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New data revealing the reduction in cardiovascular (CV) deaths with Novartis' LCZ696 in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HF-REF) will be presented at the world's largest...

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...

August 21, 2014 — Corindus Vascular Robotics announced the results of a retrospective study comparing use of radiation and contrast for patients enrolled in its CorPath PRECISE (Percutaneous...

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...

August 18, 2014 — Two Mount Sinai research studies in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (ACC): Cardiovascular Imaging show the potential of using tele-...

A clinical trial being conducted at Mission Health on a special catheter could one day help people with a persistent heart condition that does not respond to medication.

Patient Enrollment REDUCE Sudy Combo Dual Therapy Stent OrbusNeich

OrbusNeich announced first patient enrollment in the Randomized Evaluation of short-term Dual anti platelet therapy in patients with acute coronary syndrome treated with the Combo Dual Therapy...

A new study found that staff members who joined structured team debriefings after emergency care for children suffering in-hospital cardiac arrests improved their CPR performance and substantially...

Running cardiovascular disease related death risk American College of Cardiology

Running for only a few minutes a day or at slow speeds may significantly reduce a person’s risk of death from cardiovascular disease compared to someone who does not run, according to a clinical...

Biotronik Enrollment Completion SFA Arm BIOFLEX-I Study Pulsar-18 4-French

Biotronik announced the completion of patient enrollment in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) arm of its BIOFLEX-I clinical trial, an U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved...

Tryton Side Branch Stent EXTENDED Access Registry

Tryton Medical Inc. announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the EXTENDED Access Registry (Tryton IDE XA registry), a single arm clinical study of its Tryton Side Branch Stent....

August 5, 2014 — A survey, published online in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, of 13,860 patients who had undergone interventions for aortic valve disease in Germany...

Mummy CT scans

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...

August 4, 2014 — New technology in the form of a magnetically assisted remote-controlled catheter (MARC), which could allow physicians to see and assess brain tissue more clearly while treating a...

August 4, 2014 — Medtronic announced preliminary results from the first human implants of the world’s smallest pacemaker, the Micra transcatheter pacing system (TPS). Results from the first four...

July 31, 2014 — Radiation therapy may offer a promising new noninvasive alternative treatment for the millions of Americans whose high blood pressure doesn’t respond to medication, suggests...

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 30, 2014 — Regado Biosciences announced earlier this month it has voluntarily paused enrollment in its REGULATE-PCI trial, which was testing the safety and effectiveness of its Revolixys...

Biotronik BIOLUX 4Ever Clinical Trial Pulsar-18 SES Passeo-18 Lux DRB PAD Cath

Biotronik announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the investigator-initiated BIOLUX 4EVER trial.