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Dementia Mortality Tied to Olive Oil Consumption

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Higher olive oil intake was associated with a lower risk of dementia-related mortality, a prospective study of 90,000 healthcare professionals showed. Eating at least 7 g of olive oil daily -- about a half tablespoon --.

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America’s CKM Syndrome Problem

CardiacWire

A new JAMA study revealed that a shocking 90% of US adults are at risk of developing cardiovascular-kidney-metabolic (CKM) syndrome, underscoring the need for preventative action before we face a wave of CKM-related heart disease. Officially published by the AHA six months ago, CKM syndrome defines the connections and risks associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease.

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Clinical Quiz: Lp(a) Treatments and Therapeutics Considerations

HCPLive

The final in our 3-part quiz series based on the NLA's 2024 update to their 2019 scientific statement on use of lipoprotein(a) in clinical practice focuses on treatment considerations and therapeutic options for elevated Lp(a).

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How To Spend Your Days.

Dr. Paddy Barrett

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Annie Dillard. When thinking about how long your life will be and at what quality, you have to think about how you will spend your days. I refer to this as Soul Span. Work will make up a big part of those days. Figures vary, but on average, most people will spend between 70,000 and 90,000 hours of their lives at work.

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Some Patients Suffered Psychiatric Issues After Ozempic Initiation

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- NEW YORK CITY -- Some patients who newly started a GLP-1 receptor agonist quickly developed psychiatric symptoms, a few case reports detailed here. One case involved a female, age 42, with a history of bipolar I disorder.

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How a ND Clinic Boosted X-ray Volume and Patient Experience with SHARP FM X-ray

Cassling

Essentia Health’s main campus in Fargo, North Dakota, is centrally located among a series of small towns whose local care options typically include acute care and emergency departments. Casselton is one such town, located about 20 miles away. The Essentia Health-Casselton Clinic prides itself on its small town roots, with providers getting to know each and every patient on a first name basis.

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Lenard A. Adler, MD: “Symptoms of ADHD Need to Go Back to Childhood”

HCPLive

In an interview with Adler at APA 2024, he also explained how adults with ADHD may present additional symptoms not noted on the DSM when they have comorbidities.

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FDA Warns on Insulin Pump Problem

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- A mobile app used with an insulin pump that led to 224 injuries was recalled by Tandem Diabetes Care, the FDA announced today. The recall is for the 2.7 version of the Apple iOS t:connect mobile app, used in conjunction with.

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Documentary Led by HonorHealth Research Institute Focuses on Injuries to Doctors and Nurses Working in Cardiology

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milla1cf Tue, 05/07/2024 - 12:54 May 7, 2024 — HonorHealth Research Institute ’s David G. Rizik , M.D., narrates and is a co-producer of a documentary focused on radiation and orthopedic injuries suffered by doctors and nurses who work in cardiac catheterization laboratories where they apply the very latest non-surgical technologies to treat the world’s leading cause of death, heart disease.

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Paul Appelbaum, MD: What to Warn Patients When Prescribing Psychedelics in the Future

HCPLive

In an interview, Paul Appelbaum, MD, discussed issues clinicians will need to bring up to their patients if the FDA approves a psychedelic-assisted therapy.

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Sedentary lifestyle puts strain on young hearts

Science Daily - Heart Disease

According to a recent study, high levels of sedentary behavior and physical inactivity from childhood strain the heart in adolescence. High cardiac workload predicts heart failure and other heart diseases. In light of the findings, increasing moderate and vigorous physical activity from childhood onwards is particularly important in preventing heart diseases.

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Cardiologists Float Idea of Unionization Among Ways to Protect Employee Physicians

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Even recognized cardiology leaders have not been immune from threats and abuse by their hospital employers, prompting an emotional discussion on worker's rights at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography.

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New Study Reveals Age-related Brain Changes Influence Recovery After Stroke

DAIC

An example of white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) on a FLAIR MRI scan in an older adult. FLAIR MRI is a technique that is particularly good at detecting fluid in the brain. It helps researchers see areas of the brain that might be damaged by making the cerebrospinal fluid appear dark while the surrounding tissue remains light and detailed. This contrast makes it easier to identify abnormalities or injuries; WMHs appear as bright, patchy regions in the brain tissue.

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FDA Advisory Committee Meeting to Review MDMA-Assisted Therapy for PTSD

HCPLive

Lykos Therapeutics' new drug application for MDMA plus psychiatric intervention for adults with PTSD will be the first reviewed by an FDA committee for such a therapy.

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New study reveals age-related brain changes influence recovery after stroke

Science Daily - Stroke

A new study has revealed that areas of age-related damage in the brain relate to motor outcomes after a stroke -- a phenomenon that may be under-recognized in stroke research. The new observational study looked at the relationship between stroke recovery and white matter hyper-intensities (WMHs) -- areas of age-related damage in the brain's white matter, which represent vascular dysfunction and are known to impact cognitive functions.

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Kids With Hypertension May Have Twice the Risk of Cardiac Events

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Children diagnosed with hypertension had a higher associated long-term risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) compared with matched controls without the condition, according to a Canadian population-based, retrospective.

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Ultrasound Neuromodulation Shows Promise to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension, Feinstein Institutes Research

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Feinstein Institutes’ Dr. Stavros Zanos is the senior author on the new bioelectronic medicine ultrasound paper. (Credit: Feinstein Institutes) milla1cf Wed, 05/08/2024 - 10:57 May 8, 2024 — Ultrasound could one day complement or even replace drugs to treat diseases. Bioelectronic medicine scientists at The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research used noninvasive, splenic focused ultrasound stimulation (sFUS) and found they can reduce inflammation and improve symptoms of pulmonary arter

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Only 20% of Patients with Fibromyalgia Report Receiving Satisfactory Information on Pain

HCPLive

Pain relief and healthcare satisfaction were significantly increased in patients who were educated about their fibromyalgia and received care from a knowledgeable clinician who gave them information and guidance.

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Do you need to be a trained health care professional to diagnose subtle OMI on the ECG?

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

An undergraduate (not yet in medical school) who works as an ED technician (records all EKGs, helps with procedures, takes vital signs) and who reads this blog regularly arrived at work and happened to glance down and see this previously recorded ECG on a table in the ED. It was recorded at 0530: What do you think? The young ED tech immediately suspected LAD OMI.

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Guidelines Add Drug Class, Endorse More Exercise

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Updates to national guidelines for the management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) endorse cardiac myosin inhibitor use in certain cases, greenlight more intensive physical activity, and expand treatment options for young.

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HeartFlow Announces Revolutionary Five-Year Data Demonstrating a 63 Percent Mortality Reduction with FFRCT-Guided Care in PAD Patients

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63 Percent Mortality Reduction with FFRCT-Guided Care in PAD Patients milla1cf Wed, 05/08/2024 - 11:12 May 8, 2024 — In a groundbreaking development, a study published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery reveals for the first time that coronary CTA ( CCTA ) with fractional flow reserve (FFR CT ) care significantly reduces mortality by over 60 percent at five years in patients with PAD undergoing major vascular surgery, far surpassing the current standard of care. 1 Atherosclerosis is a systemic

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Patient on Esketamine had Improved Depression, Fibromyalgia

HCPLive

Treatment-resistant depression with intranasal esketamine was linked to improvements in major depressive disorder (MDD) symptoms and fibromyalgia pain in a 40-year-old female.

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Exercise, new drug class recommended for management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Science Daily - Heart Disease

Experts released a new clinical guideline for effectively managing individuals diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The guideline reiterates the importance of collaborative decision-making with patients who have HCM and provides updated recommendations for the most effective treatment pathways for adult and pediatric patients.

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Thrombectomy Led to Fewer Deaths in Patients With Acute Stroke and a Large Infarct

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- In patients with acute stroke and a large infarct of unrestricted size, thrombectomy and medical care led to better functional outcomes and lower mortality compared with medical care alone, the prospective randomized LASTE trial.

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Tenax Therapeutics Announces New U.S. Patent Covering the Use of Levosimendan in Pulmonary Hypertension with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (PH-HFpEF)

DAIC

Getty Images milla1cf Mon, 05/06/2024 - 10:48 May 6, 2024 — Tenax Therapeutics, Inc. , a Phase 3, development-stage pharmaceutical company focused on identifying, developing and commercializing products that address cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases with high unmet medical need, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office ( USPTO ) has granted the Company a patent covering the use of TNX-103 (oral l evosimendan ), TNX-102 (subcutaneous levosimendan), TNX-101 (IV levosimendan

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Deepayan Kar, PhD, MS: A Virtual Reality Approach to Contrast Sensitivity in AMD

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At ARVO 2024, Deepayan Kar, MD, PhD, describes the potential of measuring contrast sensitivity function using a novel gaze tracking-based VR headset in AMD.

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Large registry data demonstrate PCI for stable CAD can be safely performed before, during or after TAVR

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

New data reveal that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) can be safely performed before, during, or after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). The results from the analysis were presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) 2024 Scientific Sessions.

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Study Offers Clues on Asthma Control for Patients With Concurrent Diabetes

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- In patients with asthma and type 2 diabetes, certain newer classes of antidiabetic agents were associated with a higher incidence of acute exacerbations when compared with metformin, a retrospective population-based cohort study.

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Teleflex Announces the Limited Market Release of the Wattson Temporary Pacing Guidewire

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milla1cf Mon, 05/06/2024 - 10:50 May 6, 2024 — Teleflex Incorporate , a leading global provider of medical technologies, today announced that the Wattson Temporary Pacing Guidewire limited market release has commenced at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The first cases were performed by Dr. Tamim Nazif , Director of Clinical Research, Dr. Susheel Kodali , Professor of Medicine and Director of the Structural Heart and Valve Center , and Dr.

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Designing a Semaglutide Study in Psychiatry, with Roger S. McIntyre, MD

HCPLive

McIntyre discusses how GLP-1 and GIP receptor agonists like semaglutide could potentially improve both acute and long-term measures of psychiatric disease.

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Small pump for kids awaiting heart transplant shows promise

Science Daily - Heart Disease

A new type of surgically implanted pump that can support a child's failing heart has passed the first stage of human testing in a recent trial.

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SGLT2i for Mitral Regurgitation; Mining Angiograms With AI; Melatonin and CVD Risk?

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- The Apple Watch atrial fibrillation feature got added to FDA's list of qualified devices for use in clinical studies. (Mashable) The SGLT2 inhibitor ertugliflozin (Steglatro) showed promise for the reduction of functional mitral.

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RapidAI Secures FDA Clearance for Perfusion Imaging in the Angiography Suite

DAIC

milla1cf Tue, 05/07/2024 - 12:59 May 7, 2024 — RapidAI , the global leader in developing clinically deep Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) and technology workflow solutions to combat life-threatening neurovascular, cardiac, and vascular diseases, today announced that the Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) has granted 510(k) clearance for its AngioFlow by RapidAI solution.

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Jason Busse, DC, PhD: Do Cannabis, Opioids have a Role in Chronic Pain Management?

HCPLive

Jason Busse, DC, PhD, highlights the modest benefits of opioids and therapeutic cannabis in managing chronic pain.

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Biomarker found to help identify cells that can repair damaged blood vessels

Science Daily - Heart Disease

Researchers have discovered a protein marker to help identify cells able to repopulate in patients with damaged blood vessels. Their findings could lead to new therapies for people with endothelial dysfunction, a type of disorder that contributes to coronary artery disease that may occlude with plaque and lack ability to carry sufficient blood into the heart tissue causing a heart attack.

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With Help From AI, Randy Travis Got His Voice Back After Debilitating Stroke

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- With some help from artificial intelligence (AI), country music star Randy Travis, celebrated for his timeless hits like "Forever and Ever, Amen" and "I Told You So," has his voice back. In July 2013, Travis was hospitalized.

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SMT and HeartX Forge Transformative Partnership in Cardiovascular Space

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milla1cf Mon, 05/06/2024 - 10:55 May 6, 2024 — SMT (Sahajanand Medical Technologies), a leading medical device company at the forefront of innovative patient care in the cardiovascular segment has announced a strategic partnership with HeartX , a pioneering MedTech company focused on research and development. Through this collaboration, SMT gains an innovative product line in the Congenital Heart Defect space.