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therapeutic hypothermia, children, cardiac arrest, treatment, temperature

A large-scale, multicenter study has shown that therapeutic hypothermia does not improve survival rates or reduce brain injury in infants and children with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest more than...

Vessix Renal Denervation System, REDUCE-HTN: REINFORCE, high blood pressure

Boston Scientific Corp. is taking a new approach to evaluate the performance of the Vessix Renal Denervation System, initiating a study to isolate the effects of the therapy in patients with...

Sunshine Heart, C-Pulse, COUNTER HF, FDA, review, pause, enrollment

Sunshine Heart Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed the company’s submission regarding the pause of the COUNTER HF U.S. pivotal study. The FDA has requested...

One life-threatening complication of lung cancer surgery is the formation of blood clots in the lungs (also called pulmonary embolism, PE) or in the legs (also known as deep vein thrombosis, DVT...

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) announced the following late-breaking clinical trials to be presented at its 2015 Scientific Sessions, May 6-9 in San Diego.

Medtronic, SWIFT PRIME, REVASCAT, Solitaire, stent thrombectomy, stroke

Two global trials have found that the addition of the Solitaire device stent thrombectomy procedure to current pharmaceutical treatment significantly reduced disability in patients...

Boston Scientific, Eluvia, MAJESTIC trial, vascular stent, PAD

A key trial evaluating the Boston Scientific Eluvia drug-eluting vascular stent system met its primary endpoint, with more than 94 percent of the lesions treated for peripheral arterial disease (...

Several futuristic technologies and their potential impact on healthcare were discussed during the Future of Cardiovascular Medicine track sessions at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2015...

Johns Hopkins, motion-tracking MRI, stroke risk, atrial fibrillation

Researchers from Johns Hopkins performing sophisticated motion studies of heart magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans have found that specific altered function in the left atrium may signal...

Infraredx, LRP Study, TVC Imaging System, Lipid-Rich Plaques, 1,000 patients

Infraredx Inc. announced the enrollment of 1,000 patients in the Lipid-Rich Plaque (LRP) Study. The LRP Study is a prospective, multi-center clinical trial designed to identify a correlation...

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, TMVR, Tendyne, FDA, first implant, U.S.

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) physicians are conducting a research study using the first transcatheter mitral valve replacement in the United States at Minneapolis Heart Institute...

Comparing mechanical prosthetic and bioprosthetic mitral valves, a study in the April 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found no significant difference in...

carotid artery stenting, F-EPD, P-EPD, ACC, embolic protection devices

A study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions showed that in-hospital and 30-day stroke or death rates were equally low with either a distal filter embolic protection device (F-...

Boston Scientific, S-ICD, long-term data, TV-ICD, trial

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology published data confirming the long-term safety and efficacy of the Boston Scientific Corp. S-ICD System (subcutaneous implantable...

eClinicalWorks released recent survey findings examining public attitudes towards advances in patient engagement tools, and also conducted a separate study looking at physician opinions on this...

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...

intraaortic balloon pumps, IABP, ventricular assist devices, VAD, cost effective

Maquet Cardiovascular USA announced publication of a manuscript comparing the clinical and economic impact of percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVAD) with intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP)...

hot flashes, endothelial function, cardiovascular disease, risk, women, age

Two new studies suggest women who experience hot flashes earlier in life appear to have poorer endothelial function — one of the earliest signs of cardiovascular disease— than those who have hot...

hospital, stay, heart attack, angioplasty, study

Patients 65 or older discharged from the hospital as early as 48 hours after angioplasty following a major heart attack have similar outcomes as those who stay four to five days, provided...

blood urea nitrogen, BUN, postoperative stroke, risk, test, Wake Forest Baptist

The results of a blood test done immediately after heart surgery can be a meaningful indicator of postoperative stroke risk, a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has found...