Cardiovascular Clinical Studies

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

Biotronik announced three-year data from the BIOFLOW-V Trial, which was presented yesterday at the 2020 Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) Congress. The three-year follow-up data demonstrates consistently lower clinical event rates and improvement in patient outcomes, reinforcing the differentiation of the Orsiro coronary drug-eluting stent (DES), which is the first DES to outperform Xience.
News | Stents | February 24, 2020
February 24, 2020 — Biotronik announced three-year data from the BIOFLOW-V Trial, which was presented yesterday at the...
A 3-D rendering created from the chest CT scan of a 41-year-old coronavirus patient in China showing ground-glass opacities in several areas of the lungs from the coronavirus pneumonia. This was from one of the first medical imaging studies published on COVID-19 in the journal Radiology. #coronavirus #COVID2019 #COVID19 #2019nCoV #SARS‐CoV‐2

A 3-D rendering created from the chest CT scan of a 41-year-old coronavirus patient in China showing ground-glass opacities in several areas of the lungs from the coronavirus pneumonia. This was from one of the first medical imaging studies published on COVID-19 in the journal Radiology. 

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
(Article updated May 27, 2020) February 20, 2020 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a clinical...
The DEFINE GPS (Distal Evaluation of Functional performance with Intravascular sensors to assess the Narrowing Effect: Guided Physiologic Stenting) study will be the first time that the use of iFR in conjunction with the Philips Image-Guided Co-registration System (SyncVision) is evaluated for PCI guidance and the optimization of treatment outcomes.

The DEFINE GPS study will be the first time that the use of iFR in conjunction with an angiography image-guided co-registration system for PCI guidance and the optimization.

News | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | February 12, 2020
February 12. 2020 — Philips announced a new randomized controlled trial to assess patient outcomes after receiving a...
Videos | Hemodynamic Support Devices | February 07, 2020
Interview with Navin Kapur, M.D., FAHA, FACC, FSCAI, executive director, The CardioVascular Center for Research and...
The Abbott Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) system, left, became the first TMVR device to gain commercial regulatory clearance in the world. It gains European CE mark in January. Another top story in January was the first use of the Robocath R-One robotic cath lab catheter guidance system in Germany.  Watch a VIDEO of the system in use in one of those cases. 

The Abbott Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) system, left, became the first TMVR device to gain commercial regulatory clearance in the world. It gains European CE mark in January. Another top story in January was the first use of the Robocath R-One robotic cath lab catheter guidance system in Germany.  Watch a VIDEO of the system in use in one of those cases. 

News | February 03, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
February 3, 2020 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...
Raj Makkar, M.D., led a multicenter national study comparing outcomes for minimally invasive heart valve replacement to open-heart surgery. Photo by Cedars-Sinai. TAVR performs as well as surgery for aortic valve replacement.

Raj Makkar, M.D., led a multicenter national study comparing outcomes for minimally invasive TAVR heart valve replacement to open-heart surgery. The study showed the two methods have similar outcomes. Photo by Cedars-Sinai.

News | Heart Valve Technology | January 31, 2020
January 31, 2020 — A new study from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai and other centers nationwide shows that...
The first 3-D images have been created of an RNA molecule known as "Braveheart" for its role in transforming stem cells into heart cells. Credit: Image courtesy Los Alamos National Laboratory

The first 3-D images have been created of an RNA molecule known as "Braveheart" for its role in transforming stem cells into heart cells. Credit: Image courtesy Los Alamos National Laboratory

News | Cardiovascular Clinical Studies | January 20, 2020
January 20, 2020 — Scientists at Los Alamos and international partners have created the first 3-D images of a special...
Congestive heart failure patient Dorothy Moore committed herself to cardiac rehabilitation and increasing the amount of exercise she did and was able to reverse her heart failure class. She was a patient at the DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit.

Congestive heart failure patient Dorothy Moore committed herself to cardiac rehabilitation and increasing the amount of exercise she did and was able to reverse her heart failure class. She was a patient at the DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit. 

News | Cardiac Rehabilitation | January 15, 2020
January 15, 2020 – Too few people covered by Medicare participated in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation after a heart...
This is the latest version of the MitraClip, the G4, which allows each side of the clip to be opened and closed independently to offer more flexibility when capturing the valve leaflets. The device is being used in the REPAIR MR clinical trial.

This is the latest version of the MitraClip, the G4, which allows each side of the clip to be opened and closed independently to offer more flexibility when capturing the valve leaflets. The device is being used in the REPAIR MR clinical trial. 

News | Heart Valve Technology | January 13, 2020
January 13, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved clinical trial that will compare the...
People watch the live presentation of the five-year EXCEL Trial data by Gregg Stone, M.D., in the Abbott booth at TCT 2019. Abbott makes the Xience stent used in the trial, which compared equally with long-term CABG surgical outcomes.  In early December 2019, leaders of the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS) withdrew their support for European practice guidelines that endorse the use of coronary stents in many patients with left main coronary artery disease.

People watch the live presentation of the five-year EXCEL Trial data by Gregg Stone, M.D., in the Abbott booth at TCT 2019. Abbott makes the Xience stent used in the trial, which compared equally with long-term CABG surgical outcomes.

News | Cath Lab | January 02, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
January 2, 2020 — In early December 2019, leaders of the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS)...
Top Cardiology New in 2019 From the European Society of Cardioloigy (ESC)
News | Cardiovascular Clinical Studies | December 23, 2019
Environmental and lifestyle issues were popular this year, with pick up from both European Society of Cardiology (ESC)...
Vascepa pill contains a concentrated form of fish oil, icosapent ethyl, indication for prevention. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Dec. 13, 2019, approved the use of Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) capsules as an adjunctive therapy to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in adults with elevated triglyceride levels.
Feature | Pharmaceuticals | December 16, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
December 16, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on Dec. 13, approved the use of Vascepa (icosapent...
A key slide from the TRILUMINATE study one-year results showing the improvement in tricuspid regurgitation from basement with treatment using the transcatheter TriClip device.

A key slide from the TRILUMINATE study one-year results showing the improvement in tricuspid regurgitation from basement with treatment using the transcatheter TriClip device.

News | Heart Valve Technology | November 26, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
November 26, 2019 — The preliminary one-year results of the TRILUMINATE Pivotal Study for Abbott's TriClip device, a...
News | Cardiovascular Clinical Studies | November 26, 2019
November 26, 2019 — The University of Connecticut (UConn) Department of Kinesiology and Hartford Healthcare have...
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News | AHA | November 21, 2019
November 21, 2019 — People who experience cardiac arrests over the weekend are less likely to survive long enough to be...