The actress who almost died from undetected heart condition
Rebecca Shorrocks nearly lost her life to cardiomyopathy - a heart condition she never knew she had. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer - the 50p ’wonderfood’ that lowers heart attack risk
HOW to live longer: Avoid an early death by eating healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could increase your life expectancy by eating this cheap “wonderfood”. It could even lower your risk of heart attacks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting against low pay ‘ at the heart of UNISON ’ s agenda ’
Addressing LGBT conference, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea looked back three decades to recall voices being sounded against unions fighting for equal pay for part-time workers – primarily because of a fear that that would negatively impact on the wages of full-time, predominantly male workers. That has changed, but Ms McAnea highlighted the need to keep the fight against low pay “at the very heart of our bargaining agenda” as the union heads into its 26th year in existence. “Now in the fourth industrial revolution,” with the rise of the gig economy, the speed with which wo...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2018 LGBT Conference care workers LGBT members Source Type: news

"In my day …"- parents' views on children's physical activity and screen viewing in relation to their own childhood - Solomon-Moore E, Emm-Collison LG, Sebire SJ, Toumpakari Z, Thompson JL, Lawlor DA, Jago R.
Physical activity and screen viewing are associated with cardio-metabolic risk factors, psychological wellbeing, and academic performance among children. Across the last generation, children's physical activity and screen viewing behaviours have changed, c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Overseas Embryo Adoption Saves Chelmsford Couple Thousands Of Dollars
CHELMSFORD (CBS) – Infertility can be a painful experience for couples trying to start a family. It’s a roller coaster ride of emotion that Shawn and Shannon McNamee know well. For more than a year, Shannon injected herself hundreds of times. They tried several rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Nothing worked. “You would get really hopeful and optimistic, then it would crash. The results came back negative every time,” Shawn told WBZ-TV. The McNamees decided to adopt and now their living room is filled with toys and their hearts with love. Their son Logan is happy and curious and in no way int...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Embryo Adoption Source Type: news

Racial discrimination and acute physiological responses among black young adults: the role of racial identity - Volpe VV, Lee DB, Hoggard LS, Rahal D.
PURPOSE: Racial discrimination has long-term consequences for cardiovascular health, potentially by dysregulating acute physiological responses. However, the role of psychological factors that may be protective or increase vulnerability for dysregulated re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Vitamin D pills, fish oil no guard against cancer or heart diseases
Vitamin D and fish oil supplements do not lower the risk of heart disease and cancer in healthy adults, says a study. But what does this mean for Indians? (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment-Related Cardiotoxicity in Pediatric AML
A study looks at the occurrence of treatment-related cardiotoxicity and its impact on pediatric AML patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - November 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Educating Inpatients on VTE Boosts Prophylaxis Compliance
(MedPage Today) -- Intervention cut refusal rates by nearly half (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Biodegradable Polymer Stent No Better Than Xience at 10 Years Biodegradable Polymer Stent No Better Than Xience at 10 Years
Both drug-eluting stents showed reduced outcomes, including mortality, compared with an early device, but no difference between the stents at 10-year follow-up of the ISAR-TEST 4 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Nov 16 2018 This Week in Cardiology Nov 16 2018 This Week in Cardiology
The top 5 studies from the recent American Heart Association meeting and the new cholesterol guidelines are discussed in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Vapotherm closes $64m IPO
Vapotherm said today it closed its initial public offering, raising a total $64.4 million in gross proceeds. The Exeter, N.H.-based company developed the Precision Flow line of devices to provide high-velocity heated, humidified and oxygenated air to treat patients with conditions such as pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and heart failure. Some 1,200 of the devices have been sold in the U.S., mostly into hospital ICUs, the company said. Vapotherm said it floated 4.6 million shares of its common stock at $14 per share, and that the offering featured a fully exercised underwriter’s option to pur...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Initial Public Offering (IPO) Respiratory Wall Street Beat Vapotherm Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes lightheadedness?
People who experience lightheadedness feel dizzy or faint. This sensation is particularly common after standing up too quickly. Learn about the other possible causes and treatment options in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Community Ambulance Mourns After Tragic Accidental Shooting in Las Vegas
A tragic accidental shooting involving two members of the EMS family, AEMTs from Community Ambulance in Henderson/Las Vegas, Nevada, has the ambulance company and the entire EMS community in mourning. Both were off-duty at the time of the accident, attending a birthday party at a friend’s residence. The two AEMT's were both struck by the same bullet that was accidentally discharged from a handgun. Ryan Nelson died as a result of his wound and Eric Thyr continues to receive critical care at University Medical Center Trauma Center in Las Vegas. Brian Anderson, general manager of Community Ambulance, told JEMS, “...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Resiliency Operations Source Type: news

Community Ambulance Mourns After Tragic Accidental Shooting in Las Vegas
A tragic accidental shooting involving two members of the EMS family, AEMTs from Community Ambulance in Henderson/Las Vegas, Nevada, has the ambulance company and the entire EMS community in mourning. Both were off-duty at the time of the accident, attending a birthday party at a friend’s residence. The two AEMT's were both struck by the same bullet that was accidentally discharged from a handgun. Ryan Nelson died as a result of his wound and Eric Thyr continues to receive critical care at University Medical Center Trauma Center in Las Vegas. Brian Anderson, general manager of Community Ambulance, told JEMS, “...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Resiliency Operations Source Type: news

Corticosteroids are linked to an increased risk of irregular heart beat
(Natural News) Taking corticosteroids, such as prednisone, can increase your risk of suffering from irregular heartbeats, making you more likely to suffer from a heart condition, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Corticosteroids are naturally occurring hormones with a wide array of functions, including managing your stress response and regulating... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another Tainted'Sartan' Recalled for Impurity Another Tainted'Sartan' Recalled for Impurity
Sandoz, along with FDA, has recalled one lot of losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide tablets because of the presence of the probable human carcinogen NDEA.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Smoke Spreading From California Fires Sparks Health Concerns
Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for vulnerable residents as the disasters become more commonplace. Research suggests children, the elderly and those with existing health problems are most at risk. Short-term exposure to wildfire smoke can worsen existing asthma and lung disease, leading to emergency room treatment or hospitalization, studies have shown. Increases in doctor visits or hospital treatment for respiratory infections, bronchitis and pneumonia i...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Smoke Spreading From California Fires Sparks Health Concerns
Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for vulnerable residents as the disasters become more commonplace. Research suggests children, the elderly and those with existing health problems are most at risk. Short-term exposure to wildfire smoke can worsen existing asthma and lung disease, leading to emergency room treatment or hospitalization, studies have shown. Increases in doctor visits or hospital treatment for respiratory infections, bronchitis and pneumonia i...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

ACC/AHA 2018 Cholesterol Guideline: The New and the Old ACC/AHA 2018 Cholesterol Guideline: The New and the Old
Drs Michael Blaha and Salim Virani review key takeaways from the 2018 ACC/AHA updated cholesterol guideline, noting that much is new in management of patients with elevated lipids.American College of Cardiology & Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

A New Study Says Low-Carb Diets May Help You Lose Weight. But Are Carbs Really So Bad For You?
A new study suggests that low-carb diets may help people keep weight off and even drop extra pounds, adding to the confusion about the health benefits — or detriments — of carbohydrates. For the study, which was published in The BMJ, researchers put 234 overweight adults on a 10-week weight-loss diet. More than half of them successfully lost about 10% of their body weight during that time. From there, they were then assigned to follow either a low-carb diet (20% of total calories from carbohydrates, 60% from fat), a moderate-carb diet (40% from carbs and fat) or a high-carb diet (60% from carbs, 20% from fat) f...
Source: TIME: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Edwards' SAPIEN 3 Ultra Transcatheter Heart Valve Receives CE Mark
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, today announced it has rece... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, Regulatory Edwards Lifesciences, SAPIEN 3 Ultra, Transcatheter, Heart Valve (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CV Risk Assessment: A Process, Not a Calculation CV Risk Assessment: A Process, Not a Calculation
Tips on how to estimate, personalize, and reclassify patient risk in light of the new cholesterol guidelines. Dr Blaha walks through a typical patient case with guideline writer Dr Lloyd-JonesAmerican College of Cardiology & Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Heart attack: Should you avoid eating eggs if you have high cholesterol?
A HEART attack is most often brought on by heart disease, which can happen if you have high cholesterol. Eggs are rich in cholesterol, so should you avoid eating them if your cholesterol is high? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mendelian Randomization Studies Confirm Obesity Risks (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis corroborates link with T2D and CAD (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Edwards Lifesciences wins CE Mark for Sapien 3 Ultra TAVR
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Sapien 3 Ultra transcatheter aortic valve replacement system intended for patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis. Despite winning a CE Mark, Edwards said that the new valve will not be launched in Germany due to a preliminary injunction from rival Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX). The company said that “the German court will hold a full hearing on the merits of the dispute” mid-next year, and that it is hopeful it will prevail. The company said it will introduce the Sapien 3 Ultra in the rest of Euro...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Featured Regulatory/Compliance Replacement Heart Valves Edwards Lifesciences Source Type: news

AHA: Warm, Wet Weather Linked to Better Outcomes for Stroke Survivors
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Rainy days may bring a lot more than relief from summer heat -- they also are connected to better survival chances and overall outlook for stroke survivors, according to a new study. Researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Cold-Weather Drinks Are Here, But Watch Out for the Calories
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Comfort-inducing seasonal drinks abound during the fall and winter. From the sweet, spicy goodness of pumpkin spice latte -- PSL to its fans on Instagram -- to peppermint-flavored, well,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Think You're Immune From Bias? Think Again Think You're Immune From Bias? Think Again
John Mandrola, MD, is intrigued by two studies at AHA that track the cognitive and financial biases that may influence what physicians do in practice and how they write and read research papers.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Prevalence and Predictors of Sepsis Death in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure and Reduced Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction
The authors of this research article state that noncardiovascular death is increasingly common in people with chronic heart failure ( CHF ), yet its causes remain poorly characterized. They aimed to define the prevalence of sepsis death in people with CHF and to ascertain its risk marker profile. They conclude that sepsis is a major contributor to death in people with CHF and has a different risk marker profile from other modes of death, suggesting that it may be amenable to targeted preventative strategies. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tako-Tsubo Cardiomyopathy in Severe Sepsis: Nationwide Trends, Predictors, and Outcomes
The authors of this research article state that there are limited data on the presentation of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy ( TTC ) in severe sepsis. Methods and Results This was a retrospective cohort study using the National Inpatient Sample database (2007-2013) of all adults with severe sepsis. TTC was identified in patients with severe sepsis using previously validated administrative codes. TTC is observed with increasing frequency in severe sepsis and was associated with a significantly lower in-hospital mortality compared with patients without TTC . Presentation in later years of the study period, middle age, female sex, ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence and Predictors of Sepsis Death in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure and Reduced Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction
This research article states that noncardiovascular death is increasingly common in people with chronic heart failure ( CHF ), yet its causes remain poorly characterized. The authors aimed to define the prevalence of sepsis death in people with CHF and to ascertain its risk marker profile. They conclude that sepsis is a major contributor to death in people with CHF and has a different risk marker profile from other modes of death, suggesting that it may be amenable to targeted preventative strategies. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From the Editor-in-Chief: Industry knowledge key to success
Our subscribers know they can depend on the Business Journal for the news and intelligence they ’ll need to advance in their careers or to scale their ventures. We take that mission to heart. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Mel Mel éndez Source Type: news

Groundbreaking study reveals that heart disease is an early indicator of vitamin C deficiency
(Natural News) Heart disease is usually linked to issues with cholesterol, but researchers are increasingly finding that vitamin C plays an outsized role in heart health. This antioxidant nutrient, which the body uses to make connective tissue, has already gotten some buzz for its utility in cancer treatment, but its effects on the heart may... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparison of treatment options for depression in heart failure: a network meta-analysis - Das A, Roy B, Schwarzer G, Silverman MG, Ziegler O, Bandyopadhyay D, Philpotts LL, Sinha S, Blumenthal JA, Das S.
BACKGROUND: Depression independently predicts poor outcomes in heart failure (HF) patients, including increased mortality, morbidity and 30-day re-hospitalization. In this network meta-analysis, we compared different interventions designed to treat depress... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the possible complications of psoriasis?
Psoriasis often causes skin lesions, but a person with psoriasis may also have a higher risk of other conditions, such as celiac or inflammatory bowel disease. Other possible complications range from a type of arthritis to heart problems and depression. Find out more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriasis Source Type: news

Inappropriate Doses of DOACs in Real-world Clinical Practice Inappropriate Doses of DOACs in Real-world Clinical Practice
The findings of this study indicate that nearly one-third of patients received an inappropriate dose of DOAC in a real-world clinical setting. What factors might lead to this concerning result?Europace (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Treating cancer: what role could our diet play? - Science Weekly podcast
Food is an essential part of everyone ’s life but how does what we eat affect our health? Could we eat to treat our illnesses? Top oncologists from around the world are beginning to study the role of diet in cancer treatment and early results look promising.Hannah Devlin investigates.Food is an essential part of everyone ’s life but how does what we eat affect our health? For a long time, we’ve known about the link between diet and illnesses like obesity, diabetes and heart disease. But now, scientists are wondering could we eat to treat cancer?Top oncologists from around the world are beginning to unders...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Hannah Devlinand produced by Graihagh Jackson Tags: Science Cancer research Medical research Source Type: news

Different types of physical activity offer varying protection against heart disease
(American College of Cardiology) While it is well known that physical activity is important for heart health, neither research nor recommendations consistently differentiate between the benefits of different types of physical activity. New research, presented at the ACC Latin America Conference 2018 in Lima, Peru, found that while all physical activity is beneficial, static activities -- such as strength training-- were more strongly associated with reducing heart disease risks than dynamic activities like walking and cycling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The 50th anniversary of Canada’s first successful heart transplant
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - November 16, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

New way to look at cell membranes could change the way we study disease
(University of Oxford) Researchers have developed a new technique to analyse cell membrane proteins in situ which could revolutionise the way in which we study diseases, such as cancer, metabolic and heart diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study links social isolation to higher risk of death
(American Cancer Society) A large American Cancer Society study links social isolation with a higher risk of death from all causes combined and heart disease for all races studied, and with increased cancer mortality in white men and women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Proteins cooperate to break up energy structures in oxygen starved heart cells
(National Institutes of Natural Sciences) Researchers at the National Institute for Physiological Sciences found that the filamin A-Drp1 complex mediates mitochondrial fission in a mouse model of hypoxic heart cells. Results show that hypoxic stress brought about the interaction of filamin A with Drp1 and increased Drp1 activity in heart cells. This process led to mitochondrial fragmentation and cell senescence. Further investigation demonstrated that the drug cilnidipine suppressed Drp1-filamin A complex formation and preserved heart cell function. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weight history may be important for determining risk of early death
(JAMA Network) A   patient's weight history could help identify those at increased risk of dying. Using data for nearly 6,200 people from the Framingham Heart Study, this study incorporated weight history to examine the association between obesity and risk of death because many studies typically rely on weight status at a single point in time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Omega-3 Supplements May Reduce Heart Attack Risk
Getty Images ... The latest word on two of the most popular dietary supplements is a weighty one: Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers over the weekend released results of the largest randomize... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What's Needed After AHA 2018? ACTION What's Needed After AHA 2018? ACTION
A sparsely attended session on social determinants of health sounded very familiar to Melissa Walton-Shirley, MD. So if we know what to do to improve CV health, why haven ’ t we done it yet?theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Hope for non-toxic treatment for child cancer
Drug combination promising in treating neuroblastoma Related items fromOnMedica One in 10 children in phase I cancer trials respond to drugs Child cancer drug approved for NHS use Children need access to cancer drug ‘goldmine’ Higher heart risk for survivors of childhood cancer Make greater effort to protect children from methadone (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Teenager dies after he put a towel on his head and inhaled spray from a deodorant can
A 19-year-old man believed to be from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, had to be put in an induced coma in intensive care after his heart stopped when he inhaled deodorant spray. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blacks Are Twice as Likely as Whites to Experience Sudden Cardiac Death
The rate of sudden cardiac death in African-Americans is twice as high as in whites, and no one knows why. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Blacks Whites Heart Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

HeartFlow wins Japanese reimbursement for FFRct analysis
HeartFlow said yesterday that it won reimbursement coverage from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for its HeartFlow FFRct fractional flow reserve analysis. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said that it has already received approval from the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency, and that reimbursement will go into effect beginning on December 1. “When a patient presents with symptoms suggesting CAD, we want to be able to quickly and effectively diagnose patients while reducing the need for unnecessary tests or invasive procedures. In clinical studies, we were able to see fir...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Featured Imaging Software / IT HeartFlow Source Type: news