Interventional cardiologists implant wireless device inside heart failure patient in Canada
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  June 27, 2017  
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 Interventional cardiologists implant wireless device inside heart failure patient in CanadaInterventional cardiologists implant wireless device inside heart failure patient in Canada
 
In a Canadian first, a medical team has implanted a wireless device inside a heart failure patient, permitting clinicians to monitor the patient's cardiovascular status – virtually and in real-time – and proactively adjust treatment to prevent costly, potentially unnecessary hospitalization.
 
 
 Asymptomatic atrial fibrillation patients have higher rate of previous stroke, study findsAsymptomatic atrial fibrillation patients have higher rate of previous stroke, study finds
 
Newly diagnosed asymptomatic atrial fibrillation patients have a higher rate of previous stroke than those with symptoms, according to results from the GLORIA-AF Registry presented today at EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017.
 
   Scientists uncover vital clues in puzzle over pre-eclampsia and increased risk of heart diseaseScientists uncover vital clues in puzzle over pre-eclampsia and increased risk of heart disease
 
Scientists studying a mystery link between the dangerous pregnancy complication pre-eclampsia and an increased risk of heart disease in later life for both mother and child have uncovered important new clues.
 
   Study: 45% of U.S. women unaware that heart disease is their No. 1 killerStudy: 45% of U.S. women unaware that heart disease is their No. 1 killer
 
Women and their physicians are largely uneducated when it comes to females and heart disease, putting women's health and lives at greater risk, a new study out today shows.
 
   Intensive blood pressure lowering reduces CKD patients' risks of heart disease and deathIntensive blood pressure lowering reduces CKD patients' risks of heart disease and death
 
Results from a recent clinical trial indicate that intensive blood pressure lowering reduces chronic kidney disease patients' risks of dying prematurely or developing cardiovascular disease. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
 
 Study finds breastfeeding could lower a mothers risk of a heart attack or stroke later in life
 
Study finds breastfeeding could lower a mothers risk of a heart attack or stroke later in lifeA new study published in the American Heart Association has found that the risk of a heart attack or stroke is reduced later in life in mothers who breastfeed their babies.
 
 
 Study looks at role of race, gender in predicting heart attack symptoms in emergency department
 
Study looks at role of race, gender in predicting heart attack symptoms in emergency departmentResearchers at the George Washington University found that certain symptoms are more and less predictive of patients' risk for acute coronary syndrome, which includes heart attack, in patients of different gender and race.
 
 
 MSU researcher developing new miniature models to study heart disease and sickle cell anemia
 
MSU researcher developing new miniature models to study heart disease and sickle cell anemiaA Mississippi State University researcher is developing new miniature models to better understand the factors that lead to heart disease and sickle cell anemia.
 
 
 Disability-free life after major stroke could be increased by 270%, say experts
 
Disability-free life after major stroke could be increased by 270%, say expertsVirtually no other disease has seen such massive strides in treatment in recent years as stroke. Recent studies have confirmed that it is still possible to mechanically remove large vessel occlusions in the brain many hours after a stroke occurs.
 
 
 Study finds evidence on preventive interventions for cognitive decline and dementia
 
Study finds evidence on preventive interventions for cognitive decline and dementiaA new report published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine shows evidence supporting three interventions—cognitive training, blood pressure management for people with hypertension, and increased physical activity, which might slow down cognitive decline and the onset of dementia.
 
 
 Researchers develop new technique to boost quality of brain scans
 
Researchers develop new technique to boost quality of brain scansPeople who suffer a stroke often undergo a brain scan at the hospital, allowing doctors to determine the location and extent of the damage. Researchers who study the effects of strokes would love to be able to analyze these images, but the resolution is often too low for many analyses.
 
 
 Breast implants linked to abnormal ECG recordings
 
Breast implants linked to abnormal ECG recordingsBreast implants may impede an electrocardiogram (ECG) and could result in a false heart attack diagnosis, according to research presented today at EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017.
 
 
 Researchers highlight need for paradigm shift in management of type 2 diabetes
 
Researchers highlight need for paradigm shift in management of type 2 diabetesHeart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide and exacerbated by type 2 diabetes, yet diabetes treatment regimens tend to focus primarily on blood sugar maintenance.
 
 
 Could a blood test predict how cancer spreads in children?
 
Could a blood test predict how cancer spreads in children?Traditionally, we use biopsies to try to predict how cancer spreads. There are a number of molecular markers that are used, but biopsy is a limited approach. Now, the current trend is to use liquid biopsy, which is basically a blood sample.
 
 
 NIA-funded conference findings aim at integrating frailty management into person-centered care
 
NIA-funded conference findings aim at integrating frailty management into person-centered careThough it is one of the most frequently used health indicators as more and more of us age, frailty -- the medical term for increased vulnerability to declines in health or a loss of independence -- remains under-studied and under-utilized, so say researchers reporting on a prestigious conference hosted by the American Geriatrics Society and the National Institute on Aging, with support from the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine and The John...
 
 
 Study identifies structural changes in genes that increase risk of Tourette syndrome
 
Study identifies structural changes in genes that increase risk of Tourette syndromeResearchers have identified structural changes in two genes that increase the risk of developing Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary motor and vocal tics.
 
 
 Insomnia drug appears to have opposite effect for patients with neurologic conditions
 
Insomnia drug appears to have opposite effect for patients with neurologic conditionsIn a new systematic review in JAMA Neurology, Michigan Medicine researchers found reason to further explore the surprising effects of zolpidem that have been observed outside the scope of its primary Food and Drug Administration approval.
 
 
 Lack of sleep increases risk for stress-related inflammation among married couples
 
Lack of sleep increases risk for stress-related inflammation among married couplesA lack of sleep doesn't just leave you cranky and spoiling for a fight. Researchers at The Ohio State University Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research say it also puts you at risk for stress-related inflammation.
 
 
 Regular walking breaks and continuous physical activity lower fatty acid levels linked to clogged arteries
 
Regular walking breaks and continuous physical activity lower fatty acid levels linked to clogged arteriesMany people spend increasing time sitting during their work days, but breaking things up with regular brisk walks, while also taking daily 30-minute walks, significantly lowers levels of fatty acids that lead to clogged arteries, researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago have found in a first-of-its-kind study.