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January 11, 2008 - The American Medical Association (AMA) released the American Medical Association Guide to Preventing and Treating Heart Disease: Essential Information You and Your Family Need...

January 7, 2008 - Ischemia experienced in brief episodes could protect the heart by preparing it for a heart attack, according to early findings from an animal study by researchers at the...

January 8, 2008 - Compared with paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES), sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) appear to decrease the risk of in-stent late luminal loss in diabetics with coronary artery disease...

January 8, 2008 – Young, obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be at increased risk for early subclinical coronary atherosclerosis, independent of the presence of traditional...

December 11, 2007 - The FDA issued its final assessment of two long-term studies in patients with severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who were being treated with either Prilosec or...

December 4, 2007 - ELA Medical Inc. intiated U.S. enrollment in the OPTION study (Optimal Anti-tachycardia Therapy in ICD Patients without Pacing Indications), which will evaluate therapies and...

November 28, 2007 - Recent statistical updates are published in the December 2007 issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery that compare carotid endarterectomy (CEA), lower extremity bypass (LEB)...

November 19, 2007 - Endovascular therapy as opposed to open surgery is a less invasive treatment choice that also appears to improve patient outcome, according to author Mark A. Farber, M.D.,...

November 13, 2007- There is significant underutilization of many guideline-indicated life-saving medical and device therapies for heart failure (HF) patients, according to the Registry to Improve...

November 5, 2007 - A pooled analysis of the E-SIRIUS and C-SIRIUS trials, called New SIRIUS, found that the CYPHER sirolimus-eluting coronary stent continued to provide clinical benefits with...

November 4, 2007 – Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) can identify which patients will benefit more from undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) than receiving medical...

November 4, 2007 – Drug-eluting stents to open blocked coronary arteries caused no more risks for death or heart attack than bare metal stents, according to a late-breaking outcomes trial...

October 30, 2007 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded cardiac researchers at the University of Pennsylvania a $2.1 million grant to pioneer studies in cardiovascular disease...

October 30, 2007) – TherOx Inc., a privately held medical device company, announced it has met its endpoints for its pivotal trial, AMIHOT II (Acute Myocardial Infarction with Hyperoxemic Oxygen...

October 29, 2007 - Boston Scientific Corp. announced positive three-year results from its CABERNET and BEACH carotid artery stenting clinical trials, which evaluated the effectiveness of stenting...

October 25, 2007 - Early intervention saves lives in women who have a heart attack or unstable chest pain, according to research presented at TCT 2007, information that counters reports suggesting...

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...