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Ablation system, atrial fibrillation, Medtronic Arctic Front Advance Cryoballoon

Medtronic announced the initiation of the Cryo4 Persistent AF (Cryoballoon Ablation for Early Persistent Atrial Fibrillation) clinical trial.

Millions of people take angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) to help treat heart failure. But it turns out not all ARBs are created equally, according to one Nova Southeastern University (NSU)...

ASCERT, coronary bypass graft surgery, angioplasty, quality of life, value

Coronary bypass graft surgery commonly used to treat patients with coronary heart disease results in improved quality of life but also costs more than another often-used less invasive technique,...

Stem Cell Therapy, Congenital heart, clinical trial/study

Researchers at Okayama University and Okayama University Hospital show that children suffering from a condition known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome experienced some improvement in cardiac...

Artificial Heart, Ventricular Assist Device, Heart failure, SynCardia

SynCardia Systems Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to conduct a clinical study of the effectiveness of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart for...

Cardiac Resynchonization Therapy (CRT), Implantable cardioverster defibrillators

Medtronic announced new results from the PainFree SST and Shock-Less clinical studies published in the journal HeartRhythm.

Clinical trial/Study, Heart Valve Repair, CoreValve System

Medtronic revealed new one-year clinical data showing that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the self-expanding CoreValve System offers advantages in survival and safety compared...

Thoratec, HeartMate III, VAD, NewYork Presbyterian, trial, ventricular assist

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center is one of a select group of medical centers participating in a clinical trial of a new device for advanced heart failure patients,...

clinical trial/study, imaging, CT imaging

According to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), large majorities of primary care physicians believe that advanced medical...

clinical trial/study, stem cell therapies, Lifelines by Lori

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) announced the winners of its annual ‘Reflections of Research’ image competition – reflecting the charity’s research into heart and circulatory diseases.

CardioKinetix Inc. announced the completion of enrollment in Parachute China, a multi-center trial to evaluate the minimally invasive Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device for the treatment of...

St. Jude, STAR-VT, ventricular tachycardia, ablation catheter, FlexAbility

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first patient enrollment in the STAR-VT (Substrate Targeted Ablation using the FlexAbility Ablation...

antiplatelet therapy, pharmaceuticals, cath lab, clinical trial, ticagrelor

AstraZeneca announced that the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 study, a large-scale outcomes trial involving more than 21,000...

Clinical trial/study, EP Lab, WRAP Infection Clinical Trial

Medtronic Inc. announced the first patient enrollment in the WRAP Infection Clinical Trial, which will evaluate the effectiveness of the TYRX Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope in reducing major...

In a rural Maine county, sustained community-wide programs targeting cardiovascular risk factors and behavior changes were associated with reductions in hospitalization and death rates over a 40-...

rivaroxaban, Xarelto, safety performance, Janssen, NVAF

A new post-marketing study evaluating the safety of once-daily rivaroxaban (Xarelto) shows, in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), rates and patterns of major...

Clinical trial/study, heart failure, Sunshine Heart, C-Pulse System

Sunshine Heart Inc. announced the company's German Erlangen site for the OPTIONS-HF study has implanted its first patient with the C-Pulse(R) System for moderate to severe heart failure. 

ACC 2015 late breaking trials

The latest data on TAVR, transcatheter mitral valve repair, the use of CT to evaluate chest pain, first report on the use of TAVR embolic protection, denervation for pulmonary arterial...

radiation therapy, breast cancer, breath hold, heart, clinical study

Women who have breast cancer on their left side present a particular challenge to radiation oncologists. Studies have shown that the risk of heart disease is higher in this group of women after...

Bellerophon Therapeutics LLC announced that it has completed enrollment of its PRESERVATION I clinical trial of Bioabsorbable Cardiac Matrix (BCM), an investigational implantable medical device...