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Article ID: 700963

Novel Polymer-Free Amphilimus-Eluting Stent is Noninferior to Durable Polymer Zotarolimus-Eluting Stent

Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

The first large, randomized trial comparing a novel polymer-free amphilimus-eluting stent to the latest-generation permanent polymer drug-eluting stent found that the polymer-free stent was clinically safe and effective.

Released:
22-Sep-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700918

AFib linked to family history in blacks, Latinos

University of Illinois at Chicago

Study shows there is a genetic predisposition to early-onset AFib in blacks and Latinos that is greater than what is observed in whites.

Released:
21-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700858

Researchers Find Racial Disparities in Treatment for Heart Attack Patients

University of North Carolina Health Care System

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association shows disparities between the care given to black and white patients seeking treatment for a type of heart attack called NSTEMI (Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction).

Released:
20-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700845

In cardiac injury, the NSAID carprofen causes dysfunction of the immune system

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Attention has focused on how NSAIDs may cause dysfunction of the immune system. Researchers now have found that sub-acute pretreatment with the NSAID carprofen before experimental heart attack in mice impaired resolution of acute inflammation following cardiac injury.

Released:
20-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700816

MyoKardia Launches Inaugural MyoSeeds™ Research Grants Program to Advance Independent Research in Heart Disease

MyoKardia

MyoKardia, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering precision medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, today announced the launch of the MyoSeeds™ Research Grants Program, a new initiative to support original, independent research in the biology and underlying mechanisms of cardiomyopathies and precision heart disease treatment with the goal of improving the lives of patients.

Released:
20-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 700715

Distance Helps Re-fuel the Heart

Thomas Jefferson University

Separated entry and exit doors for calcium keep energy production smooth in the powerhouses of heart cells.

Released:
18-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700624

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Receives NIH Funding to Investigate New Imaging Approach for Peripheral Vascular Disease

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a three-year, $1,118,556 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to investigate a new imaging approach for diagnosing peripheral arterial disease, a common and potentially serious circulatory problem. More than 200 million people worldwide suffer from the condition.

Released:
17-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    14-Sep-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700425

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) associated with shorter hospital stay, more frequent discharge to home, compared to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR)

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

A new study finds that patients who underwent TAVR had a significantly shorter length of stay and were significantly less likely to be transferred to a skilling nursing facility compared to patients who underwent SAVR.

Released:
12-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700365

3D Virtual Simulation Gets to the ‘Heart’ of Irregular Heartbeats

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a proof of concept study, scientists at Johns Hopkins report they have successfully performed 3D personalized virtual simulations of the heart to accurately identify where cardiac specialists should electrically destroy cardiac tissue to stop potentially fatal irregular and rapid heartbeats in patients with scarring in the heart. The retrospective analysis of 21 patients and prospective study of five patients with ventricular tachycardia, the researchers say, demonstrate that 3D simulation-guided procedures are worthy of expanded clinical trials.

Released:
12-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT

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