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How to detox yourself from sugar: A day-by-day guide
(Natural News) Did you know that quitting sugar can help lower your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and liver disease? These health conditions have two things in common: Sugar as a culprit, and they all have a place in the list of top 15 causes of death. If your diet consists of sugar-rich foods, your blood pressure... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chilly, Smoggy Days May Be Hazardous for Some Women's Hearts
Title: Chilly, Smoggy Days May Be Hazardous for Some Women's HeartsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - May 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

PTSD May Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat
Title: PTSD May Raise Odds for Irregular HeartbeatCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - May 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

No Sign Pot Smoking Will Trigger Irregular Heartbeat: Study
Title: No Sign Pot Smoking Will Trigger Irregular Heartbeat: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - May 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New study demonstrates toll of anxiety on bone health
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Anxiety has already been shown to take its toll on the human body in many ways, including increased risk for heart disease and gastrointestinal disorders. Now a new study demonstrates how anxiety levels are linked to an increased risk of bone fractures in postmenopausal women. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New gene therapy sparks healthy heart beats
(Cornell University) Michael Kotlikoff, provost of Cornell University and a professor of molecular physiology, is part of an international collaboration that is aiming to prevent heart arrhythmias with a simple gene-therapy approach. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gene study spots clues to heart risk for statin patients
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) A Vanderbilt-led research team has discovered genetic variations that increase the risk of heart attack even when patients are receiving a statin drug like Lipitor or Crestor to lower their blood cholesterol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PTSD May Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat
It's the first time a connection has been made between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and "A-fib," which typically arises with age and is the most common type of heart rhythm problem. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PTSD May Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Neurology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

No Sign Pot Smoking Triggers Irregular Heartbeat
Half as many pot users had atrial fibrillation, about 4.5 percent compared with 8.7 percent of nonusers. Atrial fibrillation increases a person's risk of stroke and heart attack. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure is caused more by sugar consumption than salt intake
(Natural News) Even scientists can bark up the wrong tree sometimes. For more than a century, they have pointed their fingers at salt as the main culprit in high blood pressure or hypertension that leads to kidney damage, stroke, and heart attack. Some have even described salt as “the single deadliest ingredient in your pantry.” And... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vasopressin Lowers Sepsis Afib Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Addition to shock treatment may offer clinical advantage (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

J & J ’s Biosense Webster launches Carto Vizigo guiding sheath
Johnson & Johnson’s (NYSE:JNJ) Biosense Webster said yesterday launched its Carto Vizigo bi-directional guiding sheath designed for use with the company’s Carto 3 system in the US. The Irvine, Calif.-based division said that the sheath is designed for use with the Carto 3 system during catheter ablation procedures to aid electrophysiologists in reducing fluoroscopy dependency and to reduce radiation exposure. “We are committed to developing novel technologies and workflows for EPs to reduce their exposure to radiation and help them gain freedom from the orthopedic burden of lead. The Vi...
Source: Mass Device - May 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Catheters Biosense Webster johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Some Antipsychotics in Pregnancy May Up Gestational Diabetes Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Elevated risk seen with continuing olanzapine, quetiapine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Biologic Therapies for Psoriasis May Benefit Coronary Arteries Biologic Therapies for Psoriasis May Benefit Coronary Arteries
Three high-risk coronary plaque features improved after 1 year of treatment, independent of statins, other cardiovascular medications, and improvements in risk factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

iRhythm lauds growing revenue, sales force expansion during Q1 2018 earnings call
iRhythm Technologies, maker of the Zio XT and Zio AT adhesive heart monitors, announced first quarter financials boasting higher revenue and an improved gross margin during an earnings call for investors earlier this week. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Sudden Death Can Still Loom Over the ICD-Ineligible With CHD Sudden Death Can Still Loom Over the ICD-Ineligible With CHD
In the future, will primary-prevention defibrillators go into patients with coronary heart disease but mid-range ejection fractions? Potentially, if they meet certain criteria.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Acutus Medical launches AcQMap cardiac mapping tech in US
Acutus Medical said today it launched the AcQMap high-resolution imaging & mapping system and the 3D mapping catheter that goes by the same name, touting that the system had been used in its first commercial procedures. The Carlsbad, Calif.-based company said that AcQMap system is designed to detect and display standard voltage-based and higher resolution charge-source maps, and is able to generate real-time, 3D images of the heart chamber using ultrasound. “Enabling physicians to see complex, irregular arrhythmias in real-time should provide important new insights and enable truly personalized and individua...
Source: Mass Device - May 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Catheters Imaging Acutus Medical Inc. Source Type: news

3 Key Questions in T2DM Care: CV Protection, Cost, and A1c Goals
Who gets the cardioprotective agents? Are newer agents affordable? And, how low should A1c go?   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 8, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Andrew D. Bowser Source Type: news

PTSD May Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat
TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 -- For reasons that aren't yet clear, people who battle PTSD may also be at heightened risk for the common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, researchers report. It's the first time a connection has been made between... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Eggs May Not Spell Higher CVD Risk Among T2D Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Dozen a week OK in industry-funded study, but lots of criticism from nutrition experts (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Pearls From: Ted Feldman, MD
(MedPage Today) -- A glimmer of hope for HFpEF treatment? (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CHF Solutions shares down on Q1 miss
Shares in CHF Solutions (NSDQ:CHFS) have fallen today after the heart-focused medical device maker missed expectations on Wall Street with its first quarter earnings results. The Eden Prairie, Minn.-based company posted losses of $4.4 million, or $1.08 per share, on sales of $1 million for the three months ended March 31, seeing losses grow 363% while sales grew by 15.1% compared with the same period during the previous year. CHF Solutions losses-per-share were far behind the Wall Street consensus of 56¢ per share, where analysts expected to see sales of $1.7 million, which the company also missed. “We bega...
Source: Mass Device - May 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat CHF Solutions Inc. Source Type: news

Speakers you need to see at DeviceTalks Minnesota
A Google executive whose own heart problems spurred her to seek medtech innovation, a leader at Abbott who wants to drive healthcare value, the head of an upstart company seeking to transform diabetes care — those are but some of the speakers you will encounter at DeviceTalks Minnesota this June. Read on to find out more about some of the top speakers we’ve lined up for the show. And register soon to attend. Next>> Attend DeviceTalks Minnesota, June 4–5 in St. Paul>> The post Speakers you need to see at DeviceTalks Minnesota appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News DeviceTalks Q&A mHealth (Mobile Health) Abbott Bigfoot Biomedical Boston Scientific devicetalksminnesota evergreenmedicaltechnologies google Mayo Clinic mcalpineresearchgroup University of Minnesota Source Type: news

No Sign Pot Smoking Will Trigger Irregular Heartbeat: Study
TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 -- If you have suffered a heart attack, getting high on pot won't harm your heart's regular rhythm, a new study suggests. Marijuana users who have suffered a heart attack had about the same risk as nonusers of a rapid and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chilly, Smoggy Days May Be Hazardous for Some Women's Hearts
TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 -- Air pollution coupled with colder temperatures may deliver a double whammy to women's hearts, making them more prone to sudden cardiac death, a new study suggests. The researchers found that when air pollution rose and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study: Uterine cancer survivors have greater risk of cardiovascular problems
Survivors of uterine cancer are more likely to face cardiovascular problems several years after treatment, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen: Scores of civilians treated after airstrikes target Sana ’a city center
Airstrikes by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition aimed at the Presidential office in the heart of Sana ’a, Yemen, killed at least six people and injured 72 others.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Yemen: Scores of civilians treated after airstrikes target Sana ’a city center
Press releaseYemen: Scores of civilians treated after airstrikes target Sana ’a city centerMay 08, 2018NEW YORK/SANA'A, MAY 8, 2018—A series of airstrikes by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition aimed at the Presidential office in the heart of Sana’a, Yemen, killed at least six people and injured 72 others on Monday morning, according to staff at two hospitals supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières ( MSF) who received the dead and wounded. The airstrikes took place in a bustling area near a hotel, bank, pharmacies, and shops. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

CTA and Xcertia to develop rules of the road for mobile apps
The Consumer Technology Association and Xcertia, a mobile health app collaborative, are working together to develop guidelines for the market. They will consider topics such as accuracy, transparency, privacy, security, regulatory compliance, interoperability, and user experience. The American Medical Association, American Heart Association, DHX Group, and HIMSS initiated the project. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Grip strength ‘easy way’ of screening for long-term disease risk
Measuring the strength of someone ’s grip could be a cheap, easy and effective way of identifying people at high risk of a wide range of diseases including heart problems and cancer, a study suggests. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Drinking More Water No Help in CKD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But study possibly underpowered to detect small change in kidney function (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How walnuts benefit your gut bacteria and overall health
New research explains the mechanisms behind the much-acclaimed health benefits of walnuts. The study bears great news for our cardiometabolic health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

What to Know About CABANA Before HRS 2018 What to Know About CABANA Before HRS 2018
Hear what experts think about the hotly anticipated trial comparing catheter ablation vs medical therapy in patients with AF before the presentation on May 10 at the Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

AHA: Blood Pressure Measurement Mistakes Can Lead to Misdiagnoses
TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- It's a familiar scenario: You find yourself at the doctor's office, sitting on the edge of an exam table with your feet dangling inches above the floor. The nurse or medical assistant who seconds... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Nurse's Colleagues Use the CPR He Taught Them to Save His Life
TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Nurse Michael Lovelace has been training his colleagues in high-quality CPR for more than three decades, including the past 16 years in the emergency department of the University of Alabama at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NRG(R) Transseptal Needle Associated with a 40% Lower Risk of Silent Cerebral Embolism
TORONTO, May 8, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - A recent study published in Heart and Vessels has found that the use of the Baylis Medical NRG® radiofrequency (RF) Transseptal Needle for transseptal punctures was linked to a 40% lower... Devices, Cardiology Baylis Medical, Transseptal Needle, NRG needle, atrial fibrillation, ablation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Large Lipoprotein(a) Reductions Needed for Clinical Benefit Large Lipoprotein(a) Reductions Needed for Clinical Benefit
Absolute Lp(a) level reductions of 100 mg/dL are needed to substantially reduce coronary heart disease risk, potentially explaining the relative failure of recent trials, say US researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Reminder to Join Us Today For Free Coffee During Nurses Week
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - May 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - what should you do if you see someone having a cardiac arrest?
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, difficulty breathing, or feeling sick. But, what should you do if you see someone having a myocardial infarction or a cardiac arrest? This is when to dial 999, and what you should do while waiting for an ambulance. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk for Endometrial Cancer Survivors
TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 -- Endometrial cancer survivors have an elevated risk of various adverse long-term cardiovascular outcomes, according to a study published online May 8 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Sean Soisson, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hypertensive patients may benefit from folic acid supplements
Hypertensive adults with low platelet count who took a combined daily pill of both enalapril and folic acid saw a 73 percent reduction in their risk of first stroke compared to patients who took only enalapril daily, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Eating Nuts Linked to Lower Odds of Having AFib
Title: Eating Nuts Linked to Lower Odds of Having AFibCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - May 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Age, marital status, BMI and sleep associated with risk for dementia
(Boston University School of Medicine) Could your age, marital status, BMI (body mass index) and amount of sleep impact your risk for dementia? Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) analyzed data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) to identify new combinations of risk factors that are linked to increased risk of dementia in later life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uterine cancer survivors are more likely to have cardiovascular problems
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicates that survivors of uterine cancer are more likely to experience cardiovascular problems years after treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Children?s Hospital Colorado, Mayo Clinic announce collaboration on rare congenital heart defect
AURORA, Colorado ? Mayo Clinic?s Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Children?s Hospital Colorado are collaborating to provide solutions for patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare and complex form of congenital heart disease in which the left side of the heart is severely underdeveloped. ?We are thrilled [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - May 8, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Limp handshake could mean you're at risk of a deadly heart attack
Scientists are discovering how the strength of your grip can hold astonishing powers to predict your life course. And a feeble grip may condemn us to prematurely losing our good health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nuts vs Atrial Fibrillation
Nuts have proven, once again, that they are one of the leading heart-healthy foods. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - May 7, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Payal Kohli, MD Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Source Type: news