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This channel includes news and new technology innovations for cardiovascular pharmaceutics. This includes antiplatelet agents, anticoagulation drugs, INR testing, NOAC, OAC, IV administered drugs such as Heprin, and dual antiplatelet therapy.

Hydroxychloroquine causes prolonged QT intervals and cardiac arrhythmias, so this needs to be considered in patients being treated with this drug for COVID-19. #COVID19 #SARScov2 #coronavirus

Hydroxychloroquine causes prolonged QT intervals and cardiac arrhythmias, so this needs to be considered in patients being treated with this drug for COVID-19.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 24, 2020 | Marianne Pop, Pharm.D, BCPS

It has been more than three months since the word coronavirus was uttered on everyone’s lips and all over the social...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Esperion's bempedoic acid (Nexletor) tablet, an oral, once-daily, non-statin low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering medicine. The drug is indicated as an adjunct to diet and maximally tolerated statin therapy for the treatment of adults with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) or established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) who require additional lowering of LDL-C. 
Feature | Pharmaceuticals | February 24, 2020

February 24, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Esperion's bempedoic acid (Nexletor) tablet...

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a list of the latest practice-changing presentations at the ACC.20 annual meeting March 28-30, 2020, in Chicago. This includes five late-breaking clinical trial (LBCT) sessions and three featured clinical research sessions. There also are two LBCT deep-dive sessions where the experts will break down the hottest trials and attendees can find out what the impact might be on the practice of cardiology and patients.
Feature | ACC | February 05, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor

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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a the CATALYST trial designed to assess Abbott's Amplatzer Amulet left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder for people with atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib). 
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | February 03, 2020

February 3, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a the...

Indications expanded for Ozempic and Rybelsus to reduce cardiovascular risk in adults with type 2 diabetes and known heart disease
News | Pharmaceuticals | January 29, 2020

January 29, 2020 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new indication for Novo Nordisk's...

This image shows the cardiac muscle fibers of a fruit fly under magnification. Iowa State University researchers have found a way to restore the strength and regularity of cardiac muscles in aging fruit flies. Photo by Hua Bai, Iowa State University.

This image shows the cardiac muscle fibers of a fruit fly under magnification. Iowa State University researchers have found a way to restore the strength and regularity of cardiac muscles in aging fruit flies. Photo by Hua Bai, Iowa State University.

News | Pharmaceuticals | January 09, 2020

January 9, 2020 – Researchers may have discovered a way to turn back the clock on aging heart muscles in fruit flies...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) from AstraZeneca and granted priority review for dapagliflozin (Farxiga) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular (CV) death or the worsening of heart failure (HF) in adults with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) with and without type 2 diabetes (T2D).
News | January 07, 2020

January 7, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a supplemental new drug application (sNDA...

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Dr. Christie Ballantyne, professor of medicine and chief of the section of cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine

News | Pharmaceuticals | December 30, 2019

December 30, 2019 — A drug therapy targeting the production of a protein produced by the liver has led to sustained...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two applications for the first generics of the anticoagulant Eliquis (apixaban).

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two applications for the first generics of the anticoagulant Eliquis (apixaban).

Feature | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | December 27, 2019

December 27, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two applications for the first generics...

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...

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News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | December 12, 2019

December 12, 2019 — Low-dose aspirin was not associated with a reduced risk of a fatal heart attack among African...

News | Cardiovascular Clinical Studies | November 26, 2019

November 26, 2019 — The University of Connecticut (UConn) Department of Kinesiology and Hartford Healthcare have...

Heart failure VICTORIA TrIal a success. Dave Fornell
News | Heart Failure | November 21, 2019

November 21, 2019 — Merck announced the results from the Phase 3 VICTORIA Study evaluating the efficacy and safety...

In the ISCHEMIA study, patients were randomized into one of two groups: a conservative strategy or an invasive strategy. Illustration by NYU Langone staff

In the ISCHEMIA study, patients were randomized into one of two groups: a conservative strategy or an invasive strategy. Illustration by NYU Langone staff 

Feature | AHA | November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019 — After 12 years of collecting data, the results of the landmark ISCHEMIA (International Study of...

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