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eClinicalWorks released recent survey findings examining public attitudes towards advances in patient engagement tools, and also conducted a separate study looking at physician opinions on this...

A study including more than 20,000 adults in China found combined use of the hypertension medication enalapril and folic acid significantly reduced the risk of first stroke. All of the patients...

intraaortic balloon pumps, IABP, ventricular assist devices, VAD, cost effective

Maquet Cardiovascular USA announced publication of a manuscript comparing the clinical and economic impact of percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVAD) with intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP)...

hot flashes, endothelial function, cardiovascular disease, risk, women, age

Two new studies suggest women who experience hot flashes earlier in life appear to have poorer endothelial function — one of the earliest signs of cardiovascular disease— than those who have hot...

hospital, stay, heart attack, angioplasty, study

Patients 65 or older discharged from the hospital as early as 48 hours after angioplasty following a major heart attack have similar outcomes as those who stay four to five days, provided...

blood urea nitrogen, BUN, postoperative stroke, risk, test, Wake Forest Baptist

The results of a blood test done immediately after heart surgery can be a meaningful indicator of postoperative stroke risk, a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has found...

Medtronic plc announced the initiation of the SPYRAL HTN Global Clinical Trial Program, a phased clinical program studying renal denervation in uncontrolled hypertension. This announcement follows...

BioImage study, Mount Sinai, cardiovascular disease, ultrasound, CT, detection

Adding two non-invasive imaging tests to traditional cardiovascular disease risk factor assessment more precisely predicts a healthy patient’s future risk of heart attack, stroke, or premature...

catheter ablation, Afib, Amiodarone, Luigi Di Biase, ACC, heart failure

Patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation were less likely to experience death, hospitalization or recurrent Afib with catheter ablation than with a heart rhythm-regulating drug,...

Edwards Lifesciences, Sapien 3, Partner, ACC.15, acc 2015

he Sapien 3 heart valve (Edwards Lifesciences) demonstrated lower death, stroke and paravalvular leak rates than earlier generation devices in patients at high risk for surgery and showed...

Patients who experience the deadliest form of heart attack — ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) — and suffer from substantial narrowing in multiple heart arteries may benefit from...

BEST Trial

Despite the advent of a new generation of stents, patients with multiple narrowed arteries in the heart who received coronary artery bypass grafting fared better than those whose arteries were...

A novel therapy that would allow doctors to turn the body’s blood clotting ability off and on in a more controlled way was about as effective as established anticoagulants in patients undergoing...

atients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who received ablation while they were already undergoing surgery to...

radiation, risk, cancer patients, information, Memorial Sloan Kettering, MSKCC

A new study published online in the journal Radiology found a substantial gap between patient expectations and current practices for providing information about medical imaging tests that...

Patients over age 80 with acute coronary syndromes would likely benefit from more invasive tests and therapies that may otherwise be denied them due to their age, according to research presented...

atients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing angioplasty who received the anticoagulant drug bivalirudin did not show significant improvements in either of two coprimary endpoints — a composite...

heart failure, BAT, baroreflex activation therapy, William Abraham, CVRx

Results of a clinical trial announced at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session show a new type of therapy is safe and effective for symptomatic advanced heart...

Mitraclip, abbott, mitral valve repair, ACC, transcatheter mitral valve repair

The commercial track record with transcatheter mitral valve repair, approved for patients at high risk for surgery, compares favorably with pre-approval reports, according to findings from a U.S....

ST2, cardiac biomarker, Critical Diagnostics, heart failure, predict outcomes

According to an abstract presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions in San Diego, elevated levels of the cardiac biomarker ST2 were associated with an increased risk...