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5 Dead and Over 100 Hospitalized From Recalled Japanese Health Supplements

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- TOKYO (AP) -- Five people who took a Japanese health supplement have died and more than 100 have been hospitalized as of Friday, a week after a pharmaceutical company issued a recall of the products, officials said. Osaka.

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Ep 193 The Crashing Asthmatic – Recognition and Management of Life Threatening Asthma

ECG Cases

In this part 2 of our 2-part podcast on asthma with Dr. Sameer Mal and Dr. Leeor Sommer, we dig into the recognition and management of life-threatening asthma. We answer such questions as: what are the key elements in recognition of threatening asthma? What are the most time-sensitive interventions required to break the vicious cycle of asthma? What are the best options for dosing and administering magnesium sulphate, epinephrine, fentanyl and ketamine in the management of the crashing asthmatic

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Transcutaneous Pacing: Part I

EMS 12-Lead

TCP In Transit: A case reviewing transcutaneous pacing, false electrical capture, and re-arrest. Josh Kimbrell, NRP @joshkimbre Judah Kreinbrook, EMT-P @JMedic2JDoc This is the first installment of a blog series showing how transcutaneous pacing (TCP) can be difficult, and how you can improve your skills. We will be using redacted information from different cases where paramedics attempted TCP in the field.

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Around 25% of Mild Asthma Patients Not Given Guideline-Directed Therapy, Despite Updates

HCPLive

This analysis highlights trends following the significant update made to the Global Initiative for Asthma and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute asthma guidelines.

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Oral-gut microbial transmission promotes diabetic coronary heart disease

Cardiovascular Diabetology

Diabetes is a predominant driver of coronary artery disease worldwide. This study aims to unravel the distinct characteristics of oral and gut microbiota in diabetic coronary heart disease (DCHD). Simultaneous.

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ECG Cases 49 – ECG and POCUS for Dyspnea and Chest Pain

ECG Cases

In this ECG Cases blog, Jesse McLaren and Rajiv Thavanathan explore how ECG and POCUS complement each other for patients presenting to the emergency department with shortness of breath or chest pain. They explain complementary diagnostic insights into pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade, occlusion MI and RV strain. The post ECG Cases 49 – ECG and POCUS for Dyspnea and Chest Pain appeared first on Emergency Medicine Cases.

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Here's What OTC Continuous Glucose Monitors Can Do for Our Patients

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- About 25 million people stand to gain from the FDA's recent approval of the first over-the-counter continuous glucose monitor (CGM). That means fewer finger pricks and greater access for patients with type 2 diabetes who do not.

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COPD, IPF Linked to More Severe COVID-19 Outcomes, Mortality Risk

HCPLive

New data show COPD and IPF, among other interstitial lung diseases, are more significantly associated with poor 30-day outcomes from COVID-19 than asthma.

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FDA Clears First AI to Aid Heart Failure Detection During Routine Check-ups

DAIC

milla1cf Wed, 04/03/2024 - 18:55 April 3, 2024 — - Eko Health , a pioneer in applying artificial intelligence ( AI ) for early detection of heart and lung diseases, announces FDA clearance for its Low EF detection AI. For the first time, U.S. healthcare providers can now detect Low EF, a key heart failure indicator, in 15 seconds using an Eko stethoscope during a routine physical examination.

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FDA clears 1st AI to detect heart failure

Becker's Hospital Review - Cardiology

The FDA has approved an artificial intelligence algorithm for Eko Health's digital stethoscope that can detect low ejection fraction, a key indicator of heart failure.

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When Medicalization Goes Too Far

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Within the first 5 minutes of comedian Kevin James' comedy special Irregardless, he recounts a conversation he had with his doctor during a routine appointment. It went something like this: Doctor: Everything looks really good.

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Association between triglyceride–glucose index trajectories and radiofrequency ablation outcomes in patients with stage 3D atrial fibrillation

Cardiovascular Diabetology

This study investigates the relationship between triglyceride-glucose (TyG) index trajectories and the results of ablation in patients with stage 3D atrial fibrillation (AF).

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Osso VR Expands Cardiology Training through ACC Collaboration

DAIC

milla1cf Thu, 04/04/2024 - 12:14 April 4, 2024 — Osso VR , a leader in immersive procedural training, announces the release of a co-developed curriculum with the American College of Cardiology ( ACC ). This collaboration expands Osso VR’s presence in the cardiovascular sector. With the integration of Osso VR's immersive technology and the expertise of the ACC, interventionalists will gain access to a state-of-the-art training simulation of the workflow and skills required to successfully perf

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7 Things You Can Do To Reduce Your Risk Even If You Already Have Heart Disease.

Dr. Paddy Barrett

This newsletter focuses on prevention. A common feedback I get is that people with existing coronary artery disease feel like it doesn’t apply to them. They feel like they have ‘ missed the boat ’ They have not. And I will explain why. Arguably, applying the principles of prevention offers more bang for buck in the short term for people WITH coronary artery disease than those without coronary artery disease.

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Virtual Reality Protocol Improves Fibromyalgia Symptoms

HCPLive

Results offer important guidance for healthcare providers to develop tailored treatment strategies that align with the unique needs and preferences of individual patients.

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Oral nitrate-reducing bacteria as potential probiotics for blood pressure homeostasis

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

Hypertension is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and poses a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and chronic kidney disease. Research has shown that nitric oxide (NO) is a vasodilator that regulates vascular tension and the decrease of NO bioactivity is considered one of the potential pathogenesis of essential hypertension.

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Johnson and Johnson to Acquire Shockwave Medical

DAIC

Getty Images milla1cf Fri, 04/05/2024 - 09:57 April 5, 2024 — Johnson & Johnson and Shockwave Medical , Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Johnson & Johnson will acquire all outstanding shares of Shockwave for $335.00 per share in cash, corresponding to an enterprise value of approximately $13.1 billion including cash acquired.

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Review identifies disrupted mitochondrial metabolism as a trigger for diabetic cardiomyopathy

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

Diabetes is a global health burden. A whopping 536 million people worldwide struggle with diabetes. Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DC) is a serious condition characterized by impaired heart function due to diabetes-related metabolic abnormalities.

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E-Cigarettes Tied to Heart Failure

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Use of electronic nicotine products was associated with incident heart failure, a prospective study found. People who self-reported ever having used electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) were 19% more likely to develop heart.

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Hematology Month in Review: March 2024

HCPLive

Our March 2024 month-in-review in hematology features updates to the anemia pipeline, the latest research in sickle cell disease, and the role of SGLT2 inhibition on hematologic outcomes.

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Top 10: What Viewers Were Reading in March

DAIC

Here is a Top 10 look at the content that was trending during the month of March on dicardiology.com: 1. CLS Health Cardiologists Achieve Historic First with Transcarotid TAVR in Southeast Houston 2. FDA Announces Abiomed Recall of the Instructions for Use for the Impella Left Sided Blood Pumps due to Perforation Risks 3. Boston Scientific Receives FDA Approval for the AGENT Drug-Coated Balloon 4.

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Scientists link certain gut bacteria to lower heart disease risk

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

Changes in the gut microbiome have been implicated in a range of diseases including type 2 diabetes, obesity, and inflammatory bowel disease. Now, a team of researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard along with Massachusetts General Hospital has found that microbes in the gut may affect cardiovascular disease as well.

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Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Infective Endocarditis Incidence Following Invasive Dental Procedures

JAMA Cardiology

This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluates associations between antibiotic prophylaxis and infective endocarditis following invasive dental procedures.

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Intravenous Iron Increases Hemoglobin in Heart Failure Treated with SGLT2 Inhibition

HCPLive

Iron-deficient patients on an SGLT2 inhibitor at baseline experienced greater increases in hemoglobin levels with ferric derisomaltose compared with those not taking one.

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American College of Cardiology Sets Full Range of Education Sessions and Meetings ACC Scientific Session, ACC.24

DAIC

April 3, 2024 — In gearing up for its Annual Scientific Session, ACC.24, amidst the 75th anniversary of the organization, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) has planned a full range of educational programming, special events and peer networking scheduled throughout the April 6-8 event in Atlanta, GA. Here is an overview of sessions, events and meetings coordinated to help members in particular specialties, sections and areas of interest learn and engage with peers and expert cardiology pro

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Cardiomatics guide: Analyzing arrhythmias made easy

Cardiomatics

In a world where technology reigns supreme, one of the most profound tools in medicine remains the irreplaceable electrocardiogram (ECG). This noninvasive method provides a graphical visualization of millivolt potentials received by electrodes located on the patient’s skin. It can measure many aspects, from how fast the heart beats to how well its chambers conduct electrical energy.

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Risk of Cardiac Arrhythmias Among Climbers on Mount Everest

JAMA Cardiology

This cohort study examines data from climbers at Mount Everest to explore the incidence of tachyarrhythmias and bradyarrhythmias in healthy individuals at high altitudes.

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Inhaled NO at a crossroads in cardiac surgery: current need to improve mechanistic understanding, clinical trial design and scientific evidence

Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

Inhaled nitric oxide (NO) has been used in pediatric and adult perioperative cardiac intensive care for over three decades. NO is a cellular signaling molecule that induces smooth muscle relaxation in the mammalian vasculature. Inhaled NO has the unique ability to exert its vasodilatory effects in the pulmonary vasculature without any hypotensive side-effects in the systemic circulation.

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FDA Announces Teleflex and Arrow International Recall of ARROW QuickFlash Radial Artery and Radial Artery/Arterial Line Catheterization Kits for Increased Resistance That May Lead to Vessel Injuries, Narrowing, or Blockage

DAIC

milla1cf Wed, 04/03/2024 - 10:04 April 3, 2024 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) announced that Teleflex and Arrow International are recalling the ARROW QuickFlash Radial Artery and Radial Artery/Arterial Line Catheterization Kits after receiving reports of increased resistance in the guidewire handle and chamber during use. This issue may cause serious injury, including injury to blood vessel walls, narrowing of the blood vessels (vasospasm), artery blockage (embolism), or deat

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Isolated Tricuspid Valve Surgery Risk Calculator

Society of Thoracic Surgeons - Congenital

Resource Isolated Tricuspid Valve Surgery Risk Calculator kchalko Mon, 04/01/2024 - 13:31 Isolated Tricuspid Valve Surgery Risk Calculator Existing literature on national surgical outcomes of isolated tricuspid valve repair or replacement is based on data from over a decade ago and may not reflect current practice results. Real-world contemporary data from the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database demonstrate increased overall volumes compared to prior years, and improved outcomes for both isolated

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New gene discovery leads advance against a form of heart failure prevalent in men

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have discovered a gene on the Y chromosome that contributes to the greater incidence of heart failure in men. The work is published in the journal Nature Cardiovascular Research.

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Recapping Q1 2024 FDA Decisions in Cardiology, with Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH, MBA

HCPLive

A recap of the biggest FDA news and decisions in cardiovascular medicine from the first 3 months of 2024, with commentary on recent announcements by Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH, MBA.

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Abbott Announces FDA Approval of First-of-its-kind Device to Repair Leaky Tricuspid Heart Valve, TriClip

DAIC

Abbott has announced U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its TriClip, a first-of-its-kind device to repair leaky tricuspid heart valve, for which more than 1.6 million people in the U.S. are estimated to be affected. Data from the TRILUMINATE Pivotal trial demonstrated that patients who received TriClip experienced a marked improvement in the severity of their symptoms and quality of life, with benefits sustained at one year.

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A Multimodal Video-Based AI Biomarker for Aortic Stenosis Development and Progression

JAMA Cardiology

This cohort study explores whether a novel artificial intelligence (AI) video-based biomarker for aortic stenosis is associated with development and progression of aortic stenosis.

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Life expectancy increased as world addressed major killers including diarrhea, lower respiratory infections, and stroke

Science Daily - Heart Disease

Global life expectancy increased by 6.2 years since 1990, according to a new study. Over the past three decades, reductions in death from leading killers fueled this progress, including diarrhea and lower respiratory infections, as well as stroke and ischemic heart disease. When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in 2020, however, it derailed progress in many locations.

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MB-106 Positioned as Potential CAR T-cell Therapy Option for Autoimmune Diseases

HCPLive

Manuel Litchman, MD, further discusses Mustang Bio's expansion into autoimmune diseases with MB-106, an autologous CAR T-cell therapy.

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New Technology Promises to Revolutionize Valvular Heart Disease Care

DAIC

Getty Images milla1cf Mon, 04/01/2024 - 08:21 April 1, 2024 — Roughly 25,000 Americans die each year from valvular heart disease, but researchers from Rutgers Health and other institutions conclude that new technology could soon help doctors slash that number. “We are witnessing a paradigm shift in how valvular heart diseases are diagnosed and treated,” said Partho Sengupta , Henry Rutgers Professor of Cardiology and chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension at Rutgers Ro