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Eczema patients may be at higher risk of heart problems and strokes
Past research has provided mixed results. The new study - the largest to date - bolsters the case for screening and treating eczema patients with a view to preventing heart attacks and strokes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugs costing 7p may offer 'breakthrough' in preventing dementia
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh believe two heart medications reduce damage to the arteries, which lead to blood clots, resulting in strokes and cognitive decline. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adults with severe eczema ‘should be screened for cardiovascular risk’
Severe eczema in adults is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular problems including heart attack and stroke, according to a major new study involving UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 24, 2018 Category: Nursing 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

South Asian Americans are at high risk for heart disease and stroke
(American Heart Association) South Asian Americans are more likely to die of atherosclerosis than other Asians and people of European ancestry. Higher rates of diabetes and lack of exercise appear to be important factors in their increased risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Despite evidence showing that poor air quality is linked to cardiac events, many people still remain unaware of the dangers of air pollution
(Natural News) Did you know that poor air quality can endanger both your respiratory and cardiovascular health? According to a study, high levels of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5), or tiny pollution particles, are linked to a significant increase in emergency department visits due to heart- and lung-related illnesses and stroke. However, despite this alarming figure, a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise After Stroke Improves Blood Pressure, May Prevent Repeat Strokes Exercise After Stroke Improves Blood Pressure, May Prevent Repeat Strokes
Stroke survivors can improve their blood pressure and reduce their risk of repeat strokes if they exercise, according to a new meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

LAA Closure Tied to Better Heart Surgery Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Lower stroke and mortality risks observed (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA: Preterm Birth Could Warn of Mom's Future Heart Risks
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- A preterm birth may serve as an early warning of a woman's future risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to a new study. The findings, published May 23 in the American Heart Association... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

EuroPCR 2018 Roundup: Medtronic touts BP reductions, no major adverse events in renal denervation trial
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today released six-month results from a trial of its Symplicity Spyral renal denervation system exploring its use treating hypertensive patients who are already taking anti-hypertension medications, touting significant reductions in blood pressure and no major adverse safety events. Results were presented at the 2018 EuroPCR annual meeting in Paris and were published in The Lancet. In the trial, patients were prescribed up to three anti-hypertensive medications, including diuretics, calcium channel blockers, ACE/ARB inhibitors or beta blockers, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. Patients were ...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Abbott Medtronic ReCor Medical Source Type: news

Cheap pills may prevent dementia after a stroke
CHEAP drugs being prescribed for heart and circulatory diseases could halt the onset of dementia after a stroke, British scientists say. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of gait training with auditory feedback on walking and balancing ability in adults after hemiplegic stroke: a preliminary, randomized, controlled study - Cha YJ, Kim JD, Choi YR, Kim NH, Son SM.
The aim of this study was to identify a gait training type that better improves the walking and balancing abilities of adult patients with chronic hemiplegic stroke. Single-blinded, randomized, controlled, comparative preliminary study was carried out. Pat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

New 'unified theory' of childhood leukemia raises possibility of preventing the disease
Kids who develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia may be the victims of a triple-whammy stroke of bad luck, according to a provocative new theory from a respected British cancer researcher.If the explanation turns out to be correct, it would be good news for the most common type of childhood cancer:... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

AI can detect, assess white-matter lesions on CT scans
Researchers from the U.K. have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can prescreen chest CT studies for pneumothorax AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans Infervision debuts AI stroke screening software AI predicts dementia years before symptoms occur (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Don ’t Scramble Diet Over Eggs and Heart Study
In the study, eating an egg daily lowered the odds of dying from heart disease by 18% and cut the risk of hemorrhagic stroke by 28%, when compared with those who never, or rarely, ate eggs. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Next-Gen Stroke Stent Retriever EmboTrap II FDA Clears Next-Gen Stroke Stent Retriever EmboTrap II
The EmboTrap II retriever showed favorable rates of reperfusion, high rates of successful removal of the clot on the first attempt, and good clinical outcomes in the ARISE II study.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Exercise after stroke improves blood pressure, may prevent repeat strokes
(Reuters Health) - People who've had a stroke can improve their blood pressure and reduce their risk of repeat strokes if they exercise, according to a new review of previous studies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews 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

High blood pressure symptoms: Five natural ways to lower hypertension
HIGH blood pressure symptoms are not usually noticeable, but can include a severe headache, chest pains, and difficulty breathing. If the condition is left untreated it can put you at risk of serious problems, such as heart attacks and strokes. Here are five natural ways you can lower blood pressure, using foods, diet, and supplements. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Real World Data Could Give Edwards Edge in TAVR
Edwards Lifesciences is continuing to strengthen its position in the transcatheter aortic valve replacement(TAVR) market by revealing real world data for the Sapien 3 valve. The Irvine, CA-based company presented positive 30-data of the device at EuroPCR. The propensity-matched analysis compared real-world data collected from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and American College of Cardiology (STS/ACC) Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) Registry with outcomes of patients enrolled in the PARTNER II studies of the Sapien 3 valve. Nearly 2,000 patients were involved and treated in more than 450 commercial centers around the U....
Source: MDDI - May 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Business Source Type: news

MassDevice EuroPCR 2018 Roundup
Valve Tech Roundup – Transcath heart valves getting safer, seeing expanded use   Abbott touts initial data from Portico TAVR study Abbott (NYSE:ABT) today released 30-day data from a study of its Portico transcatheter aortic valve replacement, touting excellent clinical outcomes and low rates of death, disabling stroke and paravalvular leak. The real-world, multicenter, prospective, single-arm Portico I study aimed to explore the safety and efficacy of the Portico valve with independent adjudication of clinical events and independent echocardiography core-lab analysis. Investigators in the study will follo...
Source: Mass Device - May 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Replacement Heart Valves Abbott Edwards Lifesciences Esaote Source Type: news

Ahead of Shire buyout, Takeda sells joint venture and reportedly plans $20B bond deal
Japanese pharmaceutical giant Takeda is boosting its finances ahead of its costly acquisition of Shire plc, selling its stake in a Chinese joint venture for $280 million and reportedly planning a record $20 billion bond deal. Takeda announced Monday that it had sold its majority stake in a joint venture called Guangdong Techpool Bio-Pharma Co., which sells drugs for pancreatitis and stroke. The move is part of a broader effort by Takeda to ditch assets outside of its core focus areas, including… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Novel gel regrows brain tissue after stroke
In a first-of-its kind study, researchers show that a bioengineered gel can help brain tissue to regrow and restore function following a stroke. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke 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

Norfolk student took selfie after suffering seven strokes
Luna Jarvis, 20, from Norfolk, took the picture while waiting at hospital. Her ordeal began when she woke with tingling on the left side of her face. She later collapsed and was rushed to A&E. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walking to work can cut strokes
WALKING to work saves lives by cutting the chance of death by stroke and heart disease, a study claims. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Commuters: Pedal Your Way to Better Heart Health
TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 -- Ditching the car and biking or walking to work just might cut your risk of developing heart disease and even dying from it. So says a new British study that finds a person's risk of heart disease or stroke falls 11 percent... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High blood pressure: This £2 juice could slash your BP reading
HIGH blood pressure happens when the force blood is pumped around your body and the resistance to blood flow is higher than recommended levels. It is important to lower your blood pressure if it is too high, as it increases your risk of developing heart disease, kidney disease and strokes among others. Drinking this £2 juice could lower your blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating an egg a day reduces risk of stroke by over 25 per cent
Researchers from Peking University Health Science Centre and Oxford University were examining the links between egg consumption, strokes and cardiovascular disease during the study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating an egg a day reduces risk of stroke by more than 25%
Researchers from Peking University Health Science Centre and Oxford University were examining the links between egg consumption, strokes and cardiovascular disease during the study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: One egg per day may keep stroke at bay
Eating eggs might lower your risk of stroke and heart disease. At least, this is what a new, large-scale study from China now suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Biomaterial developed at UCLA helps regrow brain tissue after stroke in mice
A new stroke-healing gel created by UCLA researchers helped regrow neurons and blood vessels in mice whose brains had been damaged by strokes.The finding is reported May 21 in Nature Materials.“We tested this in laboratory mice to determine if it would repair the brain and lead to recovery in a model of stroke,” said Dr. S. Thomas Carmichael, professor of neurology at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “The study indicated that new brain tissue can be regenerated in what was previously just an inactive brain scar after stroke.”The results suggest that such an approach could some day be used...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

An egg a day to keep the doctor away?
A study in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of a stroke (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Chris Tarrant answers our health quiz  
The TV star, from Reading, walks three miles a day, watches what he eats and still enjoys sex. He's also taken statins and a blood-thinner since suffering a stroke in 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Egg a day tied to lower risk of heart disease
(Reuters Health) - People who eat an egg just about every day may have a lower risk of heart attack and stroke than individuals who don't eat eggs at all, a large Chinese study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eating an Egg a Day May Keep Heart Disease Away, a New Study Says
Eggs have been a taboo food for decades, since they are high in cholesterol, but the latest science suggests that they might not be as unhealthy as once thought. In a study published in the journal Heart, researchers from China found that people who ate an average of one egg per day had lower rates of heart disease and an even lower risk of having a bleeding stroke than people who did not eat eggs. The study included nearly half a million people in China who filled out questionnaires about their egg-eating habits and were followed for nine years on average for heart-related health events. People who said they ate eggs da...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime 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

AHA, Philips, UPMC launch $30M venture fund for cardiovascular innovation
The American Heart Association, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and healthcare tech company Royal Philips have partnered to finance a new $30 million venture fund, according to a statement. Called Cardeation Capital, the fund will be managed by Aphelion Capital, a healthcare and medical tech VC firm, and focused on promoting innovative technologies targeting heart disease and stroke care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology 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

Standard CT matches CT perfusion for stroke imaging
Using noncontrast-enhanced CT to assess stroke patients led to the same clinical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows possible cause for attention woes after stroke Medical societies endorse changes to stroke guidelines HIMSS: Health info exchange enables better stroke care Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment CTA helps direct use of clot removal for stroke patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Therapists' perspectives on adapting the Stepping On falls prevention programme for community-dwelling stroke survivors in Singapore - Xu T, O'Loughlin K, Clemson L, Lannin NA, Koh G, Dean C.
This study investigates the perspectives of rehabilitation therapists on the implementation of fall prevention programmes with community-dwelling stroke survivors in the Singapore context, and elicits recommendations to adapt the Stepping On progr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Theoretical analysis of evaporative cooling of classic heat stroke patients - Alzeer AH, Wissler EH.
Heat stroke is a serious health concern globally, which is associated with high mortality. Newer treatments must be designed to improve outcomes. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of variations in ambient temperature and wind speed on the rat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

High blood pressure: What is a normal reading? This number could increase risk of symptoms
HIGH blood pressure symptoms are not usually noticeable, but if the condition is left untreated it can put you at risk of serious problems such as hearts attacks and strokes. Regularly measuring it can help, but what is considered a normal reading? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philips, AHA, UPMC launch $30m heart-focused venture fund
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said late last week it is joining with the American Heart Association and UPMC to launch a $30 million heart-focused collaborative venture capital fund. The newly formed Cardeation Capital fund will support innovation in products for treating heart disease and stroke care. The fund will be managed by Aphelion Capital, with each major player contributing $10 million, Amsterdam-based Philips said. Cardeation Capital will look to invest in companies trying to treat cardiovascular diseases and stroke and their risk factors, including diabetes, according to Philips. “At Philips our goal is to...
Source: Mass Device - May 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Wall Street Beat American Heart Assn. royalphilips UPMC Source Type: news

Cerenovus receives fda clearance for next generation stent retriever device used to treat ischemic stroke
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cerenovus Receives FDA Nod for EMBOTRAP II
Johnson & Johnson’s Cerenovus unit has received an FDA nod to market the EMBOTRAP II Revascularization Device. The device is a next generation stent retriever used to capture and remove life-threatening blood clots from the brain following an ischemic stroke. The EMBOTRAP II Device is designed to rapidly restore blood flow by gripping and retrieving clots within the neurovasculature, with minimal compression, protecting against further complications. The device is indicated for use within eight hours of stroke symptom onset. In the ARISE II study, which was submitted as part of the 510(k) application to FDA, neur...
Source: MDDI - May 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

CERENOVUS Receives FDA Clearance For Next Generation Stent Retriever Device Used To Treat Ischemic Stroke
EMBOTRAP II Revascularization Device Captures and Removes Life-threatening Blood Clots, Rapidly Restores Blood Flow IRVINE, Calif., May 21, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CERENOVUS, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Compa... Devices, Interventional, Radiology, Neurology, FDA CERENOVUS, Johnson & Johnson, EMBOTRAP, Revascularization, thrombectomy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How to prevent stroke: Make these four changes to avoid a deadly stroke
STROKES are one of the UK ’s biggest killers. A leading neurologist has listed four ways to reduce your chances of suffering a stroke. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Helping stroke survivors walk as normally as possible
Research team focuses on “locomotor learning” for lasting rehabilitation Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/rehabrobotics.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vascular risk interacts with amyloid levels to increase age-related cognitive decline
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Risk factors for heart disease and stroke appear to hasten the risk of cognitive decline in normal older individuals with evidence of very early Alzheimer's-disease-associated changes in the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news