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Newswise: UH First in Northeast Ohio to Treat Patient with Heart Failure Using Cardiac Contractility Modulation
Released: 22-Jun-2021 7:05 AM EDT
UH First in Northeast Ohio to Treat Patient with Heart Failure Using Cardiac Contractility Modulation
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

A University Hospitals (UH) patient is the first in Northeast Ohio to undergo a new, innovative procedure called CCM® therapy.

Released: 21-Jun-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Ali N. Zaidi, MD, to Receive Prestigious Honor From American Heart Association on Long Island
Mount Sinai Health System

Cardiologist will partner with organization to create awareness for congenital heart disease to improve community health

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Released: 21-Jun-2021 12:05 AM EDT
Bootcamp or booting goals? Which is better for men’s health?
University of South Australia

A new sports program is kicking goals for men’s health as researchers from the University of South Australia set their sights on improving physical and mental wellbeing of Australian men.

13-Jun-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Leveraging Technology to Track Recovery and Relapse in Individuals with Alcohol Use Disorders
Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcohol researchers have long known that excessive drinking can cause detrimental changes in cardiovascular functioning. Recent advances in technologies can facilitate data collection that identifies altered cardiovascular functioning even before a diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. These results and others will be shared at the 44th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA), which will be held virtually this year from the 19th - 23rd of June 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

15-Jun-2021 5:15 PM EDT
Study Examines Heart and Kidney Outcomes of Adults with Nephrotic Syndrome
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Primary nephrotic syndrome is characterized by high urinary excretion of protein, low protein in the blood, high cholesterol, and swelling in the arms and legs. • A new analysis highlights the high risk of kidney failure and different cardiovascular complications in patients with primary nephrotic syndrome.

Released: 18-Jun-2021 12:10 PM EDT
New Artificial Heart Shows Promising Results in 'Auto-Mode' – Initial Clinical Experience Reported in ASAIO Journal
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

An experimental artificial heart includes an autoregulation control mechanism, or Auto-Mode, that can adjust to the changing needs of patients treated for end-stage heart failure. Outcomes in the first series of patients managed with the new heart replacement pump in Auto-Mode are presented in the ASAIO Journal, official journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Bio-inspired hydrogel protects the heart from post-op adhesions
17-Jun-2021 1:50 PM EDT
Bio-inspired hydrogel protects the heart from post-op adhesions
University of California San Diego

A hydrogel that forms a barrier to keep heart tissue from adhering to surrounding tissue after surgery was developed and successfully tested in rodents by a team of University of California San Diego researchers. The team of engineers, scientists and physicians also conducted a pilot study on porcine hearts, with promising results. They describe their work in the June 18, 2021 issue of Nature Communications.

Newswise: Medical Minute: A men’s health checklist for dad on Father’s Day
Released: 16-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Medical Minute: A men’s health checklist for dad on Father’s Day
Penn State Health

Don’t let dad wait for his “check engine” light to come on. This Father’s Day, encourage him to go to the doctor.

15-Jun-2021 2:05 PM EDT
New Cleveland Clinic Research Identifies Link Between Gut Microbes and Stroke
Cleveland Clinic

New findings from Cleveland Clinic researchers show for the first time that the gut microbiome impacts stroke severity and functional impairment following stroke. The results, published in Cell Host & Microbe, lay the groundwork for potential new interventions to help treat or prevent stroke. The research was led by Weifei Zhu, Ph.D., and Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D., of Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute.

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Released: 15-Jun-2021 2:40 PM EDT
Obesity and hypertension: Researchers discover novel mechanisms
Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen - German Research Center for Environmental Health

Hypertension is a widespread comorbidity of patients with obesity that greatly increases the risk of mortality and disability.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Researchers Model Impact and Value of Establishing Blood Pressure Control Programs at Barbershops Nationwide
Beth Israel Lahey Health

In a new paper published in the journal Circulation, researchers built a model to examine the potential impact of implementing similar blood pressure control programs at barbershops nationwide. Modeled off a 2018 randomized trial called the Los Angeles Barbershop Blood Pressure Study (LABBS), the team found that such programs could reach one in three Black men with uncontrolled blood pressure nationally.

Released: 14-Jun-2021 1:50 PM EDT
Young adults who lost and then restored heart health had lower risk of heart attack, stroke
American Heart Association (AHA)

Preserving good cardiovascular health during young adulthood is one of the best ways to reduce risks of premature heart attack or stroke, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association's flagship journal Circulation.

Released: 14-Jun-2021 12:35 PM EDT
Plant-based diet protects from hypertension, preeclampsia
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

A plant-based diet appears to afford significant protection to rats bred to become hypertensive on a high-salt diet, scientists report. When the rats become pregnant, the whole grain diet also protects the mothers and their offspring from deadly preeclampsia.

Newswise: UNC Medical Center Awarded for High Performance in Treating Heart Attack Patients
Released: 14-Jun-2021 10:15 AM EDT
UNC Medical Center Awarded for High Performance in Treating Heart Attack Patients
University of North Carolina Health Care System

UNC Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR “Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award” for 2021, one of only 212 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

Released: 9-Jun-2021 4:15 PM EDT
Nearly 1 in 5 Patients Who Die from Unexplained Sudden Cardiac Death Have Suspicious Gene
University of Maryland Medical Center

.Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and their colleagues found that nearly 20 percent of patients with unexplained sudden cardiac death – most of whom were under age 50 – carried rare genetic variants. These variants likely raised their risk of sudden cardiac death.

Released: 9-Jun-2021 3:10 PM EDT
Smokers needed angioplasty and stenting a decade before non-smokers
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Smokers needed their blocked arteries fixed nearly a decade earlier than non-smokers, and patients with obesity underwent these procedures four years earlier than non-obese patients, according to a new study from across Michigan.

Released: 8-Jun-2021 4:20 PM EDT
Exercise likely to be best treatment for depression in coronary heart disease
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical School

A study by RCSI indicates that exercise is probably the most effective short-term treatment for depression in people with coronary heart disease, when compared to antidepressants and psychotherapy or more complex care.

Released: 7-Jun-2021 4:15 PM EDT
Unexpected discovery opens a new way to regulate blood pressure
University of Vermont

A new discovery finds that zinc plays a critical and underappreciated role in blood pressure regulation, offering a potential new pathway for therapies to treat hypertension.

Released: 7-Jun-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Procedure using ultrasound energy found to treat high blood pressure
Queen Mary University of London

A minimally-invasive procedure that targets the nerves near the kidney has been found to significantly reduce blood pressure in hypertension patients, according to the results of a global multicentre clinical trial led in the UK by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.

Released: 7-Jun-2021 2:20 PM EDT
Protein identified as new therapeutic anti-viral target for COVID-19
King's College London

New research identified a novel interaction between the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and the galectin-3-binding protein (LGALS3BP) which could be a new therapeutic anti-viral target.

1-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Study Compares Heart Benefits of Low-Fat and Plant-Centered Diets
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

There has been a long-standing debate as to whether a low-fat or a plant-centered diet is better at lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease. A new study that followed more than 4,700 people over 30 years, found that a plant-centered diet was associated with a lower long-term risk for cardiovascular disease. However, both diets were linked with lower LDL, or bad cholesterol, levels.

Released: 7-Jun-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Two Mount Sinai Leaders Receive Prestigious Honors from American Heart Association in New York City
Mount Sinai Health System

Two of Mount Sinai’s top doctors will be honored with prestigious awards at the American Heart Association’s New York City Heart and Stroke Ball, taking place virtually on Wednesday, June 9.

Released: 3-Jun-2021 3:40 PM EDT
Decline in number of people receiving life-enhancing cardiac rehabilitation in pandemic
University of Exeter

The number of people engaging with life-enhancing cardiac rehabilitation clinics has declined during the pandemic, according to a BMJ clinical update which makes the case for more home-based and virtual alternatives.

Newswise: Cardiologists at Henry Ford Are First in U.S. to Implant New Device to Treat Heart Failure, Improve Kidney Function
Released: 3-Jun-2021 1:10 PM EDT
Cardiologists at Henry Ford Are First in U.S. to Implant New Device to Treat Heart Failure, Improve Kidney Function
Henry Ford Health System

Cardiologists at Henry Ford Hospital are first in the U.S. and second in the world to implant a circulatory support device that is being investigated in a clinical trial for patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) and worsening kidney function, a condition known as cardiorenal syndrome.

Newswise: Dr. Partho Sengupta Joins Cardiovascular Service Line Team at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Released: 3-Jun-2021 10:40 AM EDT
Dr. Partho Sengupta Joins Cardiovascular Service Line Team at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ -- Partho Sengupta, MD, FACC, will join Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) as the Henry Rutgers Professor of Cardiology and chief of the Division of Cardiology at RWJMS, and chief of Cardiology at RWJUH, effective July 1, 2021. He will work closely with Anthony Altobelli, MD, clinical chief of Cardiology, RWJUH, and Mark Russo, MD, chief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, RWJUH, and associate professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery, RWJMS, to lead one of the largest cardiovascular and thoracic services in the region. Drs. Altobelli, Russo and Sengupta will work together to advance the vision of a technology-enabled cardiovascular service that optimizes patient health, from prevention and education, to clinical care, to translational research that will bring new models of care to our communities. “Their collaboration will build upon the outstanding clinical enterpris

Newswise: Milk makeover: a great start for a healthy heart
Released: 3-Jun-2021 5:30 AM EDT
Milk makeover: a great start for a healthy heart
University of South Australia

A dash of milk could make all the difference to a healthy heart as new research from the University of South Australia finds that people who regularly consume milk have a lower risk of heart disease.

Released: 2-Jun-2021 11:50 AM EDT
'Prescription' to sit less, move more advised for mildly high blood pressure & cholesterol
American Heart Association (AHA)

A "prescription" to sit less and move more is the optimal first treatment choice for reducing mild to moderately elevated blood pressure and blood cholesterol in otherwise healthy adults, according to the new American Heart Association scientific statement published today in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension.

Newswise: Aortic Condition More Deadly in Women than in Men
26-May-2021 5:15 PM EDT
Aortic Condition More Deadly in Women than in Men
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Women who experience acute aortic dissection—a spontaneous and catastrophic tear in one of the body’s main arteries—not only are older and have more advanced disease than men when they seek medical care, but they also are more likely to die, according to research published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Released: 1-Jun-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic


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Released: 1-Jun-2021 10:10 AM EDT
New research could lead to treatment for aortic aneurysms
University of Kentucky

Thanks to a $5.6 million grant from the NIH, a University of Kentucky College of Medicine team will study the culprit behind thoracic aortic aneurysms, which could lead to a treatment for the potentially deadly disease.

Newswise: Fast-track Extubation Protocol Reduces Ventilation Time
26-May-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Fast-track Extubation Protocol Reduces Ventilation Time
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

High rates of variability in extubation times among cardiac surgery patients in Duke University Hospital's cardiothoracic intensive care unit led to a new fast-track extubation protocol and redesigned care processes. As a result, more patients were extubated within six hours after being admitted to the ICU after surgery.

Released: 31-May-2021 3:00 AM EDT
Estudo de ECGs que utiliza IA revela que a diferença entre a idade em anos e a idade biológica afeta significativamente a saúde e a longevidade
Mayo Clinic

Você pode ser mais velho ou mais jovem do que pensa. Um novo estudo descobriu que as diferenças entre a idade de uma pessoa em anos e sua idade biológica, conforme previsto por um eletrocardiograma (ECG), habilitado para inteligência artificial (IA) podem fornecer percepções mensuráveis sobre saúde e longevidade.

Released: 31-May-2021 3:00 AM EDT
Estudio de electrocardiogramas mediados por inteligencia artificial descubre que diferencia entre edad numérica y edad biológica afecta considerablemente la salud y la longevidad
Mayo Clinic

Usted puede ser mayor o menor de lo que pensaba. Un nuevo estudio descubrió que las diferencias entre los años cumplidos por una persona y la edad biológica pronosticada por un electrocardiograma (ECG) mediado por inteligencia artificial puede aportar una perspectiva medible de la edad y la longevidad.

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Released: 28-May-2021 10:00 AM EDT
May: Stroke Awareness Month
LifeBridge Health

May is Stroke Awareness Month, a time to increase awareness about the signs and symptoms of stroke and the need to seek medical treatment as quickly as possible when a stroke occurs.

Released: 27-May-2021 7:05 PM EDT
Results of the COLCORONA study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Universite de Montreal

Colchicine could be considered as a treatment for non-hospitalized patients diagnosed with COVID-19 by PCR test and at risk of complications

Released: 27-May-2021 4:20 PM EDT
Study: Cardiac MRI Effective in Detecting Asymptomatic, Symptomatic Myocarditis in Athletes
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A cardiac MRI of athletes who had COVID-19 is seven times more effective in detecting inflammation of the heart than symptom-based testing, according to a study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine with 12 other Big Ten programs.

Newswise: Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Released: 27-May-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins” every other Wednesday.

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Released: 27-May-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Healthy eating for stroke prevention: How a Mediterranean diet may help
LifeBridge Health

In addition to exercise, eating healthy is key not only to preventing stroke in the first place but also stroke recovery and reducing your risk of another stroke.

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Released: 27-May-2021 10:00 AM EDT
A "hole" in the heart: How patent foramen ovale (PFO) can be a quiet contributor to unexplained stroke in young people
LifeBridge Health

It’s true that the older you get, the higher your risk of stroke increases.

Released: 26-May-2021 1:25 PM EDT
TVT 2021 Program Now Available
Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

The program for TVT 2021: The Structural Heart Summit is now available online. An annual meeting from the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), TVT features cutting-edge research and techniques for structural heart interventions. TVT will take place online and in person, with limited attendance, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Florida July 20-22, 2021.

24-May-2021 9:20 AM EDT
People who eat a plant-based dinner could reduce their risk of heart disease by ten percent
Endocrine Society

People who eat too many refined carbs and fatty meats for dinner have a higher risk of heart disease than those who eat a similar diet for breakfast, according to a nationwide study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Newswise: Dr. Abhishek Singh to Lead Atlantic Health System’s Heart Success Program
Released: 25-May-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Dr. Abhishek Singh to Lead Atlantic Health System’s Heart Success Program
Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System has announced that Abhishek Singh, MD, PhD, has been named Medical Director of Atlantic Health System’s Heart Success program, which cares for patients with advanced heart failure. Dr. Singh is triple board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.

Released: 25-May-2021 4:10 PM EDT
Physician-patient gender concordance may not matter in interventional practice
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

While some studies suggest female patients treated by female physicians have better outcomes, there does not appear to be a relationship between operator and patient gender and outcome in patients undergoing coronary angioplasty or stenting.

Released: 25-May-2021 12:40 PM EDT
Wearable devices show that physical activity may lower atrial fibrillation and stroke risk
Massachusetts General Hospital

Physical activity that conforms to medical and health association guidelines is associated with a lower risk of atrial fibrillation (Afib) and stroke, according to a study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), who analyzed nearly 100,000 individuals equipped with wrist-worn accelerometers to measure their movement.

Released: 24-May-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Risk of second stroke can be reduced with prevention efforts based on cause of first stroke
American Heart Association (AHA)

Having a stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA), sometimes called a "mini-stroke," increases the risk for a stroke in the future.

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