Cardiovascular Clinical Studies

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

New study demonstrates depression, HIV, mental health, obesity, alcohol and drug abuse are risk factors on most common type of heart disease in young black patients. Photo by Dave Fornell
News | Cath Lab | April 29, 2021
April 29, 2021 – A retrospective analysis of risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) in young African American...
The Abiomed Impella percutaneous heart pump was shown in the NCSI study to greatly improve survival of acute myocardial infarction with cardiogenic shock (AMICS), raising survival from 50 percent to 71 percent. Ambulance image from Getty Images.

The Abiomed Impella percutaneous heart pump was shown in the NCSI study to greatly improve survival of acute myocardial infarction with cardiogenic shock (AMICS), raising survival from 50 percent to 71 percent. Ambulance image from Getty Images.

Feature | Cardiogenic Shock | April 29, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
April 29, 2021 — The results of a large, national heart attack study show that patients with  cardiogenic shock...
A Chinese registry study found there are higher event rates in patients with shorter dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after PCI procedures. There has been a lot of movement toward using shorter duration DAPT with newer generation drug-eluting stent technologies, but this study reinforces the need longer DAPT in many patients. The findings were presented as a late-breaking trial at SCAI 2021 today. 

A Chinese registry study found there are higher event rates in patients with shorter dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after PCI procedures. There has been a lot of movement toward using shorter duration DAPT with newer generation drug-eluting stent technologies, but this study reinforces the need longer DAPT in many patients. The findings were presented as a late-breaking trial at SCAI 2021 today. 

News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | April 28, 2021
April 28, 2021 — An analysis of the prospective Chinese Fuwai PCI Registry, confirms long-term, dual-antiplatelet...
The STAT2 trial used a combination of the Biolife Statseal potassium ferrate hemostatic patch and a Terumo TR Band to reduce radial access arteriotomy site hemostasis by 50 percent.

The STAT2 trial used a combination of the Biolife Statseal potassium ferrate hemostatic patch and a Terumo TR Band to reduce radial access arteriotomy site hemostasis by 50 percent.

News | Radial Access | April 28, 2021 | Dave Fornell, Editor
April 28, 2021 — A new study reveals the use of a potassium ferrate hemostatic patch (PFHP) reduces the time to...
Videos | Cardiogenic Shock | April 28, 2021
William O’Neill, M.D., medical director of the Center for Structural Heart Disease at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit,...
There are far fewer patients coming to hospitals with heart attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic as compared to averages prior to the pandemic. This has raised concerns that delayed treatment will cause an uptick in cardiac deaths and heart failure. Photo from Getty Images 

There are far fewer patients coming to hospitals with heart attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic as compared to averages prior to the pandemic. This has raised concerns that delayed treatment will cause an uptick in cardiac deaths and heart failure. Photo from Getty Images 

News | Cath Lab | April 28, 2021
April 28, 2021 – Results from a retrospective observational study, presented today at Society for Cardiovascular...
Patients receiving an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) should be regularly screened for anxiety and depression, according to research presented at European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) 2021 conference. ICD depression
News | EP Lab | April 26, 2021
April 26, 2021 — Patients receiving an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) should be regularly screened for...
Racism and heart disease. This study looks at heart failure patients and the impact of socioeconomic disparities associate with epigenetics. The study looks to overcome preconcieved ideas about race in cardiac studies by looking at underlaying causes for the disease. Image courtesy of the American Journal of Physiology

Image courtesy of the American Journal of Physiology.

News | Heart Failure | April 26, 2021
April 26, 2021 – Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States. Heart failure...
News | April 20, 2021
April 20, 2021 – The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) announced the first publication of outcomes from the...
The reSept ASD Occluder is the first structural heart occluder with a metal-free, bioresorbable frame. The novel implant is designed to overcome the limitations of current transcatheter occluders. It is hoped the design will reduce the risk of complications associated with the long-term presence of metal in the heart and to preserve future treatment options requiring transseptal intervention.

The reSept ASD Occluder is the first occluder with a metal-free, bioresorbable frame. It is designed to overcome the limitations of current transcatheter occluders by reducing the risk of complications associated with the long-term presence of metal in the heart and to preserve future treatment options requiring transseptal intervention.

News | Structural Heart Occluders | April 20, 2021
April 20, 2021 — Start-up medical device company atHeart Medical announced it is initiating its U.S. investigational...
The Elixer Dynamx Coronary Bioadaptor Stent technology uses a bioresorbable polymer that dissolves after three months and disconnected joints between numerous stent segments, allowing it to articulate and share to the vessel and movement.

The Elixer Dynamx Coronary Bioadaptor Stent technology uses a bioresorbable polymer that dissolves after three months and disconnected joints between numerous stent segments, allowing it to articulate and shape to the vessel and its movement.

News | Stents | April 14, 2021
April, 14, 2021 – Elixir Medical recently announced the first patient was treated in the BIOADAPTOR randomized...
COVID-19 disrupted all aspects of science and medicine and unmasked striking disparities and opportunities for transformation. Coronavirus impact this past year is expected to result in a massive rise in new cases of chronic health conditions, including cardiolvascular disease and heart failure.
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 07, 2021
April 6, 2021 — A tsunami of chronic health conditions as a result of the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, especially...
The Acutus Medical AcQBlate Force sensing ablation catheter.

The Acutus Medical AcQBlate Force sensing ablation catheter.

News | Ablation Systems | April 05, 2021
April 5, 2021 — Acutus Medical today announced initial U.S. enrollments in the company’s AcQForce Flutter...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 01, 2021
Behnood Bikdeli M.D., a cardiologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, offers an...
Researchers found a relationship between stress-associated neurobiological activity on 18F-FDG PET-CT imaging and risk for subsequent Takotsubo syndrome impacting the heart.

Researchers found a relationship between stress-associated neurobiological activity on 18F-FDG PET-CT imaging and risk for subsequent Takotsubo syndrome impacting the heart.

News | March 31, 2021
March 31, 2021 — Heightened activity in the brain, caused by stressful events, is linked to the risk of developing a...