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The use of stents has improved management and outcomes of coronary artery disease, and clinical trials are attempting to prove the same will be true for superficial femoral artery disease....

CardioDx Inc., a molecular diagnostics company specializing in cardiovascular genomics, today announced the presentation of the study, "The Use of a Gene Expression Score Showed Clinical...

October 20, 2014 — Boston Scientific Corp. has initiated the PLATINUM Diversity trial to evaluate the clinical performance of the Promus Premier Everolimus-Eluting Platinum...

Sunshine Heart Inc. today announced the results of its feasibility study entitled “Ambulatory Extra-Aortic Counterpulsation in Patients with Moderate to Severe Chronic Heart Failure,”...

Neovasc Inc. has received conditional Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. FDA to initiate the U.S. arm of its Tiara-I Early Feasibility Trial for the company's Tiara...

Stenting Safe Effective Long-term Stroke Prevention

Using stents to keep neck arteries open is just as effective as invasive neck surgery for long-term prevention of fatal and disabling strokes, reports an international trial led by UCL (University...

Imricor Medical Systems, Inc. announced the first three cardiac ablation procedures were completed in the first clinical study that is evaluating the feasibility of their magnetic resonance (MR)-...

October 15, 2014 — AtriCure, Inc. today announced enrollment in the ABLATE Post Approval Study (PAS) is complete.

October 15, 2014 — Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. revealed, in the largest heart failure study to date, that its investigational heart failure medicine, LCZ696, was superior to the ACE-...

October 15, 2014 — Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention, according to a new modeling study published online in...

Impact of Mental Stress on Heart Varies Between Men, Women ACC Study

Men and women have different cardiovascular and psychological reactions to mental stress, according to a study of men and women who were already being treated for heart disease.

Medtronic IN.PACT Admiral Drug Coated Balloon Peripheral Artery Disease Treatmen

Presented for the first time at the 2014 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, the latest clinical and economic data on the IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB)...

October 8, 2014 — New updates to the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) appropriate use criteria (AUC) calculator tool will help healthcare providers in making...

October 8, 2014 — Abbott announced the start of the ABSORB IV clinical trial, which will test whether the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) is more cost effective and offers a...

Clinical trial results by Recover Right revealed a survival rate of 73 percent in the total patient population. Recover Right was an FDA-approved, prospective, multicenter, single arm study...

Twelve-month Data St. Jude Medical EnligHTN Renal Denervation System

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced 12-month outcome data from the EnligHTN III study, which demonstrated a continuation of safe, rapid and effective treatment with the next-generation EnligHTN Renal...

October 8, 2014 — Miracor Medical Systems announced that results from the prospective multicenter safety and feasibility study, ‘Prepare RAMSES,’ were presented at the annual Transcatheter...

Claret Medical announced the first patient has been successfully treated in its SENTINEL trial, a multicenter pivotal trial of the Sentinel cerebral protection system (CPS). The landmark trial is...

Amaranth Medical announced patient enrollment in multiple centers in Colombia, South America in MEND-II, a clinical trial to assess safety and feasibility of the company's Fortitude...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that clinical sites that wish to participate in the newly announced CREST-2 carotid artery stenting (CAS) registry...