Mobile Health Technology can Potentially Transform How Patients Manage Heart Disease Risk
Mobile health technology has the potential to transform the way we prevent and manage heart disease, but there are unanswered questions about how to optimize this technology and maintain engagement with patients, according to a review of randomized clinical trials published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Blacks, Hispanics Suffer Second Bleeding Strokes More Often
Title: Blacks, Hispanics Suffer Second Bleeding Strokes More OftenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - June 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New Blood Pressure Rules Could Prevent Many 2nd Strokes: Study
Title: New Blood Pressure Rules Could Prevent Many 2nd Strokes: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - June 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

3D-printed aortas could work well for TAVR
Researchers from Italy have created low-cost, individually tailored 3D-printed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study: 3D-printed mandibles may reduce OR time 3D printing bolsters care for congenital heart disease Flexible 3D-printed heart replicates size, texture Customized 3D-printed liver boosts patient education 3D printing helps evaluate leaks after TAVR procedures (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Targeting Treatment of PH Due to Left Heart Disease Targeting Treatment of PH Due to Left Heart Disease
A new study indicates that treating PH-LHD with sildenafil is associated with worse clinical outcomes than placebo. How can this be explained?European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Transformative Power of Understanding and Trust in AF Care Transformative Power of Understanding and Trust in AF Care
How should you talk to your patients about AF? The author outlines the five things you should communicate to your patients -- and the five they don't want to hear.Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Scientists ID source of damaging inflammation after heart attack
(Washington University School of Medicine) Scientists have zeroed in on a culprit that spurs damaging inflammation in the heart following a heart attack. The guilty party is a type of immune cell that tries to heal the injured heart but instead triggers inflammation that leads to even more damage. The researchers, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, also have found that an already approved drug effectively tamps down such inflammation in mice, protecting the heart from the progressive damage that often occurs after a heart attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children can learn ways to significantly reduce salt usage
(Elsevier) Consuming excessive salt during childhood is associated with cardiovascular health risk factors, yet the effectiveness of education- and behavior-based strategies to lower salt usage among children has not been fully researched. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that a web-based salt education program improved salt-related knowledge, self-efficacy, and behaviors among children ages 7-10 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mobile health technology can potentially transform how patients manage heart disease risk
(Elsevier) Mobile health technology has the potential to transform the way we prevent and manage heart disease, but there are unanswered questions about how to optimize this technology and maintain engagement with patients, according to a review of randomized clinical trials published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How a little wine, sleep and exercise fights Alzheimer’s
A COMBINATION of sleep, exercise and a small amount of alcohol could help keep Alzheimer ’s disease at bay, research revealed yesterday. Scientists have discovered that a good night’s rest, increasing heart rate through exercise and 25ml of wine per day can help stimulate the brain’s own cleaning system. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decision to approve Arundel Medical Center cardiac program appealed — again
The multi-year battle over whether Anne Arundel Medical Center will get to host the state ’s newest open heart surgery program continues, as University of Maryland Capital Health Region has appealed a recent court decision on the matter. A Prince George’s County Circuit Court judge gave the Annapolis hospital legal clearance for the cardiac program on May 22. The decision came after Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) had fought two other nearby hospitals, University of Maryland’s Baltimore… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Black, Hispanic Patients More Likely to Have Second ICH (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Hypertension does not fully account for excess risk, study shows (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Decision to approve Arundel Medical Center cardiac program appealed — again
The multi-year battle over whether Anne Arundel Medical Center will get to host the state ’s newest open heart surgery program continues, as University of Maryland Capital Health Region has appealed a recent court decision on the matter. A Prince George’s County Circuit Court judge gave the Annapolis hospital legal clearance for the cardiac program on May 22. The decision came after Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) had fought two other nearby hospitals, University of Maryland’s Baltimore… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

A LIMA1 variant promotes low plasma LDL cholesterol and decreases intestinal cholesterol absorption
A high concentration of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Although LDL-C levels vary among humans and are heritable, the genetic factors affecting LDL-C are not fully characterized. We identified a rare frameshift variant in the LIMA1 (also known as EPLIN or SREBP3) gene from a Chinese family of Kazakh ethnicity with inherited low LDL-C and reduced cholesterol absorption. In a mouse model, LIMA1 was mainly expressed in the small intestine and localized on the brush border membrane. LIMA1 bridged NPC1L1, an essential protein for cholesterol absorption, to a transp...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zhang, Y.-Y., Fu, Z.-Y., Wei, J., Qi, W., Baituola, G., Luo, J., Meng, Y.-J., Guo, S.-Y., Yin, H., Jiang, S.-Y., Li, Y.-F., Miao, H.-H., Liu, Y., Wang, Y., Li, B.-L., Ma, Y.-T., Song, B.-L. Tags: Genetics, Medicine, Diseases r-articles Source Type: news

Heart attacks are deadlier in colder months
Risk of death almost 50% higher in winter months Related items fromOnMedica More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease Deprivation strongly linked to mortality, report shows NHS Health Check makes ‘modest’ but successful start GPs should recommend gradual, long-term weight loss Half of patients delay seeking help for heart attacks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

There's no such thing as "healthy obesity" – scientists say that people who are 30 pounds or more overweight developed metabolic syndrome within 10 years
(Natural News) People who are overweight should lose some weight even if they do not have high blood pressure or any other heart disease risk, according to scientists. This is because a study has found that people who are 30 pounds or more overweight are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome within 10 years. This also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Issues Recall of Maquet Datascope CARDIOSAVE Hybrid IABPs FDA Issues Recall of Maquet Datascope CARDIOSAVE Hybrid IABPs
Fluids spilled on the consoles might seep inside and corrode circuit boards or otherwise cause the intra-aortic balloon pump systems to malfunction, regulators say.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Ayurveda’s Mahamrutyunjaya Rasa has traditionally been used to treat heart conditions
(Natural News) One of the challenges that older medical systems have is being recognized in a world filled with Western medical procedures and medication. A classic example is Ayurveda (or Ayurvedic medicine): It has been used for over 3,000 years in India, but its potential benefits have been largely ignored in conventional medicine. However, an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obalon touts gas-filled gastric balloon after FDA notice of deaths related to liquid-filled balloons
Obalon Therapeutics (NSDQ:OBLN) today touted that it has never received a report of a death related to the use of its Obalon six-month gas-filled gastric balloon system designed to aid in weight loss in light of a recent FDA notice warning of five deaths related to liquid-filled gastric balloon systems. The San Diego-based company clarified that the FDA notice released earlier this week, which mentioned deaths related to the use of both Apollo Endosurgery (NSDQ:APEN) and ReShape Lifesciences (NSDQ:RSLS) liquid-filled gastric balloon devices, did not apply to its gas-filled balloons. “Our first con...
Source: Mass Device - June 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog obalon Source Type: news

Acute HF Treatment Paradigm Challenged by Nerve-Block Studies Acute HF Treatment Paradigm Challenged by Nerve-Block Studies
If fluid redistribution to the chest can drive acute decompensation, then volume overload often isn't the problem, and evidence of harm from intensive diuresis starts to make sense, says a researcher.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

These 5 Tips From Dietitians Will Make It Easier to Eat Healthy
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Migala / Health Tags: Uncategorized Healthy Eating Nutrition onetime Source Type: news

New Blood Pressure Rules Could Prevent Many 2nd Strokes: Study
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Treating stroke survivors'blood pressure more aggressively might prevent a substantial number of deaths, a new study estimates. Last year, new guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why Does Anyone Still Eat Egg Whites?
(MedPage Today) -- Ovophiliac Anthony Pearson, MD, likes some recent studies (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New Equation May Better Estimate Cardiovascular Disease Risk New Equation May Better Estimate Cardiovascular Disease Risk
If further validated, this new risk calculator would have major implications for selecting patients eligible for statins, aspirin, and antihypertensive therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Study: Excess heart age linked too little or too much sleep
Adults who reported sleeping seven hours each day had the lowest excess heart age compared to those with too much or too little sleep, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers
Burnout can have harmful effects for both patients and caregivers if left unaddressed (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Institutional, Source Type: news

Job Strain May Raise Death Risk in Men With Cardiometabolic Dz
Increased mortality greater than excess linked to HTN, obesity, physical inactivity, high alcohol intake (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

AAFP Joins Call on FDA to Reduce Nicotine Content in Cigarettes
AAFP and other signatories also call on FDA to apply the proposal to other combustible tobacco products (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 6, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups
Significant drop in prevalence of uninsured from 2013 to 2014; variation by occupation in both years (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 6, 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

Hypertension in Pregnancy Tied to Autism, ADHD
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers call for greater pediatric surveillance of infants in hypertensive moms (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Surviving the Windrush scandal
“I had this knot in my stomach constantly, and a void inside my head,” says Michael Braithwaite, as he remembers the days and weeks following the news that he had lost his job and even faced deportation from a country in which he’d lived almost his entire life. “To think that maybe tomorrow I would not be with my family, or in a place I love, was devastating. I used to have bad nightmares. They were always very vivid. I’d be stuck in some unknown place, it was never the same, waking up not knowing what was going to happen. “I had to hold onto my soul, my spirit, me as a person. I just ha...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: matheoud Tags: Article Magazine education immigration immigration bill 2015 Windrush Source Type: news

The last gift: what it ’ s like to work with organ donors
If a heart, liver, or other vital organ becomes available to someone on a transfer list in the North East, it’s likely that Michelle Pearson and Rachel Pritchard will take care of it. Death is often a taboo subject, and there aren’t many people with a keener understanding of it than specialist nurses in organ donation. UNISON members Michelle and Rachel work for Northern Organ Donation Services. If an organ becomes available for transfer in the North East, it’s their job to respond. There are two specialist nurses in organ donation (SN-ODs) like them on call in the region at any time, with embedded roles ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: Magazine blood and transplant health healthcare nurses Source Type: news

Medtronic can ’ t slip whistleblower ’ s CRM suit
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) must face a whistleblower’s lawsuit accusing it of running a kickbacks scheme to encourage doctors to implant its cardiac rhythm management devices. Plaintiff Cathleen Forney worked for Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic for 16 years until she was fired from her role as a district service manager for the cardiac & vascular division in 2012, according to court documents. Forney alleged in a 2012 lawsuit brought under the False Claims Act that the company provided free services to hospital purchasing decision-makers “to persuade healthcare providers to purchase Medtronic devices.” The s...
Source: Mass Device - June 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Legal News Cardiac Rhythm Management Medtronic Source Type: news

Anticholinergic Avoids Pacemaker in Case of AF With Bradycardia Anticholinergic Avoids Pacemaker in Case of AF With Bradycardia
A case report shows treatment with an anticholinergic drug allowed a patient with slow ventricular response in atrial fibrillation to avoid pacemaker implantation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AHA: Husband Saves Wife a Week After Learning CPR From TV Show
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The night before leaving on a cruise, Alisa Mari was trying to free up room on her DVR to record programs she would miss while on vacation. One of the space-eaters was a talk show demonstrating... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is It Possible To Eat Too Much Fruit?
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was, briefly and famously, an ardent fruitarian—meaning he ate a diet composed primarily of fruit, which he believed would cleanse his body of harmful fluids. Just as famously, the actor Ashton Kutcher tried adopting Jobs’s fruit-centric diet, until he ended up in the hospital with an out-of-whack pancreas. So is it bad for your health to eat a lot of fruit? Though a famous study from 1980 argued that based on the evolution of human jaws and teeth, our ancient ancestors used to eat a diet dominated by fruit, there’s not a lot of good evidence for or against fruit-heavy diets fo...
Source: TIME: Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Under New Guidelines, More Stroke Survivors With HTN Dx
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Under the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) hypertension guidelines, there would be a substantial increase in the proportions of stroke survivors with hypertension and above the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Job Strain May Raise Death Risk in Men With Cardiometabolic Dz
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Job strain is associated with an increased risk of death among men with cardiometabolic disease, according to research published online June 5 in The Lancet Diabetes& Endocrinology. Mika Kivim äki, F.Med.Sci., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diabetes increases death risk three-fold in women with cardiovascular disease
A meta-analysis published inThe Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology reports that diabetes triples CVD death risk in women, while doubling the risk in men.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Work stress increases risk of death in men with cardiometabolic disease
According to a study inThe Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, men with diabetes or heart disease who are stressed at work have a significant higher risk of premature death.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers Find That Whole-Genome Sequencing Does Not Significantly Increase Downstream Care Costs in 200-Person Brigham and Women ’s Hospital Study
In what could be a major boon to clinical laboratories and healthcare providers, researchers found that fears of rampant testing and ballooning spending due to results of whole-genome sequencing may be less of a concern than opponents claim Clinical laboratory testing and personalized medicine (AKA, precision medicine) continue to reshape how the healthcare industry approaches […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 6, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology Brigham and Women’s Hospital cardiomyopathy clinical labo Source Type: news

Heart attack test ‘sensitive enough to be used in mobile device’
A new blood test being developed to diagnose heart attacks could one day be carried out on a simple handheld device, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Major heart attacks found to be ‘more deadly during colder months’
Heart attacks are more likely to kill you in the winter than in the summer, according to new study by UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

This Is When You're Most Likely to Die From a Heart Attack
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Maybe there's a good reason you dislike cold weather: The risk of death from a heart attack is higher in the winter than in the summer, a new study says. Researchers at Leeds General Infirmary in England examined data from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria:Parents Flock to Nigeria University Teaching Hospital With Children for Heart Surgeries
[Guardian] Enugu and Jos -The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu State was a Mecca of sorts yesterday, as parents across the federation besieged the facility with their children for open heart surgeries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Cholesterol-lowering diet plan could slash your BP reading
HIGH blood pressure can be caused by a poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle, such as consuming lots of salt and not exercising regularly. Scientists found this diet plan could slash your blood pressure, as well as lowering cholesterol levels and reducing your risk of heart disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Job Strain Plus Heart Disease, Diabetes a Lethal Mix for Men
Title: Job Strain Plus Heart Disease, Diabetes a Lethal Mix for MenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Mens Health General - June 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Stressed Out at Work? Your A-Fib Risk May Rise
Title: Stressed Out at Work? Your A-Fib Risk May RiseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - June 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

This Is When You're Most Likely to Die From a Heart Attack
Title: This Is When You're Most Likely to Die From a Heart AttackCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - June 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Urinary Biomarkers Predict AKI After Cardiovascular Surgery Urinary Biomarkers Predict AKI After Cardiovascular Surgery
Urinary biomarkers, in combination with clinical risk scores, may help predict the progression of acute kidney injury after cardiovascular surgery.Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news