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Heart attack care dangerously unequal for women, study finds
Fewer women heart attack victims would die if they were given the same treatments as men, says a study. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise benefits: Hitting the gym before reaching 65 could reverse heart damage
COUCH potatoes should start exercising before they hit 65 to reverse the damage caused to their hearts by a sedentary lifestyle, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avoidable cardiac deaths as women receive different treatment
Women have three times higher excess mortality in year after heart attack Related items fromOnMedica Atrial fibrillation poses greater risk for women than men Heart rehabilitation services neglect women Migraines linked to cardiovascular disease and death in women Heavy drinking is bad for women's hearts Hospitals fail women with myocardial infarction (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dongguan Kewei Attends 17th National Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Congress
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - January 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

MicroPort < sup > ® < /sup > CardioFlow Attends 2017 PCR-CIT China Chengdu Valves
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Source: Microport News Release - January 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

New Model Predicts Heart Disease in Childhood CA Survivors (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Clinicians can use treatment exposures data to predict individual risk up to age 50 (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Leadership Lesson: It Comes From The Heart
I believe that for a company to go in the right direction with the customer experience, it must start with the leadership. If you want your people to want to work hard, to be engaged with your customers, and to have passion for what they do then you must pay attention to what Sorensen teaches. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shep Hyken, Contributor Source Type: news

The Democrat party is now officially a domestic terrorism group: DNC Deputy Chair endorses Antifa terror tactics handbook that promotes "kill zones" for conservatives and whites
(Natural News) Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota) was recently spotted posing in a Twitter photo with the book Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, written by Mark Bray, followed by a caption he wrote stating that the racist reading material should “strike fear in the heart” of President Donald Trump. In case you aren’t... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emptiness doesn't have to mean nothingness: it could mean happiness
What remains of us when we no longer think or feel anything? Are we then – nothing?I was green around the gills. Only minutes earlier, I had been chattering away happily with a more-or-less healthy hue to my complexion as I boarded the plane – with a plan to demonstrate how our wireless technology for measuring heart and sweat-gland activity works under unusual conditions.But now, here I was, just about to jump out of the plane, with only a parachute to save me, and I had taken on the colour of a vampire who ’s been snacking on the wrong blood group. Later, this will even be recognisable on photos of the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Niels Birbaumer and Jo ̈rg Zittlau Tags: Mindfulness Philosophy Books Psychology Culture Life and style Science Source Type: news

2018 Outlook in Interventional Cardiology
(MedPage Today) -- Field's leaders look into their crystal balls (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Mindfulness and suicide ideation in Iranian cardiovascular patients: testing the mediating role of patience - Hashemi R, Moustafa AA, Rahmati Kankat L, Valikhani A.
The aim of the present study was to explore the mediating role of patience on the relationship between mindfulness and suicide ideation. To do so, 110 patients with cardiovascular diseases were recruited from the outpatient Clinic of Imam Reza in the city ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Keto Diet Last, DASH First In New Diet Rankings
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — If you’re a fan of the “fat-burning” keto diet, you’ll be fired up about its ranking in the 2018 list of best diets from US News and World Report: It’s tied for last, along with the relatively unknown Dukan diet. Both stress eating a ton of protein and minimal carbs, putting the dieter into “ketosis,” when the body breaks down both ingested and stored body fat into ketones, which it uses as energy. People on such diets often deal with fatigue and light-headedness as they adjust to a lack of carbohydrates. Though the experts on the US News and Wo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Weight Loss Source Type: news

Hydrochlorothiazide May Up Basal, Squamous Cell Cancer Risk
Increased risk for basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, with dose - response relationship (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Heart attack care dangerously unequal for women, study finds
Fewer women heart attack victims would die if they were given the same treatments as men, says a study. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CES 2018: Medical technologies you need to know
Mobile health devices and wearables have increasingly played a prominent role at the annual CES show in Las Vegas. Health and medical devices touted at CES 2018 seek to improve everything from heart health to posture. Here are nine companies exhibiting digital health solutions at this year’s show. Next>> The post CES 2018: Medical technologies you need to know appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - January 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: mHealth (Mobile Health) Research & Development a&dmedical CES consumer health technology Digital Health iHealth MedTech neurovalens Oticon Medical qardio ReSound sealshield sittight sleepscorelabs Source Type: news

Medical device companies: These 15 performed the best in 2017
[Image from Unsplash]Updated Jan. 5, 2018 Among the most successful medical device companies of 2017, there were two themes: innovation and breadth of services. That was the major takeaway of an MDO analysis of the stock performance of the 100 largest publicly traded medtech companies in the world. What does innovation mean? Think Align Technologies (Nasdaq:ALGN) and how it brought 3D printing to bear on a dental product screaming for better customization: braces. Or there’s Abiomed (Nasdaq:ABMD) and its tiny Impella heart pump, which is meant to help restore blood flow and allow the heart to rest after a heart attac...
Source: Mass Device - January 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiac Assist Devices Contract Manufacturing Diabetes News Well Wall Street Beat Abiomed aligntechnology Bruker Corp. Insulet integer intuitivesurgical LivaNova Merit Medical Systems Inc. Straumann Hold Source Type: news

ECG Screening Gains No Traction in Draft USPSTF Recommendations ECG Screening Gains No Traction in Draft USPSTF Recommendations
Citing a paucity of data, the task force did not commit itself on ECG screening for atrial fibrillation in low-risk seniors and retained a recommendation against its use for CVD in low-risk adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Can Angiodynamics Level the PICC Playing Field?
Angiodynamics is still trying to level the competitive playing field for its peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). "We continue to believe that if our PICCs are able to compete on  a level playing field, we can gain share in this market, particularly given the gains we have seen from our BioFlow Midline ports and dialysis product families," said Jim Clemmer, the company's president and CEO, during Angiodynamics' most recent earnings call. According to SeekingAlpha transcripts of the call, its lawsuit against C.R. Bard is "moving forward as planned." Hear industry luminaries share th...
Source: MDDI - January 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Cardiovascular Medical Device Business Source Type: news

ADHD drug tied to heart defects in babies
(Reuters Health) - - Pregnant women who take drugs like Ritalin and Concerta for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely than those who don ’t to have babies with heart deformities and other birth defects, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The theatre company putting Victorian sci-fi centre stage
As an adaptation of HG Wells ’s The Crystal Egg prepares to open in London, its creators explain how they turned a short story from 1897 into a play for our alien-obsessed timesHG Wells hold a special place in the hearts of many sci-fi enthusiasts and scientists alike. Best known for his novelsThe War of the Worlds,The Island of Doctor Moreau, andThe Invisible Man, Wells ’s work isrenowned for its prescience and has been revisited and adapted many times, so modern do some of his fears and preoccupations seem.The Crystal Egg is a short story written 1897. Set in a grimily familiar depiction of Victorian London, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tash Reith-Banks Tags: Science HG Wells Science fiction Books Culture Stage Mars Alien life Space Source Type: news

What Will 2018 Bring in Cardiology?
(MedPage Today) -- hs-TnT, ORBITA, PCSK9 $$$, and readmission policies top cardiology leaders'lists (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The New Old Age: You ’ re Over 75, and You ’ re Healthy. Why Are You Taking a Statin?
It ’ s not clear that statins prevent first heart attacks and strokes in older patients, and the drugs do have side effects that can be harmful. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Cholesterol Heart Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Elderly Stroke Source Type: news

For Hospitals, No Benefit for Early Adoption of Financial Incentives
Hospitals with early adoption do not have better process scores, lower mortality than late adopters (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathol Source Type: news

Incremental Impact of HTN Drugs; Outsourcing PCI in VA System; COPD Inhaler Heart Risks
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Tribal Practices for Wellness In Indian Country
Funding for projects that support tribal practices that connect individuals and community to culture with the long-term goals of building resiliency; reducing morbidity and mortality due to heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes; and reducing risk factors for all chronic disease among American Indians and Alaska Natives. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EndoBreak: Mylan ’s Estrace Copycat OK’d; FreeStyle Libre Covered by Medicare
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ECG Challenge: What's Irregular About This Rhythm? ECG Challenge: What's Irregular About This Rhythm?
A woman with no cardiac history has an irregular pulse on routine physical. What does her ECG show? (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Clinical Case Source Type: news

ReCor Medical Announces Completion of RADIANCE-HTN SOLO Hypertension Study
PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 5, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ReCor Medical announced today randomization of its 146th, and final, subject in the SOLO cohort of its RADIANCE-HTN study. RADIANCE-HTN, ReCor's study of its Paradise Renal Dener... Devices, Cardiology ReCor Medical, Renal Denervation, hypertension (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exclusive: Second cardiologist accused of sexual misconduct at Wirral
A cardiologist at Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has been suspended pending investigation into allegations of misconduct of a sexual nature, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

AEDs should be a standard component of your workplace
Do your workers engage in confined space work, strenuous labor or highly remote work? Does your company have an on-site gym? Do you have an aging workforce? These are just a few of the many reasons companies should consider the placement of automated external defibrillators in the workplace. An AED is an electronic device designed to deliver an electric shock to a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. Ventricular fibrillation, the uncoordinated beating of the heart — leading to collapse and death… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Travis Rhoden Source Type: news

Children born with 'blue-baby syndrome' given gift of life
EXCLUSIVE:  These three families all had babies born with the arteries leaving the heart the wrong way round. All three children have a chance of a healthy life thanks to the operation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural remedies for high blood pressure: Listening to THIS music can lower hypertension
HIGH blood pressure can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, but relaxing with music could be a natural remedy to lower hypertension. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Avoid Kidney Disease
-- The health of your kidneys is directly related to the health of your heart, and vice versa. While the heart pumps blood throughout the body, the kidneys clean it. They remove wastes, assist in maintaining blood pressure and ensure that the blood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Maternal Thyroid Antibodies and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Maternal Thyroid Antibodies and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors
Might maternal thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy play a role in the development of cardiometabolic risk factors among their children later in life?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Scientists uncover why sauna bathing is good for your health
(University of Eastern Finland) Scientists at the University of Eastern Finland have shown that sauna bathing is associated with a variety of health benefits. Using an experimental setting this time, the research group now investigated the physiological mechanisms through which the heat exposure of sauna may influence a person's health. Their latest study with 100 test subjects shows that taking a sauna bath of 30 minutes reduces blood pressure and increases vascular compliance, while also increasing heart rate similarly to medium-intensity exercise. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Excess fat disrupts heart cell's energy system
(University of Iowa Health Care) A University of Iowa study finds that lipid overload in heart cells, a common feature in diabetes and obesity, leads to misshapen mitochondria that don't produce energy efficiently. This structural disruption may contribute to the two- to five-fold increased risk of heart failure in people with diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Impaired Survival With LVEF < 60 Percent in Aortic Stenosis
Poorer outcomes seen for LVEF (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Experts slam theory that sugar is driving obesity/diabetes epidemics
Argument overly simplistic and fundamentally flawed, they say Related items fromOnMedica Diet, lifestyle and cardiovascular disease “Sugar-free” drinks – are they really healthy? High sugar diet linked to depression in men Sweet drink consumption linked to heart failure risk Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Retaking Control from Specialists
(MedPage Today) -- Do cardiologists really need to be managing patients'blood pressure long-term? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Adult-Onset Type 1 Diabetes Not Uncommon in China (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Most new cases diagnosed in adults (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Heart Benefit of Moderate Drinking Greater in Wealthy People Heart Benefit of Moderate Drinking Greater in Wealthy People
People who enjoy a few cocktails each week may be less likely to die from heart disease than people who rarely or never drink, especially if they ’ re rich, a Norwegian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Why does shoveling snow raise risk of heart attack?
Normally, exercise is good for you, but an expert explains why snow shoveling is a unique form of exertion that can raise the risk of heart attack (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Markers Point to Maladaptive LV Remodeling
(MedPage Today) -- Metabolites could help time TAVR before LV damage is irreversible (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Miracor closes $30m Series D
Miracor Medical Systems said today it closed a $30.2 million (EU €25 million) round of funding as part of Series D financing round with funds slated to support further development and commercialization of its PiCSO impulse system, and announced it is moving its headquarters from Austria to Belgium. The company’s PiCSO therapy is designed to be used during stenting procedures for patients affected by acute myocardial infarcts to improve pressure in the coronary venous system to improve microcirculatory flow and improve perfusion in the infarcted area. The round was led by Shenzhen, China-based Ming Capital and co...
Source: Mass Device - January 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Miracor Source Type: news

Helping kids get fit — one step at a time
Families participating in Fitness in the City (FIC), a partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital, get referrals to resources and educational offerings like this cooking class. “How many tortillas do you eat at dinner?” Francisca Guevara asks the boy and his parents. “Okay,” she says when they tell her three. “Do you think you could eat two instead? Or even just one?” They nod in agreement: That seems possible. As the associate director of community health and outreach for Charles River Community Health, Guevara recognizes the need to meet families where they are, tailoring her su...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 4, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting Fitness in the City (FIC) Office of Community Health Shari Nethersole Source Type: news

What COMPASS and RE-DUAL Mean for Aspirin and Triple Therapy What COMPASS and RE-DUAL Mean for Aspirin and Triple Therapy
Drs Cohen and O'Donoghue review new data from the COMPASS and RE-DUAL PCI trials and potential strategies for patients who need anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Married heart patients more likely than singles to survive
(Reuters Health) - People with heart disease have better long-term survival odds when they are married, a recent U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What about drinking is associated with shorter life in poorer people? - Rehm J, Probst C.
In a Perspective, J ürgen Rehm and Charlotte Probst examine the links between socioeconomic status, alcohol use, and cardiovascular mortality and discuss implications for policy. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

CardioBrief: More Mini-Trials, Fewer Mega-Trials?
(MedPage Today) -- 50-patient SAMSON trial could have a mega impact on cardiology (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CardioBreak: More Mini-Trials, Fewer Mega-Trials?
(MedPage Today) -- 50-patient SAMSON trial could have a mega impact on cardiology (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news