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Sudden Cardiac Death, Cardiac pre-screening, Athletes and sudden cardiac death, Pediatrics, ecg, Exercise-related death, Canadian Journal Of Cardiology

Pre-Screening for Young Athletes at Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death: What Works and What Doesn’t, and at What Cost

Although rare, sudden cardiac death in young athletes raises serious concerns, especially because most victims report no warning symptoms. Pre-participation screening aims to identify children, adolescents, and young adults at risk, but there is not yet consensus regarding the best way to accomplish this. A new report in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology sheds light on this controversial topic by describing a new screening protocol that offers advantages over American Heart Association (AHA) recommendations and shows that the electrocardiogram (ECG) is the best single screening method.

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Critical Care, Nursing, HIV, Cardiovacular Disease, Living with HIV, Duke University School of Nursing

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Prostate Cancer, Hormone Therapy, Astro, Androgens, YALE

Cardiac Risk a Factor When Considering Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer

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In a recent study, a Yale Cancer Center team determined that men who received hormonal therapy for prostate cancer had a net harm if they had a prior history of a heart attack.

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Cardiology and Heart Surgery, TAVR, Aortic, Aortic Valve, Aortic Valve Replacement, Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern Medicine First in Illinois to Implant New FDA-Approved Aortic Valve

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A Northwestern Medicine cardiac surgeon was the first in Illinois and second in the United States to implant a sutureless aortic valve in a patient with coronary artery disease through a newly U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved, minimally invasive delivery system.

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Penn Researchers Mine Twitter for Cardiovascular Disease Research

Penn Medicine Researchers completed a pilot analysis of archived tweets on cardiovascular disease. In a study published today in JAMA Cardiology, researchers sifted through a sample of approximately ten billion tweets posted between 2009 and 2015, and found more than 500,000 English-language, U.S.-originating tweets that related to cardiovascular disease.

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$10 Million Grant , cardiac progenitor cells, preserved ejection fraction, Diastolic Heart Failure, cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs), , cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs), Heart Institute

Veterans to be Among First Patients to Receive Investigational Cell Therapy for Heart Failure Under $10 Million Department of Defense Grant

Building on the results of a recent Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute study published just six months ago, the Department of Defense has awarded a $10 million grant to fund a cardiac cell therapy trial for patients diagnosed with a common but difficult-to-treat form of heart failure.

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women's college hospital, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network, Dr. Scott Solomon, Dr. Jacob Udell, University Of Toronto, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Clinical Trail, heart disease patients, Flu Vaccine, cardiac patients, influenza vaccine for heart patients, heart disease clinical trials, car

First Large Clinical Trial of Flu Vaccines Designed to Prevent Heart and Lung-Related Illness Begins

Heart disease patients enrolled in a clinical trial - designed to test whether a stronger dose of the influenza vaccine can prevent death or hospitalization due to a heart attack, heart failure, stroke or pneumonia - have begun receiving their first flu shots in Toronto and Boston.

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Wednesday Is #WorldHeartDay & @Concordia Experts Are Ready to Talk Heart Health

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Exercise, Exercise Physiology, exercise physiologist, Obesity, Resistance Exercise, Cardio Vascualar Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Exercise, Endothelial, Blood Vessel Function

Interval Exercise Training Improves Blood Vessel Function in Older Adults

Researchers have found that interval exercise training (resistance-based and cardiovascular) improves endothelial function in older adults. Resistance interval training in particular could help reduce the risk of heart disease in adults with type 2 diabetes. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Heart and Circulatory Physiology.

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Study Compares CV Risk Reduction of Statin vs Nonstatin Therapies Used for Lowering LDL-C

In a study appearing in the September 27 issue of JAMA, Marc S. Sabatine, M.D., M.P.H., of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, and colleagues evaluated the association between lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and relative cardiovascular risk reduction across different statin and nonstatin therapies.

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The Low Down on Sweet N Low, Apple and Lettuce Can Remedy Garlic Breath, Using X-Rays to Figure Out Fats, and More in the Food Science News Source

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Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, TAVR, Transcather aortic valve implantation, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, Stents, drug-eluting stents, Heart Disease, late-breaking clinical trials, first report investigations, TCT, Medical Research, Bioresorable Stent, bioresorbable scaffolds

Announcing the TCT 2016 Press Conference Schedule

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced the press conference schedule for late-breaking trials and first report investigations that will be presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 scientific symposium. TCT, the world’s premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine, will take place October 29 – November 2 in Washington, DC.

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Cardiology, Peripheral Artery Disease, Cardiovascular, Interventional Cardiology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, atherectomy, PAD

Lights, Camera, Action: New Catheter Lets Doctors See Inside Arteries for First Time

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Removing plaque from clogged arteries is a common procedure that can save and improve lives. This treatment approach was recently made even safer and more effective with a new, high-tech catheter that allows cardiologists to see inside the arteries for the first time, cutting out only the diseased tissue. Interventional cardiologists at Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at UC San Diego Health are the first in the region to use this technology.

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Premature Acute Coronary Syndrome, Gender and Cardiovascular Risk, Cardiac Events, Mortality Rate, Coronary Heart Disease, Canadian Journal Of Cardiology

Closing the Gender Gap: Young Women with Premature Acute Coronary Syndrome Now Do as Well as Men

It has become commonly accepted that women do worse than men following a heart attack or other coronary event. Earlier studies have documented that young women are more likely to die from cardiac-related events compared to men in the twelve months after hospital discharge. A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, drawing on contemporary data from 26 hospitals, reports that young patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) have good one-year prognosis and that both men and women now do equally well.

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Cardiology, Pulmonanry, Life Support, Pediatrics

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital Achieve Platinum Level Excellence in Life Support Award

The Center for Acute Respiratory Failure and Cardiac ECMO Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the Pediatric ECMO Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital have been designated a Platinum Level Center of Excellence for the Excellence in Life Support Award from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO, an international non-profit consortium dedicated to the development of novel therapies for people with organ failure).

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Testosterone, clinical trial, Cardiovascular Health, Sexual Function, Physical Function, Testosterone Supplements

Study Questions Benefits of Testosterone Replacement for Low T

The prescription of testosterone supplementation for cardiovascular health, sexual function, physical function, mood, or cognitive function in men with “low T” is not supported by clinical trials data, conclude researchers who describe a review of more than 200 clinical trials published Sept. 21 in PLOS One.

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Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Heart Disease, Biomedical Engineering, Stem Cells, Progenitor Cells

$8 Million Grant to Support Research to Repair Hearts with Bioengineered Patch

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To prevent heart failure and restore heart function, researchers will work to create a bioengineered, human heart-tissue patch that is large, standardized and highly functional. This preclinical work will be supported by a seven-year grant just awarded by the NHLBI.

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Stem Cells, Animal Research, Animal Studies, Heart, Heart Cells, Medicine

Stem Cell ‘Heart Patch’ Moves Closer to Clinic

The promise of stem cells to treat cardiovascular disease may soon be a step closer to clinical application as scientists from three institutions seek to perfect and test three-dimensional “heart patches” in a large animal model — the last big hurdle before trials in human patients.

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Heart Attack, STEMI Heart Attacks, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

UNC Hospitals’ Quality Improvement Program Leads to Quicker Treatment of STEMI Heart Attacks

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In 2012, UNC Hospitals launched an initiative aimed at reducing the time it takes hospital staff to recognize when a patient is having a STEMI (ST elevation myocardial infarction) heart attack – the sudden and complete blockage of a heart artery – and to begin appropriate treatment. Now, encouraging results from that effort have been published as a research letter in JAMA Cardiology.

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Transplant, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Ashish Shah, The American Journal of Transplantation, Heart Transplantation, Vanderbilt Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support, UNOS

Study Finds Larger Organ Transplant Centers Produce Improved Outcomes 

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Ashish Shah, M.D., used a computerized algorithm to highlight the value of high-volume transplant centers with corresponding improved outcomes. The study, published in The American Journal of Transplantation, is the first to look at the positive relationship between high operative volume and improved patient outcomes.







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