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Directional atherectomy is safe and effective as a frontline therapy for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), according to a landmark Covidien study published online today in the...

August 21, 2014 — Efforts over the past decade to improve the quality of care for cardiovascular disease patients and increase the use of evidence-based treatments have led to a significant drop...

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...

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. 

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...