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January 10, 2008 – Molecular imaging agents development will enhance the use of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) for early diagnosis of...

January 7, 2008 - Ischemia experienced in brief episodes could protect the heart by preparing it for a heart attack, according to early findings from an animal study by researchers at the...

January 8, 2008 - Compared with paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES), sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) appear to decrease the risk of in-stent late luminal loss in diabetics with coronary artery disease...

January 8, 2008 – Young, obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be at increased risk for early subclinical coronary atherosclerosis, independent of the presence of traditional...

January 8, 2007 - Cardiac Science Corp. expects 2007 fourth quarter revenue to total approximately $50 million, representing growth of approximately 28 percent compared with the fourth quarter of...

January 7, 2008 - Cardica Inc. received nearly $2 million in payments from Cook Medical (Cook) for reaching milestones pursuant to its development agreements with Cook, including a vascular...

January 7, 2008 - Osiris Therapeutics Inc. has reclaimed sole worldwide rights to cardiovascular indications for Prochymal and terminated its development and commercialization agreement with...

December 29, 2007 - Boston Scientific Corp. received CE Mark approval for its LIVIAN cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D), which treats heart failure and is designed to help...

December 26, 2007 - Medtronic Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to settle lawsuits relating to its Marquis line of implanted cardiac defibrillators that were the subject of a...

December 27, 2007 - Several new studies on genetics and stem cell research, along with studies that continue to debate the use of stents to clear coronary artery blockages are among the top...

December 21, 2007 - Cardiac monitoring, defibrillation and rehabilitative products maker Cardiac Science Corp. said today it completed the connectivity of its HeartCentrix ECG informatics software...

December 19, 2007 - Abiomed Inc. today announced that it has received approval from the FDA for U.S. commercial distribution of the Company's combination iPulse Circulatory Support System,...

December 18, 2007 - ATS Medical Inc. today announced it has received FDA clearance for the ATS Open Pivot AP360 Mechanical Heart Valve designed to maximize hemodynamic performance with a new supra...

December 18, 2007 - Forest Laboratories Inc. and Mylan Inc. announced today that the FDA cleared the novel beta blocker Bystolic (nebivolol) for the treatment of hypertension.

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December 18, 2007 - Biosense Webster Inc. has introduced aid in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias with the CARTOSOUND Image Integration module with the new SOUNDSTAR 3D Catheter...

December 17, 2007 - Boston Scientific Corp. and Avista Capital Partners announced that Avista will acquire Boston Scientific’s Fluid Management and Venous Access businesses for $425 million in...

December 14, 2007 - Medtronic Inc. announced FDA clearance of Reveal DX and Reveal XT Insertable Cardiac Monitors (ICMs) designed to help physicians identify the cause of unexplained fainting or...

December 13, 2007 - World Heart Corp., a developer of implantable mechanical circulatory support systems for chronic heart failure patients, announced its strategic alliance with Abiomed Inc., a...

December 11, 2007 - The FDA issued its final assessment of two long-term studies in patients with severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who were being treated with either Prilosec or...

December 11, 2007 - ValveXchange, developer of a next-generation replacement heart valve technology, won the third annual Faegre & Benson Venture Showcase Award at the BioWest 2007 Conference...