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April 9, 2011 - The Resolute zotarolimus-eluting stent using a new biocompatible polymer achieved a lower rate of restenosis and in-stent thrombosis compared to the Endeavor stent at 12 months in...

April 8, 2011 — In the largest randomized trial to compare radial access and femoral access for coronary angiography and intervention, researchers found radial access reduced rates of vascular...

April 8, 2011 – In the largest randomized, multicenter trial to compare drug-eluting stents (DES) and bare-metal stents (BMS) placed in saphenous vein graft lesions, researchers found that DES led...

April 8, 2011 – A Canadian research team found that the radial artery outperformed the saphenous vein as the best conduit for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. The radial artery also...

The transcatheter MitraClip mitral valve repair system continues to compare favorably with conventional open-heart surgery for treatment of select patients with mitral regurgitation. The findings...

April 8, 2011 — A study from a South Korean research team found that angioplasty with a sirolimus-eluting stent was non-inferior to coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) in patients with...

April 8, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an aneurysm treatment system as a Humanitarian Use Device (HDE). NeuroVasx’s cPAX Aneurysm Treatment System can be used to...

A U.S.-Egyptian research team has uncovered the earliest documented case of coronary atherosclerosis in a princess who died in her early 40s and lived between 1580 and 1550 B.C.

A transcatheter ventricular assist device performed better than intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP), with a 21 percent reduction in major adverse events at 90 days.

April 7, 2011 – New study results have evaluated the potential inhibitory effects of certain proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) on clopidogrel (Plavix). The results showed that in healthy subjects,...