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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...

April 1, 2014 — Citing accelerating healthcare costs and finite resources, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) announced they will begin incorporating...

defibrillator, heart study

Medtronic, Inc. announced the first patients were enrolled in the Improve SCA Clinical Study, a first-of-its-kind study that will identify patients in developing countries at high risk for sudden...

InspireMD Inc. has enrolled the first patient into the CARENET (CARotid Embolic protection study using microNET) multi-center European...

biotronik, MRI safe ICD

Biotronik has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the expansion of Biotronik’s ongoing ProMRI clinical trial. The new phase of the trial (Phase C) will study...

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...

Patient enrollment has been completed four months ahead of plan in the Phase III clinical trial EUCLID study for AstraZeneca's ticagrelor (Brilinta) tablets. Part of PARTHENON,...

St. Jude Medical Nanostim Leadless Pacemaker EP Lab Clinical Trial

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first enrollments in the company’s LEADLESS Pacemaker Observational Study ...

Cardiac Stem Cells Regeneration Therapy

Generating new cardiac muscle from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and/or induced pluripotent stem cells (...

Cath Lab Clinical Trial Study Cardiovascular Surgery

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a biological pathway that contributes to the high rate of vein graft failure following ...

Micell Technologies Inc. announced that imaging and clinical results from the DESSOLVE I and DESSOLVE II trials...

Corindus CorPath Robotic Navigation Telemedicine Telecardiology Cath Lab

For patients living in rural areas, life-saving procedures such as an angioplasty may only be available at a facility more than 200 miles away. To bridge this distance, ...

Cardiac stem cells regeneration therapy clinical trial study

Marty Greenfield lives with crushing pain every day due to angina. He has suffered a heart attack, and a coronary bypass procedure and angioplasty have provided little relief. His doctor referred...

Spectranetics Excite ISR Atherectomy Systems Cath Lab Clinical Trial Study

The Spectranetics Corp. announced that the Excite ISR trial achieved the statistical endpoints of the adjunct analysis...

Infraredx Inc. TVC Imaging System Intravascular Ultrasound IVUS Clinical Study

MedStar Heart Institute of Washington, D.C., and Infraredx Inc. enrolled the first participant in the Lipid-Rich Plaque (LRP) Study. The LRP Study is a prospective,...

Drug-eluting Balloon Angioplasty Clinical Study Trial Diabetes Restenosis

Despite good immediate results, in up to 40 percent of patients, obstructed arteries in the leg treated with a stent will again become blocked. This in-stent restenosis is typically treated with...

Carotid Artery MRI Systems Clinical Study Trial Cath Lab Cardiac Diagnostics

Noninvasive imaging of carotid artery plaque with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can accurately predict future...

March 3, 2014 — OrbusNeich announced that patient enrollment has initiated in Japan in the pivotal clinical trial of the Combo dual-therapy stent, employing a single Japan-U.S. protocol conducted...

February 28, 2014 — Mercator MedSystems released pilot study data from a single-arm, open label study of 20 patients suffering with peripheral artery disease (PAD), which reveal sustained,...

Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System TPS EP Lab Clinical Trial Study

Medtronic Inc. announced the first U.S. implant of the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS). The device was successfully implanted at NYU Langone Medical Center by Larry Chinitz, M.D., director...