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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Amgen’s ivabradine (Corlanor) to reduce hospitalization from worsening heart failure.

A study including more than 20,000 adults in China found combined use of the hypertension medication enalapril and folic acid significantly reduced the risk of first stroke. All of the patients...

Medtronic plc announced the initiation of the SPYRAL HTN Global Clinical Trial Program, a phased clinical program studying renal denervation in uncontrolled hypertension. This announcement follows...

The Medicines Company announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for two acute care products – Kengrexal (cangrelor) and Raplixa (sealant powder). These approvals...

ticagrelor, AstraZeneca, FDA, crushing, option

AstraZeneca announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new administration option for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients who are unable to swallow ticagrelor (...

Adding the antiplatelet drug ticagrelor (Brilinta) to aspirin as long-term therapy after a heart attack significantly reduced the rate of subsequent death from cardiovascular causes, heart attack...

A novel therapy that would allow doctors to turn the body’s blood clotting ability off and on in a more controlled way was about as effective as established anticoagulants in patients undergoing...

atients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing angioplasty who received the anticoagulant drug bivalirudin did not show significant improvements in either of two coprimary endpoints — a composite...

dual antiplatelet therapy, DAPT, mortality, DES implantation, CRF, length

Data from a meta-analysis published recently in The Lancet found that extended-duration dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation was associated with...

Boston Scientific, Watchman LAA device, FDA approval

Boston Scientific Corp. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Watchman left atrial appendage closure device. The Watchman device offers a new stroke risk reduction...

Researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine have found the blood platelet protein Rasa3 is critical to the success of the common anti-platelet drug Plavix. Plavix...

Point of Care Decision Support, anticoagulation software, PCDS AC, therapy

Point of Care Anticoagulation software (PCDS AC) optimizes delivery of anticoagulation (AC) drugs and reduces adverse events associated with anticoagulation therapy.

atrial fibrillation, women, seniors, guidelines, blood thinners, DCRI

Nearly all women and people over 65 in the United States with atrial fibrillation are advised to take blood thinners under new guidelines based on an analysis from the Duke Clinical Research...

Merck announced results from two post-hoc analyses of the TRA 2°P TIMI 50 (Thrombin Receptor Antagonist in Secondary Prevention of Atherothrombotic Ischemic Events) trial of Zontivity (vorapaxar...

Xarelto, rivaroxaban, Starter Pack, FDA, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Xarelto Starter Pack for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism (PE) treatment. The starter pack was designed to help...

Nanometer-sized “drones” could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis, according to a study in pre-clinical models by scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)...

Patients who experienced a certain type of heart attack who received the anticoagulant fondaparinux had a lower risk of major bleeding events and death compared to patients who received low-...

nanoparticles, stroke, tPA, blood clot, magnetic, MRI, antiplatelet

By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 times faster than a commonly...

Symphony Health Solutions (SHS) and the American College of Cardiology announced the completion of a new research platform. The HIPAA-compliant platform combines anonymized patient-level data from...

Renal denervation, hypertension, Peregrine System

Ablative Solutions Inc. announced the addition of Michael Weber, M.D., FACP, FACC, FAHA, to its Scientific Advisory Board.