Pharmaceuticals

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.

Videos | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | October 01, 2018
Ashish Pershad, M.D., medical director, structural heart program, Banner University Medical Heart Institute, Phoenix,...
Antithrombin Drug Ineffective in Heart Failure With Sinus Rhythm and Coronary Disease
News | Heart Failure | September 07, 2018
September 7, 2018 — The antithrombin drug rivaroxaban does not reduce the risk of a composite endpoint of survival,...
Thrombolytic Science Initiates Phase 2 Trial of Novel Ischemic Stroke Treatment Regimen
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | September 07, 2018
September 7, 2018 — A new Phase 2 clinical trial looks to confirm the efficacy and safety of Thrombolytic Science LLC’s...
Tafamidis Improves Survival in Rare Heart Condition
News | Heart Failure | September 06, 2018
September 6, 2018 — Tafamidis is the first treatment to improve survival and reduce hospitalizations in a rare heart...
Bleeds and Benefit With Aspirin Balanced in Diabetes Patients
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | September 05, 2018
September 5, 2018 — Aspirin prevented serious vascular events in patients with diabetes who did not already have...
Effect of Daily Aspirin on First-Time Heart Attack and Stroke Risk Inconclusive
News | Pharmaceuticals | September 04, 2018
September 4, 2018 — The jury is still out on whether people at moderate risk of a first heart attack or stroke should...
Extended Post-Hospital Oral Anticoagulant Use Reduces Non-Fatal Blood Clots
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | August 31, 2018
August 31, 2018 — Use of an oral anticoagulant in medically ill patients for 45 days following hospital discharge...
Blood Pressure and Cholesterol-lowering Drugs Continue to Improve Survival After a Decade
News | Pharmaceuticals | August 27, 2018
August 27, 2018 — Blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering drugs continue to improve survival in patients with...
Xarelto Associated With Reduced Hospital Time and Costs for Low-risk PE Patients
News | Pulmonary Embolism | June 29, 2018
June 29, 2018 — Results from the MERCURY PE study showed that low-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) patients treated with...
AFib Patients Want More Information About Anticoagulation Reversal
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | June 27, 2018
June 27, 2018 — Results from a 902-person, five-country survey of people living with atrial fibrillation (AF) reinforce...
Medisafe Demonstrates Double-Digit Impact on Hypertension Medication Adherence
News | Mobile Devices | June 13, 2018
June 13, 2018 — Medication management platform Medisafe released data showing that, on average, hypertensive patients...
International Study Suggests Combination Therapy May Prevent Stroke in Certain People
News | Stroke | June 07, 2018
June 7, 2018 — Results from an international clinical trial show that combining clopidogrel and aspirin following a...
Gencaro Does Not Reduce Atrial Fibrillation Risk in Heart Failure Patients
News | Heart Failure | May 30, 2018
May 30, 2018 — Data from the GENETIC-AF trial was presented in a “Late Breaking Clinical Trials” oral presentation at...
OCT Reveals Excellent Healing Profile for Complex CAD Patients With Resolute Onyx DES
News | Stents Drug Eluting | May 29, 2018
May 29, 2018 – Investigators recently unveiled clinical data from the independently run Onyx 1-Month OCT Study showing...
A slide image from Reddy's presntation at Heart Rhythm 2018, showing thrombus formation on the face of a Watchman LAA Occluder device in an echo image. #HRS2018

A slide image from Reddy's presntation at Heart Rhythm 2018, showing thrombus formation on the face of a Watchman device in an echo image.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | May 18, 2018
May 18, 2018 — Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) with the transcatheter Watchman device prevents thromboembolism...