panel members said the benefits of hemoglobin A1c lowering and weight loss plus cardiovascular safety outweigh possible retinopathy risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Sharing Passwords Is Widespread Among Medical Staff
Almost three - fourths of survey respondents report having used a colleague's password to access EMRs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 19, 2017 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

Experts Offer " Decision Pathway " for Managing Mitral Regurgitation (FREE)
By the Editors Cardiology experts have issued an Expert Consensus Decision Pathway to help guide clinicians in assessing and … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

PCSK9 Inhibitors' Cost Effectiveness Questioned Again (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD PCSK9 inhibitors, monoclonal antibodies that dramatically lower LDL levels, are priced far higher than what society is willing to pay for their benefits, according to reports and commentary in JAMA Cardiology.One study used earlier work … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Uncontrolled Hypertension Unchanged in US Adults Uncontrolled Hypertension Unchanged in US Adults
New data from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics show less than half of US adults with hypertension have their blood pressure under control, basically unchanged since 2010.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Avoiding Alcohol Helps the Heart Beat Better
Each decade of teetotaling lowers risk of atrial fibrillation, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Abbott Proved Skeptics Wrong This Year
Abbott Laboratories has had quite a bit on its plate this year, especially in the past few months. From navigating through a fairly messy acquisition to scoring regulatory approvals for several key product launches – all while addressing manufacturing problems that came up in an FDA investigation – it's not surprising that a lot of people had doubts. "Over the course of the year there was a lot of skepticism on the part of analysts and/or investors on all the things that we had to get accomplished that was backend loaded, a lot of third-quarter and fourth-quarter things," CEO Miles Whit...
Source: MDDI - October 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

DNR Status Can Skew HF Mortality Metrics, Hurt Hospital Rankings DNR Status Can Skew HF Mortality Metrics, Hurt Hospital Rankings
Do-not-resuscitate status in heart failure varies widely among hospitals and can confound their quality measures, a study suggests. For CMS, adjusting for it"would be a step in the right direction."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Appropriate Use Criteria Developed for Aortic Stenosis Tx
SAVR or TAVR appropriate for most patients with symptomatic AS at intermediate or high surgical risk (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Nursing, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Men Now Comprise ~ 10 Percent of RN Workforce
About half of increase due to educational attainment, rising demand, liberalizing gender attitudes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 18, 2017 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

Medtech Industry Frowns on India Price Caps
In response to India’s price capping for certain medical devices, medtech industry group AdvaMed is calling for the perks India enjoys under the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) to be withheld. This year, India’s National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) implemented price caps on coronary stents and knee implants. The coronary stent pricing control went into effect in February 2017 and was followed in August by pricing control on knee implants. The price caps inflicted steep cuts ranging from 70%–85%. Now, AdvaMed has filed a petition with the U.S. Trade Representative asking for India&...
Source: MDDI - October 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Check the Obits: Lipid Research Died Last Week
(MedPage Today) -- Milton Packer explains how the demise of anacetrapib signals the end of the lipid era (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Excessive Exercise May Harm The Heart, Study Suggests
People who exercise excessively -- especially white men -- have more calcium build-up in the heart. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Exercise does not prevent blocked arteries, study finds
A longitudinal study suggests that, contrary to expectations, spending more than 7.5 hours per week exercising does not protect against blocked arteries. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hormone therapy for prostate cancer increases cardiac risk
Androgen-deprivation therapy is widely used to treat prostate cancer. In a recent study, the potential risks to heart health are examined. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean mourns the death of Dr Mahmoud Fikri
18 October 2017 - It is with grieving hearts that we announce the death of Dr Mahmoud Fikri, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean. He passed away on 17 October on his way to participate in the Global High Level summit on Non Communicable Diseases, taking place in Montevideo, Uruguay. Dr Fikri took office as Regional Director on 1 February 2017. In the short period of time since assuming office, his dedication and diligence stood out. He was responsible for the recent and highly successful meeting of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean held in Islamabad, Pakistan, which was attended by Minis...
Source: WHO EMRO News - October 18, 2017 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Avoiding Alcohol Helps the Heart Beat Better
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- The longer you refrain from drinking, the lower your risk of a common heart rhythm disorder. That's the message of a new long-range study examining alcohol use and atrial fibrillation, or Afib. This is when electrical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Abbott ticks up as Q3 tops Wall Street ’ s forecast
Share prices ticked up today in pre-market trading for Abbott (NYSE:ABT) after the healthcare giant posted sales and profits that beat the consensus forecast on Wall Street. Chicago-area Abbott reported profits of $1.16 billion, or 34¢ per share, on sales of $6.83 billion for the three months ended Sept. 30, for a bottom-line gain of 31.1% on sales growth of 28.8% compared with Q3 2016. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 66¢, a penny ahead of The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $6.72 billion. “We’re very pleased with our performance and the steady cadence of i...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Abbott Source Type: news

Partnering4Health: National Organizations Empowering Communities to Improve Population Health (October 2017)
Report outlines a CDC-funded effort to implement, evaluate, and disseminate evidence- and practice-based community health activities that promote health equity, leading to a 5% reduction in the rate of death and disability due to tobacco use, a 3% reduction in the prevalence of obesity, and a 3% reduction in the rates of death and disability due to diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Meditation May Help Lower Heart Disease Risk
-- Meditation " may " help lower a person's risk of heart diseaase, the American Heart Association says. " The key word to remember is may, " the association said in a statement released in September. " The research is suggestive, but not definitive, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Meditation May Help Lower Heart Disease Risk
Title: Health Tip: Meditation May Help Lower Heart Disease RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - October 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Newer Blood Thinners May Not Bring Higher Bleeding Risk
Title: Newer Blood Thinners May Not Bring Higher Bleeding RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - October 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Mouse studies shed light on how protein controls heart failure
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) A new study on two specially bred strains of mice has illuminated how abnormal addition of the chemical phosphate to a specific heart muscle protein may sabotage the way the protein behaves in a cell, and may damage the way the heart pumps blood around the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Superior vena cava(SVC)-derived atrial fibrillation attributes clinical and genetic factor
This study has successfully demonstrated that AF is associated with both clinical and genetic factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research examines benefits of palliative care in heart failure treatment
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) University of Pittsburgh and UPMC researchers reviewed existing evidence and found that heart failure patients receive significantly less palliative care than patients with other illnesses, despite evidence that such care improves symptom management and quality of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Certain older adults don't get to the hospital soon enough when experiencing a heart attack
(Wiley) For individuals experiencing a heart attack, delays in getting to the hospital can have life-threatening consequences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First Appropriate Use Criteria for Severe Aortic Stenosis Published (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and nine other medical groups have issued the first-ever appropriate use criteria for treating severe aortic stenosis.The … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mortality Up for Male Recipients of Blood From Ever - Pregnant
Receipt of red blood cell transfusion from ever - pregnant donor tied to increased risk for males (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

CardioBrief: NOACs Not Linked To Excess Bleeding in Real World
(MedPage Today) -- Observational study compares new anticoagulants to warfarin in VTE (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - October 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

UT Health ’s $70M medical center plan expected to boost research on aging
The heart of the plan is a new three-story home for the Barshop Institute. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

UT Health ’s $70M medical center plan expected to boost research on aging
The heart of the plan is a new three-story home for the Barshop Institute. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

UT Health ’s $70M medical center plan expected to grow aging research
The heart of the plan is a new three-story home for the Barshop Institute. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Cardiac Motion: The Next Log-In Biometric? Cardiac Motion: The Next Log-In Biometric?
An innovative system uses remote, Doppler radar assessment of cardiac dimensions and motion as a means of user authentication; but could"access denied" be a warning sign of CVD?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The List: Top Austin-area medical device companies
The 2017 list of medical device companies focuses on Austin-area companies that make and sell tools, implants and other devices used in the medical realm to treat patients. Eligible firms must have offices in the Austin area. List includes varied types of companies making medical-related products, such as prosthetics, heart valves, spinal implants, diagnostic test kits. Also included are medical tools and supporting software for clinical research aggregation, analytics and diagnostics. The ABJ surveys companies annually. Only firms that respond to requests for information are included. See also ABJ related list of Bioscien...
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

The List: Top Austin-area medical device companies
The 2017 list of medical device companies focuses on Austin-area companies that make and sell tools, implants and other devices used in the medical realm to treat patients. Eligible firms must have offices in the Austin area. List includes varied types of companies making medical-related products, such as prosthetics, heart valves, spinal implants, diagnostic test kits. Also included are medical tools and supporting software for clinical research aggregation, analytics and diagnostics. The ABJ surveys companies annually. Only firms that respond to requests for information are included. See also ABJ related list of Bioscien...
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2017 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2017
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from TCT 2017theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Apple Watch spots NY man ’s life-threatening blood clot
James Green, from New York, credits the gadget, which can cost in excess of £1,500, for spotting a life-threatening blood clot in his lungs. His timepiece notified him of a sudden rise in his heart rate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news