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Cardiac Ultrasound Blood Clots Heart Brain ACC.14

A study with a new ultrasonic scanning technique shows that scanning of the carotid arteries can reveal who is at high risk of being hit by a blood clot. 

ICD, MADIT-CRT trial, long-term followup, ACC.14

Patients in mild heart failure who receive a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) device may live longer than those implanted with a traditional implantable...

April 7, 2014 — A first-ever randomized head-to-head comparison of two devices commonly used to treat aortic stenosis finds balloon-expandable transcatheter valves (such as the Edwards Sapien)...

Medtronic, SYMPLICITY, SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial, renal denervation, ACC.14

A major disappointment earlier this year was the announcement by Medtronic that its renal denervation system failed to meet its primary endpoint for efficacy in the U.S. SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial....

Iodixanol Iopamidol Contrast Media Peripheral Arteriography ACC.14 Clinical Stud

GE Healthcare announced results from a new clinical study, which showed that patients receiving iodixanol (Visipaque) 320mg I/ml reported less discomfort, characterized by heat or cold sensation...

Biolimus Everolimus Stent Clinical Trial ACC.14

A new stent covered with biodegradable coating continues to show statistical equivalence to Japan’s market leader in cumulative second-year data and subgroup analyses, according to research from...

Corevalve beats surgery, ACC 2014, TAVR vs surgery

The key trial presented at the 2014 American College of Cardiology (ACC) that will likely be the one attendees will remember “they were there for” in the years to come was data showing...

Statins are associated with a significant improvement in erectile function, a fact researchers hope will encourage men who need statins to reduce their risk of heart attack to take them, according...

April 1, 2014 — Citing accelerating healthcare costs and finite resources, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) announced they will begin incorporating...

defibrillator, heart study

Medtronic, Inc. announced the first patients were enrolled in the Improve SCA Clinical Study, a first-of-its-kind study that will identify patients in developing countries at high risk for sudden...

CBSET Renal Denervation Hypertension Therapies Symplicity-3 Trial

Scientists at CBSET are reminding thought leaders in renal denervation that there is a seminal experimental and computational template for the more rational, comprehensive preclinical evaluation...

InspireMD Inc. has enrolled the first patient into the CARENET (CARotid Embolic protection study using microNET) multi-center European...

biotronik, MRI safe ICD

Biotronik has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the expansion of Biotronik’s ongoing ProMRI clinical trial. The new phase of the trial (Phase C) will study...

statins, heart scan, CT scan

As long as inexpensive statins, which lower cholesterol, are readily available and patients do not mind taking them, it does not make sense to do a heart comuted tomography (CT) scan to measure...

Patient enrollment has been completed four months ahead of plan in the Phase III clinical trial EUCLID study for AstraZeneca's ticagrelor (Brilinta) tablets. Part of PARTHENON,...

St. Jude Medical Nanostim Leadless Pacemaker EP Lab Clinical Trial

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first enrollments in the company’s LEADLESS Pacemaker Observational Study ...

Cardiac Stem Cells Regeneration Therapy

Generating new cardiac muscle from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and/or induced pluripotent stem cells (...

Cath Lab Clinical Trial Study Cardiovascular Surgery

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a biological pathway that contributes to the high rate of vein graft failure following ...

Micell Technologies Inc. announced that imaging and clinical results from the DESSOLVE I and DESSOLVE II trials...

Corindus CorPath Robotic Navigation Telemedicine Telecardiology Cath Lab

For patients living in rural areas, life-saving procedures such as an angioplasty may only be available at a facility more than 200 miles away. To bridge this distance, ...