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It seems a picture is worth more than a thousand words for people who see evidence of coronary artery disease, the most common type of heart disease in men and women. Simply seeing a build-up of...

Internet-based telemedicine systems appear to lead to more appropriate and effective pharmacotherapy, better blood pressure control and an overall reduction in cardiovascular risk compared to...

March 29, 2012 — Adding vorapaxar, an investigational platelet blocker, to standard antiplatelet therapy significantly reduces the risk of recurrent cardiovascular events in a specific group of...

March 29, 2012 — A three-pronged intervention in Brazilian public hospitals significantly improved physician adherence to evidence-based protocols for treating acute coronary syndrome (ACS),...

March 27, 2012 – Researchers found the antiplatelet drug abciximab significantly decreased damage to the heart muscle in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most...

March 19, 2012 – Individuals suffering from chronic heart failure (CHF) can look forward to the appearance of many new drug options over the next few years and place hope in a cure through future...

March 9, 2012 - Researchers say venom from the green mamba snake may aid in the preservation of cardiac and renal function following serious cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and acute...

March 8, 2012 — Transgenomic Inc. announced the publication of a new study by researchers at Vanderbilt University that further validates the role of both genes found in the company’s PGxPredict:...

March 7, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified healthcare professionals of updates to the prescribing information concerning interactions between protease...

February 28, 2012 — Janssen Research and Development LLC announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has assigned a priority review designation to the supplemental new drug...

February 23, 2012 — AstraZeneca announced that the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) has updated its guidelines on Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis to include a...

February 20, 2012 — Biopharmaceutical company Celladon Corp. this week completed a $43 million equity financing to advance its lead investigational drug candidate Mydicar for the treatment of...

 

January 19, 2012 – New findings from a research study led by physicians at Scripps Health reveal that the investigational drug cangrelor can achieve very fast blood thinning effects...

January 9, 2012 – Janssen Research and Development, LLC (JRD) announced today that it has submitted a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

January 6, 2012 – A study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has identified a molecular pathway that leads to this abnormal blood clotting...

January 5, 2011 – Bayer HealthCare's oral anticoagulant tablet Xarelto (rivaroxaban) has been approved for use in the United Kingdom in two important blood-clotting disorders

December 20, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) completed a safety review of the anti-arrhythmia drug Multaq (dronedarone). It showed an increased risk of serious cardiovascular...

December 5, 2011 – Roche announced that it has signed an agreement under which it will acquire 100 percent of Verum Diagnostica GmbH, based in Munich, Germany. Verum Diagnostica is a leading...

December 5, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first generic version of the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium tablets).

November 17, 2011 — Westside Medical Imaging of Beverly Hills announces the availability of high resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a 3 Tesla magnet to monitor the effects of...