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Medtronic, PERIGON Pivotal Trial, pericardial surgical aortic heart valve

Medtronic, Inc. announced it has initiated the PERIGON (PERIcardial SurGical AOrtic Valve ReplacemeNt) Pivotal Trial, a global, prospective clinical trial evaluating an investigational surgical...

Boston Scientific, EVOLVE II, Synergy, bioresorbable stent

In the first successful United States trial of a bioabsorbable polymer stent, the Boston Scientific Synergy everolimus-eluting bioabsorbable polymer platinum chromium coronary stent system met its...

near-infrared spectroscopy, NIRS, heart attack, stroke, Infraredx, TVC

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) shows intravascular near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) can identify lipid core-containing plaques,...

Children’s hospitals in the United States delivering the highest-quality care for children undergoing heart surgery also appear to provide care most efficiently at a low cost, according to...

marijuana use, clinical trial, secondhand smoke, cardiac diagnostics

Breathing secondhand marijuana smoke could damage heart and blood vessels as much as secondhand cigarette smoke, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart...

BioCardia Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company’s application to begin a Phase III clinical trial of its bone marrow-derived CardiAMP...

Results from a new study indicate that the addition of mitral valve (MV) repair to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) did not result in significant benefit to the patient and was associated...

Fatigue, increased irritability and feeling demoralized may raise a healthy man or woman’s risk of first-time cardiovascular disease by 36 percent, according to a study led by researchers at ...

Clinical Trial at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2014

Results of a new study challenge the current consensus in cardiology that peak myocardial edema only...

BioCardia Helix Catheter

BioCardia Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Company’s application to begin a Phase III clinical trial of its bone marrow-derived CardiAMP Therapy...

Men who have asymptomatic subclinical vascular disease are more likely to develop erectile dysfunction than men who don’t have early stage vascular disease, according to research presented at the...

NHLBI, Losartan, Marfan syndrome, atenolol

A National Institutes of Health-funded study comparing treatment with widely used blood pressure medications, atenolol or losartan, in patients with Marfan syndrome who had an enlarged aortic root...

stents, Cobra, celonova

CeloNova BioSciences, Inc., announced that positive first-in-man (FIM) clinical trial results found its Cobra PzF coronary stent system with an advanced nano-thin coating of Polyzene-F polymer to...

Men who have asymptomatic subclinical vascular disease are more likely to develop erectile dysfunction than men who don’t have early-stage vascular disease, according to research presented at the...

AHA, warfarin, antiplatelet therapy, atrial fibrillation, anti-clotting, EP lab

Long-term overtreatment with the anti-clotting drug warfarin combined with antiplatelet therapy to prevent stroke may raise the risk of dementia in people with atrial fibrillation.

AFIB, BMI, Loyola University Medical Center, Epicardial Adipose Tissue

Obesity is commonly measured as a person’s body mass index (BMI), but a Loyola University Medical Center study has found that the layer of fat around the outside of the heart is more closely...

A coordinated emergency response by healthcare teams to treat heart attack patients meant faster care that was associated with improved survival, according to research presented at the American...

Oxford clinical study, American Heart Association, abdominal aortic aneurism

Oxford University researchers presented data that reveal the extent to which smoking causes silent but deadly damage to health at the annual scientific meeting of the American Heart Association (...

heart valve repair, Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation, NHLB

Routinely adding mitral valve repair to coronary artery bypass graft surgery for heart attack...

DAPT study

Patients who took dual antiplatelet therapy medications beyond the standard 12 months after coronary stent placement were significantly less likely to develop blood clots within their stents or to...