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AFIB, BMI, Loyola University Medical Center, Epicardial Adipose Tissue

Obesity is commonly measured as a person’s body mass index (BMI), but a Loyola University Medical Center study has found that the layer of fat around the outside of the heart is more closely...

A coordinated emergency response by healthcare teams to treat heart attack patients meant faster care that was associated with improved survival, according to research presented at the American...

Oxford clinical study, American Heart Association, abdominal aortic aneurism

Oxford University researchers presented data that reveal the extent to which smoking causes silent but deadly damage to health at the annual scientific meeting of the American Heart Association (...

heart valve repair, Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation, NHLB

Routinely adding mitral valve repair to coronary artery bypass graft surgery for heart attack...

DAPT study

Patients who took dual antiplatelet therapy medications beyond the standard 12 months after coronary stent placement were significantly less likely to develop blood clots within their stents or to...

Everflex, Iliac Study,Vascular Interventional Advances Conference

Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) announced results of the durability Iliac study and addition of the iliac indication for its EverFlex stent at the Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) 2014 conference...

Aortic Aneurysm, stent graft, Gore Excluder

Pierre Galvagni Silveira, M.D., Ph.D. enrolled the first two patients in the Gore Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Clinical Study. This initial feasibility study of the Gore Excluder...

VIVA Physicians, a not-for-profit organization in the field of vascular medicine and intervention, announced late-breaking clinical trial results VIVA 14, an annual multidisciplinary...

Covidien releases 12-month results of the DEFINITIVE AR study, the first randomized study designed to identify the clinical benefits of plaque removal using directional atherectomy ...

ClearFlow Inc. announced positive results from the Prevention of Retained Blood Outcomes Using Active Clearance Technology trial (PRO-ACT), a clinical study evaluating the...

Five-year results from the largest and longest-running clinical trial of a drug-eluting stent for treating peripheral arterial disease (PAD) confirmed long-term patency for patients treated...

VIVA, VIVA Physicians, Peripheral, Carotid Artery Device, clinical trial results

Viva Physicians, a not-for-profit organization in the field of vascular medicine and intervention, announce clinical trial results and other new happenings at Viva '14, hosted in Las Vegas,...

For the treatment of peripheral artery disease in leg arteries above the knee, the IN.PACT Admiral ...

Future prevention and treatment strategies for vascular diseases may lie in the evaluation of early brain imaging tests long before heart attacks or strokes occur, according to a systematic review...

atrial fibrillation, FDA, Dual Epicardial and Endocardial Procedure, DEEP

Enrollment is open for the Dual Epicardial and Endocardial Procedure (DEEP) clinical trial following U.S Food and Drug Administration Approval (FDA). 

Shockwave Medical announced that the company will present clinical results from DISRUPT PAD, a single-arm multicenter study evaluating the safety and utility of Lithoplasty balloon catheters for...

Cardiovascular Systems Inc. announced that the first seven patients in Japan have been enrolled in its Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System Trial (COAST) study. Taking place in the United States...

Restenosis, the recurrence of narrowing of the arteries after stenting, is a common risk of this endovascular treatment. There are no well-defined guidelines to treat restenosis, but recent...

The use of stents has improved management and outcomes of coronary artery disease, and clinical trials are attempting to prove the same will be true for superficial femoral artery disease....

CardioDx Inc., a molecular diagnostics company specializing in cardiovascular genomics, today announced the presentation of the study, "The Use of a Gene Expression Score Showed Clinical...