Cardiovascular Clinical Studies

This channel includes news and new technology innovations from cardiovascular clinical trials. These clinical studies include all cardiac subspecialties.

Insomnia Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Image courtesy of the American Heart Association

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | August 19, 2019

August 19, 2019 — People suffering from insomnia may have an...

TCT 2019 Late-breaking Presentations
Feature | TCT | August 15, 2019

August 15, 2019 — The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced the 12 late-breaking trials and 16 late...

Blood Pressure Control Less Likely Among Those Treated in Low-income Areas
News | Hypertension | August 14, 2019

August 14, 2019 — People enrolled in a large clinical...

Ancora Heart Enrolls First Patient in European Multi-center Study of AccuCinch Heart Failure Therapy
News | Heart Failure | August 14, 2019

August 14, 2019 — Ancora Heart Inc. announced the first patient was enrolled in the CorCinch EU study, a European...

New Study Visually Tracks Chronic Venous Insufficiency Wound Healing in EMR
News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 13, 2019

August 13, 2019 — A simple change in the way health professionals track their patients’ progress has brought...

Hormone Therapy Linked to Heart Fat, Hard Arteries

Not all heart fat is equal. Buildup in the pericardium is more strongly associated with heart disease, and seems to increase as estrogen levels drop during menopause. This new study shows that a certain type of hormone replacement therapy could exacerbate the problem, while others may be protective. Image courtesy of Rick Sciullo/UPMC.

News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | August 07, 2019

August 7, 2019 — Hormone replacement therapy is a common treatment for menopause-related symptoms, and new research...

Screen grab of facial scan from the app. Image courtesy of Kang Lee.

Screen grab of facial scan from the app. Image courtesy of Kang Lee.

News | Blood Pressure Monitor | August 06, 2019

August 6, 2019 — Blood...

Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019

August 6, 2019 — When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of...

Dassault Systèmes, FDA Collaborating on 3-D Living Heart In Silico Clinical Trial
News | Simulators | August 01, 2019

August 1, 2019 — Dassault Systèmes announced the five-year extension of its collaboration with the U.S. Food and...

Endovascular-first Approach Equal to Open Surgery in Avoiding Amputation for Critical Limb Ischemia
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | August 01, 2019

August 1, 2019 — Less-invasive procedures to open severely clogged...

Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment

A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s.

News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019

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Coronary CT angiography images of a coronary artery depicting the perivascular fat attenuation index (FAI) before and after biologic therapy at one-year follow-up. Patients had excellent response to biologic therapy, showing clear reductions in the inflammation in plaques that cause heart attacks and stokes. Image from the Oxford Academic Cardiovascular CT Core Lab and Lab of Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases at NHLBI.

Coronary CT angiography images of a coronary artery depicting the perivascular fat attenuation index (FAI) before and after psoriasis biologic drug therapy at one-year follow-up. Patients had excellent response to biologic therapy, showing clear reductions in the inflammation in plaques that cause heart attacks and stokes. Image from the Oxford Academic Cardiovascular CT Core Lab and Lab of Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases at NHLBI.

 

Feature | Pharmaceuticals | July 31, 2019

July 31, 2019 — Researchers found anti-inflammatory drug therapies used to treat moderate to severe psoriasis can...

Cardiac Device Complications Vary Widely Among Hospitals
News | EP Lab | July 31, 2019

July 31, 2019 — The chances of patients experiencing complications after having a cardiac device implanted vary...

Pediatricians Assess How to Personalize Hypertension Treatment in Children
News | Hypertension | July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019  — High blood pressure among...

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