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heart attacks, women's health

A new look at hospital data shows women have longer hospital stays and are more likely than men to die in the hospital after a heart attack.

stentys, stent, self-apposing stent

Stentys has announced the publication of an article in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) entitled, "Causes of Early Stent Thrombosis in Patients Presenting with Acute...

July 18, 2014 — Avinger announced that John Pigott, M.D., of Jobst Vascular Institute, Toledo, Ohio, enrolled the first patient in the VISION trial, a global investigational device exemption (IDE...

Surgical aortic valve replacement generally improves patients’ symptoms and prolongs survival. However, the perceived risk of surgical aortic valve replacement in patients over 80 may result in...

July 15, 2014 — Chelation treatments reduce cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks, and death in patients with diabetes but not in those who did not have diabetes, according to analyses of...

July 15 2014 — Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have documented the safety benefits of aortic stent grafts inserted during minimally invasive surgery to...

Medtronic Reveal XT ICM CRYSTAL AF Clinical Trial Atrial Fibrillation

Medtronic Inc. announced results from the CRYSTAL AF (CRYptogenic STroke And underLying Atrial Fibrillation) clinical trial, published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The trial found that...

OrbusNeich Patient Enrollment Completion REMEDEE Registry Combo Stent

OrbusNeich announced the completion of enrollment in the prospective, multicenter, all-comers REMEDEE Registry (Multicenter, Prospective, Clinical Outcomes After Deployment of the Abluminal...

Researchers have announced the results of a study that used a novel echocardiographic technique to detect and quantify damage to heart muscle even after an episode of mild cardiac injury from...

June 23, 2014 — Men who reported being sedentary, with low levels of physical activity, were at a significantly higher risk for heart failure than those who were more active, according to a Kaiser...

Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI) announced that the first patient has been enrolled in its Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System Trial (COAST) trial.

UT Southwestern Medical Center Cardiac Diagnostics Hill Wang Clinical Study

Heart attack and stroke are among the most serious threats to health. But novel research at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has linked two major biological processes that occur at...

Mast Therapeutics Failure MST-188 Clinical Study Pharmaceuticals

Mast Therapeutics Inc. announced that, in a placebo-controlled, nonclinical model of chronic heart failure, MST-188 demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in numerous parameters of...

June 10, 2014 — Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Medinol Ltd. earlier this year initiated two registration trials of Medinol’s NIRsupreme ridaforolimus-eluting coronary stent system incorporating...

June 9, 2014 — After one year, patients treated with orbital atherectomy, a procedure to sand away calcium in the coronary arteries prior to stenting, were less likely to require a repeat...

June 5, 2014 — Mercator MedSystems is in the midst of its prospective, 300-patient, 30-site DANCE (Dexamethasone to the Adventitia to eNhance Clinical Efficacy) clinical trial to study a new...

June 5, 2014 — New measures of the severity of coronary artery blockages do not provide enough accuracy to guide treatment decisions, according to the results of the VERIFY-2 study presented as a...

June St. Jude Medical Inc. announced preliminary results from the EnligHTN III study, which found the company’s second-generation EnligHTN renal denervation system provided safe and effective...

New research has found that bariatric surgery is an effective way to control weight in morbidly obese patients who are at risk for developing atrial fibrillation (AF). Bariatric or weight loss...

Boston Scientific REPRISE II Clinical Trial Six-month Results Lotus Valve

Further validating its advanced transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) technology, the Boston Scientific Corp. Lotus Valve System continued to demonstrate impressive performance at six...