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August 10, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Abbott’s RX Herculink Elite Renal Stent System for the treatment of renal artery stenosis (narrowing of the main arteries...

August 2, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently cleared Abbott Vascular’s RX Herculink Elite Renal Stent System. The balloon-expandable, cobalt chromium, laser-cut stent is used to...

July 14, 2011 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has conditionally approved the protocol for SYMPLICITY HTN-3, the U.S. clinical trial of renal denervation with the Symplicity catheter...

June 14, 2011 – New performance measures for adults with coronary artery disease (CAD) and hypertension were released today by the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), the American Heart...
May 19, 2011 - Results from a study validating Cheetah Medical's noninvasive NICOM system specifically for use in patients with pulmonary hypertension were presented Wednesday, May 18th, at the 2011...
May 6, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released its list of pre-market approval (PMA) decisions for new or enhanced medical devices from March 2011.
May 6, 2011 – A substance secreted by the heart that is associated with congestive heart failure and renal failure is not predictive of reduction in systolic blood pressure in patients treated with...
A new version of the Lifepak 15 monitor/defibrillator is designed to help hospital, as well as pre-hospital, teams provide more effective patient care. The 15, when used together with CODE-STAT data...

April 21, 2011 – A new angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension, or high blood pressure. Edarbi (azilsartan...

March 30, 2011 – Interventional radiologists have completed the first human randomized controlled trial of therapeutic renal denervation, or RDN. RDN is a procedure that uses a catheter-based...

March 18, 2011 – Researchers have found a link between high blood pressure and a greater drop in average walking speeds in older adults, according to results from a new study. The drop seems to...

March 14, 2011 – A software system that manages patient itineraries has expanded into the cardiology and transport departments. Allocade’s On-Cue Expert Software System and enhancements for the On...

March 11, 2011 – Sildenafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, has another possible use – helping children and young adults with congenital heart disease to...

March 8, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced monthly liver enzyme tests are no longer required for those taking Letairis tablets (ambrisentan), made by Gilead Sciences....

March 1, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved azilsartan medoxomil to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults. Azilsartan medoxomil, also known as Edarbi, is made...

February 25, 2011 – Although it may seem like the flu, dizziness, nausea and achiness can be signs of a heart attack in women. While heart attacks affect both men and women, the symptoms of a...

February 8, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Merit Medical Systems initiated a Class I recall for one lot of its Prelude Short Sheath Introducer, because the tips may detach...

January 21, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week unveiled a plan containing 25 actions it intends to implement during 2011 to improve its 510(k) review of medical...

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) this week published guiding principles and best practices for the development of radiation safety programs in cardiac...

January 10, 2011 – European CE mark approval was announced today for the Abbott, Absorb drug-eluting bioresorbable coronary stent. It is the first bioresorbable stent to gain regulatory approval...