Reducing your salt intake by just 1 teaspoon a day can do wonders for your heart
(Natural News) In the U.K., there are about 60,666 deaths per year caused by stroke and at least 124,037 deaths caused by ischemic heart disease. With these alarming figures, it helps to know that researchers found that reducing salt intake by three grams per day can lower blood pressure, which in turn can help reduce the occurrence... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA: Ozone Pollution May Be Linked to a Type of Bleeding Stroke
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Exposure to the main ingredient in smog may be linked to a type of bleeding stroke, according to new research. Studies have shown an association between clot-caused ischemic stroke, the most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Skills-Based Intervention Did Not Cut Systolic BP After Stroke, TIA
FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 -- A culturally tailored, skills-based educational intervention did not reduce systolic blood pressure at one year after stroke/transient ischemic attack, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Science CONFIRMS the efficacy of acupuncture in helping stroke patients recover more quickly
(Natural News) Good news for stroke victims undergoing rehabilitation: Chinese researchers have reported that acupuncture could improve the recovery of stroke survivors. Their recent trial showed that the traditional treatment improved many functions that were disrupted by an acute ischemic stroke. There are millions of stroke survivors in China and around the world. Most of them did not... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture confirmed to be an effective rehabilitation treatment for stroke patients
(Natural News) A Chinese experimental trial sought out more positive effects of acupuncture when applied during early rehabilitation of patients who suffered from acute ischemic stroke. It confirmed that the unconventional treatment benefited the patients and reduced the dysfunctions associated with stroke. The study was supported by Zhejiang Chinese Medical University. It was published in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Chinese herbal pill seen to help stroke patients recover their cognitive function faster
(Natural News) When it doesn’t cause death, an ischemic stroke often leads to disability. In China, Huatuo Zaizao pill (HT) is administered to patients recovering and rehabilitating from a stroke. Although this treatment has been in use in traditional medicine, its exact mechanisms remain far from understood. In a study published in the journal BMC... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mini-stroke: Former US Olympian Michael Johnson has mini-stroke - signs and symptoms
MINI-STROKE symptoms are similar to those of a stroke, but last for a shorter amount of time. These are the signs and symptoms of the deadly condition, after four-time Olympics gold medallist sprinter Michael Johnson revealed he had a transient ischaemic attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacists play vital role in improving patient health shows biggest review of evidence to date
Pharmacists serving non-hospitalised patients, such as in general practices and community pharmacies, may achieve improvements in patient health outcomes according to the most comprehensive systematic review of the scientific evidence to date.This press release originally was posted on the University of Bath website.A team of researchers led by Professor Margaret Watson from the University of Bath, working with Cochrane, NHS Education Scotland, and the Universities of Aberdeen, Brunel, California and Nottingham Trent, reviewed 116 scientific trials involving more than 40,000 patients. They compared pharmacist interventions...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Imaging in Suspected Acute Ischemic Stroke Due to LVO Imaging in Suspected Acute Ischemic Stroke Due to LVO
A survey of expert vascular neurologists indicates a wide disparity of approaches to imaging in acute ischemic stroke patients who are potential thrombectomy candidates. Is there an optimal protocol?Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

International neurointerventional societies outline new criteria for facilities that treat stroke
(Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery) The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) today joined 12 other neurointerventional societies to release new guidelines outlining the criteria for Level 1, 2 and 3 stroke centers that provide acute ischemic stroke interventions (AISIs) to stroke patients. The standards are published in the September issue of the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA, Mini-Stroke)
Title: Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA, Mini-Stroke)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/13/2007 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Penumbra acquires 90% interest in MVI Health JV, launches thrombectomy devices
Penumbra (NYSE:PEN) said today it acquired 40% of the outstanding shares of virtual reality joint venture MVI Health from collaborator Sixense, boosting its interest to 90%, and said it launched the Penumbra Jet 7 and Jet D reperfusion catheters. The joint venture intends to commercialize healthcare applications of virtual reality technology, Alameda, Calif.-based Penumbra said, though more information on the specifics of the technology has not yet emerged. Penumbra said it paid $20 million to Sixense to acquire the additional 40% interest in a deal with contains an anti-dilution provision intended to allow Penumbra t...
Source: Mass Device - September 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Catheters Vascular Penumbra Inc. Source Type: news

Four out of 10 patients with atrial fibrillation have unknown brain damage
(European Society of Cardiology) Four out of 10 patients with atrial fibrillation but no history of stroke or transient ischemic attack have previously unknown brain damage, according to the first results of the Swiss Atrial Fibrillation Cohort Study (Swiss-AF) presented today at ESC Congress 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gore Wins 3 Nods for Molding and Occlusion Balloon
W.L. Gore & Associates has won approvals and clearances from a wide variety of regulatory bodies for its Molding and Occlusion Balloon. The technology has received FDA clearance; a CE mark; and approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare. The Flagstaff, AZ-based company’s device is a compliant polyurethane balloon catheter. The Molding and Occlusion Balloon was designed in close collaboration with clinicians to assist in the expansion of self-expanding stent grafts or to temporarily occlude large-diameter vessels. Gore said the new device meets all endovascular aortic repair (EV...
Source: MDDI - August 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

A new era in stroke care gives larger treatment window and better outcomes
According to the American Heart/American Stroke Association, stroke affects nearly 800,000 people in the United States each year. It is the fifth leading cause of death, and the leading cause of long-term disability.  It’s also the leading cause of preventable disability. In China it is the leading cause of death surpassing both cancer and heart disease. Stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a blood clot or plaque (ischemic stroke), or… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Alexandria Foley Source Type: news

A new era in stroke care gives larger treatment window and better outcomes
According to the American Heart/American Stroke Association, stroke affects nearly 800,000 people in the United States each year. It is the fifth leading cause of death, and the leading cause of long-term disability.  It’s also the leading cause of preventable disability. In China it is the leading cause of death surpassing both cancer and heart disease. Stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a blood clot or plaque (ischemic stroke), or… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Alexandria Foley Source Type: news

Prediction of Tissue Outcome in Acute Ischemic Stroke Prediction of Tissue Outcome in Acute Ischemic Stroke
Using a deep neural network, the authors present a predictive model capable of identifying and combining MRI imaging features to accurately predict final lesion volume in acute ischemic stroke.Stroke (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Mini stroke symptoms: Signs of a transient ischaemic attack and when to call 999
MINI stroke symptoms are the same as those that occur when a full stroke is happening, but they tend to only last for a few minutes or hours. It ’s important to be aware of all the signs because a mini stroke could mean you’re at risk of having a full stroke in the near future, which can have fatal consequences. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rapid Medical wins CE Mark for Tigertriever 13 stent retriever
Neurovascular device maker Rapid Medical said it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Tigertriever 13 stent retriever intended for treating ischemic stroke, and added that the first patient in the region has been treated with the device. The Israel-based company touted the Tigertriever 13 as the first-ever fully-visible stent retriever that can be adjusted by the physician to fit in the dimensions of the blocked blood vessel. Rapid Medical said that the device’s profile is 83% smaller than any other devices on the market, and that it is designed to recanalyze intracranial vessels of between 1m...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Vascular rapidmedical Source Type: news

PFO Closure Plus Antiplatelet Tx Advised for Cryogenic Stroke
FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 -- For patients younger than 60 years who have had a cryptogenic ischemic stroke thought to be secondary to patent foramen ovale (PFO), who are open to all treatment options, PFO closure plus antiplatelet therapy is recommended... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First ischemic stroke patients treated with embotrap ii revascularization device since commercial availability in u.s.
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Computer Algorithm That Guides Stroke Care A Computer Algorithm That Guides Stroke Care
Dr Mark Alberts discusses the benefits of using a CT profusion computer algorithm to identify patients with ischemic stroke who are candidates for thrombectomy.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

More Canadian stroke patients could get clot-grabbing treatment
People living in remote communities or who suffer an ischemic stroke while asleep could benefit from new 24-hour time frame for endovascular thrombectomy, Heart and Stroke Foundation says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Stroke Risk Doubled in Myopathy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Both ischemic and hemorrhagic events increased (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Deadly Respiratory Distress Mimic
Medic 534, staffed by a paramedic and EMT, is dispatched to a nursing home for a 78-year-old female in respiratory distress. On arrival, the crew finds the patient in a chair accompanied by two nurses and the administrator on call. The patient is in obvious distress showing fatigue and an increased work of breathing. She is alert to voice, but diaphoretic, lethargic, and unable to speak due to rapid, shallow breathing. A nurse is administering a nebulizer containing 3 mL of albuterol sulfate/ipratropium. A second nurse states that the patient has been in increasing distress for the last 45 minutes. The nurse also says that...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brenton Faber, PhD, NRP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

Lytic No Better Than Aspirin for Mild Ischemic Stroke
(MedPage Today) -- But early termination of randomized PRISM trial made findings not definitive (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Lytic No Better Than Aspirin in Mild Ischemic Stroke Trial
(MedPage Today) -- But early termination of randomized PRISM trial made findings not definitive (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

A randomized, double-blind study to assess if vitamin D treatment affects the outcomes of rehabilitation and balance in hemiplegic patients - Sari A, Durmus B, Karaman CA, Ogut E, Aktas İ.
[Purpose] To investigate the effect of vitamin D supplementation on rehabilitation outcomes and balance in patients having hemiplegia due to ischemic stroke. [Subjects and Methods] Vitamin D levels of 132 patients hospitalized for hemiplegia rehabilitation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Minor stroke needs quick medical attention, too
(Reuters Health) - Minor strokes and "mini-strokes," or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), need early medical attention, just like major strokes, but a public education campaign in the UK had little success convincing the public to act fast after these events. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gore touts first use of Tag conformable thoracic stent graft in Australia
W.L. Gore & Associates said yesterday that it launched its Gore Tag conformable thoracic stent graft with active control in Australia, touting that the first procedures with the device have been performed in the region. The first implant procedures with the device were performed by Dr. Ian Spark of Adelaide, Australia’s Flinders Medical Centre, Gore said. “The Gore Tag conformable stent graft is a reliable and trusted device that I have used for TEVAR procedures with my patients for many years. The availability of the new Gore Active Control System is an exciting advancement because it significantly en...
Source: Mass Device - July 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Stent Grafts Vascular W.L. Gore & Associates Source Type: news

Clot-buster captures tiny particles, too
MIVI Neuroscience’s next-generation DAISe blood clot management system has had its first-in-human use for treatment of ischemic stroke. The procedure took place in South America, the company said in a statement. DAISe is designed to remove a clot as well as filter and capture clot emboli that fracture during removal.  It has a three-dimensional, vessel-conforming meshwork of hundreds of polymeric fibers that act as a mechanical backstop to capture debris as small as 40 um while maintaining blood flow through the device. Device delivery is similar to that of a stent retriever. Get the full story on our siste...
Source: Mass Device - July 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiovascular Research & Development MIVI Neuroscience Source Type: news

Half of CV Events Occur from Two to Five Years Post-TIA, -Stroke
WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 -- For patients who experienced a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke, the rate of a composite of stroke, acute coronary syndrome, or death from cardiovascular causes is 12.9 percent at five years, with half of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Increased Stroke Risk Seen With High Platelet Reactivity After Coronary Stent Placement Increased Stroke Risk Seen With High Platelet Reactivity After Coronary Stent Placement
Patients with high platelet reactivity after implantation of a coronary drug-eluting stent (DES) face an increased risk of ischemic stroke, according to results from the ADAPT-DES study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

What Is Optimum BP in Stroke Thrombectomy? What Is Optimum BP in Stroke Thrombectomy?
Both low and high baseline systolic blood pressures are associated with an increased risk for poor outcome in patients with acute ischemic stroke undergoing endovascular therapy, new results from a large registry study suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Increased Risk of MI, Ischemic Stroke After COPD Exacerbation
TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- For adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acute exacerbations are associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke, according to a study published online May 3 in the Annals of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hemoglobin Concentration and Stroke Risk in Hemodialysis Hemoglobin Concentration and Stroke Risk in Hemodialysis
Might low hemoglobin concentrations contribute to the risk for hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke among hemodialysis patients?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Terumo ’ s MicroVention wins expanded FDA indications for Sofia cath
Terumo (OTC:TRUMY;TYO:4543) subsidiary MicroVention said today it won FDA clearance for a new clinical indication for its Sofia catheter designed for intracranial access, now cleared for contact aspiration procedures to treat acute ischemic stroke. The company said it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for the aspiration in 2015, and that the device has been used there and in other parts of the world to treat acute ischemic stroke. “In my clinical experience the unequaled tracking performance and the increased reperfusion capability of the Sofia Catheter make a major difference when treati...
Source: Mass Device - June 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Vascular MicroVention-Terumo Inc. Source Type: news

MicroVention Announces FDA Clearance For Thrombectomy Device
SOFIA® Catheter; A New Device for the Revascularization of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 12, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- MicroVention, Inc. a U.S.-based subsidiary of Terumo and a global neurova... Devices, Interventional, Neurology, FDA MicroVention, Terumo, SOFIA Catheter, stroke (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UC lands largest grant ever for emergency medicine
The University of Cincinnati has been awarded a $29 million grant to study a clot-busting drug used to treat acute ischemic stroke, the largest amount ever awarded to the College of Medicine ’s Department of Emergency Medicine. The grant by the National Institutes of Health will fund research on the effectiveness of combining a drug known as tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, with the blood thinners argatroban or eptifibatide. Plans call for 110 hospitals to take part in the stud y run through… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Report: Extra insights, but no clear-cut answers from TAVR embolic protection studies
Data from two new studies has provided extra insights, but no clear-cut solution for predicting stroke and which patients should receive embolic protection devices during transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures, according to a new Medscape report. Results from a meta-analysis of 1,285 patients indicated that the use of embolic protection devices during TAVR procedures did not reduce mortality, but was associated with a lowered rate of stroke at 30 days, according to the report. The decline was mainly driven by registry data and was not confirmed by randomized controlled trials, Medscape specified. Stroke was repo...
Source: Mass Device - May 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Clinical Trials Claret Medical Inc. Source Type: news

FDA Okays Robotic System to Detect Abnormal Brain Blood Flow FDA Okays Robotic System to Detect Abnormal Brain Blood Flow
The FDA has cleared a new ultrasound technology that could help physicians diagnose, triage and manage patients who present with vasospasm, acute ischemic stroke, and other neurologic disorders characterized by abnormal blood flow in the brain.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

World No Tobacco Day 2018: Tobacco breaks hearts
Cairo, Egypt, 31 May – Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. This year, World No Tobacco Day focuses on tobacco and heart disease. The campaign’s slogan is “Tobacco breaks hearts. Choose health, not tobacco”. Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of premature death and disability worldwide. It is also a key risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular dise...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 26, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Mini stroke symptoms: Four ways to prevent a transient ischaemic attack happening
MINI stroke symptoms are the same as those of a stroke, but they tend to only last for a few minutes or hours. It ’s important to be aware of all the signs because a mini stroke could mean you’re at risk of having a full stroke in the near future, which can have fatal consequences. There are five ways to prevent one happening. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart doctors call for permission to provide therapy to stroke patients
(European Society of Cardiology) Heart doctors from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Council on Stroke are calling on national health authorities for permission to provide stroke patients with mechanical thrombectomy, a life-saving treatment for acute ischaemic stroke, in regions where there is a lack of trained specialists. Details of the proposal are presented today at EuroPCR 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Abbott ’s Amplatzer Stroke Reduction Data Is Strong at EuroPCR
Abbott Laboratories’ Amplatzer Amulet left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion device has been shown at one year to reduce stroke by 57% as compared to the predicted stroke risk. The data also showed it was able to make this reduction without the need for lifetime blood thinners.  The Abbott Park IL-based company released the data at EuroPCR, the annual meeting of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions in Paris, and simultaneously published in EuroIntervention. More than 1,078 patients suffering from atrial fibrillation (Afib) were in the study with one-year-follow up. “The Amul...
Source: MDDI - May 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Role of Blood Lipids in the Development of Ischemic Stroke Role of Blood Lipids in the Development of Ischemic Stroke
What roles do LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides play in the development of ischemic stroke and its 3 main subtypes?Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

TIA, Minor Stroke Linked to Recurrent Stroke Out to 5 Years TIA, Minor Stroke Linked to Recurrent Stroke Out to 5 Years
Latest results from a large registry of patients with transient ischemic attack or minor stroke suggest that new strategies for further risk reduction are needed in this population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

An Egg A Day Might Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Disease, Study Says
In this study however, they didn’t assess the risk of developing diabetes, which may be because diabetes is a newer disease in the Chinese population and there is not good documentation of who has it,” Richard said. Still, she noted, “this will be very important data for helping develop dietary prevention guidelines in China.” Cardiovascular disease, which takes the lives of 17.7 million people every year, is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Cardiovascular disease causes nearly a third — 31% — of all global deaths each year....
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Eggs Heart Disease Local TV Source Type: news

J & J ’ s Cerenovus wins FDA nod for Embotrap II revascularization device
Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Cerenovus said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for the Embotrap II revascularization device. The Irvine, Calif.-based J&J division said that the device is designed to quickly restore natural blood flow by retrieving emboli within the vasculature of the brain, using minimal compression to protect against further complications. Approval of the device came based on data from the Arise II study, in which investigators reported being able to restore blood flow in 80% of patients treated within three passes, and in approximately 50% within a single pass. More than 66% of p...
Source: Mass Device - May 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Vascular cerenovus johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Medtronic recalls select MindFrame Capture revascularization devices
The FDA today released a recall notice for a select number of Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) MindFrame Capture LP revascularization devices over issues with the delivery wire breaking or separating during use. The federal watchdog labeled the recall as a Class I, its most serious class of recall, which indicates the potential for serious injury or death. The Fridley, Minn.-based company’s MindFrame Capture LP device is designed to restore blood flow and remove blood clots within a blood vessel in the brain during acute ischemic stroke in patients who are ineligible or fail intravenous tissue plasminogen activator therapy. Medt...
Source: Mass Device - May 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Recalls Vascular Medtronic Source Type: news