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Atherotech Diagnostics Lab has added three new genetic tests to its cardiometabolic test offering: warfarin sensitivity, Plavix sensitivity and the thrombophilia risk test.

 

Among patients with prehypertension and coronary artery disease, use of the renin (an enzyme secreted by the kidneys) inhibitor aliskiren, compared with placebo, did not result in improvement or...

Use of the novel anticoagulant otamixaban did not reduce ischemic events compared with unfractionated heparin plus eptifibatide but increased bleeding among patients with non–ST-segment elevation...

September 5, 2013 — ITC Nexus Holding Co., a company in hemostasis management and point-of-care (POC) testing, announced it has acquired Accumetrics, a specialist in assessing patient response to...

September 3, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the CE mark approval of its next-generation EnligHTN renal denervation system for treating patients with drug-resistant, uncontrolled...

Qinghui Chen, assistant professor in Michigan Tech’s kinesiology and integrative physiology department, wants to get to the bottom of two cardiovascular diseases: hypertension and congestive heart...

August 5, 2013 — AstraZeneca announced results from a new sub-analysis of the PLATO study that evaluated the incidence of stent thrombosis in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

Mercator MedSystems has been issued U.S. Patent 8,465,752, which protects the company’s sole U.S. rights to deliver drugs or other nerve modifying agents to tissue surrounding arteries for...

MEDTRONIC, symplicity renal denervation catheter

One of the exciting new frontiers for interventional cardiology is the use of renal denervation therapy to treat pharmacologically uncontrolled hypertension. It is estimated there are more...

Merck announced that the New Drug Application (NDA) for its investigational anti-thrombotic medicine, vorapaxar, has been accepted...

T2 Biosystems announced the presentation of data strongly correlating T2Hemostat results with patients’ clinical outcomes. In 26 patients who presented with chest pain and underwent cardiac...

July 15, 2013 — Janssen Research & Development LLC announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a complete response letter for the supplemental new drug application (sNDA)...

Clinical Study Aspirin Duke Medicine Blood Test Platelet Functioning Testing

Aspirin has been widely used for more than 50 years as a common, inexpensive blood thinner for patients with heart disease and stroke, but doctors have little understanding of how it works and why...

cath lab, SYNTAX, SCAI

The year 2013 has brought us several important clinical trials that have changed the way interventional cardiologists approach and treat patients with stable coronary artery disease. These trials...

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to begin the EnligHTN IV Renal Denervation Study, the first U.S. trial using the EnligHTN Multi-Electrode Renal...

Boston Scientific Vessix Renal Denervation System Hypertension Therapies

Boston Scientific Corporation reported interim data from the REDUCE-HTN clinical program, which demonstrated a significant and sustained reduction in the blood pressure of patients treated with...

June 3, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the company’s EnligHTN multi-electrode renal denervation system provides a safe, rapid and sustained reduction in blood pressure...

Kona Medical announced three and six month results from the WAVE I study, a first-in-man study evaluating the safety and efficacy of Kona Medical’s Surround Sound Renal Denervation System for...

Can high blood pressure be safely reduced and controlled by “disconnecting” nerves in the kidneys? That is a question that a new ...

University of Maryland Medical Center Genetic-Testing Program Cardiac Stent

Patients with coronary artery disease who undergo treatment at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) now can receive long-term therapy based on information found in their genes. As part...