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Neovasc Announces Receipt of German NUB Status 1 Designation for Neovasc Reducer(TM) Procedure for Treatment of Refractory Angina
Participating Hospitals in Germany Now Eligible to Negotiate Reimbursement for Reducer Procedure VANCOUVER, Feb. 1, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Neovasc, Inc. ("Neovasc" or the "Company") (NASDAQ, TSX: NVCN), a l... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, Reimbursement Neovasc , Reducer, angina pectoris, refractory angina (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Neovasc Announces Receipt of German NUB Status 1 Designation for Neovasc Reducer™ Procedure for Treatment of Refractory Angina
Participating Hospitals in Germany Now Eligible to Negotiate Reimbursement for Reducer Procedure VANCOUVER, Feb. 1, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Neovasc, Inc. ("Neovasc" or the "Company") (NASDAQ, TSX: NVCN), a l... Devices, Interventional Cardiology, Reimbursement Neovasc, Reducer, angina pectoris, refractory angina (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Treatment Can Be Tough on the Heart
THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2018 -- Certain breast cancer treatments may take a toll on the heart, but women can take steps to minimize the risks, according to a new report from the American Heart Association. It's well-known that treatments such as chest... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Neighborhood Environmental Health and Premature Death From Cardiovascular Disease
This study tested the community-driven hypothesis that poor access to food at the neighborhood level and poor neighborhood walkability are associated with racial disparities in premature deaths from CVD. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For 7 Days After Flu Hits, Heart Attack Risk Remains High
Researchers calculate that the risk of a heart attack in the week after getting the flu was more than six times as high as the risk in any other week. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Heart Influenza Source Type: news

Chubby Hubby May Still Drop Weight When Partner Diets
(MedPage Today) -- Weight management seems to have'ripple effect'on untreated spouse (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Breast cancer treatments can raise risk of heart disease, American Heart Association warns
The American Heart Association issued a stark warning Thursday for women with breast cancer: Life-saving therapies like chemotherapy and radiation can cause heart failure and other serious cardiac problems, sometimes years after treatment. The organization said patients and doctors shouldn’t avoid the treatments but instead take steps to prevent or minimize the cardiac risks. And […]Related:Social egg freezing is a numbers game that many women don’t understandFDA wants to curb abuse of Imodium, ‘the poor man’s methadone’This flu season is on track to be the worst in nearly a decade (Sou...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer surgery patient advises medical students, 'You need heart and you need compassion'
Toronto cancer patients are sharing their experiences with future surgeons, recounting the best and worst about their doctors and treatment, as part of a pilot program intended to get medical students engaged in conversations they won't find in their textbooks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Whole Blood in EMS May Save Lives
The case for the use of whole blood in prehospital civilian medicine The administration of whole blood is the simplest way to deliver the functionality of lost blood back to the patient. Photos courtesy Andrew Fisher You're called to the home of a 38-year-old woman who has been fainting. When you arrive, her husband tells you that she's been experiencing heavy vaginal bleeding for about two weeks. She recently underwent a caesarean-section delivery of her second child. On exam, she appears pale and sweaty, with notable pallor of the lips and gums. Her eyes remain closed as she stumbles over her words and barely follow...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Max Dodge, BS, NRP, EMT-P Tags: Trauma Patient Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Migraine a 'risk factor' for cardiovascular disease
People who experience migraine may be at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and heart attack, a new study reveals. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

Stroke warning: Why you should NEVER ignore a headache
STROKE and heart attacks are types of cardiovascular disease. A severe headache or migraine could be a sign of the deadly condition, scientists have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migraines Tied to Higher Heart Trouble Risk
Title: Migraines Tied to Higher Heart Trouble RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/31/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Migraine General)
Source: MedicineNet Migraine General - February 1, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Coumadin vs. Plavix (Differences and Similarities)
Title: Coumadin vs. Plavix (Differences and Similarities)Category: MedicationsCreated: 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Procedure Beats Drugs for A-Fib With Heart Failure
Title: Procedure Beats Drugs for A-Fib With Heart FailureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/31/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Blood Pressure Variability and Cardiovascular Prognosis Blood Pressure Variability and Cardiovascular Prognosis
There are many factors that can influence visit-to-visit blood pressure variability. How does this impact cardiovascular events, and what are the implications for clinical practice?European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Women are unnecessarily suffering and dying from heart disease, new report says
Heart disease in women remains understudied, underdiagnosed and undertreated in Canada, a new report from Heart & Stroke says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

The American Stroke Association receives $11.1 million gift from the Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Foundation to fund targeted research network in hemorrhagic stroke
(American Heart Association) The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the world's leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, announces its fifth major philanthropic gift from the Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Foundation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Red wine proves good for the heart (again)
(Louisiana State University) Antioxidant compounds found in red wine are advancing the treatment of heart disease -- the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US Researchers have developed drug-eluting stents with red wine antioxidants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The American Stroke Association receives $11.1 million gift from...
(American Heart Association) The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), the world's leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, announces its fifth major philanthropic gift from the Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Foundation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New focus on where heart disease and breast cancer treatment meet
(MediaSource) The American Heart Association has released the first scientific statement about heart disease and breast cancer, calling for more research and collaboration between the fields of oncology and cardiology to treat and prevent both diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—Dean on the Opioid Crisis
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Even One Cigarette a Day Poses Health Risks
1 day ago ... “We also show that women who smoke only a couple of cigarettes per day have a higher risk of heart disease (than men) when compared to never smokers,” Hackshaw told AARP. The findings apply to smokers of all ages, and the key lesson for those who light up and the health professionals who trea t ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Heavy evening drinking now 6th biggest cause of disability
British people are living longer than before - but spending more of their retirement in poor health thanks to heart disease, liver disease, cancer and even alcohol-caused dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Omega-3 Pointless for PreventingHeart Disease?
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis showed no significant link to coronary disease, any major vascular events (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Migraines Tied to Higher Heart Trouble Risk
Migraine patients could also face an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and irregular heart rates, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migraines Increase the Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes
Having migraine headaches also increased the risk of blood clots in the veins. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Headaches Migraine Headaches Heart Stroke Source Type: news

Migraine warning: Sufferers 'more likely to develop heart trouble'
PEOPLE who suffer migraines are more likely to develop heart trouble, according to new research today. The study showed migraine is associated with increased risks of cardiovascular problems including heart attacks, stroke, blood clots and an irregular heart rate. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fire1 raises $50m in Series C to support novel HF patient monitor
Connected health company Fire1 said yesterday it closed a $49.7 million (EU €40 million) Series C round to support further development of its novel remote monitoring system designed for heart failure patients. The round was led by newly invested Gilde Healthcare and joined by newly invested Gimv and Seventure. All existing investors, including Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), Lightstone Ventures and New Enterprise associates joined in the round. As part of the financing, Gilde Healthcare’s Janke Dittmer and Gimv partner Patrick Van Veneden have joined Fire1’s board of directors. “Improving outcomes fo...
Source: Mass Device - January 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Patient Monitoring Fire1 Medtronic Source Type: news

Omega-3 Supplements Don ’ t Protect Against Heart Disease
“ Carefully done trials provide no support for the hypothesis that fish oil supplements help, ” the senior author of a new study says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Heart Omega-3 Fatty Acids Oils and Fats Fish and Other Marine Life Source Type: news

Is Omega-3 Pointless for Preventing Heart Disease?
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis showed no significant link to coronary disease, any major vascular events (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 31, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

The FDA Is Cracking Down on Imodium and Other Anti-Diarrhea Medicine Because of the Opioid Epidemic
(WASHINGTON) — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday asked makers of popular anti-diarrhea drugs to sell their medications in smaller amounts to make them harder to abuse. The request comes amid a spike in overdoses from large doses of the over-the-counter drugs, which contain a small amount of an opioid. The Food and Drug Administration wants manufacturers to package their medications in smaller quantities, such as eight tablets per package. Currently, some generic versions are sold in boxes of up to 200 tablets. The FDA said it also plans to ask online retailers to make it harder to order bulk amounts of the drugs. Th...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime opioids Source Type: news

Childhood Kidney Disease Predicts Adult ESRD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Congenital anomalies of kidney, urinary tract had strongest risk (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 31, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CASTLE-AF: Catheter Ablation of Afib Yields Benefit in Heart Failure (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Time to be'more aggressive'in offering Afib ablation to HF patients (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 31, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Houston medical device co. pumped with new funding, looks to hire
The company's device, which aims to help patients with failing hearts, is entering pilot trials with its most recent round of funding. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jack Witthaus Source Type: news

Houston medical device co. pumped with new funding, looks to hire
The company's device, which aims to help patients with failing hearts, is entering pilot trials with its most recent round of funding. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jack Witthaus Source Type: news

Are Older Adults a Burden?
Jane, an 88-year-old resident living independently with her husband, John, was brought to the emergency department delirious after an episode of unresponsiveness. She had had a dual-function implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and pacemaker implanted several years ago. Although the ICD had discharged properly on two occasions in the past 6 months, interrogation of the device in the emergency department revealed that this time she experienced a 4-minute episode of ventricular fibrillation with several shocks failing to convert her rhythm before the last shock reestablished a paced rhythm. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - January 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Peter Jaggard Tags: medical ethics Source Type: news

A Medical Director ’s Perspective: Influencing Rehospitalization Rates
Efforts to reduce hospitalizations often focus on identifying specific clinical conditions that contribute to hospitalizations, particularly those that are considered potentially preventable. Potentially preventable hospitalizations result from exacerbation of clinical conditions such as congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or diabetes in which the exacerbation and hospitalization could have been prevented had optimal care been provided. The theory is that by incentivizing providers to focus on specific clinical categories that are likely to contribute to admissions for preventable reasons, we c...
Source: Caring for the Ages - January 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: David Gifford Tags: AHCA PERSPECTIVE Source Type: news

Moms of Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Early Heart Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers suggest myocardial function assessment pre- and post-pregnancy (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 31, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Even obese breast cancer survivors may cut heart disease risk with exercise
(Reuters Health) - Exercise can help overweight and obese breast cancer survivors reverse what ’s known as metabolic syndrome - a cluster of conditions like high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar that raise risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes - a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Migraines Tied to Higher Heart Trouble Risk
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 -- Migraine sufferers might have to worry about more than just dealing with debilitating headaches. Migraine patients could also face an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and irregular heart rates, a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study: CABG Bests PCI for Younger People in the Long Run
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer repeat revascularizations, MIs over 12 years in single-center study (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 31, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Bikram yoga doesn ’t need hot room to benefit heart health
(Reuters Health) - Bikram yoga, a series of 26 poses typically done in a sweat-inducingly hot room, may not need to be practiced at steam-bath temperatures to help improve blood vessel health, a small experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lower revenue plagues Siemens Healthineers' Q1 numbers
Negative currency effects adversely impacted financial results for Siemens...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens teams up with Florida Hospital Siemens Healthineers plans cost cuts to prepare for IPO Report: Siemens targets health IPO for March Siemens chief: Health unit may someday surpass parent Siemens debuts cardiology dashboard application (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Insights for the Next Generation of Women in Medicine Insights for the Next Generation of Women in Medicine
In honor of National Women Physicians Day, we've collated insights from trailblazers in cardiology that may smooth the path for the next generation of women who enter male-dominated fields.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

Coffee in California May Soon Come with a Cancer Warning
Despite its long list of health benefits, coffee in California may soon come with a consumer warning about cancer. A lawsuit first filed by the Council for Education and Research on Toxics in 2010 seeks to require coffee sellers, including Starbucks, BP, Gloria Jean’s and 7-Eleven, to warn customers about the ingestion of acrylamide, a possibly cancer-causing chemical that’s produced when coffee beans are roasted. Under California’s Proposition 65, businesses are required to notify customers if their products contain any of 65 chemicals, including acrylamide, that are linked with cancer, birth defects or ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer Coffee Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime toxins Source Type: news

Procedure Beats Drugs for A-Fib With Heart Failure
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 -- For people with both atrial fibrillation and heart failure, a procedure called ablation can be life-saving, a new clinical trial shows. Researchers found that when patients received the heart procedure, their risk of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

You Asked: Is It Bad for You to Read the News Constantly?
A recent survey from the American Psychological Association found that, for many Americans, “news consumption has a downside.” More than half of Americans say the news causes them stress, and many report feeling anxiety, fatigue or sleep loss as a result, the survey shows. Yet one in 10 adults checks the news every hour, and fully 20% of Americans report “constantly” monitoring their social media feeds—which often exposes them to the latest news headlines, whether they like it or not. Of course, many people feel it’s important to stay informed. And it’s understandable that news you...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Research Source Type: news

Hospital HF Case Volumes Predict Care Quality, Not Outcomes Hospital HF Case Volumes Predict Care Quality, Not Outcomes
Centers with fewer heart failure cases won't improve outcomes by turning up the volume, but they might by investing more in the care measures that work best at higher-volume hospitals, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Study Examines Vitamin D3's Potential Effects On Blood Vessels
A new study adds to the argument for supplementing with vitamin D3, especially for those at risk for heart disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Why Vitamin D3 Could Be The Most Important Heart Supplement Of All
A new study adds to the argument for supplementing with vitamin D3, especially for those at risk for heart disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news