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Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy Clinical Trial/Study

Breast cancer patients who receive radiation treatment do not have a higher risk of long-term cardiac morbidity when compared to patients undergoing modified radical mastectomy (MRM), according to...

Gore Helex Septal Occcluder REDUCE Clinical Study Cath Lab

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) responded to initial results reported in St. Jude Medical Inc.’s RESPECT clinical trial. The RESPECT study investigated whether transcatheter closure of patent...

DESolve Nx Pivotal Trial Bioresorbable Coronary Stent Elixir Cath Lab

Elixir Medical Corp. announced enrollment completion of the 120-patient, pivotal clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of the DESolve Novolimus-Eluting...

Covidien DEFINITIVE LE Study Peripheral Artery Disease

Covidien announced final 12-month results from its DEFINITIVE LE (Determination of Effectiveness of SilverHawk/TurboHawk Peripheral Plaque Excision Systems for the Treatment of Infrainguinal...

CONNECT II Clinical Trial CTO Crossing Catherter Peripheral Artery Disease

Avinger Inc., a medical device manufacturer of multi-functional catheters for crossing CTOs in patients with...

Medicare Reform Romney Obama Poll

An online poll of physicians who lead hospitals, health systems and large group practices across the United States conducted after the first presidential debate found more preferred Republican...

DESolve Bioresorbable Coronary Scaffold System Clinical Trial

Elixir Medical Corporation, a developer of products that combine state-of-the-art medical devices with advanced pharmaceuticals, announced six-month clinical,...

October 12, 2012 — Biotronik announced the start of the prospective multicenter PARCADIA study. The study aims to identify risk factors that can help predict appropriate ICD...

October 3, 2012 — Sharp Memorial Hospital was the first on the West Coast to participate in Medtronic's SYMPLICITY HTN-3 clinical trial in March, and is currently the leading trial site in ...

October 2, 2012 — AstraZeneca has announced the results from a sub-analysis of PLATO that evaluated the effects of age on clinical outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Results...

IMV Medical Information Division MRI Systems Clinical Trial

The average age of installed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners in the United States has increased from eight years in 2007 to 10.9 years in 2011, according to a new market research report...

Primus Drug-Eluting Balloon

September 21, 2012 — Cardionovum GmbH announced that the results of a preclinical study and a first-in-man clinical study of its Primus drug-coated balloon (DCB) will be published in the October...

September 19, 2012 — Heart catheter procedures guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are as safe as...

MRI Systems Clinical Trial/Study Stents Cath Lab Health Service Research

September 18, 2012 — Inpatient hospital treatment accounts for the largest proportion of healthcare spending in the United States, with the use of diagnostic imaging services such as magnetic...

Tiara transcatheter mitral valve

September 18, 2012 — Neovasc Inc. announced that acute results from preclinical studies of its Tiara valve for the transcatheter treatment of mitral regurgitation were published in the ...

September 17, 2012 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has released the results of its 2012 Practice Census, showing that the number of physician-owned practices continues to decline,...

ESC Heart Valve Repair Hybrid OR Clinical trial/study

Cardiologists are restricting the use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) to very old or very sick patients at high surgical risk, according to research presented at the European...

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced the late-breaking trials and first report investigations that will be presented at next month's ...