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April 16, 2014 — Abbott announced it has completed enrollment of three clinical trials to support approvals of the company's Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) in the United States,...

IN.PACT Drug-eluting Balloon Angioplasty IN.PACT SFA Clinical Trial

Patients with peripheral artery disease in the upper leg experienced significantly better outcomes at 12 months after treatment with the IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon from Medtronic Inc....

Roughly one out of three children screened for high cholesterol between the ages of 9 and 11 has borderline or high cholesterol, potentially placing them at greater risk for future cardiovascular...

 Mitralign Inc. has completed enrollment in a study in Europe investigating its lead device, the Mitralign System, in patients with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR).

April 10, 2014 — CardioKinetix Inc. announced results of a pooled analysis study of the catheter-based Parachute ventricular partitioning device. Twelve-month clinical results from 111...

April 10, 2014 — The largest single-center study of patients implanted with a total artificial heart found the device may help patients in severe heart failure survive until they can receive a...

Cardiac Ultrasound Blood Clots Heart Brain ACC.14

A study with a new ultrasonic scanning technique shows that scanning of the carotid arteries can reveal who is at high risk of being hit by a blood clot. 

ICD, MADIT-CRT trial, long-term followup, ACC.14

Patients in mild heart failure who receive a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) device may live longer than those implanted with a traditional implantable...

April 7, 2014 — A first-ever randomized head-to-head comparison of two devices commonly used to treat aortic stenosis finds balloon-expandable transcatheter valves (such as the Edwards Sapien)...

Medtronic, SYMPLICITY, SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial, renal denervation, ACC.14

A major disappointment earlier this year was the announcement by Medtronic that its renal denervation system failed to meet its primary endpoint for efficacy in the U.S. SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial....

Iodixanol Iopamidol Contrast Media Peripheral Arteriography ACC.14 Clinical Stud

GE Healthcare announced results from a new clinical study, which showed that patients receiving iodixanol (Visipaque) 320mg I/ml reported less discomfort, characterized by heat or cold sensation...

Biolimus Everolimus Stent Clinical Trial ACC.14

A new stent covered with biodegradable coating continues to show statistical equivalence to Japan’s market leader in cumulative second-year data and subgroup analyses, according to research from...

Corevalve beats surgery, ACC 2014, TAVR vs surgery

The key trial presented at the 2014 American College of Cardiology (ACC) that will likely be the one attendees will remember “they were there for” in the years to come was data showing...

Statins are associated with a significant improvement in erectile function, a fact researchers hope will encourage men who need statins to reduce their risk of heart attack to take them, according...

April 1, 2014 — Citing accelerating healthcare costs and finite resources, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) announced they will begin incorporating...

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Medtronic, Inc. announced the first patients were enrolled in the Improve SCA Clinical Study, a first-of-its-kind study that will identify patients in developing countries at high risk for sudden...

InspireMD Inc. has enrolled the first patient into the CARENET (CARotid Embolic protection study using microNET) multi-center European...

biotronik, MRI safe ICD

Biotronik has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the expansion of Biotronik’s ongoing ProMRI clinical trial. The new phase of the trial (Phase C) will study...

statins, heart scan, CT scan

As long as inexpensive statins, which lower cholesterol, are readily available and patients do not mind taking them, it does not make sense to do a heart comuted tomography (CT) scan to measure...

Patient enrollment has been completed four months ahead of plan in the Phase III clinical trial EUCLID study for AstraZeneca's ticagrelor (Brilinta) tablets. Part of PARTHENON,...

St. Jude Medical Nanostim Leadless Pacemaker EP Lab Clinical Trial

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first enrollments in the company’s LEADLESS Pacemaker Observational Study ...

Cardiac Stem Cells Regeneration Therapy

Generating new cardiac muscle from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and/or induced pluripotent stem cells (...

Cath Lab Clinical Trial Study Cardiovascular Surgery

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a biological pathway that contributes to the high rate of vein graft failure following ...

Micell Technologies Inc. announced that imaging and clinical results from the DESSOLVE I and DESSOLVE II trials...

Corindus CorPath Robotic Navigation Telemedicine Telecardiology Cath Lab

For patients living in rural areas, life-saving procedures such as an angioplasty may only be available at a facility more than 200 miles away. To bridge this distance, ...

Cardiac stem cells regeneration therapy clinical trial study

Marty Greenfield lives with crushing pain every day due to angina. He has suffered a heart attack, and a coronary bypass procedure and angioplasty have provided little relief. His doctor referred...

Spectranetics Excite ISR Atherectomy Systems Cath Lab Clinical Trial Study

The Spectranetics Corp. announced that the Excite ISR trial achieved the statistical endpoints of the adjunct analysis...

Infraredx Inc. TVC Imaging System Intravascular Ultrasound IVUS Clinical Study

MedStar Heart Institute of Washington, D.C., and Infraredx Inc. enrolled the first participant in the Lipid-Rich Plaque (LRP) Study. The LRP Study is a prospective,...

Drug-eluting Balloon Angioplasty Clinical Study Trial Diabetes Restenosis

Despite good immediate results, in up to 40 percent of patients, obstructed arteries in the leg treated with a stent will again become blocked. This in-stent restenosis is typically treated with...

Carotid Artery MRI Systems Clinical Study Trial Cath Lab Cardiac Diagnostics

Noninvasive imaging of carotid artery plaque with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can accurately predict future...

March 3, 2014 — OrbusNeich announced that patient enrollment has initiated in Japan in the pivotal clinical trial of the Combo dual-therapy stent, employing a single Japan-U.S. protocol conducted...

February 28, 2014 — Mercator MedSystems released pilot study data from a single-arm, open label study of 20 patients suffering with peripheral artery disease (PAD), which reveal sustained,...

Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System TPS EP Lab Clinical Trial Study

Medtronic Inc. announced the first U.S. implant of the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS). The device was successfully implanted at NYU Langone Medical Center by Larry Chinitz, M.D., director...

St. Jude Medical Nanostim Leadless Pacemaker EP Lab Clinical Trial

St. Jude Medical selected Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital's Heart and Vascular Institute and Silicon Valley Cardiology to participate in a ...

Neovasc Tiara transcatheter mitral valve heart repair clinical trial study

Neovasc Inc. announced that a first-in-human implantation of its Tiara transcatheter mitral valve was...

A contrast MRI can predict which heart patients with ...

Massachusetts General Hospital conducted a biomarker-guided therapy study of chronic heart failure patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction over a 10-month period. Results of “Head-to-...

CardioDx Inc. is a molecular diagnostics company specializing in cardiovascular genomics. It...

DECAFF MRI Atrial Fibrillation Therapies Ablation Systems EP Lab Clinical Study

A University of Utah-led study for treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib) provides strong...

American College of Cardiology Clinical Trial Cath Lab EP Cardiac Diagnostics

Results from several late breaking clinical trials will be presented during  the American College of...

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) centers are unequal relative to population and heart attack prevalence across the United States, according to a study in the Journal of the...

A large-scale analysis assessing the real-world risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in chemotherapy patients...

Miracor Medical PICSO Impulse System Clinical Trial Cath Lab

Miracor Medical Systems completed four months’ follow-up of patients enrolled in the “Prepare RAMSES” clinical trial...

Heart transplant patients may live 20 years or more after surgery, according to a ...

Percuntaneous Coronary Intervention PCI Cath Lab Stents Clinical Trial Study

Expanded use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is seeing more patients with acute coronary syndromes treated more quickly, according to the latest National ...

Biotronik ProMRI Clinical Study Pacemaker EP Lab Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Biotronik enrolled the first patients in an expansion of their ongoing ProMRI trial to test its ...

Cour Pharmaceutical Development Co. Inc. published data in Science Translational Medicine showing the potential of Immune Modifying Nanoparticles (IMP) to reduce inflammation...

Icahn Mount Sinai HDL LDL Nanotherapy Stem Cell Therapies Cath Lab

An international research team, led by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai investigators, designed and tested a high-density lipoprotein (HDL) nanoparticle loaded with a statin drug. In mouse...

An international research team at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is testing a sugar-based tracer ...

Reva Medical ReZolve2 Bioresorbable Scaffold Stent Clinical Trial

An implant of the ReZolve2 bioresorbable scaffold was transmitted live via satellite at the Transcatheter...

Carotid Stent Clinical Study Abbott Cordis National Cardiovascular Data Registry

The three most common systems to place stents in blocked carotid arteries of the neck have similarly low rates of...

Computed Tomography (CT) procedure rates have declined by an average annual 5.5 percent in the United States over the...

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A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method to map creatine at higher resolutions in the heart may help...

heart valve repair clinical trial study edwards lifesciences sapien 3

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that it received investigational device exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a clinical trial of the Sapien 3...

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iRhythm Technologies announced that a prospective study by Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has found that use of...

stentys self-apposing stent clinical trial study TCT 2013 cath lab

Stentys, developer of the world's first self-apposing stent to treat acute myocardial infarction (AMI), announced...

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has established the PINNACLE Registry Research Alliance to connect cardiovascular care teams with information about ...

medtronic symplicity renal denervation therapy hypertension cath lab trial study

Medtronic Inc. announced that the first patients were randomized in Symplicity HTN-4, which will evaluate the Symplicity ...

Massachusetts was on the same brink in 2006 that the entire nation is on today: the brink of expanding health insurance to cover far more people than before through government-driven, market-based...

 A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association revealed findings...

study shows that coronary artery calcium (CAC) screening, an assessment tool that is not currently...

Atrial fibrillation (AF), long considered the most common condition leading to an irregular heartbeat, is a growing and...

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Johns Hopkins Hospital surgeons say skipping one commonly taken step during a routine procedure to insert a wire mesh stent into a partially blocked carotid artery appears to prevent patients from...

A new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Fielding School of Public Health and McGill University in Montréal reveals that the United States health care system...

cath lab cardiac diagnostics imaging clinical decision support appropriate use

 The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with nine specialty and subspecialty societies, released Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for tests used in the ...

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Thomas Jefferson University researchers discovered that the formation of blood clots follows a different molecular route in African Americans versus European Americans, providing a new...

TherOx Inc. released results from the company's multicenter Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) pilot study that showed a 9.6 percent infarct size at 30 days in high-risk patients treated...

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For patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) who are not experiencing a heart attack and an abnormal stress test, treatment of their narrowed arteries by the common procedure of...

The human body begins to adapt to microgravity of low Earth orbit shortly after launch, according to surgeon astronaut Lee Morin, M.D., Ph.D., and astronaut mission specialist, NASA Johnson Space...

Medtronic, Inc. presented three-year data from SYMPLICITY HTN-2, the first and longest-running randomized, controlled clinical trial of renal denervation, which continue to demonstrate results...

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A national group of leading scientists, including one University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) expert, said that for more than 100 years, fewer people have been dying of ...

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The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN), whose Data and Clinical Coordinating Center is at Icahn...

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With the benefits of conventional strategies for therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest being called in to question following the publication of two new studies, brain...