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May 23, 2014 — Stentys presented final results from the APPOSITION IV study of its new self-apposing sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) during the Hotline session at the EuroPCR conference in Paris.

May 23, 2014 — The first drug-eluting balloon to go up for review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be discussed at the next Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical...

May 23, 2014 — Medtronic announced the results from the first prospective randomized clinical trial to show that Medtronic implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) can safely extend...

ICD Implants Heart Rhythm Society Clinical Study Insurance Male

A study presented at Heart Rhythm 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 35th Annual Scientific Sessions, reports significant gender and health insurance disparities in implantable...

Wearable Holter Zio Patch  Atrial Fibrillation iRhythm Technologies

May 21, 2014 — iRhythm Technologies Inc. announced that data from four studies presented at Heart Rhythm 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society's 35th Annual Scientific Sessions, support the use of the...

St. Jude Medical Portico TAVR System U.S. Implants Clinical Study

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced that the first patient implants occurred in the Portico Re-sheathable Transcatheter Aortic Valve System U.S. IDE Trial (PORTICO trial).

May 19, 2014 — A new study found that adding an electrocardiogram (ECG) to existing pre-participation screening of high school athletes increases the likelihood of identifying disorders associated...

May 19, 2014 — St. Jude Medical announced that data presented during a late-breaking clinical trial session at the 2014 annual scientific sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) found an...

May 16, 2014 — New data presented as a late-breaking clinical trial at the Heart Rhythm Society's (HRS) 2014 annual scientific sessions show that an advanced pacing feature exclusive to Medtronic...

Cardiac Diagnostics Clinical Trial Journal of Experimental Medicine

A study in The Journal of Experimental Medicine shows that IκB kinase β (IKKβ) functions in smooth muscle cells to regulate vascular inflammatory responses and atherosclerosis...

Boston Scientific Corp. ICD HRS 35th Annual Scientific Sessions SIMPLE Trial

A Boston Scientific Corp. study demonstrated that outcomes for patients with the company's transvenous implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) who received routine defibrillation testing (DT...

May 12, 2014 — Patients using the Boston Scientific Latitude remote patient management system with wireless telemetry demonstrated significantly lower mortality and fewer hospitalizations...

Gore Tag Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis LSA Feasibility Study Clinical Trial

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced that Himanshu Patel, M.D. and David Williams, M.D. at The University of Michigan enrolled the first patient in the Gore TAG Thoracic Branch...

Late-Breaking Trials SCAI May 2014

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) announced the late-breaking clinic al trial data presentations for it its upcoming 2014 Scientific Sessions, May 28-31, in Las...

ACC.14 Astronauts Clinical Trial Cardiovascular Ultrasound

New findings from a study of 12 astronauts show the heart becomes more spherical when exposed to long periods of microgravity in space, a change that could lead to cardiac problems, according to...

Singulex Blood Test Clinical Study American Heart Association

Singulex Inc. presented new data at the American Heart Association Epidemiology and Prevention Council Conference highlighting research results using the company’s proprietary ultrasensitive...

April 23, 2014 — Xeltis announced it finished enrollment in a five-patient feasibility study of implantable products intended to enable for the first time the spontaneous growth of natural,...

Cytori Stem Cell Therapy Heart Failure Treatments PRECISE Trial

Cytori Therapeutics announced publication of safety and efficacy data from a 36 month European clinical trial of Cytori Cell Therapy in patients with chronic ischemic heart failure. 

April 18, 2014 — New research presented at the 34th annual meeting of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) demonstrated the CorMatrix particulate extracellular...

ACC 14 Clinical Trial Women Diet Drinks Cardiovascular Problem Mortality

Healthy postmenopausal women who drink two or more diet drinks a day may be more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problems, according to research to be presented at...