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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.

January 23, 2008 - American healthcare can be greatly improved by embracing “openness” throughout the healthcare arena is the principle finding of a new report, Harnessing Openness to Transform...