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TAVR, TAVI, acc, ACC.15, corevalve

Key data from many transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) clinical trials will be presented as late-breakers at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Session this weekend,...

STS, CHSD, congenital heart, trial, surgery, database, pediatric

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released the first publicly accessible national report of surgical outcomes from its Congenital Heart Surgery Database (CHSD), a component of the STS...

protein, heart failure, trial, RBFox2, cardiac diagnostics, UC San Diego

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a key piece in the complex molecular puzzle underlying heart failure.

TAVR, study, one-year outcomes, heart valve repair, JAMA, Mayo Clinic

In an analysis of outcomes of about 12,000 patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), death rate after one year was nearly one in four, according to a study in the March...

Astron, Biotronik, BIOFLEX-I, trial, peripheral stents, CRT 2015

Biotronik announced the presentation of data from the iliac arm of the BIOFLEX-I clinical trial at the Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) conference in Washington, D.C. The...

Corindus, CorPath, trial, cath lab, PCI, robotic

Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. announced it has initiated a clinical trial of its CorPath System in peripheral vascular interventions. The study is currently enrolling patients at the...

Merck announced results from two post-hoc analyses of the TRA 2°P TIMI 50 (Thrombin Receptor Antagonist in Secondary Prevention of Atherothrombotic Ischemic Events) trial of Zontivity (vorapaxar...

OrbusNeich, Combo Dual Therapy Stent, REMEDEE, EGO COMBO, JIM 2015

A three-year review of data on the Combo Dual Therapy Stent was presented at the Joint Interventional Meeting (JIM) 2015 in Rome. These data demonstrate the healing benefits of the Combo Dual...

Biotronik, ProMRI, AFFIRM, trial, ICD, MRI systems, EP Lab

Biotronik announced that its ProMRI and ProMRI AFFIRM studies have been published in Heart Rhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, validating the...

Biotronik, Passeo-18 Lux, DCB, BIOLUX P-I, trial, drug eluting, balloon catheter

Biotronik announced that results of its BIOLUX P-I clinical study have been published in the Journal of Endovascular Therapy. BIOLUX P-I was a prospective, international, multi-center,...

Tryton Side Branch Stent, Pivotal IDE, bifurcation stent, bifurcation stent

Tryton Medical Inc. announced that results from the company’s pivotal clinical trial for the Tryton Side Branch Stent were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology...

Nanometer-sized “drones” could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis, according to a study in pre-clinical models by scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)...

nanoparticles, stroke, tPA, blood clot, magnetic, MRI, antiplatelet

By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 times faster than a commonly...

Hielscher, Columbia, PAD, OCT, diabetes, optical tomographic imaging, peripheral

Approximately 8 to 12 million people in the United States alone are suffering from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common vascular problem that is also one of the most serious complications...

Sunshine Heart, C-Pulse, COUNTER HF, study, FDA, heart failure

Sunshine Heart Inc. announced it has received unconditional approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct an interim analysis of COUNTER HF, the company's U.S. pivotal study...

Daiichi Sankyo and the Heart Rhythm Society announced results from a global survey, which polled cardiologists from around the world and revealed that a majority (58 percent) agree there is no...

VasSol Inc., NOVA, VERiTAS trial, recurrent stroke, MRI, software

A recently completed National Institutes of Health-funded trial confirms the efficacy of blood flow measurement technology from VasSol Inc. to predict the possibility of repeated stroke...

Biotronik, DREAMS, BIOSOLVE-II trial, bioresorbable stent, magnesium

Biotronik announced the completion of enrollment in the BIOSOLVE-II trial — a clinical study investigating the safety and performance of DREAMS (DRug Eluting Absorbable Metal Scaffold).

iRhythm, ZIO Service, arrhythmia detection, wearable, Holter monitors

iRhythm Technologies Inc. announced the study, “Cost Analysis and Clinical Outcomes of Ambulatory Care Monitoring in Medicare Patients,” was published in the Journal of Health...

Medi-Lynx Cardiac Monitoring LLC and Medicalgorithmics have announced their participation in a research project investigating the impact of lifestyle modification on ablation outcome in atrial...