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August 17, 2010 – Middle-aged and elderly Swedish women who regularly ate a small amount of chocolate had lower risks of heart failure in a study reported in Circulation: Heart Failure,...

August 11, 2010 – More than 50 percent of cardiologists in a recent survey gave the health reform bill unsatisfactory marks, grading it as a D or an F. Only 1 percent of cardiologists graded it as...

August 3, 2010 — St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) in Paterson, N.J., received the Chain of Survival Award from the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association and accolades from New Jersey Gov....

August 2, 2010 – Research by an international team of scientists, including a University of California (UC), Davis, nutritionist, provides new evidence that cocoa and other foods rich in a class...

July 21, 2010 – The Advancing Patient Safety Coalition sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration earlier this month, urging the agency to immediately issue rules on unique device...

July 1, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently added a warning to the information on clopidogrel (Plavix), as a result of new information indicating that variations in genetic...

July 1, 2010 – Clinical results have shown the Rheos System is successful in lowering blood pressure, CVRx Inc. announced this week at the European Society of Hypertension Meeting. The system is...

June 28, 2010 – There is a growing consensus that radiologists must ensure that patients undergoing computed tomography (CT) receive the minimum radiation dose possible to produce a medical...

June 21, 2010 – Long-term data presented today from Ardian’s Symplicity HTN-1 study demonstrate that the significant reductions in blood pressure achieved using renal denervation (RDN) treatment...

June 15, 2010 – Health care professionals can now get information on the diagnosis, pathology, and treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) on their smart phones. Actelion...

June 2, 2010 – Covidien announced yesterday it is purchasing ev3 Inc. for $2.6 billion to expand its percutaneous vascular portfolio. The company hopes to become a leading endovascular player in...

May 17, 2010 – When patients present with chest pain or other high-risk symptoms of heart problems, doctors increasingly rely on nuclear imaging and computed tomography (CT) to find evidence of...

April 28, 2010 – About 280,000 external defibrillators used worldwide in health care facilities and public places may malfunction during attempts to rescue people in sudden cardiac arrest, the U.S...

April 22, 2010 — An improved formulation of epoprostenol for the treatment of primary pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and pulmonary hypertension is now commercially available.

April 19, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared a generic version of metoprolol succinate extended-release tablets. The beta-blocker is used to treat angina, heart...

April 14, 2010 – An antibacterial wrap for implanted pacemakers and defibrillators released this week is designed to provide protection against infections. The AigisRx Flat delivers the...

April 7, 2010 – A medical manufacturer pleaded guilty Monday to criminal violations for improper reporting of short-circuit failures of three models of its implantable cardioverter defibrillators...

April 7, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently sent a warning letter to Edwards Lifesciences Corp. for late reporting of adverse events with its medical devices.

March 31, 2010 — Boston Scientific Corp. recently announced that it has stopped shipment and is retrieving field inventory of all its implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac...

March 30, 2010 – To accelerate development, incubating and commercializing new cardiovascular technology, the Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (GCIC) plans to open a new building in May. It...