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Accumetrics VerifyNow II CE mark Antiplatelet Therapy

Accumetrics Inc. announced that its next generation VerifyNow II System has achieved CE marking for point-of-care measurement of platelet reactivity to antiplatelet agents. This marks the...

Top Cardiovascular Stories 2012 Software CT angiography Heart Valve Repair

The past year in cardiology has continued to see progress and innovation in medicine. As the year comes to an end, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) identified some of the top...

December 28, 2012 — Researchers have discovered that adding lovastatin, a widely used cholesterol-lowering drug, to traditional antimalarial treatment decreases neuroinflammation and protects...

December 27, 2012 — Cardiosonic Inc., a private developer of technology in the field of renal denervation for the treatment of hypertension, announced it has closed on the first $6.1 million of a...

RealView's 3-D holographic projection of a heart

The annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting brings many cutting-edge technologies to the forefront during its five days of clinical sessions. This is my editor’s choice of...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare professionals and the public that the anticoagulant Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) should not be used to prevent stroke...

December 20, 2012 — BlipCare has presented the world's first Wi-Fi blood pressure monitor on international crowd funding site Indiegogo.

FDA Heparin Container Labels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying healthcare professionals, caregivers and patients about a change to the container and carton labels for heparin products.

December 6, 2012 — Daiichi Sankyo Inc. and Eli Lilly and Co. announced results of two retrospective studies comparing rates of readmission for subsequent heart attack and initial hospitalization...

Clopidogrel Prasugrel TCT 2012 Smoking PARADOX Study Antiplatelet Therapy

Results of a study investigating the effects of smoking on the antiplatelet medications clopidogrel and prasugrel were presented at the 24th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)...

A large observational study found the increased risk associated with dual antiplatelet therapy cessation after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is tied to patient non-adherence, as opposed...

St. Jude Medical EnligHTN Renal Denervation System

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced that the company’s EnligHTN renal denervation system provides a safe, effective and sustained reduction in office and ambulatory blood pressure measurements at six...

November 9, 2012 — A study found that the use of rosuvastatin prior to angioplasty did not influence the levels of troponin I, a sensitive indicator of muscle damage. Results were presented at the...

November 9, 2012 — Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Pfizer Inc. announced that the reductions in stroke or systemic embolism, major bleeding, and mortality demonstrated with Eliquis compared to...

Boston Scientific Renal Denervation Vessix Vascular

November 8, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. is extending its reach into the renal denervation market by signing a...

November 7, 2012 — Kona Medical Inc. announced the initiation of the first clinical study of its device...

Xarelto rivaroxaban Janssen Pharmaceuticals Deep Vein Thromosis Treament

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved rivaroxaban (Xarelto), an oral anticoagulant, for the...

Paradise System ReCor Medical Hypertension Therapies Renal Denervation

November 5, 2012 — ReCor Medical reported one-year follow-up data on patients who have been treated via renal denervation...

ADAPT-DES study TCT, 2012, Plavix, stent

November 2, 2012 — Patients who receive a drug-eluting stent (DES) and demonstrate low levels of platelet inhibition are more likely to have blood clots form on the stent and suffer a possible...

October 23, 2012 — A study found that a tailored therapy approach that adjusts the loading dose of clopidogrel according to measured platelet reactivity is superior to prasugrel therapy in...