February 2019 Briefing – Cardiology

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 2017 to 2018, there was an increase in any tobacco use, especially electronic cigarette use, for high school and middle school students, […]

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 2017 to 2018, there was an increase in any tobacco use, especially electronic cigarette use, for high school and middle school students, according to research published online Feb. 11 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In 2017, health care spending per person reached $5,641, according to the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) annual Health Care Cost and Utilization Report.

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Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many systematic review protocols in the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (PROSPERO) do not include adverse event reporting, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

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Financial Hardship From Medical Bills Common in ASCVD

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A considerable proportion of nonelderly adults with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) have financial hardship from medical bills, according to a report published in the Feb. 19 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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CDC: Screening Policies for Critical Congenital Heart Dz Widespread

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — All 50 states and the District of Columbia have implemented newborn screening policies for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD), although there are opportunities for improving data collection, according to research published in the Feb. 8 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Low Fitness, Obesity Linked to Later Disability Pension

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Among men, low cardiorespiratory fitness and obesity in adolescence are associated with an increased risk for later receipt of a disability pension, according to a study published online Feb. 12 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Functional Decline Seen for Many Frail Patients After TAVR, SAVR

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Older patients with severe frailty undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) frequently experience subsequent functional decline or lack of improvement, according to a study published online Feb. 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Walgreens Worst Violator in Tobacco Sales to Minors, FDA Says

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