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Merck announced that the New Drug Application (NDA) for its investigational anti-thrombotic medicine, vorapaxar, has been accepted...

T2 Biosystems announced the presentation of data strongly correlating T2Hemostat results with patients’ clinical outcomes. In 26 patients who presented with chest pain and underwent cardiac...

July 15, 2013 — Janssen Research & Development LLC announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a complete response letter for the supplemental new drug application (sNDA)...

Clinical Study Aspirin Duke Medicine Blood Test Platelet Functioning Testing

Aspirin has been widely used for more than 50 years as a common, inexpensive blood thinner for patients with heart disease and stroke, but doctors have little understanding of how it works and why...

University of Maryland Medical Center Genetic-Testing Program Cardiac Stent

Patients with coronary artery disease who undergo treatment at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) now can receive long-term therapy based on information found in their genes. As part...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Kcentra (prothrombin complex concentrate, human) for the urgent reversal of vitamin K antagonist (VKA) anticoagulation in adults with acute major...

UK Blood Clots Teststing Wafarin Self Monitoring

A simple self-monitoring test could reduce the risk of stroke by half in thousands of people in the United Kingdom who currently take warfarin to prevent blood clots. Better access to self-...

Accumetrics Inc. VerifyNow P2Y12 Test Bleeding Ischemic Events

Accumetrics Inc. announced an expansion in the intended use for the CE marked VerifyNow P2Y12 Test. Physicians can now use the test results to assess whether a patient may be at greater risk for...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a second complete response letter regarding a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for the reduction of the risk of...

A study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina indicates a newly approved blood thinner blocks a key component of the human blood clotting system and may increase the risk and...

AspirinWorks Test Kit

Corgenix Medical Corp. has announced that Atherotech Diagnostics Lab will carry its AspirinWorks Test for determining aspirin effect.

CHAMPION PHOENIX clinical study anti-platelet therapy cangrelor ACC 13

The experimental anti-clotting drug cangrelor solidly outperformed commonly used clopidogrel in a large global trial of patients who underwent coronary stent procedures, according to data from the...

Medtronic Resolute Drug Eluting Stent Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Clinical

Cardiologists at ACC.13 learned that patients with coronary artery disease who received a Resolute drug-eluting stent from Medtronic Inc. as participants in one of several clinical studies and...

Accumetrics Verify Now ACC 2013 Antiplatelet Therapy Blood Testing Pharmaceutica

Accumetrics Inc. announced the presentation of a series of important data that solidifies the clinical utility of platelet reactivity testing. Real world outcomes data in high-risk patients...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare professionals and the public that the anticoagulant Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) should not be used to prevent stroke...

FDA Heparin Container Labels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying healthcare professionals, caregivers and patients about a change to the container and carton labels for heparin products.

December 6, 2012 — Daiichi Sankyo Inc. and Eli Lilly and Co. announced results of two retrospective studies comparing rates of readmission for subsequent heart attack and initial hospitalization...

Clopidogrel Prasugrel TCT 2012 Smoking PARADOX Study Antiplatelet Therapy

Results of a study investigating the effects of smoking on the antiplatelet medications clopidogrel and prasugrel were presented at the 24th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)...

A large observational study found the increased risk associated with dual antiplatelet therapy cessation after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is tied to patient non-adherence, as opposed...

November 9, 2012 — A study found that the use of rosuvastatin prior to angioplasty did not influence the levels of troponin I, a sensitive indicator of muscle damage. Results were presented at the...