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Time Magazine releases the dramatic findings of a months-long investigation by contributor Steven Brill into how outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying America's...

St. Jude Medical EnligHTN II trial Renal Denervation System

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced enrollment of the first patient in the EnligHTN II trial. This post-market clinical study will further evaluate the safety and efficacy of the EnligHTN renal...

Portico Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve Repair St. Jude Medical Clinical Trial

St. Jude Medical Inc announced the first patient implant of its 25 mm Portico Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve using the Transfemoral Delivery System in its ongoing European trial. The Portico...

PET CT Journal of Nuclear Medicine Nuclear Imaging Clinical Trial Study

While amyloid imaging may now be most associated with detecting plaques in the brain, it has the potential to change the way cardiac amyloidosis is diagnosed. According to first-of-its-kind...

With more than 100 patients enrolled, Cook Medical has exceeded 50 percent enrollment in the Tibiopedal Access for Crossing of Infrainguinal Artery Occlusions clinical trial. The first-of-its-kind...

Toshiba Medical Systems NIH Clinical Study CT System

A new computed tomography (CT) scanner substantially reduces potentially harmful radiation while still improving overall image quality. National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers, along with...

Few issues are more important to the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) than translating the best available scientific evidence into clinical practice...

Clinical Study Doctors Patients Treatment Pain Recovery

A patient's relationship with his or her doctor has long been considered an important component of healing. Now, in a novel investigation in which physicians underwent brain scans while they...

January 31, 2013 — Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI) announced CONFIRM study series data presented at the 2013 International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET).

Top stories of 2012 in cardiology

To help identify trends and find out what DAIC readers are interested in, the magazine takes note of what they click on when visiting the website. Below are the top 25 stories from 2012, and the...

January 25, 2013 — Mobile drug reference app provider Epocrates recently conducted its annual survey of cardiologists to uncover the biggest trends and challenges facing them today. The survey...

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has released the late-breaking clinical trials that will be highlighted as the cutting edge of cardiology at the ACC.13 annual meeting March 9-11 in San...

Spectranetics Peripheral Artery Disease Laser Atherectomy

The Spectranetics Corporation announced final results from the PATENT (Photo-Ablation using the TURBO-Booster(R) and Excimer Laser for In-Stent Restenosis Treatment) study evaluating the safety...

Bathing dangerous blood clots in special medication, breaking them up with jets of saline and vacuuming them out of the body is a fast, effective method of treating deep vein thrombosis (DVT),...

ProMRI Clinical Trial Biotronik EP Lab Pacemakers MRI

Biotronik announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved, with conditions, the ProMRI clinical trial via an Investigational Device Exemption. Biotronik is sponsoring the...

Boston Scientific Blazer Open-Irrgated Catheter Atrial Fibrillation ZERO AF

The first patient has been treated in the Boston Scientific Corporation ZERO AF clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Blazer open-irrigated temperature ablation Catheter...

CardioKinetics PARACHUTE IV Clinical Trial Heart Failure Treatments

CardioKinetix Inc. announced the enrollment of the first patients in PARACHUTE IV, the randomized pivotal U.S. trial of the minimally invasive Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device for the...

Covidien began the commercial launch of the OneShot Renal Denervation System, an over the wire balloon-based irrigated ablation catheter technology for the treatment of hypertension...

January 16, 2013 — Americans' cardiovascular health varies greatly from state to state, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA). The study is the...

Biotronik BIOFLEX-I IDE Clinical Trial Puslar-18 Peripheral Artery Disease

Biotronik announced the first U.S. implant of their Pulsar-18 self expanding stent in the BIOFLEX-I IDE clinical trial. Carlos Mena of Yale University Medical Center performed the procedure.