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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.

Newswise: Protein Linked to Heart Health, Disease a Potential Therapeutic Target for Dementia
18-Jun-2021 1:25 PM EDT
Protein Linked to Heart Health, Disease a Potential Therapeutic Target for Dementia
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that high levels of a normal protein associated with reduced heart disease also protect against Alzheimer’s-like damage in mice, opening up new approaches to slowing or stopping brain damage and cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer’s.

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: 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: Media Advisory: June 23rd Today’s Dietitian Webinar
Released: 15-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Media Advisory: June 23rd Today’s Dietitian Webinar
Monday Campaigns

Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, will moderate an expert panel of speakers as they share ways of integrating a plant-forward diet and other healthy behaviors into daily routines so people at-risk or with prediabetes can dramatically reduce their likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes or other major health complications.

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.

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.

9-Jun-2021 12:40 PM EDT
New Study Finds Weight-Loss Surgery Less Commonly Used in States with Highest Rates of Obesity
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

A new study released today finds residents in several states with the highest obesity rates in the country are among the least likely to undergo weight-loss surgery, long considered the standard of care for severe obesity and related diseases including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

9-Jun-2021 12:30 PM EDT
ASMBS 2021 Annual Meeting Select Study Highlights
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

The risk of stroke is cut by more than half in what researchers believe is the largest patient sample size ever for a study on bariatric surgery and its effect on ischemic cerebrovascular disease (96,094 bariatric surgery patients and 1,533,725 matched nonsurgical patients with obesity).

9-Jun-2021 12:40 PM EDT
ASMBS 2021 Annual Meeting Invited Papers
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Long-Term Outcomes of Duodenal Switch (DS) Versus Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileostomy with Sleeve Gastrectomy (SADI-S): A Matched Cohort Study

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.

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.

Released: 1-Jun-2021 1:35 PM EDT
AI赋能的心电图研究发现数字年龄与生物学年龄之间的差异会显著影响健康和长寿
Mayo Clinic

一项新研究发现,人工智能(AI)赋能的心电图(EKG)所预测的年龄与生物学年龄之间的差异,可以为健康和长寿提供可衡量性的见解

Newswise:Video Embedded new-research-could-lead-to-treatment-for-aortic-aneurysms
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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.

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.

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: 21-May-2021 5:15 PM EDT
Worrying about your heart increases risk for mental health disorders
University of Houston

For coffee drinkers, a common scenario might involve drinking an extra cup only to end up with a racing heart and a subtle reminder to themselves to cut down the caffeine.

Released: 20-May-2021 2:40 PM EDT
Study of AI-enabled EKGs finds that a difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity
Mayo Clinic

You might be older ― or younger ― than you think. A new study found that differences between a person's age in years and his or her biological age, as predicted by an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled EKG, can provide measurable insights into health and longevity.

Newswise: Stress from 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Associated with Significant Increase in Cardiac Events
Released: 20-May-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Stress from 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Associated with Significant Increase in Cardiac Events
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

A new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association is the first to show that exposure to a stressful political election is strongly associated with an increase in potentially life-threatening cardiac events.

Released: 18-May-2021 5:55 PM EDT
New model helps predict heart attacks in high-risk patients
eLife

Analysing the forces at work behind the obstructions that cause heart attacks is crucial for identifying patients at risk of these events, says a study published today in eLife.

Newswise: Compound May Prevent Arrhythmia Caused by Medicines
Released: 18-May-2021 7:05 AM EDT
Compound May Prevent Arrhythmia Caused by Medicines
Stony Brook University

A team of researchers including Ira S. Cohen, MD, PhD, of the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, has identified a compound that prevents the lengthening of the heart’s electrical event which can cause a lengthening of the EKG’s Q-T interval and a sometimes deadly arrhythmia.

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Released: 17-May-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Compound may prevent risk of form of arrhythmia from common medications
Washington University in St. Louis

A team led by researchers including Jianmin Cui, professor of biomedical engineering, discovered a compound that prevents and even reverses the underlying physiological change that can lead some drugs to cause heart problems.

Newswise: Elevated Pulse Rate in Non-Sleepy Obstructive Sleep Apnea Heart Patients May Lead to Serious Cardiac Events;
10-May-2021 8:30 AM EDT
Elevated Pulse Rate in Non-Sleepy Obstructive Sleep Apnea Heart Patients May Lead to Serious Cardiac Events;
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Some patients with coronary artery disease and non-sleepy obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be protected against serious cardiac events by CPAP therapy, according to research presented at the ATS 2021 International Conference.

Released: 17-May-2021 2:55 PM EDT
Novel Rehab Program Improves Outcome for Older Heart-failure Patients, Study Finds
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Heart failure (HF) – when the heart can’t pump enough blood and oxygen through the body – affects approximately 6.2 million adults in the United States and is the primary cause of hospitalization in the elderly. Unfortunately, older adults with heart failure often have poor outcomes resulting in reduced quality of life, high mortality and frequent rehospitalizations.

Released: 17-May-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Researchers find no increased risk of death with drug-coated devices used for lower extremity revascularization
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Cardiologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), designed the Safety Assessment of Femoropopliteal Endovascular Treatment With Paclitaxel-coated Devices (SAFE-PAD) study to provide the information necessary to make scientifically-sound regulatory decisions about the safety of these devices.

Released: 17-May-2021 8:50 AM EDT
Stair climbing offers significant cardiovascular and muscular benefits for heart patients, researchers find
McMaster University

A team of McMaster University researchers who studied heart patients found that stair-climbing routines, whether vigorous or moderate, provide significant cardiovascular and muscular benefits.

Newswise: New Study Finds Combination of Omega-3s in Popular Supplements May Negate Heart Benefits
14-May-2021 11:15 AM EDT
New Study Finds Combination of Omega-3s in Popular Supplements May Negate Heart Benefits
Intermountain Healthcare

New research from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City finds that higher EPA blood levels alone lowered the risk of major cardiac events and death in patients, while DHA blunted the cardiovascular benefits of EPA. Higher DHA levels at any level of EPA worsened health outcomes, study finds.

Released: 15-May-2021 9:05 AM EDT
Lower- and higher-dose aspirin achieve similar protection and safety for people with cardiovascular disease
Duke Clinical Research Institute

People with cardiovascular disease (CVD) taking aspirin to lower their chances of suffering a heart attack or stroke experienced similar health benefits, including reduced death and hospitalization for heart attack and stroke, whether they took a high or low dose of aspirin, according to a study presented today at ACC.21, the American College of Cardiology’s 70th Annual Scientific Session and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.


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