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June 5, 2008 - Older patients may have less ability to repair of vessels and arteries after acute injury, similar to other effects of aging, according to the American Vascular Association (AVA)...

June 2, 2008 - Beta-blocker usage for elective abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair reduced in-hospital mortality by 51 percent compared to control hospitals over the same time period, according...

May 29, 2008 - A study of all U.S. Medicare hospital patients who had abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair between 2001 and 2003 shows that high volume hospitals that used endovascular, rather...

May 21, 2008 - Dronedarone significantly reduces the incidence of cardiovascular hospitalization or death in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to results of the ATHENA Trial...

April 30, 2008 - A new study indicates that use of the minimally invasive W.L. GORE TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis to treat descending thoracic aneurysms appears to be superior to open surgical...

April 28, 2008 - There was no difference in mortality between men and women for patients who suffered a myocardial infarction, according to a study in Germany that included 132,000 men and women...

April 24, 2008 - Boston Scientific Corp. completed enrollment in the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (MADIT-CRT), engineered to test...

April 15, 2008 - Physician scientists at the Texas Heart Institute (THI) at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital have begun the world's first clinical trial to treat heart attack patients with a special...

April 8, 2008 - Atrial fibrillation demonstrated that a port access, paracardioscopic Ex-Maze procedure produced favorable outcomes and allowed patients to discontinue antiarrhythmic drugs,...

April 4, 2008 - Medtronic presented data at the ACC on its REVERSE (Resynchronization Reverses Remodeling in Systolic Left Ventricular Dysfunction) trial showed that more patients in the trial...

April 3, 2008 - In preparation for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and the General Electric Company said this week two research programs have started to...

March 31, 2008 - Over the years, interventional cardiologists have made many improvements in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for patients with heart attack, among the most important,...

March 31, 2008 - Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) can be performed safely and successfully in medical centers without on-site cardiac surgical back-up, provided programs are well-organized...

March 11, 2008 - Diets rich magnesium, found in whole grains and vegetables, could help reduce stroke risk in smokers, researchers Susanna Larsson and colleagues at the Karolinska Institute in...

February 28, 2008 - The first human received Medtronic’s investigational bifurcation stent, a Y-shaped design that matches the anatomy of lesions that form at the junctions of coronary arteries,...

February 19, 2008 - A regimen of aspirin, clopidogrel and coumadin started at discharge decreased mortality and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) while keeping bleeding to acceptable levels in...

February 19, 2008 - Among patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), prior statin therapy is associated with better perfusion after primary angioplasty of the infarct-related artery,...

February 11, 2008 - Having a heart attack is apparently not sufficient reason for most people to change to a heart-healthy diet, a new study finds.

"We found that diet quality is poor after...

February 4, 2008 - Heart conditions cost $76 billion to treat in 2005, according to the latest News and Numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.