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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...

Boston Scientific Corp. has initiated the REPRISE III clinical trial, a pivotal study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Lotus valve system in patients with severe aortic stenosis and...

trinity, transcatheter technologies

Transcatheter Technologies GmbH has announced that results of a first-in-human clinical study of its TRINITY system have been published ahead of print publication in the July issue of the peer-...

heartmate III, tohratec, heart failure, heart failure treatment

Thoratec Corporation announced that it has begun to enroll patients in the HeartMate III U.S. clinical trial. 

September 26, 2014 — In response to new science showing that complete revascularization of all significantly blocked arteries leads to better outcomes in some heart attack patients, the American...

OCT

The first randomized trial to examine serial optical coherence tomography (OCT) in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was reported at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (...

IVUS, CTOs

A new study found that intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided intervention in patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO) could improve outcomes compared to a conventional angiography-guided...

A new clinical trial comparing the use of everolimus-eluting stents (EES) and drug-eluting balloons (DEB) in treating in-stent restenosis (ISR) from drug-eluting stents found that EES provided...

A first-of-its kind study comparing the safety and efficacy of biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents (BP-SES) to durable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents (DP-SES) found that the...

The first large prospective study to examine the effectiveness of laser atherectomy in the treatment of femoropopliteal in-stent restenosis (ISR) found that the procedure combined with...