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Yoga-based cardiac rehab feasible after MI

CHICAGO — Yoga-based cardiac rehabilitation for post-MI patients in low- and middle-income countries in India was safe, feasible and improved quality of life and return to pre-infarct daily activities. “Cardiac rehabilitation is virtually nonexistent in lo ...

Nurses disappointed over HSE meeting

Nurses have expressed their disappointment at the HSE and Department of Health's failure to come up with any new proposals aimed at averting potential strike action by them. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) are due to vote on strike a ...

Excess levels of heavy metals in bloodstream confer higher cholesterol

CHICAGO — Adults with high levels of lead and other heavy metals in their blood had greater odds of having high LDL or total cholesterol, researchers reported at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. “We decided to go ahead with the study bec ...

FREEDOM Follow-On: CABG still bests PCI in diabetes, multivessel CAD

CHICAGO — The final long-term follow-up report from the landmark FREEDOM trial confirms that patients with diabetes who have multivessel CAD live longer with CABG than with PCI with drug-eluting stents, according to a presentation at the American Heart Ass ...

Inpatient complications from TAVR reduced over time

CHICAGO — In an analysis of transcatheter and surgical aortic valve replacement procedures, TAVR was associated with reduced rates of inpatient complications over time and had lower rates of in-hospital stroke, cardiogenic shock, acute kidney injury and bl ...

Energy drinks worsen blood vessel function

CHICAGO — Young, healthy adults experienced impaired endothelial function less than 2 hours after consuming one energy drink, according to data presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. At baseline, endothelium-dependent flow-mediate ...

NGM282 shows equivalent efficacy in NASH at lower dose

SAN FRANCISCO — Although previously reported effective at a 3 mg dose, NGM282 showed similar efficacy in treating nonalcoholic steatohepatitis at 1 mg, according to data presented at The Liver Meeting 2018. “NGM282 demonstrates improvement across histologi ...

New physical activity guidelines encourage movement ‘anytime, anywhere’

CHICAGO — At the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, HHS released the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which provides new recommendations for children and adolescents aged 3 years through 17 years. “This edition ...

Dexycu receives permanent J-code

CMS has assigned a permanent reimbursement J-code for Dexycu through the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System, EyePoint Pharmaceuticals announced in a press release. Dexycu (dexamethasone intraocular suspension) 9%, the first FDA-approved, single-dose ...

REGROUP: Event rate similar in open vs. endoscopic vein grafting for CABG

CHICAGO — There were no significant differences between open vein graft harvesting and endoscopic vein graft harvesting in risk for major adverse cardiac events in veterans who underwent CABG, according to data presented at the American Heart Association S ...

PRINCESS: Transnasal cooling safe, may improve outcomes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

CHICAGO — Transnasal evaporative cooling in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest before they arrived at the hospital was hemodynamically safe as it shortened the time to target temperature, according to data presented at the American Heart Associat ...

VIDEO: Preventing embezzlement critical to practice management

CHICAGO — At the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting here, Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS, discusses ways to prevent different forms of embezzlement in medical practices. ...

CPR education laws increase survival rates in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

CHICAGO — States with CPR high school education laws had higher rates of bystander CPR, survival to hospital discharge and neurologically favorable survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to an abstract presented at the American Heart Asso ...

Trauma increases CVD risk in sexual minority women

CHICAGO — Lesbian and bisexual women who experienced trauma, including abuse and neglect, may have an increased risk for CVD, according to research presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. “This work increases our understanding of f ...

Worse Crohn’s disease activity causes more sleep disturbances

Patients with worse Crohn’s disease activity experience more disturbances to their sleep patterns, according to research published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Taha Qazi, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and colleagues wrote that previous research h ...

Children in care homes: 'It makes residents feel more human'

The more time young and old people spend together, the more both parties benefit ...

Drug firms fear 'wasting' money for a Brexit no-deal outcome

Experts say millions of pounds is being spent in case of a no-deal instead of creating new medicines. ...

HCV reinfection uncommon in injection drug users after treatment

SAN FRANCISCO — Despite continued drug use, hepatitis C reinfection rarely occurred in a cohort of patients with HCV who received opioid agonist therapy and were treated for HCV, according to findings presented at The Liver Meeting 2018. Jason Grebely, PhD ...

Dementia risk: Five-minute scan 'can predict cognitive decline'

Scientists hope the test may offer a new way to spot those at risk of dementia, before symptoms show. ...

Teenager Chloe Bellerby's 200 mile walk for mental health

Why one teenager walked from Leeds to London to raise awareness of mental health. ...