Cardiovascular Clinical Studies

This channel includes news and new technology innovations from cardiovascular clinical trials. These clinical studies include all cardiac subspecialties.

The opening late-breaking trial at ACC 2019 is the Apple Heart Study, a large-scale, app-based study to identify atrial fibrillation using a smartwatch. Earlier, smaller trials showed this approach might be used in a population health application to proactively identify AFib patients earlier.

Feature | ACC | March 19, 2019

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a list of the...

HeartFlow Analysis Successfully Stratifies Heart Disease Patients at One Year
News | FFR Technologies | March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019 — Late-breaking results confirm the HeartFlow FFRct (...

Apple Heart Study Demonstrates Ability of Wearable Technology to Detect Atrial Fibrillation
News | Wearables | March 18, 2019

March 18, 2019 — Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine presented preliminary results of the...

DABRA Excimer Laser System Demonstrates Success in Treating PAD
News | Cath Lab | February 27, 2019

February 27, 2019 — Ra Medical Systems Inc. announced a 98 percent success rate in the results from a 52-patient...

The top five most important take-away presentations from the 2019 Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) annual meeting.
Blog | Cardiovascular Surgery | February 25, 2019

Here is what I thought were the top five most important take-away presentations from the 2019...

A comparison of stent strut thickness between the Orsiro stent, pictured, and the market-leading stents on the U.S. and European markets. Vendors have been working toward reducing strut thickness to help improve overall clinical outcomes. Orsiro is now the smallest strut stent available on the market. 

Feature | Stents | February 22, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

February 22, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Biotronik Orsiro drug-eluting stent...

PTSD Alone Does Not Increase Heart Disease Risk in Veterans
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | February 20, 2019

February 20, 2019 — Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by itself does not explain the...

Two devices where safety is being called into question based on clinical data that is being questioned. The Cook Zilver PTX paclitaxel-eluting peripheral stent is among the devices included in a study questioning long-term safety of paclitaxel. The Abiomed Impella RP had higher than expected mortality in its post-approval study, possibly due to poor patient selection and implanting the device too late to aid the patient.

Two device technologies raised concerns in the industry based on recently released clinical data. The Cook Zilver PTX paclitaxel-eluting peripheral stent is among the devices included in a study questioning long-term safety of paclitaxel. The Abiomed Impella RP had higher than expected mortality in its post-approval study, possibly due to poor patient selection and implanting the device too late to aid the patient.

Blog | Cath Lab | February 20, 2019

Clinical study data makes the world go around in cardiology and is the basis of setting guidelines in evidence-based...

St. Bartholomew's Hospital Initiates CALM-2 Hypertension Trial
News | Hypertension | February 20, 2019

February 20, 2019 — California-based Vascular Dynamics Inc. (VDI) is sponsoring a new...

Hormone Therapy May Increase Cardiovascular Risk During Gender Transition
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | February 18, 2019

February 18, 2019 — Patients receiving hormone therapy as part of their gender-transition treatment had an...

FDA Approves IDE Study for Foldax Biopolymer Heart Valve Platform
News | Heart Valve Technology | February 18, 2019

February 18, 2019 — Foldax Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted investigative...

JETi Thrombectomy System Safe and Effective for Deep Vein Thrombosis
News | Thrombectomy Devices | February 12, 2019

February 12, 2019 — A study presented at the 2018 annual meeting of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology...

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