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Stents Clinical Trials Benefit Women

Cardiac stents to open blocked heart arteries and reduce chest pain have been used for decades. However, cardiologists have never been certain that women benefitted from their use because clinical...

Among patients with prehypertension and coronary artery disease, use of the renin (an enzyme secreted by the kidneys) inhibitor aliskiren, compared with placebo, did not result in improvement or...

Use of the novel anticoagulant otamixaban did not reduce ischemic events compared with unfractionated heparin plus eptifibatide but increased bleeding among patients with non–ST-segment elevation...

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is feasible in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BV), according to research presented at European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2013 by Dr...

Researchers announced this week that an attempt to expand cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) to include more patients with heart failure has failed and an international clinical trial ended...

At the opening session of the third annual Amputation Prevention Symposium (AMP) in Chicago, Mary L. Yost, president of The Sage Group, delivered a lecture titled “Amputation Is It Really...

Patient enrollment has been initiated in a post-market registry for the Combo Dual Therapy Stent to evaluate its long-term safety and performance in routine clinical practice. The prospective,...

Tyrx AIGISRx R Fully Resorbable Antibacterial Envelope Implantation

The first implantation of Tyrx Inc.’s new AigisRx R Fully Resorbable Antibacterial Envelope has taken place at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute in Nashville, Tenn., by Christopher R....

Colibri Heart Valve LLC announced that enrollment its first-in-human feasibility study is continuing, and early clinical results from the second implantation of the Colibri device confirm the...

The William Stamps Farish Fund in Houston has donated $400,000 to a collaboration between the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin and...

clinical study of two sets of 894 matched emergency department (ED) patients presenting with chest pain revealed that the use...

Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is participating in the VELOCITY study, a randomized controlled clinical study to assess the safety and feasibility of a rapid cooling system for heart...

August 5, 2013 — AstraZeneca announced results from a new sub-analysis of the PLATO study that evaluated the incidence of stent thrombosis in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

InspireMD MGuard Prime Prime Embolic Protection Stent Clinical Trial

InspireMD Inc. said the first patient has been enrolled in the Master II IDE clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the MGuard Prime Embolic Protection Stent (EPS) in patients...

PET vs SPECT, flurpiridaz

Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with positron emission tomography (PET) has been shown to be superior to single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Nevertheless, widespread clinical...

InfraredX TVC Imaging System Clinical Study STEMI

Infraredx Inc. announced the publication of key data supporting the ability of its TVC imaging system to detect lipid core plaque in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI...

July 23, 2013 — BioVentrix, known for the Less Invasive Ventricular Enhancement (LIVE) procedure for the treatment of heart failure, announced publication of baseline and 12-month comparative data...

Clinical Study JAMA Percutaneous Coronary Interventions Angiography

In a clinical study that included nearly 6 million Medicare Advantage and Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries from 12 states, rates of angiography and percutaneous coronary...

Researchers have announced the results of a five-year study that shows early fetal echocardiography provides reliable prenatal...

Researchers have announced the results of a retrospective five-year study, which shows that echocardiography can be useful in identifying new strategies for combating the growth failure in infants...