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Atrial Fibrillation Symptoms And Stroke Prevention
23 hours ago ... To mark American Heart Month, AARP produced this article in collaboration with the American Heart Association, along with more articles, videos and quizzes available at aarp.org/hearthealth. To receive essential heart-health tips every day in February, download the AARP app or follow us on Facebook  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Simple Steps to Live a Longer, Healthier Life
23 hours ago ... Managing blood pressure and exercise are simple steps that can help you live a longer, healthier life from the American Heart Association and AARP. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

LivaNova wins CE Mark for PureFlex arterial cannulae
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) said yesterday it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its PureFlex line of adult arterial cannulae. The newly cleared PureFlex cannulae are designed with curved and straight tip options and feature phthalate-free flexible tubing and a wire-reinforcement spring, the London-based company said. “Our decades-long commitment to excellence in cannulation continues with the addition of the new PureFlex cannulae to our robust portfolio. We call it ‘the cannulae that can. Now with CE Mark, we are eager to offer this high-quality line of cannulae to cardiac surgery teams and skilled s...
Source: Mass Device - February 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance LivaNova Source Type: news

No Relation Between Common Heart Drugs and Erectile Dysfunction (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Statins, hypertension meds exonerated in trial data (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Apple Wants a Bigger Bite of the Healthcare Fruit
Apple is trying to bear more fruit in healthcare with iOS healthcare applications on the iPhone and the iWatch. The company recently introduced a significant update to the Health app with the iOS 11.3 beta that allows customers to see their medical records on their iPhone. The updated Health Records section within the Health app is designed to bring together hospitals, clinics, and the existing Health app to allow users to see their medical data from multiple providers. At least 12 institutions have already agreed to make the feature available to their patients. Jordan Shlain, MD, founder of HealthLoop, will share his view...
Source: MDDI - February 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Respicardia launches Remed ē system, taps Sommerness as CEO
Respicardia said today it launched its Remedē transvenous implantable neurostimulation system designed to treat patients with central sleep apnea, and that it named Peter Sommerness as CEO. The Remedē system consists of a surgically placed battery pack and thin wires inserted into the blood vessels in the chest near the phrenic nerve, which it stimulates to engage the diaphragm to restore natural breathing during sleep and improve patient quality of life and satisfaction. “Central sleep apnea is very common in cardiac patients, especially patients with heart failure, and is associated with a significantly grea...
Source: Mass Device - February 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Respiratory Respicardia Source Type: news

Radiofrequency radiation exposure tied to tumors in rats: U.S. report
(Reuters) - High exposure to radiofrequency radiation of the type emitted by cell phones has been linked to tumors in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, but not female rats or any mice, according to a draft of U.S. government studies released on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Did Grey's Anatomy Get It Right for Women? Did Grey's Anatomy Get It Right for Women?
An episode of the hospital drama featured a female surgeon having a heart attack but meeting disbelief (including her own) along the way. TV critic and cardiologist Dr Walton-Shirley gives her review.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Go Red for Women: Know your heart disease risk factors
Cardiovascular disease impacts about 44 million women, according to the American Heart Association (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feb 02, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Feb 02, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Loperamide abuse, heart failure quality measures, and the CASTLE-AF ablation study are discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Genetic Score May Best FH Variant for Predicting Early-Onset CAD Genetic Score May Best FH Variant for Predicting Early-Onset CAD
The challenge now is'more about whether clinicians and patients armed with this additional information are able to make decisions that produce fewer events,'experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Chronic Disease Major Risk Factor for Cancer, Cancer Mortality
Risk scores summarizing eight diseases, markers tied to cancer risk in dose - response manner (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

CDC Reports 16 More Children Dead From the Flu
As flu activity continues to increase in many parts of the U.S., CDC officials say hospitalization rates are on pace to exceed any year on record. CDC officials have in recent weeks compared this year’s unusually active flu season with that of 2014-2015. But CDC Acting Director Anne Schuchat said on a call with reporters Friday that hospitalization rates observed at this point in the season have surpassed even that high-severity year, and by season’s end could eclipse its 710,000 total admissions. The hospitalization rate is higher than that of any year since 2010, when the CDC began tracking the epidemic using...
Source: TIME: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized CDC flu flu season flu season 2018 healthytime influenza medicine onetime public health Source Type: news

Flu Hospitalizations Are Higher Than Any Year on Record, CDC Reports
As flu activity continues to increase in many parts of the U.S., CDC officials say hospitalization rates are on pace to exceed any year on record. CDC officials have in recent weeks compared this year’s unusually active flu season with that of 2014-2015. But CDC Acting Director Anne Schuchat said on a call with reporters Friday that hospitalization rates observed at this point in the season have surpassed even that high-severity year, and by season’s end could eclipse its 710,000 total admissions. The hospitalization rate is higher than that of any year since 2010, when the CDC began tracking the epidemic using...
Source: TIME: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized CDC flu flu season flu season 2018 healthytime influenza medicine onetime public health Source Type: news

Report: Apple in pursuit of FDA approval for iWatch-connected heart app
Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) is taking another major step into the healthcare market as it has begun to collect data it said could be used in pursuit of an FDA approval for an iOS based health application, according to a MobiHealthNews report. Participants in the study recently received prompts to sign informed consent documents that would allow the company to begin collecting data it says “will be used for FDA submission to seek approval of the investigational device,” according to MobiHealthNews. Apple isn’s seeking approval for a new device, though – it’s seeking a nod from the federal watchdog for th...
Source: Mass Device - February 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Apple Source Type: news

Mortality Falls After AF Ablation in HF: CASTLE-AF in Print Mortality Falls After AF Ablation in HF: CASTLE-AF in Print
' It seems reasonable to be more aggressive in offering ablation for atrial fibrillation,'says the author of an editorial on the trial, which randomly assigned patients with symptomatic AF and reduced-EF heart failure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Care for your family by caring for your heart
February is American Heart Month — a time for us all to think about keeping our hearts as healthy as possible. Heart health is an important goal: according to the American Heart Association, heart disease accounts for nearly 801,000 deaths in the U.S., every year — that’s about 1 of every 3 deaths. As parents, it’s not always easy to take the time to be heart-healthy, especially when caring for a sick child. But making small changes can have a big impact on your ability to remain healthy and strong — and at your very best to care for a sick child. Take charge of your diet Spending time in the ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 2, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Eva Gomez Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Systems launches Diamondback 360 in Japan, touts 1st patient treated
Cardiovascular Systems (NSDQ:CSII) said yesterday it launched its Diamondback 360 coronary OAS micro crown device in Japan, touting that the first patient had been treated with the system. The device won approval in Japan as a treatment for de novo severely calcified lesions to allow access to arteries for percutaneous coronary interventions based on data from the Coast trial of the device. “Patients with severely calcified coronary lesions are some of the most difficult to treat, leading to unfavorable clinical and economic outcomes. The commercialization of the Micro Crown in Japan provides physicians wit...
Source: Mass Device - February 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Vascular Cardiovascular Systems Inc. Source Type: news

No CVD Benefit With Omega-3 Fatty Acids No CVD Benefit With Omega-3 Fatty Acids
The results of a new meta-analysis provide no support for current recommendations for use of omega-3 fatty acid supplements in patients with a history of CHD, the investigators say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Crash Diets; HF Quality Care Metrics; Cath Lab vs Surgical Suite Before Age 50
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do crash diets affect your heart? Study investigates
A team of British-based researchers set out to investigate the effects of acute calorie restriction on the health of our most vital organ: the heart. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In March, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation. Dr. Matthew Lin, Director of the Office of Minority Health, announced earlier this week the 2018 theme for National Minority Health Month: Partnering for Health Equity. Stay tuned for more details about how you ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

EndoBreak: RA After Menopause; Better Teeth, Better A1c?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Just one week of crash dieting reduces heart function
Researchers from the University of Oxford found obese people who suddenly lower their calorie intake to just 600-to-800 units a day experience heart fat level increases of 44 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston Scientific confirms Lotus valve off the market until 2019
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) CEO Mike Mahoney yesterday confirmed that the company’s entry into the transcatheter aortic valve market, Lotus, will remain off the market for the rest of the year. Last November news of another Lotus delay pared  $3 billion from Boston’s market capitalization. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company, which recalled the Lotus transcatheter aortic heart valve in February 2017 over issues with its locking mechanism, said it no longer expected the ensuing manufacturing and design specification changes to get the valve back on the market in Europe or allow th...
Source: Mass Device - February 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Replacement Heart Valves Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Today Is National Wear Red Day. Here ’s Why People Are Dressing Up
Women (and men) across America will be color-coordinating today for National Wear Red Day 2018, which aims to dispel myths surrounding heart diseases. National Wear Red Day is intended to help raise awareness of heart disease, in particular among women. Heart disease is often generally associated with men, but cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. National Wear Red Day® helps us raise awareness. Join us in 2 days for #WearRedDay and #WearRedandGive. https://t.co/UlWjA4Tdo8 pic.twitter.com/fSFCn08xFX — American Heart Assoc (@American_Heart) January...
Source: TIME: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Flora Carr Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Heart Disease onetime Source Type: news

It ’s National Wear Red Day. Here’s Why People Are Dressing Up
Women (and men) across America will be color-coordinating today for National Wear Red Day 2018, which aims to dispel myths surrounding heart diseases. National Wear Red Day is intended to help raise awareness of heart disease, in particular among women. Heart disease is often generally associated with men, but cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. National Wear Red Day® helps us raise awareness. Join us in 2 days for #WearRedDay and #WearRedandGive. https://t.co/UlWjA4Tdo8 pic.twitter.com/fSFCn08xFX — American Heart Assoc (@American_Heart) January...
Source: TIME: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Flora Carr Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Heart Disease onetime Source Type: news

Why People are Wearing Red Today
Women (and men) across America will be color-coordinating today for National Wear Red Day 2018, which aims to dispel myths surrounding heart diseases. The day is intended to help raise awareness of heart disease, in particular among women. It’s often generally associated with men, but cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. National Wear Red Day® helps us raise awareness. Join us in 2 days for #WearRedDay and #WearRedandGive. https://t.co/UlWjA4Tdo8 pic.twitter.com/fSFCn08xFX — American Heart Assoc (@American_Heart) January 31, 2018 Every ye...
Source: TIME: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Flora Carr Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Heart Disease onetime Source Type: news

5 things you need to know if you are considering freezing your eggs
Brigitte Adams started with 11 frozen eggs. After going through the various stages of thawing, testing, fertilization and transfer required for a pregnancy, that number dwindled to nine, then six, then one. Then the final one also was lost after it failed to implant in her womb. Almost a year after her heartbreaking experience, Adams — who […]Related:CDC employees are delighted that their acting director is back in chargeCDC to cut by 80 percent efforts to prevent global disease outbreakBreast cancer treatments can raise risk of heart disease, American Heart Association warns (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: 3-time heart attack survivor's message to other women
Tara Robinson said she was 40 years old when she suffered three heart attacks. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ryan Anderson ’s book calling transgender people mentally ill is creating an uproar
Ryan T. Anderson’s new book isn’t even out yet, but it’s already hit Amazon’s bestseller lists. In the 264-page book, “When Harry Became Sally,” Anderson makes an inflammatory claim — that transgender people are mentally ill. He argues that American society’s growing acceptance of transgenderism has more to do with ideology than science. “The best biology, psychology, and philosophy,” Anderson […]Related:CDC employees are delighted that their acting director is back in chargeCDC to cut by 80 percent efforts to prevent global disease...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Build It And They Will Come
In the award-winning 1989 movie,Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner hears a voice telling him to build a baseball field on his farm in Iowa. " If you build it, he will come, ” says the voice. Against the warnings of many, and with nothing but faith, he builds the field and (spoiler alert!) his dream comes true when he meets and plays ball with his hero, baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson.While the pharmaceutical industry is not well-known for such whimsical notions, for a sector rooted in science, it takes a lot on faith. We – the thousands whose jobs depend on it and the millions of patients worldwide &ndash...
Source: EyeForPharma - February 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

New stroke guidelines mean more patients could get life-changing treatment
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is changing its guidelines for a specialized procedure to try to save more stroke patients from death and serious disability. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Time limit for stroke patients to have clot-removal procedure to be extended
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is changing its guidelines for a specialized procedure to try to save more stroke patients from death and serious disability. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Fish Oil Supplements May Not Help Your Heart: Study
Title: Fish Oil Supplements May Not Help Your Heart: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Ibuprofen and Plavix (Side Effects and Interactions)
Title: Ibuprofen and Plavix (Side Effects and Interactions)Category: MedicationsCreated: 2/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Treatment Can Be Tough on the Heart
Title: Breast Cancer Treatment Can Be Tough on the HeartCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

High exposure to radiofrequency radiation linked to tumor activity in male rats
(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) High exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in rodents resulted in tumors in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, but not female rats or any mice, according to draft studies from the National Toxicology Program (NTP). The exposure levels used in the studies were equal to and higher than the highest level permitted for local tissue exposure in cell phone emissions today. Cell phones typically emit lower levels of RFR than the maximum level allowed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Standard medical tests miss nearly two-thirds of heart attack diagnoses
(European Society of Cardiology) Standard medical tests miss nearly two-thirds of heart attack diagnoses, reveals research presented today at CMR 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Crash diets can cause transient deterioration in heart function
(European Society of Cardiology) Crash diets can cause a transient deterioration in heart function, according to research presented today at CMR 2018.1 Patients with heart disease should seek medical advice before adopting a very low calorie diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

County coroners and their role in the heart of the opioid epidemic - Robinson R.
As drug- and opiate/opioid-related deaths continue to rise in the Midwest, we must look at how the type of death investigation in these areas is affected and taxed by the increase. Many states with a large rural component rely on a local coroner system, wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Father-son a superstar surgical team at Froedtert
The father-son duo of Dr. Lyle Joyce and Dr. David Joyce are collaborating as a superstar heart-surgery team at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa. Their goal is to take the hospital ’s heart program to what they and hospital officials believe will be a new level of prominence. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Father-son a superstar surgical team at Froedtert
The father-son duo of Dr. Lyle Joyce and Dr. David Joyce are collaborating as a superstar heart-surgery team at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa. Their goal is to take the hospital ’s heart program to what they and hospital officials believe will be a new level of prominence. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Treatment Can Be Tough on the Heart
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - February 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast cancer treatments can raise heart risks
Heart disease and cancer are the top two leading causes of death in the United States -- and a new paper highlights how these major health concerns can intertwine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer therapies can raise heart risks, doctors warn
Some breast cancer treatments may raise the risk of heart disease, according to a warning issued by the American Heart Association. Patients should still undergo lifesaving treatments but not neglect their heart health, doctors say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Standing Desk? Calorie Burn Is Modest, But Could Make a Difference
(MedPage Today) -- 6 hours/day could translate to 5.5 fewer lbs of fat per year -- if no increase in eating (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CDC employees are delighted that their acting director is back in charge
It took several hours Wednesday before employees at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention heard who was going to run the nation’s leading public health agency. Brenda Fitzgerald had just resigned after barely six months in the job because of conflicts over financial interests. When the notice finally went out on the CDC’s internal […]Related:CDC to cut by 80 percent efforts to prevent global disease outbreakBreast cancer treatments can raise risk of heart disease, American Heart Association warnsCDC director resigns because of conflicts over financial interests (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New AHA Scientific Statement on CVD and Breast Cancer New AHA Scientific Statement on CVD and Breast Cancer
In the first such scientific statement, the AHA urges cardiologists and oncologists to be aware of where heart disease and breast cancer intersect and to work together during and after cancer treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Even Obese Breast Cancer Survivors May Cut Heart Disease Risk With Exercise Even Obese Breast Cancer Survivors May Cut Heart Disease Risk With Exercise
Exercise can help overweight and obese breast cancer survivors reverse metabolic syndrome, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news