Jury Still Out on Statins' Benefit Beyond the Heart
(MedPage Today) -- Review finds suggestive evidence insufficient to move practice (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - October 9, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Withings' rumored heart rate monitor, AI to predict cognitive decline, and more digital health news briefs
Also: Biodegradable implant accelerates nerve damage repair; algorithm uses wearables to predict behavior, blood pressure changes. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

CorMicA: Flow, Stress Tests Can Guide Therapy in Severe Angina CorMicA: Flow, Stress Tests Can Guide Therapy in Severe Angina
Adjunctive testing may improve outcomes by identifying and guiding therapy for microvascular or vasospastic angina in the absence of CAD. But these tests are invasive and may not be for all.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Gene mutation points to new way to fight diabetes, obesity, heart disease
Finding could provide the basis for drug therapies. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Don ’ t Overlook Heart Care After Cancer Diagnosis
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Residents describe daily barrage of microaggression, bias; being tasked as race/ethnicity ambassadors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 9, 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

Edwards launches US pivotal Centera self-expanding TAVR study
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) said yesterday it launched a U.S.-based pivotal trial of its self-expanding Centera transcatheter aortic valve, exploring its use in treating severe symptomatic aortic stenosis in intermediate risk patients. The Centera valve is designed to be repositionable and retrievable, and is delivered through the use of a 14 French motorized delivery system in which the valve is pre-attached to the mechanism for quick preparation, the Edwards said. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said it hopes to enroll approximately 1,000 patients in the trial, which will include a bicuspid registry. The endpoin...
Source: Mass Device - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Clinical Trials Replacement Heart Valves Edwards Lifesciences Source Type: news

MRI of carotid artery aids cardiovascular risk assessment
Using MRI instead of ultrasound to measure the wall thickness of carotid arteries...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Brain MRI offers new insight into blood deposits MRI links lifestyle factors to stroke, dementia risk MRI scans show neckties cut blood flow to brain ARRS: DTI-MRI shows brain damage from cocaine use MRI links blood flow to brain development in preterm babies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Anticoagulation Suboptimal in Patients With Cancer and AFib Anticoagulation Suboptimal in Patients With Cancer and AFib
Patients seen by a cardiology provider had better outcomes but experts caution that randomized data have yet to catch up on the best care for this growing population of patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AHA: Stroke Care Gains in Puerto Rico Falter After Hurricane Maria
TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- A project aimed at improving the inequalities in stroke care between Puerto Rico and the mainland did just that -- until Hurricane Maria roared ashore last September and further hobbled the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Some Gut Germs May Help Recovery After Heart Attack
TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The tiny microbes located inside the intestines could play a critical role in heart attack recovery, according to a new study that found gut bacteria helpful in repairing the damage after a heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Picosun enters medical device coatings market
Coatings maker Picosun Group said it has developed a product family specifically for the needs of medical device manufacturers. Picosun (Espoo, Finland)  makes biocompatible and bioactive atomic layer deposition (ALD) thin film coatings designed to form a pinhole-free, conformal, uniform and hermetic encapsulation around the coated object. This speeds up the healing process and protects the patient from possible metal ion leakage from the implant into the body, according to the company. Picosun is already in the surgical instrument market. In the pharmaceutical industry, the company’s powder ALD techno...
Source: Mass Device - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Implants picosun Source Type: news

Hundreds Attend Vigil for New York Limo Crash Victims
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — A ceremony for the victims of the limousine crash that killed 20 people ended with participants lifting candles above their heads to signal unity and perseverance. Over 1,000 people jammed a riverside park in Amsterdam, New York, for Monday night's vigil as victims' relatives tried to come to grips with the tragedy that happened as a group of friends and family were on their way to a 30th birthday party. The supersized limo ran a stop sign and hit a parked SUV on Saturday in Schoharie (skoh-HAYR'-ee). Authorities have yet to say how fast the limo was going or determine why it failed to stop and...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Hill and Sabrina Caserta, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

Don't Overlook Heart Care After Cancer Diagnosis
TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 -- Patients with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation are less likely to see a cardiologist or fill prescriptions for blood-thinning drugs if they've had cancer, a new study finds. A-fib is an irregular, often rapid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Application of Blood Pressure Guidelines Ups Treatment
TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 -- Implementation of the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) blood pressure guideline would direct initiation and intensification of antihypertensive medication treatment to adults at high... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heart attack symptoms: The signs of the serious heart emergency you MUST look out for
HEART attack symptoms vary from one person to another, but there are common signs which everyone should know. Heart attacks are life-threatening - watch out for these symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Putting Faith in Blood Pressure Control for Black Patients
TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 -- For black Americans striving for lower blood pressure, churches may provide the answer to their prayers. " African-Americans have a significantly greater burden of hypertension and heart disease, and our findings prove that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Heart Failure Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Heart Failure
Atrial fibrillation frequently coexists with heart failure and may result in increased adverse outcomes. Review therapeutic considerations and best approaches to treatment in this article.American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Micropeptide restores heart function in mice
(eLife) Researchers have discovered a micropeptide molecule that can restore normal heart function in mice, according to a study in eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gene mutation points to new way to fight diabetes, obesity, heart disease
(NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) Researchers say they have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar in the gut, giving people who have the mutation a distinct advantage over those who do not. Those with the mutation have a lower risk of diabetes, obesity, heart failure, and even death. The researchers say their finding could provide the basis for drug therapies that could mimic the workings of this gene mutation, offering a potential benefit for the millions of people who suffer with diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Faith-based intervention successful at managing hypertension in black communities, new study finds
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Lifestyle intervention delivered in churches by community-based health workers led to a significant reduction in blood pressure among African Americans compared to health education alone, according to a study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine publishing online Oct. 9 in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Faith-based approach to changing lifestyle lowers blood pressure
(American Heart Association) A church-based program to encourage a healthy lifestyle reduced systolic blood pressure more than an educational program alone in blacks with uncontrolled high blood pressure. Delivered by trained lay church members, the faith-based program may help reduce heart disease due to high blood pressure in people with reduced access to medical care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - why you should never ignore this ‘radiating’ pain
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, difficulty breathing, and an overwhelming feeling of anxiety. But, you could also be at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction if you have this “radiating” pain - are you at risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get Ready for These 4 Medtech Shifts
Healthcare has historically focused on treating the chronically ill and diseased populations, but things are changing, and it is a “global shift,” Sowmya Rajagopalan, industry principal of Frost & Sullivan, told attendees at The MedTech Conference. “Payers and providers understand that it has to be health management [in order to] to delay the onset of disease.” In addition, “consumerization in healthcare has begun,” she added. Patients “want to know how their health is managed.”...
Source: MDDI - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Don't Overlook Heart Care After Cancer Diagnosis
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Test could predict risk of future heart disease for just £40
Genomic Risk Score test is cheap enough to allow population-wide screening of children, researchers believeA one-off genetic test costing less than £40 can show if a person is born with a predisposition to heart disease.The Genomic Risk Score (GRS) test is cheap enough to allow population-wide screening of children, researchers believe. Medical and lifestyle interventions could then be employed to reduce the chances of those most at risk of suffering heart attacks in adulthood.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Heart disease Health Society Science UK news Source Type: news

Non-Surgical Tx for Obstructive HCM Promising in Early Data
(MedPage Today) -- PIMSRA deemed'safe and effective'at 6 months in case series (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Evidence does NOT support statin use for conditions other than heart disease
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh argue there is insufficient evidence to support statins being prescribed for non-cardiovascular conditions such as cancer and Alzheimer's. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simple blood and saliva tests that cost just £40 could help prevent heart attacks, scientists say
Major study shows that scientists can now identify people at risk of a heart attack using revolutionary genetic testing and spot those at increased risk decades before an attack. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins' benefits beyond heart health aren't clear-cut, analysis says
Despite some studies suggesting that statin drugs have benefits beyond cardiovascular health, for such issues as cancer and Alzheimer's, a broad new analysis says there's a lack of compelling evidence linking such benefits to statins -- and, thus, little reason to change recommendations for who gets these cholesterol-lowering meds and why. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Plus Afib May Mean Less Cardiology Care, Anticoagulation
(MedPage Today) -- Claims database also points to impact on outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cancer Plus Afib Means Less Cardiology Care, Anticoagulation
(MedPage Today) -- Claims database suggests'suboptimal antithrombotic care'(Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Life and Times of Leading Cardiologists: Joseph Hill Life and Times of Leading Cardiologists: Joseph Hill
A sojourn in Paris, including training as a sommelier, is not the obvious route to editor-in-chief of Circulation. Dr Joe Hill discusses his circuitous journey in cardiology with Dr Magnus Ohman.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

One-off genetic test could detect heart attack risk
The test could help explain why people with apparently no risk factors can still have a heart attack. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One-off £40 DNA test taken as a child could identify MILLIONS at risk of heart disease
Scientists from Cambridge and Leicester showed a fifth of the population - 13 million people in Britain - have a four-fold higher risk of suffering a heart attack by the age of 75 due to their genetic makeup. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis: Oral Anticoagulant Choice Matters in Afib Cardioversion
(MedPage Today) -- DOACs may be better than warfarin at preventing thromboembolic events (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Culturally Tailored Program May Cut BP in Hispanic Stroke Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But for others, skills-based intervention fared no better than usual care (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

An excellent spinach substitute, jute mallow supports a healthy cardiovascular system
(Natural News) This plant from Africa can be the new – and slimy – spinach. Jute mallow (Corchorus olitorius), a traditional plant common in some parts of Africa, is an excellent substitute for spinach as it also supports the cardiovascular system. In a study published in the European Journal of Medicinal Plants, this plant was found... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PCSK9i Access Easing; Monday SCD Mystery; Finger-Prick HF Monitor?
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - October 8, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Sandeep Jauhar's Real-Life Tales From, and of, the Heart
(MedPage Today) -- Exploring the organ's intertwined metaphorical and biological aspects (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

CARMELINA: Linagliptin Reassures for DPP-4 Inhibitors in Diabetes CARMELINA: Linagliptin Reassures for DPP-4 Inhibitors in Diabetes
The CARMELINA safety study for the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor linagliptin not only shows no increase in CV, kidney, or safety events but also allays fears over a class heart failure effect.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Type-2 diabetes risk lowered by lorcaserin in people who have cardiovascular disease or obesity
Lorcaserin lowers the risk of adults with obesity or cardiovascular disease developing type-2 diabetes, according to research presented at European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Ten-year-old's heart could be seen 'pumping out of his chest'
Jack Searle, from Cambridge, stunned doctors when he went to A&E last January with a heart rate of 301 beats per minute, which doctors claim could have killed him. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The New Health Care: That New Apple Watch EKG Feature? There Are More Downs Than Ups
The heart monitor should not be considered a medical device and reflects wider problems with health screens. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Medicine and Health Wearable Computing Heart Apple Inc American Heart Assn Research Source Type: news

Today's Go-Go World Too Much for Too Many Hearts
Title: Today's Go-Go World Too Much for Too Many HeartsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - October 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

'Broken Heart Syndrome' Warrants Careful Monitoring
Title: 'Broken Heart Syndrome' Warrants Careful MonitoringCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - October 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Is Sacubitril/Valsartan (Also) an Antiarrhythmic Drug? Is Sacubitril/Valsartan (Also) an Antiarrhythmic Drug?
Evidence suggests that sacubitril/valsartan may have antiarrhythmic effects. What does this mean for prevention of sudden death?Circulation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

$3 million grant extends HIV intervention to prevent heart disease
(Case Western Reserve University) A team of nurses and physicians has received a four-year, $3 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to extend traditional HIV treatment protocols to improve the cardiovascular health of people living with HIV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Statins show little promise for conditions other than heart disease
(University of Edinburgh) Medicines commonly prescribed to reduce people's risk of heart attack may have limited use for treating other diseases, research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Evidence does not support statin use for conditions other than heart disease
(American College of Physicians) Despite studies suggesting benefits for conditions beyond cardiovascular disease (CVD), the evidence does not support revising current statin prescribing guidelines. Findings from an evidence review and meta-analysis are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news