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July 23, 2010 – For patients suffering from a heart attack, every minute counts, yet the average time from start of chest pain to receiving emergency room (ER) medical attention is 3.2 hours. The...

July 23, 2010 - At the same time that medical science has nearly eliminated AIDS deaths in patients treated for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), two international meetings of HIV/AIDS...

July 22, 2010 – Accumetrics Inc., Daiichi Sankyo Inc., and Eli Lilly and Co. recently announced that they have entered into a strategic collaboration in the United States to raise awareness about...

June 2, 2010 – A portable point-of-care prothrombin time/international normalized ratio (PT/INR) analyzer was released this week. The system detect blood clotting time for patients stabilized on...

May 14, 2010 — A partnership to develop cardiovascular genomic diagnostic testing devices has been signed between GE Healthcare and CardioDx.

March 31. 2010 – The FDA granted Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-waived status to expand the use of a point-of-care anti-coagulation monitor to a broader range of clinical...

March 24, 2010 — Several genes are associated with heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure, and can determine whether people may have predisposition to these conditions, according to...

March 9, 2010 — An analysis of six tests that are used to measure platelet function and help gauge the effectiveness of antiplatelet drugs for patients undergoing a cardiac procedure such as a...

March 3, 2010 – Two poster sessions will highlight research of Atherotech’s VAP Cholesterol Test at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Scientific Session Exposition, March 14-16, in...

February 19, 2010 – For women concerned about heart disease, routine testing of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is controversial, said Thomas Behrenbeck, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic...

At ACC 2010, Philips Healthcare will focus on the full spectrum of cardiology care – from diagnosis and treatment to disease management and home monitoring to enhance patient care.

January 20, 2010 – LDL is not the only "bad cholesterol" according to a new study. A lipoprotein in the bloodstream called Lp(a) can also be labeled "bad cholesterol," according to the study...

December 30, 2009 – Medical device company Emerging Healthcare Solutions LLC (EHS) entered into an agreement to distribute ThromboVision’s T-Guide, a new diagnostic test to assess patient response...

December 22, 2009 – A new study is the first to specifically identify the year immediately around a woman’s final menstrual period as the time of most adverse changes in the lipid profile in women...

November 18, 2009 – Three platelet function tests identified patients who will have blood cells that remain sticky, increasing heart attack risk, despite being pretreated with two anti-clotting...

November 17, 2009 – Scientists have created a one-step, point-of-care diagnostic test based on a silicon chip that uses a smaller blood sample, is significantly faster, portable and easier to use...

November 17, 2009 – A new genetic test to detect familial dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the FAMILION DCM Test, was introduced this week at the 2009 American Heart Association (AHA) meeting in...

September 18, 2009 – Patients’ response to anti-platelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and its impact on clinical outcomes will be covered in a TCT 2009 breakfast...

August, 13, 2009 – Atherotech Inc. this week added two new cardiometabolic tests – the PLAC Test for identification of increased heart attack and stroke risk, and the Cystatin C test as an early,...

July 22, 2009 – Roche Diagnostics today introduced the Roche Cardiac 200, a comprehensive testing solution for rapid cardiac diagnostic needs in point-of-care testing environments.