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U.S. Department of Justice Close Investigation PLATO Clinical Trial Ticagrelor

AstraZeneca announced it has received confirmation from the United States Department of Justice that it is closing its investigation into PLATO, a clinical trial that tested the safety and...

New research published in June issue of Global Heart (the journal of the World Heart Federation) show that there are no significant differences in the incidence or severity of atherosclerotic...

July 31, 2014 — Radiation therapy may offer a promising new noninvasive alternative treatment for the millions of Americans whose high blood pressure doesn’t respond to medication, suggests...

Cardio Ox investigation Astronaut Oxidative Stress Cardiovascular Health

The heart of an astronaut is a much-studied thing. Scientists have analyzed its blood flow, rhythms, atrophy and, through journal studies, even matters of the heart. 

Robert Smith, a cardiologist at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., released the results of his retrospective study designed to compare single in-office automated blood...

July 15 2014 — Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have documented the safety benefits of aortic stent grafts inserted during minimally invasive surgery to...

Researchers have announced the results of a study that used a novel echocardiographic technique to detect and quantify damage to heart muscle even after an episode of mild cardiac injury from...

June 9, 2014 — After one year, patients treated with orbital atherectomy, a procedure to sand away calcium in the coronary arteries prior to stenting, were less likely to require a repeat...

June 5, 2014 — New measures of the severity of coronary artery blockages do not provide enough accuracy to guide treatment decisions, according to the results of the VERIFY-2 study presented as a...

New research has found that bariatric surgery is an effective way to control weight in morbidly obese patients who are at risk for developing atrial fibrillation (AF). Bariatric or weight loss...