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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.

Quantum Genomics Enrolls First Patient in QUORUM Phase IIb Study of Firibastat
News | Pharmaceuticals | June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019 — Quantum Genomics announced the enrollment of the first patient in its QUORUM Phase IIb study of its...
Boston Scientific Initiates OPTION Trial of Watchman FLX
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | June 12, 2019
June 12, 2019 — Boston Scientific Corp. has initiated the OPTION trial to compare safety and effectiveness of the next-...
FDA Grants Priority Review for Vascepa sNDA
News | Pharmaceuticals | May 29, 2019
May 29, 2019 — Amarin Corp. plc announced that its supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Vascepa (icosapent...
Fragmin (dalteparin sodium) injection was cleared by the FDA for use in pediatric patients. It was initially approved by the FDA in 1994 for adults and is a type of heparin.

Fragmin (dalteparin sodium) injection is now cleared by the FDA for use in pediatric patients. It was initially approved by the FDA in 1994 for adults and is a type of heparin.

Technology | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week approved Fragmin (dalteparin sodium) injection,...
Tafamidis meglumine (Vyndaqel) is one of two new drugs cleared by the FDA for the treatment of the cardiomyopathy caused by transthyretin mediated amyloidosis (ATTR-CM) in adults. These are the first FDA-approved treatments for ATTR-CM. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved tafamidis meglumine (Vyndaqel) and tafamidis (Vyndamax) capsules for the treatment of the cardiomyopathy.

Tafamidis meglumine (Vyndaqel) is one of two new drugs cleared by the FDA for the treatment of the cardiomyopathy caused by transthyretin mediated amyloidosis (ATTR-CM) in adults. These are the first FDA-approved treatments for ATTR-CM. 

Technology | Heart Failure | May 06, 2019
May 6, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved tafamidis meglumine (Vyndaqel) and tafamidis (...
PhaseBio Receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Ticagrelor Reversal Agent
Technology | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | April 30, 2019
April 30, 2019 — PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted...
Videos | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | April 25, 2019
This video offers an overview of the Watchman left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder system, including information of its...
People With Heart Disease at Risk When Pharmacies Close
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | April 24, 2019
April 24, 2019 — New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that when pharmacies close, people stop...
Diabetes Drug May Reverse Heart Failure
News | Heart Failure | April 19, 2019
April 19, 2019 – Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have demonstrated that the recently...
Study Finds Only Six Percent of Patients Taking Statins as Directed
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019 — A recent study found patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease cut their risk of a second...
HonorHealth Research Institute Launches SynIVUS-DAPT Study
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | April 16, 2019
April 16, 2019 — HonorHealth Research Institute announced the first patients have been enrolled in the SynIVUS-DAPT...
Lack of Physician Guidance, Fear of Side Effects Influence Statin Compliance
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019 — Despite national guidelines indicating statins can lower risk of heart attack and stroke, many...
Diabetes Drug Effective Against Heart Failure in Wide Spectrum of Patients
News | Heart Failure | March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019 — The cardiovascular benefits of the diabetes drug dapagliflozin extend across a wide spectrum of...
Vascepa Markedly Reduces First, Repeat and Total Cardiovascular Events
News | Pharmaceuticals | March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019 — Taking a high dose of icosapent ethyl significantly reduces the occurrence of first, subsequent and...
New data from a four-week extension of the landmark PIONEER-HF Trial showed the drug sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto) continued to deliver reductions in the heart failure biomarker N-terminal pro–B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), an established biomarker for heart failure severity and prognosis.[1] The data was presented as a late-breaker at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 Annual Scientific Session in March.
News | Heart Failure | March 27, 2019
March 27, 2019 —New data from a four-week extension of the landmark PIONEER-HF Trial showed the drug sacubitril/...