Whole-Fat Dairy Associated with Heart Benefit in PURE Study
(MedPage Today) -- Even the saturated fat from it appears acquitted in observational data (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

FDA grants breakthrough designation to AliveCor ’ s KardiaK hyperkalemia software
AliveCor said this week it won breakthrough device designation from the FDA for its KardiaK software platform intended to screen for hyperkalemia, or elevated levels of blood potassium, without the need for drawing blood. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company said the KardiaK system uses a proprietary deep neural network intended to detect hyperkalemia using data from electrocardiograms similar to those captured through its KardiaMobile and KardiaBand ECG devices. AliveCor said it hopes the platform will allow users with kidney disease and other life-threatening conditions to check for hyperkalemia at home and preve...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT AliveCor Source Type: news

Six - Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Method showed unfavorable traits related to match between supply, demand, access at outpatient clinic (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 12, 2018 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

CorFlow raises $9.7 million to launch clinical trial in Europe
Swiss medical device developer CorFlow Therapeutics said today that it has raised $9.7 million in the second close of its seed+ financing round. The first round closed in October 2017 at $2.7 million (CHF 2.6 million). The proceeds will finance the first-in-man clinical trial in Europe of the company’s controlled flow infusion (CoFITM) system, which will be studied in 40 acute heart attack patients. CorFlow said it has applied to conduct the trial in six leading cardiovascular centers in Switzerland, the U.K., Belgium and Germany. Get the full story at our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post CorFl...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Funding Roundup corflowtherapeutics Source Type: news

Curiosity and Heart Screenings in the Young
(MedPage Today) -- Asking questions is vital in medicine, says one father (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - September 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Abiomed gets in on $7m round for RenalGuard affiliate Reprieve Cardiovascular
Reprieve Cardiovascular, a newly formed affiliate from the parent company of RenalGuard Solutions, said today that it closed a $7 million financing round joined by Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD). Milford, Mass.-based Reprieve Cardiovascular said that it is developing devices intended for patients suffering from acute decompensated heart failure. The technology is part of the company’s Guided Diuretic Therapy, which is being investigated as a treatment for patients who are fluid-overloaded due to heart failure and is intended to speed up decongestion while protecting core organ function, shortening hospital stays and reduci...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Funding Roundup Abiomed reprievecardiovascular Source Type: news

Stanford taps VivaLNK's new Vital Scout for stress study
The adhesive, wearable device monitors ECG, heart rate variability, respiration, and more. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Record Number of US States Have High Obesity Rates Record Number of US States Have High Obesity Rates
A new report emphasizes the urgent need to implement evidence-based obesity prevention programs, as it reveals that over a third of adults are obese in more states than ever.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Celebrated Cardiologist Bongani Mayosi Dies
The 51-year-old University of Cape Town researcher had been suffering from depression, and his death has prompted reflection on being a black academic in South Africa. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 12, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

AHA: Get Your (Exer)game On to Make Screen Time Pay Off
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Parents, can't seem to tear the kids away from their screens? There are ways you won't have to -- and still get them off the couch. Exergaming allows players to engage in physical activity... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: From a Hole in Her Heart to the New York Stage
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- At 2 years old, Tabitha Ellis was required to wear a face mask over her nose and mouth for 15 to 20 minutes, long enough for medicine and water vapor to flow through her compromised... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Daily milk consumption linked to lower cardiovascular rates, mortality
Consuming three daily servings of milk has been associated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease and mortality, according to a study in 21 countries. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns Medtronic on CRM plants in Minnesota, Puerto Rico
The FDA this week released warning letters it sent to Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) over issues with cardiac rhythm management plants in Minnesota and Puerto Rico. The federal safety watchdog said inspections in April and May at both plants turned up problems related to the recall of CRM devices over high-voltage arcing, which led to the recall of some 800 implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators. In January the Fridley, Minn.-based company informed physicians of the recall of 48 of the devices that were “sent through a manufacturing sequence that introduced the po...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Medtronic Warning Letter Source Type: news

FDA to Review Supplemental Biologics License Application for Praluent(R) (alirocumab)Injection as Potential Treatment to Reduce Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events
Last month, FDA also approved Praluent label update for some patients currently requiring LDL apheresis therapy TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and PARIS, Sept. 12, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ : REGN) and S... Biopharmaceuticals, Cardiology, FDA Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Praluent, alirocumab, PCSK9 (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mother's joy at having twins turned to heartbreak when she lost one to cot death
Twenty-nine-year-old Crystal Venus, from Kent, was handed her 'lifeless' 11-week-old daughter  Sapphire after her partner noticed the baby's heart was not beating while cuddling her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What the NICE chronic heart failure guideline means for frontline GPs
NICE's updated chronic heart failure guideline, published on Wednesday, spells out the latest advice for GPs on diagnosis and management in primary care. Dr Clare J Taylor, a GP, researcher and guideline committee member, highlights the key points for GPs. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - September 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.1 Cardiovascular Problems Source Type: news

Health Tip: Control Some Risk Factors for Diabetes
-- Some risk factors for diabetes are under a person's control, such as maintaining a healthy weight, eating a nutritious diet and getting enough exercise, the American Heart Association notes. The AHA says additional risk factors that are under a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Even High-Fat Dairy Might Be Good for You
Title: Even High-Fat Dairy Might Be Good for YouCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

carvedilol (Coreg, Coreg CR)
Title: carvedilol (Coreg, Coreg CR)Category: MedicationsCreated: 1/16/2000 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

It’s a moo-turn as experts say whole-fat dairy cuts heart risk
A DAILY glass of milk, a pot of yogurt old advice and knob of butter lowers the risk of heart disease and helps people live longer, experts said yesterday. Three servings of dairy a day, including whole fats such as milk, cheese, butter and cream, is associated with lower rates of heart disease and stroke, a study found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-cost monitor uses AI to diagnose heart problems
(University of Cambridge) A Cambridge start-up has developed a low-cost next-generation wearable heart and cardiovascular function monitor which uses AI to diagnose heart rhythm and respiratory problems in real time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

3D virtual simulation gets to the 'heart' of irregular heartbeats
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In a proof of concept study, scientists at Johns Hopkins report they have successfully performed 3D personalized virtual simulations of the heart to accurately identify where cardiac specialists should electrically destroy cardiac tissue to stop potentially fatal irregular and rapid heartbeats in patients with scarring in the heart. The retrospective analysis of 21 patients and prospective study of five patients with ventricular tachycardia, the researchers say, demonstrate that 3D simulation-guided procedures are worthy of expanded clinical trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Program will educate, empower ER visitors with uncontrolled high blood pressure
(University of Illinois at Chicago) A new $3 million, five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute will allow researchers to determine whether a unique program designed to educate people with uncontrolled hypertension -- also known as high blood pressure -- about the importance of getting their blood pressure under control can help reduce the risk of developing chronic and expensive-to-treat secondary cardiovascular conditions among this high-risk group. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wearable ultrasound patch monitors blood pressure deep inside body
(University of California - San Diego) A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision. In tests, the patch performed as well as some clinical methods to measure blood pressure. Applications include real-time, continuous monitoring of blood pressure changes in patients with heart or lung disease, as well as patients who are critically ill or undergoing surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New reports will enable UK to make the most of its natural assets
(Centre for Ecology& Hydrology) Four new reports on Natural Capital published today will enable governments and businesses to take an evidence-based approach to valuing the UK's natural assets. The concept lies at the heart of the UK Government's recently published 25 Year Environment Plan and is set to play an increasingly influential role in public policy and business decision-making. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Personal Genome Can Predict Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Risk Personal Genome Can Predict Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Risk
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Glass of milk, a cup of yogurt and a pad of butter could lower your risk of heart disease
A new study from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, has found that eating three servings of dairy a day makes you two times less likely to suffer a stroke or from heart disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even High-Fat Dairy Might Be Good for You
The study couldn't prove cause-and-effect, but folks who ate three servings of dairy per day had an overall lower risk of death during the study period than people who ate no dairy. They also had a lower risk of stroke and death from heart disease, researchers found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Are women with hot flashes at risk of sleep apnea?
Menopausal symptoms can be annoying, but did you ever think they could be life-threatening??A Mayo Clinic study found some common menopausal symptoms may be linked to obstructive sleep apnea?? a condition that can lead to serious health issues, including increased risks of?coronary heart disease,?high blood pressure?and?stroke. https://youtu.be/u2RENZT0Pzk Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Milk does a body good: Study
Consuming dairy products also lowered rates of cardiovascular disease. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why Whole-Fat Milk and Yogurt Are Healthier Than You Think
For years, experts have recommended low-fat dairy products over the full-fat versions, which are higher in calories and contain more saturated fat. Recent research, however, indicates that full-fat dairy may actually be healthier than its reputation suggests, and that people who eat full-fat dairy are not more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes than people who consume low-fat dairy. They may even be less likely to gain weight. Now, new research published Tuesday in The Lancet, adds to that body of evidence. The research suggests that eating dairy products of all kinds is associated with a lower ri...
Source: TIME: Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Is Whole-Fat Dairy Good for the Heart?
Dietary guidelines suggest substituting fat-free or low-fat dairy for full-fat products, but a new study questions those recommendations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Diet and Nutrition Heart Oils and Fats Dairy Products Source Type: news

Remembering Dr Ron Victor, Pioneer in Barbershop-Led HTN Efforts Remembering Dr Ron Victor, Pioneer in Barbershop-Led HTN Efforts
Victor was the first investigator to prove scientifically that thousands of lives could be saved annually by enlisting black barbers in the fight against hypertension in their communities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Remembering Dr. Ron Victor, Pioneer in Barbershop-Led HTN Efforts Remembering Dr. Ron Victor, Pioneer in Barbershop-Led HTN Efforts
Victor was the first investigator to prove scientifically that thousands of lives could be saved annually by enlisting black barbers in the fight against hypertension in their communities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Pioneer in Barbershop-Led HTN Efforts, Dr Ron Victor, Dead at 66 Pioneer in Barbershop-Led HTN Efforts, Dr Ron Victor, Dead at 66
Victor was the first investigator to prove scientifically that thousands of lives could be saved annually by enlisting black barbers in the fight against hypertension in their communities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CDC Data Shows 80% of Heart Attacks and Strokes Preventable
CDC numbers show 2.2 million heart attack and stroke hospitalizations in a year. ... A majority could have been prevented through physical activity and other steps. ... Also of Interest Only 1% of ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Behavioral Therapy Slows Cognitive Decline in MCI (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Treatment with goal-setting strategies showed better results among blacks with mild cognitive impairment (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Greater Physical Activity May Reduce HF Risk After Menopause Greater Physical Activity May Reduce HF Risk After Menopause
The study is the first to show a benefit with recreational exercise on both subtypes of heart failure.'The final message? That's an easy one: Sit less and move more,'the study author says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the most healthful nuts you can eat?
Nuts are one of the best sources of plant-based protein, and they provide a wide range of other nutrients and healthful fatty acids. A diet that contains nuts has the potential to improve both heart and overall health. In this article, we take a look at six of the healthiest nuts and their nutritional profiles. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Med-tech startup 4C Medical Technologies nabs $17 million for heart device
Brooklyn Park-based 4C Medical Technologies is developing a device that aims to treat mitral-valve regurgitation, a condition that causes blood to flow backward into the heart. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Med-tech startup 4C Medical Technologies nabs $17 million for heart device
Brooklyn Park-based 4C Medical Technologies is developing a device that aims to treat mitral-valve regurgitation, a condition that causes blood to flow backward into the heart. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Could Even High-Fat Dairy Be Good for You?
TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 -- Dairy foods might be your ticket to better heart health, even if you're drinking whole milk and eating rich cheeses, a new study suggests. The study couldn't prove cause-and-effect, but folks who ate three servings of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Update on Diagnosis, Tx for Chagas Cardiomyopathy
TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 -- Health care providers need to be equipped to recognize, diagnose, and treat Chagas disease, which is growing in prevalence in the United States, according to an American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How sensors are helping hemodialysis move into the home
Providing advanced medical care in a patient’s home once required the help of trained professionals. No longer – new sensor technology is enabling a massive migration from hospitals to home care environments. Outset Medical’s Tablo home hemodialysis platform features a streamlined touchscreen interface and a small size. But the real core of its effectiveness lies in its sensors. [Image courtesy of Outset Medical] Medtech is on the move again. New technological advances are enabling systems that have, for years, been shackled to hospitals and clinics, to travel home with their users. For decades, hemo...
Source: Mass Device - September 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Dialysis mHealth (Mobile Health) Outset Medical teconnectivity Source Type: news

Cheshire couple spend £12k for labrador's open heart surgery
The Royal Veterinary College said the double bypass was the first operation of its kind on a dog. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No, a Wellness Device Can ’t Save Your Life (not Directly, Anyway)
It’s no surprise that a large number of wellness devices are being developed to allow today’s tech-savvy patient-consumers to take charge of their own health. Wellness devices are a great way to empower people by giving them access to data. However, it’s vital to remember that unlike medical devices, they are not required to be proven to be safe or effective. The responsibility and choice to claim a device as either wellness or medical lies completely with the manufacturer. It is extremely important that manufacturers understand the rules. Mistakenly seeking...
Source: MDDI - September 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nigel Syrotuck Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Should you take supplements to keep symptoms at bay?
VITAMIN B12 deficiency can develop into anaemia and lead to complications such as an abnormally fast heart beat and heart failure. The best way of gaining the vitamin is through diet, but if you aren ’t eating the right foods should you be taking supplements to keep symptoms of a deficiency at bay? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Trials funded by government were associated with significantly longer time to publication (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 11, 2018 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

Boston Scientific touts Acurate Neo2 CE Mark study
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) yesterday touted results from a European study of the Acurate Neo2 replacement heart valve it acquired along with Symetis last year. Thirty-day results from a 120-patient trial backing a bid for CE Mark approval for the transcatheter aortic valve replacement, acquired for $435 million in May 2017, were presented at the annual PCR London Valves conference, Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific said. Patients treated in the single-arm study showed a 97% rate of mild or less-than-mild paravalvular leakage and a procedural success rate of 97.5%, the company said. All-cause ...
Source: Mass Device - September 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Replacement Heart Valves Boston Scientific Source Type: news