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October 25, 2007 — Two carotid stenting trials examining outcomes in real-world patients demonstrated for the first time results that are comparable to guidelines established by the American Heart...

October 23, 2007 – After 12 months of the SPIRIT III trial, there were significantly fewer major adverse cardiac events (MACE) such as heart attacks, deaths from cardiac causes or repeat...

October 18, 2007 - Abbott announced that trial results for ABSORB, the world’s first clinical trial evaluating the safety and performance of a fully bioabsorbable drug eluting stent platform for...

October 17, 2007 — Patients with heart disease who undergo coronary angioplasty have an equivalent risk of death and heart attack as patients who undergo coronary bypass surgery, according to...

October 16, 2007 – Celera developed a five-gene genetic risk score based on five variant genes that predict risk for coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a study published in the October...

October 15, 2007 - Oncologists need to consider the affects on the cardiovascular system when treating early breast cancer, according to a review article in the Oct. 9 issue of the Journal of the...

October 9, 2007 – Medtronic Inc. today announced that it has begun enrolling in the PRECEDE-HF clinical trial that will evaluate Medtronic’s proprietary Cardiac Compass and OptiVol Fluid Status...

October 9, 2007 - From a snippet of a patient’s skin, researchers have grown blood vessels in a laboratory and then implanted them to restore blood flow around the patient’s damaged arteries and...

October 2, 2007 - TherOx Inc., a privately held medical device company, will announce at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Conference in Washington D.C. on October 23, the...

September 20, 2007 - Medicure Inc. today announced the completion of enrollment of 3,000 patients in its MEND-CABG II trial, as the company plans to develop the first cardioprotective therapy...

August 20, 2007 - Cardiatis, SA announced that it has completed recruitment of patients into its first European clinical trial of its 3D Multilayer Braided Stent for repairing aneurysms.

July 18, 2007 - In a related study of over 25,000 initially healthy women, higher triglyceride levels measured after not fasting is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular events, but...

July 3, 2007 - Ivivi Technologies Inc., a non-invasive, electrotherapeutic technology developer, announced that it has completed enrollment of 30 patients participating in a double-blind,...

June 12, 2007 - Recent findings show that the majority of people untrained in how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and even many trained emergency personnel, do not push with enough force...

June 1, 2007 — Abbott announced it has completed its application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to seek market approval for its XIENCE V Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System to...

May 30, 2007 -- The Canadian Press reports this week that people in the greatest need of cardiac medications and interventions are less likely than moderately ill patients to get the full range of...

May 16, 2007 — Extremely anxious patients with heart disease have been found to be at double the risk of heart attack or death when compared to those with a more relaxed life attitude, reports ANI...

April 30, 2007 — Carotid stenting can be performed on any age patient, but should be undertaken with caution and skill for patients 80 years and older, as well as done safely in experienced...