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Professional cardiovascular societies and many working cardiologists question the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) recent recommendation that patients undergo genetic testing before...

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The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) published a first-of-its-kind paper defining best practices for the use of the transradial approach for diagnosing and treating...

No law prevents doctors from freely prescribing U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs and devices for off-label uses, yet regulators continue to aggressively pursue civil and...

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Medtronic Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE), allowing the company to initiate SYMPLICITY HTN-4, the first...

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According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the anticipated Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Boston Scientific's Watchman device will drive rapid growth in the market for...

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A Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute patient became the first in the nation to undergo the newly approved non...

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The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) and the Uppsala Clinical Research Center (UCR) of Uppsala, Sweden announced the initiation of the Providing Regional Observations to Study Predictors...

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MedStar Heart Institute of Washington, D.C. and Infraredx, Inc. announced the initiation of the Lipid-Rich Plaque (LRP) Study, a prospective, multi-center study designed to evaluate the...

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Patients who do not experience a major cardiac event in the first year after receiving drug-eluting stent (DES) may not need to receive prolonged dual ...

According to a new study, aspirating blood clots does not significantly reduce microvascular obstruction or reduce the risk of death in patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI...