Cardiovascular Clinical Studies

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

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...

Statins Reduce Stroke, Cardiovascular Risk in Cancer Patients Following Radiation
News | Cardio-oncology | July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019 — Cancer patients taking cholesterol-lowering...

Cardiac Arrest Among Hospitalized Patients May Be Underestimated
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | July 26, 2019

July 26, 2019 — Significantly more patients suffer...

Keck School of Medicine Promotes Patient Diversity in Cardiac Surgery Clinical Trials
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | July 26, 2019

July 26, 2019 — A highly competitive $4.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart...

University of Michigan Partnership Guides New Approach to Acute Aortic Dissection
Feature | Structural Heart | July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019 — When a patient comes to the hospital with...

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