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ivabradine (Corlanor)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Amgen’s ivabradine (Corlanor) to reduce hospitalization from worsening heart failure.

catheter ablation, Afib, Amiodarone, Luigi Di Biase, ACC, heart failure

Patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation were less likely to experience death, hospitalization or recurrent Afib with catheter ablation than with a heart rhythm-regulating drug,...

Bendavia, heart attack, scarring, angioplasty, ACC, study

Patients who received the new drug Bendavia before undergoing angioplasty or stent implantation after a heart attack showed no significant reduction in scarring compared to patients given a...

heart failure, BAT, baroreflex activation therapy, William Abraham, CVRx

Results of a clinical trial announced at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session show a new type of therapy is safe and effective for symptomatic advanced heart...

St. Jude, CardioMEMS, CHAMPION trial, heart failure, reduced ejection fraction

Heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction experienced significant HF mortality and hospitalization reductions via guideline-directed medical therapy managed by pulmonary artery...

There have been several recent advancements in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) technology to extend battery life, improvements in patient monitoring to avoid needless shocks, the...

EP lab, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators, Heart Failure

Boston Scientific Corporation announced the launch and first U.S. implant of its line of Extended Longevity (EL) implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), including Dynagen EL and Inogen EL...

St. Jude Medical, SJM, CardioMems

There are several new interventional and minimally invasive surgical heart failure (HF) devices in development or in trials that might offer new ways to boost patient volume in the coming years....

In partnership with Intel-GE Care Innovations, Cigna-HealthSpring is expanding its population health program that utilizes interactive tablets – the Intel-GE Care Innovations Guide – and...

October 8, 2014 — New updates to the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) appropriate use criteria (AUC) calculator tool will help healthcare providers in making...