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July 26, 2012 — Angion Biomedica Corp. announced that the first patient was dosed in a Phase II multicenter clinical trial evaluating BB3 for the treatment of heart attack (acute myocardial...

July 25, 2012 — Grady Memorial Hospital has standardized and improved patient education and reduced by 75 percent the amount of time staff spend educating new patients about warfarin by...

July 20, 2012 — Ticagrelor, a blood-thinning drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011, should be considered along with older blood thinners clopidogrel and prasugrel...

July 20, 2012 — The online clinical drug resource Drugs.com released first quarter 2012 U.S. prescription sales data for the top 100 drugs. Blood thinners, proton-pump inhibitors, antipsychotics...

Mercator MedSystems, a medical technology company whose platform Micro-Infusion Catheter technology announced preliminary results of its DANCE clinical trial that continues to follow...

Over the past decade there have been several advancements in prothrombin time (PT)/international normalized ration (INR) point-of-care testing (POCT) devices. This is usually performed at an...

June 22, 2012 — The the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee voted in May against recommending approval of expanding the indication for...

June 11, 2012 — Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that the Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) capsules prescribing information has been updated to affirm that "Pradaxa 150...

May 23, 2012 — Accumetrics Inc., developer of the VerifyNow System, the first rapid and easy-to-use point-of-care system for measuring platelet reactivity to multiple antiplatelet agents,...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved generic versions of the blood-thinning drug Plavix (clopidogrel), which is expected to have a major impact on the cost to treat patients...

May 15, 2012 — Reaching out to patients with a few simple phone calls significantly improves the likelihood they’ll continue to take critically important medication that...

April 24, 2012—Providing more guidance to clinicians on the provision of optimal patient care, the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), American Heart Association (AHA) and American...

April 19, 2012 — Spherix Inc. announced results from its recently completed studies using near-infrared spectroscopy on autopsy samples from humans who had confirmed cardiovascular disease....

April 6, 2012 — The U.S. anticoagulant market is on the verge of a major shift in clinical practice, transitioning from a market dominated by a single injectable anticoagulant to a highly...

It seems a picture is worth more than a thousand words for people who see evidence of coronary artery disease, the most common type of heart disease in men and women. Simply seeing a build-up of...

Internet-based telemedicine systems appear to lead to more appropriate and effective pharmacotherapy, better blood pressure control and an overall reduction in cardiovascular risk compared to...

March 29, 2012 — Adding vorapaxar, an investigational platelet blocker, to standard antiplatelet therapy significantly reduces the risk of recurrent cardiovascular events in a specific group of...

March 29, 2012 — A three-pronged intervention in Brazilian public hospitals significantly improved physician adherence to evidence-based protocols for treating acute coronary syndrome (ACS),...

March 27, 2012 – Researchers found the antiplatelet drug abciximab significantly decreased damage to the heart muscle in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most...

March 19, 2012 – Individuals suffering from chronic heart failure (CHF) can look forward to the appearance of many new drug options over the next few years and place hope in a cure through future...