Residency Match Day Is Largest in History Residency Match Day Is Largest in History
A record 38,376 US and international applicants submitted program choices for 35,185 positions; 80% of applicants matched to PGY-1 positions, and 95% of PGY-1 positions were filled.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Med Students News Alert Source Type: news

Lung ultrasound beats chest x-ray for heart failure detection
Point-of-care lung ultrasound has a higher sensitivity than chest x-ray for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lung ultrasound a practical tool for disease diagnosis Ultrasound finds more pneumonia than x-ray Ultrasound elevates diagnosis of pulmonary embolism AIUM: Lung US can handle diagnosis of pediatric pneumonia (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cardiac risk grows with higher coronary calcium scores
Individuals with high CT coronary artery calcium scores -- at least 1,000 Agatston...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACC: Physicians omit CT CAC scores in 50% of cancer cases Could self-rated health improve CT CAC scoring? Heart societies endorse CT CAC for risk assessment High CT CAC scores in athletes do not increase mortality CCTA reveals statins may lower mortality in low-risk CAD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CABANA: Catheter Ablation for Afib Gets a QoL Boost
(MedPage Today) -- Cross-overs once again play a large role in results (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Three or more eggs a day increase your risk of heart disease and early death, study says
It's been debated for years: Are eggs good or bad for you? People who eat three or four eggs a day -- or any equivalent of 300 mg of dietary cholesterol -- have a higher risk of both heart disease and early death compared to those who eat fewer eggs, new research finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three or more eggs a week increase your risk of heart disease and early death, study says
It's been debated for years: Are eggs good or bad for you? People who eat three or four eggs a day -- or any equivalent of 300 mg of dietary cholesterol -- have a higher risk of both heart disease and early death compared to those who eat fewer eggs, new research finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack rate plummeted 38% in 30 years and death rate hits all-time low
Doctors have long known that statins, aspiring, not smoking and better diet and exercise can help prevent heart attacks and at last patients and doctors are implementing them, a Yale study author says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Attacks Fall One-Third Among Older Americans
The study of more than 4 million Medicare patients found that hospitalizations for heart attacks dropped 38 percent between 1995 and 2014. At the same time, deaths within 30 days of a heart attack reached an all-time low of 12 percent, down more than one-third since 1995. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abnormal Blood Sugar, Cholesterol Common in Middle School Abnormal Blood Sugar, Cholesterol Common in Middle School
More than one third of middle school students who underwent cardiovascular screening at school had abnormal blood sugar levels or high cholesterol, a pilot study of 45 students found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

App to Detect Diabetes by Smartphone Fingertip Scan App to Detect Diabetes by Smartphone Fingertip Scan
A smartphone-based diabetes screening test using contact photolethysmography was reasonably accurate in an early study, but observers agree that an app should not replace regular healthcare visits.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

How Your Blood Donation Can Help Save Lives
Every day, volunteer blood and platelet donors across the country are needed to help save lives. Eligible individuals can feel good knowing that by donating through the Red Cross, they ... The post... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Blood blood donation congestive heart failure heart pump heart transplant LVAD platelets Vikas Mahajan Source Type: news

Amgen Announces New Four-Year Outcomes Study To Examine Long-Term Effects Of Repatha ® (evolocumab) In High-Risk Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Patients Without Prior Heart Attack Or Stroke
VESALIUS-CV is the Latest Study in Amgen's PROFICIO Clinical Program Investigating the Impact of Repatha on CVD in Multiple Patient Populations Phase 3 Study Will Enroll High-Risk Patients who Have Significant Atherosclerotic Disease or Diabetes and are at High Risk for a First Cardiovascular Event THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced plans to conduct VESALIUS-CV, a multinational clinical outcomes study for Repatha® (evolocumab) which will involve at least 13,000 patients worldwide at high risk of experiencing a first cardiovascular (CV) event, despite optimiz...
Source: Amgen News Release - March 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Light exercise may help lower heart disease in older women
Walking, gardening or even working around the house can lower a woman's risk having a cardiovascular event, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Boston Scientific looks to lure Irish expats from Australia to fill its roster
In an effort to fill open positions at its Galway, Ireland-based facilities, Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) is offering to cover relocation costs for expatriated residents that left for positions in Australia, according to a Connacht Tribune report. The residents left Galway for Australia during the recent recession, according to the report, leaving a shortage of skilled workers in Ireland. Due to the shortage, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company has begun head hunting in Australia, looking for senior quality and manufacturing engineers and to fill R&D roles, according to the Connacht Tribune. Boston Scientific is ...
Source: Mass Device - March 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Are eggs bad for your heart? Experts weigh new findings
A new, large study suggests it may be time to re-evaluate dietary guidelines on eggs and cholesterol (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MitraClip Device Approved for Patients With Secondary Mitral Regurgitation
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- A new indication has been approved for the MitraClip Clip Delivery System in patients with normal mitral valves who develop heart failure symptoms and secondary or functional mitral regurgitation despite treatment with... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New study ties egg and cholesterol consumption to heightened risk of heart disease
(Reuters Health) - After a raft of studies reassuring consumers that eggs are OK to eat, a new report associates an increasing risk of heart disease with the increasing consumption of eggs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Heart attacks less frequent, less deadly since 1990s
Fewer Americans are having heart attacks these days, thanks to heart attack prevention techniques, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doing Shoulder Surgery in Denver (or La Paz)? Read This
(MedPage Today) -- 40-fold (!) increase in 30-day pulmonary embolism risk with procedures performed at high altitude (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Heart Guidelines Rarely Backed by Good Science
Less than one in 10 recommendations are based on results from multiple randomized controlled trials (considered the "gold standard"), and that percentage has actually dropped in the past decade, the researchers reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mar 15 2019 This Week in Cardiology Mar 15 2019 This Week in Cardiology
Obesity paradox studies and collider bias, the ISCHEMIA trial baseline findings, expanded indications for the MIitraClip, and an ACC preview are covered in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Fresenius Awarded Breakthrough Device Designation for Software
Fresenius Medical Care hit a significant milestone last week with its software to enhance its line of hemodialysis machines. FDA granted breakthrough device designation to the  company’s computer-assisted ultrafiltration control software. The software is in development to improve fluid management during hemodialysis and personalize treatments. Fluid management is a critical concern for dialysis patients, as both fluid overload and fluid depletion are associated with adverse cardiovascular events, morbidity and mortality. Working with the CLiC device which enables relative blood volume monitori...
Source: MDDI - March 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

20-Year Data: Changing Landscape for Heart Attack Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- " Health priority areas " still lacked improvements, however (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

FDA Wants to Take a Hard Look at Medical Device Materials
As part of its effort to modernize its regulatory programs, FDA has turned its attention to materials used in medical devices.  The agency released a statement Friday from Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Jeff Shuren, director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health that addresses recent advances in materials science and how these advances have impacted the safety of medical devices. "Materials used in today's medical devices vary as widely as the devices themselves—whether the material is metal, plastic, silicone, an animal-derived product or some combination of these," Got...
Source: MDDI - March 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Materials Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

' Mentally Tiring' Jobs May Up Women's T2D Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Not all weight categories saw this associated risk, however (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Eggs May Be Bad for the Heart, a New Study Says —But There’s More to the Story
Conclusions about eggs based on available scientific evidence vary widely — in part because nutrition research is notoriously hard to conduct accurately. Despite the entrenched belief that eggs raise cholesterol, some studies have suggested that dietary cholesterol intake doesn’t necessarily translate to higher blood cholesterol. One study from last year found that people who ate an egg per day had lower rates of heart disease and bleeding stroke than people who did not eat them, and research from 2016 found that eggs didn’t have a strong effect on risk of coronary artery disease. Some researchers have su...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Generic Humalog; 23andMe T2D Test; Menopause Ads Blocked
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Heart failure: New drug could halt disease and improve heart function
A molecule that stops two proteins from interacting and impairing heart function halted heart failure and improved heart pumping capacity in rats. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Study: 3+ Eggs A Day Increases Risk Of Heart Disease, Early Death
(CNN) — It’s been debated for years: Are eggs good or bad for you? People who eat three or four eggs a day — or any equivalent of 300 mg of dietary cholesterol — have a higher risk of both heart disease and early death compared to those who eat fewer eggs, new research finds. “Eggs, especially the yolk, are a major source of dietary cholesterol,” wrote Victor Zhong, lead author and a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. In a study published Friday in the medical journal JAMA, he and his colleagues ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Eggs Source Type: news

CABANA Takeaways for Catheter Ablation of AF CABANA Takeaways for Catheter Ablation of AF
Now that CABANA is published, principal investigator Doug Packer talks with his Mayo colleagues about the implications for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation.Mayo Clinic (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

A few hours of walking or a standing activity cuts older women's heart risks by up to 42 percent
A quarter of Americans are inactive, including 28 percent of women. A new study from the University of California, San Diego found that even 5.6 hours a day of standing activity reduces heart risks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Every Little Move You Make Can Help Your Health, Study Says
Lovers of vigorous exercise aren’t the only ones who get health benefits from physical activity. Lower-key workouts — even activities you’d never think of as exercise — can also improve your well-being, studies find. Now, new research published in JAMA Network Open shows just how impactful any type of movement can be. Compared to women who get less exercise, those who get lots of light physical activity may have up to a 42% lower risk of dying from coronary problems, such as heart attacks, and a 22% lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, the study says. Light activity includes “most...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness Longevity Source Type: news

Are Eggs Bad for Your Heart Health? Maybe
A new analysis found that for each additional 300 milligrams a day of cholesterol in the diet — and the more eggs you ate — the greater the risk for cardiovascular disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Eggs Diet and Nutrition Cholesterol Heart Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Since 1990s, heart attacks have become less deadly, frequent for Americans
Heart attack hospitalizations and 30-day heart attack mortality declined 38% and 12% respectively from 1995 to 2014, says a comprehensive new study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Biotronik wins FDA nod for Acticor, Rivacor high-voltage tachycardia devices
Biotronik said yesterday it won FDA approval for its Acticor and Rivacor high-voltage cardiac rhythm management devices intended for treating patients with cardiac arrhythmias. The clearance covers the Berlin, Germany based company’s Rivacor VR-T, Rivacor DR-T, Rivacor HF-T QP, Acticor DX, Acticor CRT-DX Bipolar and Acticor CRT-DX devices. “When determining the best treatment plan for each patient, we assess individual needs and select a device system that provides optimal therapy programming with critical diagnostic features. We are often forced to choose between important features, which could compromise opti...
Source: Mass Device - March 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Biotronik Source Type: news

Light physical activity linked to lower risk of heart disease in older women
Gardening, strolling through a park, or folding clothes might be enough activity to significantly lower the risk. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 15, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AHA News: Overweight Kids at Higher Risk for Blood Clots as Adults
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Overweight children may be more likely than normal-weight children to develop life-threatening blood clots as adults, a new Danish study suggests. The good news is, getting to a healthy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fresenius wins FDA breakthrough device nod for fluid management software
Fresenius (NYSE:FMS) said yesterday that it won FDA breakthrough device designation for its computer-assisted ultrafiltration control software intended to improve fluid management during hemodialysis. The Waltham, Mass.-based company said that the software is designed to work with its newer hemodialysis machines using its CLiC device. Fresenius said that with the software, it hopes to create a dialysis machine with embedded intelligent diagnostics to provide computer-assisted recommendations for achieving target levels of relative blood volume. “This new software represents our commitment to driving innovation a...
Source: Mass Device - March 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Dialysis Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Software / IT Fresenius Source Type: news

Surgery no better than medication at preventing serious complications of atrial fibrillation
The heart procedure improved patients ’ quality of life and symptoms. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 15, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Heart-melting video shows blind girl terrified of hospitals SINGING during brain scan to keep calm
During a recent scan, Evie, who is thought to live in Michigan after being adopted from China, can be seen singing Alessia Cara's 'Scars to Your Beautiful' while her therapist plays the guitar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Examining the associations between walk score, perceived built environment, and physical activity behaviors among women participating in a community-randomized lifestyle change intervention trial: strong hearts, healthy communities - Lo BK, Graham ML, Folta SC, Paul LC, Strogatz D, Nelson ME, Parry SA, Carfagno ME, Wing D, Higgins M, Seguin RA.
Little is known about the relationship between perceived and objective measures of the built environment and physical activity behavior among rural populations. Within the context of a lifestyle-change intervention trial for rural women, Strong Hearts, Hea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Heart Attacks Fall By One-Third Among Older Americans
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- A groundbreaking new study holds heartening news for older Americans. Since the mid-1990s, the number of seniors who suffered a heart attack or died from one dropped dramatically -- evidence that campaigns to prevent heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart-Breaking News for Egg Lovers
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- Eggs may not be all they've been cracked up to be. A new study says eggs are a major source of dietary cholesterol and that cholesterol in the diet ups the risk of heart disease and premature death. The researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Even Housework, Gardening Can Help an Older Woman's Heart
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- Think exercise has to be high-intensity to make a difference to your health? Think again. New research shows that even routine housework and gardening can help older women's hearts. " For older women, any and all movement... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart Care Guidelines Rarely Backed by Top-Notch Science
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- Precious few treatment guidelines for heart patients are supported by the best scientific evidence, a new study shows. Less than one in 10 recommendations are based on results from multiple randomized controlled trials... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Strength training, more than walking and cycling, significantly reduces heart disease risk
(Natural News) Being physically active doesn’t just help you lose weight. In fact, static training can also improve your cardiovascular health. Static activities and heart health Various studies have proven that physical activity is crucial for heart health, but neither research nor recommendations “consistently differentiate between the benefits of different types of physical activity.” According to a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abbott Wins Additional Indication for MitraClip
Abbott Laboratories has received an expanded indication for MitraClip. The Abbott Park, IL-based company’s new indication addresses the secondary form of mitral regurgitation and significantly increases the amount of people with MR able to be treated with MitraClip. Based on this approval, Abbott said it will now begin discussions with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and physician specialty societies to request a revision to the national coverage determination that would expand Medicare coverage to include secondary MR patients.The indication was supported by the results of the COAPT T...
Source: MDDI - March 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Novartis joins the Global Chagas Disease Coalition and also announces first multinational, prospective, randomized study in people with chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy
At the Annual Meeting of the Global Chagas Disease Coalition in Barcelona, Spain, Novartis announced that it is joining the Coalition as a member contributor. In addition, the company announced its commitment to launch a multinational, prospective, randomized study with heart failure drug, Entresto® (sacubitril / valsartan), in people with chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy, one form of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

HIV Increases the Risk of Incident Heart Failure HIV Increases the Risk of Incident Heart Failure
Might HIV infection contribute to the subsequent development of heart failure? A new study investigates.JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Capitalism is destroying the Earth. We need a new human right for future generations | George Monbiot
The children on climate strike are right: their lives should not be sacrificed to satisfy our greedThe young peopletaking to the streetsfor the climate strike are right:their future is being stolen. The economy is an environmental pyramid scheme, dumping its liabilities on the young and the unborn. Its current growth depends on intergenerational theft.At the heart of capitalism is a vast and scarcely examined assumption: you are entitled to as great a share of the world ’s resources as your money can buy. You can purchase as much land, as much atmospheric space, as manyminerals, as much meat and fish as you can affor...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: George Monbiot Tags: Climate change Environment Protest Science Young people Society World news Source Type: news