Pharmaceuticals

Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Savaysa (edoxaban) tablets, an oral, once-daily selective factor Xa-inhibitor, to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism (SE) in patients with...

Patients who took dual antiplatelet therapy medications beyond the standard 12 months after coronary stent placement were significantly less likely to develop blood clots within their stents or to have a heart attack than those whose treatment fol...

The largest prospective longitudinal study of acute myocardial infarction (MI) patients offers unique insight into the use, safety and effectiveness of blood thinners prasugrel and clopidogrel in hospitals across the United States. 

September 19, 2014 — A new study investigating different durations of triple therapy for anticoagulation after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation demonstrated that six weeks of drug therapy was not superior to six months of therapy with regard...

Adding the antiplatelet drug ticagrelor (Brilinta) to aspirin as long-term therapy after a heart attack significantly reduced the rate of subsequent death from...
A novel therapy that would allow doctors to turn the body’s blood clotting ability off and on in a more controlled way was about as effective as established...
atients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing angioplasty who received the anticoagulant drug bivalirudin did not show significant improvements in either of...
dual antiplatelet therapy, DAPT, mortality, DES implantation, CRF, length
Data from a meta-analysis published recently in The Lancet found that extended-duration dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after drug-eluting stent (DES)...
Boston Scientific, Watchman LAA device, FDA approval
The Watchman left atrial appendage closure device from Boston Scientific Corp. is a catheter-delivered heart implant designed to close the
PFM Medical's Nit-Occlud Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) device is a permanently implanted prosthesis indicated for percutaneous,...
St. Jude Medical Inc. launched the Amplatzer Vascular Plug 4 (AVP 4) in June 2012 for use in transcatheter embolization procedures (...
A device for excluding the left atrial appendage has received clearance from the FDA. AtriCure, Inc. has received clearance from the U.S....

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Adding the antiplatelet drug ticagrelor (Brilinta) to aspirin as long-term therapy after a heart attack significantly reduced the rate of subsequent death from...
A novel therapy that would allow doctors to turn the body’s blood clotting ability off and on in a more controlled way was about as effective as established...
atients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing angioplasty who received the anticoagulant drug bivalirudin did not show significant improvements in either of...
dual antiplatelet therapy, DAPT, mortality, DES implantation, CRF, length
Data from a meta-analysis published recently in The Lancet found that extended-duration dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after drug-eluting stent (DES)...

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This webinar discusses why contemporary adult cardiac interventions require significant ionizing radiation with potential health risks to both the patient and...

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