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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed its safety review and has found no clear evidence of increased cardiovascular risks associated with use of the blood pressure medication...

Less aggressive anticoagulation therapy, combined with low-dose aspirin, can be used safely in conjunction with a newer generation mechanical heart valve. These findings from the first phase of a...

June 17, 2014 — AtheroNova Inc. received a Notice of Issuance for an additional compound for cardiovascular treatments. This patent issuance further exemplifies a plan to develop a broad platform...

Mast Therapeutics Failure MST-188 Clinical Study Pharmaceuticals

Mast Therapeutics Inc. announced that, in a placebo-controlled, nonclinical model of chronic heart failure, MST-188 demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in numerous parameters of...

June 5, 2014 — Mercator MedSystems is in the midst of its prospective, 300-patient, 30-site DANCE (Dexamethasone to the Adventitia to eNhance Clinical Efficacy) clinical trial to study a new...

Strokes kill nearly 130,000 Americans every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because approximately 30 percent of strokes are caused by blockages in the carotid...

June 3, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it approved Zontivity (vorapaxar) tablets to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cardiovascular death and need for...

Alere announced a class I recall of its INRatio2 PT/INR professional test strips, part of the Alere lNRatio2 PT/INR monitoring system (professional use) which also consists of the INRatio2 monitor...

Hospira Inc. issued a nationwide recall to the user level for one lot of Dobutamine Injection, USP, 250 mg, 20 mL, single-dose fliptop vial, (NDC 0409-2344-02), Lot 27-352-DK. (NDC and lot number...

The National Lipid Assn. (NLA) released a draft summary that highlights key aspects of care that provide a thorough supplement and direction for clinicians treating patients with dyslipidemia.

New data presented for the first time at the World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology 2014 shows a significant improvement in both patient adherence and risk factor control when...

May 6, 2014 — The National Lipid Association (NLA) recently convened an expert panel to examine various aspects of statin safety and statin tolerance. Results of the symposium findings...

April 29, 2014 — Armetheon Inc. announced it has reached agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a special protocol assessment (SPA) for the final pivotal trial of tecarfarin...

April 21, 2014 — Decision Resources Group announced in a report that Servier's ivabradine (procoralan) is set to become the clinical gold standard in the treatment of chronic heart failure (...

April 10, 2014 — The 2014 Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation includes recommendations for an increased use of radio frequency (RF) ablation in the treatment of non-...

LipoScience Inc. announced data showing that patients managed to a target LDL particle (LDL-P) number, as measured by LipoScience's NMR LipoProfile test, achieved a 22 to 25 percent greater...

In a comparison of two blood-thinning medications, heparin was associated with significantly fewer major cardiovascular events at 28 days than bivalirudin in patients receiving primary...

April 7, 2014 — Strategies aimed at reducing the number of patients with heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions who find themselves back in the hospital after discharge were identified...

Statins are associated with a significant improvement in erectile function, a fact researchers hope will encourage men who need statins to reduce their risk of heart attack to take them, according...

statins, heart scan, CT scan

As long as inexpensive statins, which lower cholesterol, are readily available and patients do not mind taking them, it does not make sense to do a heart comuted tomography (CT) scan to measure...