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Nanometer-sized “drones” could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis, according to a study in pre-clinical models by scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)...

Patients who experienced a certain type of heart attack who received the anticoagulant fondaparinux had a lower risk of major bleeding events and death compared to patients who received low-...

nanoparticles, stroke, tPA, blood clot, magnetic, MRI, antiplatelet

By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 times faster than a commonly...

Hielscher, Columbia, PAD, OCT, diabetes, optical tomographic imaging, peripheral

Approximately 8 to 12 million people in the United States alone are suffering from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common vascular problem that is also one of the most serious complications...

ScottCare, novi, Holter monitor, EP lab, ACC 2015, remote monitoring

The ScottCare Corp. announced its new novi patch Holter monitor will be available in the United States for the first time at the 2015 Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology in...

Boston Scientific, Jetstream, CBSET, atherectomy, PAD

CBSET, a not-for-profit preclinical research institute, announced that its scientists have defined the optimal tissue debulking protocol for treating in-stent restenosis (ISR) with ...

Sunshine Heart, C-Pulse, COUNTER HF, study, FDA, heart failure

Sunshine Heart Inc. announced it has received unconditional approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct an interim analysis of COUNTER HF, the company's U.S. pivotal study...

SuperSonic Imagine announced a partnership with U.S.-based Unetixs Vascular Inc. to bring SuperSonic Imagine’s technology to more customers in the vascular market.

TMVR, Europe, heart valve repair, GlobalData

In light of a recent American Heart Association report stating that U.S. mitral valve regurgitation prevalence was 1.7 percent in 2014, a significant opportunity exists for development of an...

Daiichi Sankyo and the Heart Rhythm Society announced results from a global survey, which polled cardiologists from around the world and revealed that a majority (58 percent) agree there is no...

Stronger Hearts Helpline, heart failure, telecardiology, California

The National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention announced the launch of the Stronger Hearts Helpline, a 24/7 free call-center resource for people with heart failure and...

Pulse of Online Health survey, patient engagement, telehealth, remote monitoring

Americans are ready and willing to leverage health apps and wearable devices to improve their personal health, according to the findings released from the fifth annual Makovsky/Kelton "Pulse of...

In.PACT Admiral, PAD, Medicare, pass-through payment, Medtronic, balloon cath

Medtronic announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved a transitional pass-through payment for the company’s IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB)...

Bard, Lutonix, drug coated balloon, DCB, CMS, pass-through payment, outpatient

C. R. Bard Inc. announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved a pass-through payment for the Lutonix drug-coated balloon (DCB) under the Medicare hospital...

Pie Medical Imaging, CAAS A-Valve, qRA, angiography, heart valve repair

Pie Medical Imaging BV announced that it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its CAAS A-Valve product including the quantitative Regurgitation Analysis (qRA)...

Quadripolar lead, Medtronic, Attain, VivaQuad, CRT-D

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...

Agfa, TomTec, Enterprise Imaging for Cardiology, cardiac PACS, ACC.15

Agfa Healthcare announced the commercial launch of its Enterprise Imaging for Cardiology Suite and strategic relationship with TomTec to provide a unified cardiology diagnostic and clinical...

Medtronic, Reveal Linq ICM, atrial fibrillation, AF, study, remote monitoring

Medtronic announced the results of a new "real-world" study of patients who have had a cryptogenic stroke, in which the Reveal Linq Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) detected atrial fibrillation (...

VasSol Inc., NOVA, VERiTAS trial, recurrent stroke, MRI, software

A recently completed National Institutes of Health-funded trial confirms the efficacy of blood flow measurement technology from VasSol Inc. to predict the possibility of repeated stroke...

Pediatric cardiology researchers and clinicians from numerous centers around the world gathered at the Cardiology 2015: the 18th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease...