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Power Plate Whole Body Vibration Blood Pressure Florida State University

Six independent studies published within the past 10 years have shown a link between whole body vibration and lowered blood pressure.

May 16, 2014 — New data presented as a late-breaking clinical trial at the Heart Rhythm Society's (HRS) 2014 annual scientific sessions show that an advanced pacing feature exclusive to Medtronic...

Cardiac Diagnostics Clinical Trial Journal of Experimental Medicine

A study in The Journal of Experimental Medicine shows that IκB kinase β (IKKβ) functions in smooth muscle cells to regulate vascular inflammatory responses and atherosclerosis...

Boston Scientific Corp. ICD HRS 35th Annual Scientific Sessions SIMPLE Trial

A Boston Scientific Corp. study demonstrated that outcomes for patients with the company's transvenous implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) who received routine defibrillation testing (DT...

May 12, 2014 — Patients using the Boston Scientific Latitude remote patient management system with wireless telemetry demonstrated significantly lower mortality and fewer hospitalizations...

E-health Mobile Devices Apps Cardiac Diagnostics Australia Cardiology Monitoring

Studies presented at the World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology on May 5, 2014 showcased new research on best practices in the design and development of healthcare mobile...

Gore Tag Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis LSA Feasibility Study Clinical Trial

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced that Himanshu Patel, M.D. and David Williams, M.D. at The University of Michigan enrolled the first patient in the Gore TAG Thoracic Branch...

Late-Breaking Trials SCAI May 2014

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) announced the late-breaking clinic al trial data presentations for it its upcoming 2014 Scientific Sessions, May 28-31, in Las...

It is impossible to escape the reality that as the use of mobile electronic devices increases amongst consumers, a proportionate increase in the use of such devices in the medical sales and...

Cardiosonic Inc CE mark TIVUS ablative catheter renal denervation hypertension

Cardiosonic Ltd. announced CE marking of its TIVUS (therapeutic intravascular ultrasound) ablative catheter device.

ACC.14 Astronauts Clinical Trial Cardiovascular Ultrasound

New findings from a study of 12 astronauts show the heart becomes more spherical when exposed to long periods of microgravity in space, a change that could lead to cardiac problems, according to...

Singulex Blood Test Clinical Study American Heart Association

Singulex Inc. presented new data at the American Heart Association Epidemiology and Prevention Council Conference highlighting research results using the company’s proprietary ultrasensitive...

April 23, 2014 — Xeltis announced it finished enrollment in a five-patient feasibility study of implantable products intended to enable for the first time the spontaneous growth of natural,...

Cytori Stem Cell Therapy Heart Failure Treatments PRECISE Trial

Cytori Therapeutics announced publication of safety and efficacy data from a 36 month European clinical trial of Cytori Cell Therapy in patients with chronic ischemic heart failure. 

April 18, 2014 — New research presented at the 34th annual meeting of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) demonstrated the CorMatrix particulate extracellular...

ACC 14 Clinical Trial Women Diet Drinks Cardiovascular Problem Mortality

Healthy postmenopausal women who drink two or more diet drinks a day may be more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problems, according to research to be presented at...

April 16, 2014 — Abbott announced it has completed enrollment of three clinical trials to support approvals of the company's Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) in the United States,...

IN.PACT Drug-eluting Balloon Angioplasty IN.PACT SFA Clinical Trial

Patients with peripheral artery disease in the upper leg experienced significantly better outcomes at 12 months after treatment with the IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon from Medtronic Inc....

Roughly one out of three children screened for high cholesterol between the ages of 9 and 11 has borderline or high cholesterol, potentially placing them at greater risk for future cardiovascular...

 Mitralign Inc. has completed enrollment in a study in Europe investigating its lead device, the Mitralign System, in patients with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR).