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April 29, 2009 – Based on research presented at the 58th annual ACC Scientific Session, children with elevated levels of triglycerides may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)...

April 29, 2009 - The Abuja Heart Study, a long-term cardiovascular study involving up to 10,000 patients from multiple sites across Nigeria, will employ the OpenClinica Enterprise for electronic...

April 20, 2009 - Symphony Medical Inc. said last week its Algisyl-LVR biopolymer was used on a human for the first time, successfully treating a 50-year-old male who was suffering from chronic...

April 15, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. today announced the initiation of the global abdominal aortic aneurysm study known as ENGAGE, which will evaluate the performance of the Endurant stent graft,...

April 14, 2009 - Transoma Medical Inc. announced the first enrollment and implant of the Sleuth AT, a wireless, automated implantable cardiac monitoring (ICM) system with programmable and frequent...

April 13, 2009 - To improve hospital performance in door-to-balloon (DTB) times nationally, the American College of Cardiology D2B Alliance recently enrolled approximately 1,000 hospitals that...

April 10, 2009 - NMT Medical Inc. said this week data analysis for its STARFlex device for patent foramen ovale (PFO)/stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) clinical trial, CLOSURE I, will...

April 10, 2009 - The results of the ZEST randomized controlled trial released at ACC 2009 showed the Cypher Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent significantly outperformed the Endeavor and Taxus...

April 9, 2009 - According to research presented last week at ACC, patients with the CYP2C19*2 genotype had more ischemic events in the one year following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI...

April 9, 2009 - A successful randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled phase 2 clinical trial using an intramyocardial injection of a patient’s own CD34 stem cells as treatment for...

April 9, 2009 - Researchers say a larger trial is needed to effectively test a novel stent designed to speed arterial healing in heart attack patients by attracting the body’s own circulating...

April 8, 2009 - The CUPID clinical trial demonstrated acceptable safety and produced quantitative evidence of biological activity across a number of parameters important for assessing heart...

April 7, 2009 - In the European experience, the DuraHeart Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) showed sustained benefits in providing safe and reliable long-term circulatory support with an...

April 6, 2009 - Evalve Inc. announced today the first enrollment in the ACCESS-Europe study, a post-market observational study of the MitraClip therapy in Europe.

The MitraClip system is...

April 3, 2009 - Long-term data presented at ACC.09 from Abbott’s SPIRIT II clinical trial demonstrated the clinical advantages of the XIENCE V Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent continued to...

April 3, 2009 - Results from the Medtronic-supported IRIS (Immediate Risk Stratification Improves Survival) clinical trial assessing the use of implantable cardiac devices (ICDs) in certain heart...

April 2, 2009 - A device implanted in the heart using minimally invasive techniques may replace the most widely prescribed drug for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial...

April 2, 2009 - New findings from a landmark investigational study demonstrated that, for patients with atrial fibrillation who were at increased risk for stroke and could not take an oral...

April 2, 2009 — Abbott yesterday announced the initiation of the MOBILITY clinical trial to study the safety and efficacy of the Absolute Pro Peripheral Self-Expanding Stent System in patients...

April 2, 2009 - Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center's division of vascular and endovascular surgery, examined the national frequency, predictors, outcomes...