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clinical trial/study, imaging, CT imaging

According to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), large majorities of primary care physicians believe that advanced medical...

clinical trial/study, stem cell therapies, Lifelines by Lori

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) announced the winners of its annual ‘Reflections of Research’ image competition – reflecting the charity’s research into heart and circulatory diseases.

CardioKinetix Inc. announced the completion of enrollment in Parachute China, a multi-center trial to evaluate the minimally invasive Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device for the treatment of...

St. Jude, STAR-VT, ventricular tachycardia, ablation catheter, FlexAbility

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first patient enrollment in the STAR-VT (Substrate Targeted Ablation using the FlexAbility Ablation...

antiplatelet therapy, pharmaceuticals, cath lab, clinical trial, ticagrelor

AstraZeneca announced that the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 study, a large-scale outcomes trial involving more than 21,000...

Clinical trial/study, EP Lab, WRAP Infection Clinical Trial

Medtronic Inc. announced the first patient enrollment in the WRAP Infection Clinical Trial, which will evaluate the effectiveness of the TYRX Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope in reducing major...

In a rural Maine county, sustained community-wide programs targeting cardiovascular risk factors and behavior changes were associated with reductions in hospitalization and death rates over a 40-...

rivaroxaban, Xarelto, safety performance, Janssen, NVAF

A new post-marketing study evaluating the safety of once-daily rivaroxaban (Xarelto) shows, in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), rates and patterns of major...

Clinical trial/study, heart failure, Sunshine Heart, C-Pulse System

Sunshine Heart Inc. announced the company's German Erlangen site for the OPTIONS-HF study has implanted its first patient with the C-Pulse(R) System for moderate to severe heart failure. 

ACC 2015 late breaking trials

The latest data on TAVR, transcatheter mitral valve repair, the use of CT to evaluate chest pain, first report on the use of TAVR embolic protection, denervation for pulmonary arterial...

radiation therapy, breast cancer, breath hold, heart, clinical study

Women who have breast cancer on their left side present a particular challenge to radiation oncologists. Studies have shown that the risk of heart disease is higher in this group of women after...

Bellerophon Therapeutics LLC announced that it has completed enrollment of its PRESERVATION I clinical trial of Bioabsorbable Cardiac Matrix (BCM), an investigational implantable medical device...

Clinical trial, MRI system, Peripheral Artery Disease, Renal Artery Stenosis

Non-contrast enhanced MR angiography (MRA) techniques have attracted interest in the medical community for diagnosing renal artery stenosis, as it eliminates the need for contrast agents used with...

Our daily diet may help lower bad cholesterol, in turn reducing risk for heart disease, according to health researchers in the Jan. 7 edition of the Journal of the American Heart Association...

Ablation Systems, Atrial Fibrillation, EP Lab, Clinical Trial/Study

Medtronic, Inc. announced the initiation of a randomized clinical trial in Europe to assess the benefits of ablation using the Medtronic Artic Front Advance cryoballoon as a first-line treatment...

Gore Medical, Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis, CE Mark, stent grafts

W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. announced that the Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis has received CE Mark approval to improve blood flow in symptomatic obstruction of peripheral veins,...

CardioKinetix, Parachute, PARACHUTE III, heart failure, clinical trial

CardioKinetix Inc. announced results of a pooled analysis study of the catheter-based Parachute ventricular partitioning device. Twelve-month clinical data from PARACHUTE III, a study of 100...

Biotronik announced the publication of new findings from the REPLACE Registry in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. The Biotronik-sponsored REPLACE Registry...

Discussions regarding late-breaking cardiovascular clinical trials among leading medical scientists are placing considerable emphasis on individualized patient care, particularly in the area of...

A study that identifies new heart attack risk factors and supports the use of a blood test for detection in patients will be published in the AACE (American Association of Clinical...