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DAPT Helps Secondary Prevention After Minor Strokes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But bleeding risk comes with the reduction in ischemic stroke, trial shows (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Poor NOAC Adherence in AF Wreaks Havoc on Efficacy vs Warfarin Poor NOAC Adherence in AF Wreaks Havoc on Efficacy vs Warfarin
Benefits of novel oral anticoagulants that wowed in clinical trials may not carry over into clinical practice, when adherence to prescribed therapy usually declines, suggests an observational analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cerus lands additional $15m in government funding
Cerus (NSDQ:CERS) landed a $15 million amendment to its contract with the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, bringing the total potential value of its deal to $201 million. The expanded agreement is designed to support additional clinical trials of the company’s Intercept blood transfusion technology. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Cerus lands additional $15m in government funding appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Funding Roundup Surgical Wall Street Beat Cerus Corp. Source Type: news

Nigeria:Tobacco Consumption Contributes 12% Deaths From Heart Diseases - NHF
[This Day] Tobacco use and second-hand smoke is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), including coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease; contributing about 12 per cent death from heart disease, the Nigerian Heart Foundation (NHF), has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AHA:'Ideal' Heart Health Eludes More Americans
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- The percentage of Americans with ideal heart health -- measured by scoring seven lifestyle and biological markers -- declined over two decades, according to a study that found people who... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA: Spotting, Treating Stroke Quickly Was Key to Maine Woman's Survival
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Before her pre-dawn runs, Sarah Belliveau likes fueling herself with a cup of coffee. The morning of June 15, 2017, she couldn't. She forgot how. " I remember looking at the machine and knowing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eat this £1 food to cut blood pressure and strengthen bones
LOWERING high blood pressure and strengthening bones can help you live longer, as it reduces your risk of death from conditions like heart disease and stroke, and improves your health. You can eat this to take advantage of these benefits. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Correvio Announces Enrollment of First Patient in Phase 3 Study Evaluating Brinavess(R) in China
VANCOUVER, May 17, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Correvio Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: CRME / TSX: COM), formerly Cardiome Pharma Corp., today announced that its partner Eddingpharm has enrolled the first patient in a randomized, double-blind,... Biopharmaceuticals, Cardiology Correvio Pharma, Cardiome Pharma, Brinavess, atrial fibrillation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HCA Midwest poaches local cardiologist to start new Heart Rhythm Institute
HCA Midwest will build out its new heart rhythm institute with a notable hire. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

HCA Midwest poaches local cardiologist to start new Heart Rhythm Institute
HCA Midwest will build out its new heart rhythm institute with a notable hire. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

UNISON responds to NAO report on Capita and NHS England  
  Commenting on the National Audit Report which has found that Capita put NHS England patients at risk, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Despite many warnings, NHS England allowed a private company to take over and ultimately fail to deliver the safe and quality service that patients expect and deserve. “UNISON highlighted the huge risks in these ambitious plans from the outset. If ministers want patient safety to remain at the heart of the NHS they must stop selling off services and focus instead on service quality.”     The article UNISON respond...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release capita NHS NHS England outsourcing patient safety Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Eat Fish Twice a Week to Ward Off Heart Disease, Experts Say
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- There is more reason than ever for people to make fish a bigger part of their diets, according to the American Heart Association. The heart group has long recommended that people eat fish -- preferably fatty varieties --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Variants in DCM-Tied Genes in Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- Patients with alcoholic cardiomyopathy (ACM) have more variants in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)-associated genes than those without ACM, according to a study published in the May 22 issue of the Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Seafood Recommended 1 to 2 Times/Week for Cardiac Benefit
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- One to two servings of seafood per week is recommended for cardiovascular benefits, according to an American Heart Association science advisory published online May 17 in Circulation. Eric B. Rimm, Sc.D., from the Harvard... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UPMC, Philips, American Heart Association join forces for $30M venture capital fund
Cardeation Capital represents a new initiative in the AHA's efforts to foster even more innovation on the technical side of cardiovascular care, AHA CEO Nancy Brown said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

UPMC, Philips, American Heart Association join forces for $30M venture capital fund
Cardeation Capital represents a new initiative in the AHA's efforts to foster even more innovation on the technical side of cardiovascular care, AHA CEO Nancy Brown said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Eat oily fish twice a week to cut the risk of clogged arteries
The American Heart Assocation suggests people eat 250mg of omega-3 fatty acids per day, a target which can be met by eating oily fish twice a week and can cut the risk of dying young. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robert Jarvik: An Innovator with Heart
Robert Jarvik, MD, remembers Dec. 2, 1982, as vividly as if it were last week. He was 36 at the time and a device he designed, the Jarvik 7 artificial heart, was about to be implanted into a human patient for the first time. That patient, a retired dentist named Barney Clark, had been at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City for about a week, and his medical team, lead by William DeVries, MD, planned to put off the surgery just a little while longer in hopes of getting Clark as strong as possible for the operation. But Clark wasn't getting stronger. Robert Jarvik, MD, will receive the MDEA Lifetime Ac...
Source: MDDI - May 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M East (New York) Cardiovascular Design Source Type: news

Submissions for the State of Kuwait Prize for the Control of Cancer, Cardiovascular Diseases ...
The State of Kuwait Prize for the Control of Cancer, Cardiovascular Diseases and Diabetes in the Eastern Mediterranean Region is one of several Foundation awards, administered by the World Health Organization, which acknowledges the work of well-known scientists, researchers or dedicated people who have greatly contributed to the advancement of public health.  Purpose The purpose of the prize is to recognize individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in prevention, control or research in one or more of the following disease groups: cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.  Nature of the prize an...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 17, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

After 'Mini-Stroke,' Drug Combo Could Help Cut Odds for Major Attack
Title: After 'Mini-Stroke,' Drug Combo Could Help Cut Odds for Major AttackCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - May 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Poor Adult Care and Outcome of CHD After Pediatric Treatment Poor Adult Care and Outcome of CHD After Pediatric Treatment
Recent studies suggest that non-specialized care in adulthood may undermine the positive results of congenital heart disease care during childhood.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

New algorithm more accurately predicts life expectancy after heart failure
(UCLA Samueli School of Engineering) A new algorithm developed by UCLA researchers more accurately predicts which people will survive heart failure, and for how long, whether or not they receive a heart transplant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

International study suggests combination therapy may prevent stroke in certain people
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Results from an international clinical trial of more than 4880 participants, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that combining clopidogrel and aspirin following a small stroke or experiencing minor stroke symptoms decreases risk of a new stroke, heart attack or other ischemic event within 90 days. The combination therapy was also associated with an increase in major bleeding, although many of those episodes were non-fatal and did not occur in the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As Paroxysmal Afib Burden Rises, So Does Stroke Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Some " low-risk " patients may need preventive treatment, data suggest (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Ensuring data privacy in the cloud
Cloud computing infrastructure is critical to the modern economy, but its increasingly widespread use for storing and processing sensitive personal data is raising privacy and security fears. An EU-funded consortium is redesigning cloud architectures to put privacy at the heart of distributed data management. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - May 17, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

MicroPort < sup > ® < /sup > CardioFlow Releases One-year Clinical Outcome of VitaFlow < sup > ® < /sup >
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - May 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

MicroPort < sup > ® < /sup > CardioFlow Attends Fourth China Valve (Hangzhou) Meeting
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - May 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

The heart operation Megan Markle's father underwent
Past president of the American Heart Association, Dr Sidney Smith, MD, told Daily Mail Online how stents work, when they are placed, and why a patient might need three stents at once. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Academics and nutritionists confirm olive oil is essential for good health
(Natural News) The jury’s out: Experts have confirmed that olive oil is essential for good health, thanks to its many medicinal properties. In particular, multiple studies have shown that it possesses anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immunity-boosting, and overall nutrition-enhancing properties. Olive oil is also beneficial for the heart, and it protects against diabetes and blood pressure, as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six Months of Trastuzumab Equal to 12 in Breast Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Similar outcomes and less cardiotoxicity, but more research needed (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - May 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Six Months ofTrastuzumab Equal to 12 in Breast Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Similar outcomes and less cardiotoxicity, but more research needed (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Calories from sugar-sweetened drinks cause more weight gain
A new paper has warned that not all calories are created equally and that those particularly found in sugar-sweetened beverages could be raising our risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two and a half hours of exercise a week could cut heart failure risk
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that getting the American Heart Association's recommended amount of exercise could cut heart failure risk by 31 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Software Co. Combines AI and Wearables For Glucose Monitoring
Artificial Intelligence (AI), wearables, and diabetes monitoring are arguably three of the hottest sectors in medtech at the moment. LifePlus, a small software startup, has the distinction of belonging to all three markets. The Menlo, CA-based company is developing LifeLeaf, a non-invasive continuous blood glucose monitoring (CGM) multi-sensor wearable device that uses AI. The device is currently involved in five clinical trials across the world. “We’re a young company that has been in stealth mode for almost three years working on this problem,” John Trobough, chairman and CEO of LifePlus, told MD+D...
Source: MDDI - May 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Software Source Type: news

Venus Medtech wins backing from DCP Capital
Chinese heart valve maker Venus Medtech said yesterday it inked a definitive investment agreement with DCP Capital to support the upgrading and internationalization of its valve products. Through the deal, DCP Capital will also support clinical research into a new mitral and tricuspid valve disease treatment technology as the company looks to make a more solid entry into the international heart valve market, Venus Medtech said. “DCP is delighted to have the opportunity to invest into Venus Medtech. We are extremely impressed with the company’s outstanding management team, strong technological cap...
Source: Mass Device - May 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Venus Medtech Source Type: news

Calories from sugar-sweetened drinks cause more weight gain than bread or potatoes.
A new paper has warned that not all calories are created equally and that those particularly found in sugar-sweetened beverages could be raising our risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NOAC Not Better Against Cryptogenic Stroke Recurrence
(MedPage Today) -- Rivaroxaban had no advantage over aspirin, and increased bleeding risk in trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

WHO plan to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from global food supply
WHO just released REPLACE, a step-by-step guide for the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply. Eliminating trans fats is key to protecting health and saving lives: WHO estimates that every year, trans fat intake leads to more than 500,000 deaths of people from cardiovascular disease. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CoreMedic launches first-in-human study of ChordArt mitral repair device
German medtech developer CoreMedic this week announced the launch of a first-in-man trial of its ChordArt mitral valve repair device, touting the trial as the first of its kind to treat patients with ruptured or elongated mitral chords. The company’s ChordArt implant is designed to replace ruptured or elongated mitral chordae and to re-establish the connection of the valve leaflets with the papillary muscle to restore functionality. In the trial, researchers will explore the use of the system in up to 40 patients at six European centers, CoreMedic said. “The first clinical use of ChordArt is a major milestone i...
Source: Mass Device - May 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials coremedic Source Type: news

Lab-confirmed prenatal exposure to Zika is linked to cardiac defects in infants
In this study, researchers performed echocardiograms in infants with laboratory confirmation of in utero exposure to Zika to investigate a potential link between prenatal Zika exposure and congenital heart defects.METHODThe researchers performed cardiac echocardiograms in infants born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from November 2015 to January 2017. All infants were infected with the Zika virus during their mothers ’ pregnancy, as confirmed by laboratory tests.IMPACTWomen infected by Zika during pregnancy were 10 times more likely than the general population to give birth to infants with major cardiac defects. The resea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medtronic Seeks Bifurcation Lesion Indication for DES
This study will help us evaluate these patients in a controlled setting, which will help expand our knowledge base,” Matthew Price, MD, interventional cardiologist at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, Calif., and national principal investigator of the Bifurcation Cohort of the RESOLUTE ONYX Post-Approval Study, said in a release. "The unique design of Resolute Onyx DES may be well-suited to treat bifurcation lesions in a wide range of vessel sizes." The Resolute Onyx DES platform features Core Wire Technology, an evolution of Continuous Sinusoid Technology (CST). CST is a unique Medtronic method of stent manufact...
Source: MDDI - May 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Implants Source Type: news

Research, for Whom?
We presented this finding to the health minister, who praised our work and announced that the government would set up a tribal medical research centre in Gadchiroli. Eventually, though, the centre was set up in Pune (where there are no tribals) because researchers and doctors did not want to come to Gadchiroli.Disappointed, we approached the tribal leaders in the villages and requested them to put some pressure on the government to bring the centre to Gadchiroli. Their response took us unawares: “Doctor, this is your disease, not ours,” they said. “Did we ever tell you that we need help for this?” t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Abhay Bang Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Wide variation found in heart-related death rate at VA hospitals: Study
Death rates for veterans with heart disease and chronic heart failure varied widely in the Veterans Affairs healthcare system in an analysis of medical records. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Patients May Shorten Herceptin Regimen: Study
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- For years, the drug Herceptin has helped women with an aggressive form of breast cancer beat the disease. But there's one downside: In a minority of cases, the drug can trigger heart damage. Now, a new study finds that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care
Patients regard EHR as positive presence; can be used to engage patients by jointly viewing data (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiolo Source Type: news

Boston Scientific touts safety, effectiveness in Rhythmia mapping study
Boston Scientific‘s (NYSE:BSX) Rhythmia mapping system and catheter was found to be safe and effective in procedures to treat arrhythmias, according to a Healio summary of a newly released study from the company. Researchers in the study examined 572 patients, with 519 patients undergoing procedures with the Rhythmia system and IntellaMap Orion catheter, according to the report. A total of 504 patients had a complete mapping procedure and were followed for one month post-procedure. Findings from the study were presented at the EHRA 2018 meeting, according to Healio. The primary endpoint of the trial was acute procedu...
Source: Mass Device - May 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Imaging Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Medtronic launches study of drug-eluting stent as treatment for bifurcation lesions
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today launched a study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of its Resolute Onyx drug-eluting stent for the treatment of bifurcation lesions in patients with coronary artery disease. The medtech giant said that bifurcation lesions make up nearly 20% of all percutaneous coronary interventions. The assessment of DES tech in this patient group is part of Medtronic’s post-approval study of its Resolute Onyx device. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Medtronic launches study of drug-eluting stent as treatment for bifurcation lesions appeared first on ...
Source: Mass Device - May 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Medtronic Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best foods for heart health?
There are many ways to improve cardiac health, and watching what we eat is one of the most important. Here, we provide details of 16 heart-healthy foods. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Five Years after TIA or Minor Stroke, Second-Event Risk Persists (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But overall rate may reflect successful preventive measures (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Medtronic touts data from Micra pacer AV algorithm study
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) late last week released data from a new clinical study of an algorithm used with its Micra transcatheter pacing system, touting that it has the potential to restore atrioventricular synchrony and improve cardiac function in patients with sinus rhythm and AV block. Results from the study were presented at the Heart Rhythm Society’s annual scientific sessions in Boston, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. Researchers in the Marvel study examined the use of the algorithm, which uses the Mira pacer’s accelerometer signal, in 64 patients, Medtronic said. Investigators aimed to evalu...
Source: Mass Device - May 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Medtronic Source Type: news