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FDA grants premarket approval for Hospital Wearable Defibrillator from Zoll Medical/Asahi Kasei.

ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, announced that the company’s...

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Medtronic launches DxTerity Diagnostic Angiography Catheter line for use in diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures and percutaneous coronary intervention.

Medtronic plc has announced that its market-leading coronary portfolio will now include the DxTerity Diagnostic Angiography Catheter line and several...

Added 6 months ago Drug news

Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its CorPath GRX Vascular Robotic System for Percutaneous Coronary Interventions.

Corindus Vascular Robotics (Corindus) has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its CorPath GRX, the second generation of its...

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European Guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes in patients presenting wihout persistent ST-segment elevation

The present document deals with the management of patients with suspected NSTE-ACS, replacing the document first published in 2000 and...

Added August 2015 ago

ESC/EACTS Guidelines on Myocardial Revascularisation

In 2014, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first procedures performed in 1964. Thirteen years...

Added October 2014 ago

MI – secondary prevention: Secondary prevention in primary and secondary care for patients following a myocardial infarction

Myocardial infarction (MI) is one of the most dramatic presentations of coronary artery disease. It is usually caused by blockage...

Added November 2013 ago

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Risk of myocardial infarction in older men receiving testosterone therapy.

Testosterone therapy for older men has increased substantially over the past decade. Research on the effects of testosterone therapy on cardiovascular outcomes has yielded inconsistent results.

Added March 2017 ago

Testosterone treatment is not associated with increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events: results from the Registry of Hypogonadism in Men (RHYME).

The aim of this study was to assess cardiovascular (CV) safety of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in a large, diverse cohort of European men with hypogonadism (HG).

Added December 2016 ago

Effects of P2Y12 receptor antagonists beyond platelet inhibition - comparison of ticagrelor with thienopyridines.

The effect and clinical benefit of P2Y12 receptor antagonists may not be limited to platelet inhibition and the prevention of...

Added April 2016 ago

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The advance decision not to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Decisions to start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), or to decide in advance to issue a "do not attempt (cardiopulmonary) resuscitation" (DNAR) notice have always been a hot topic in clinical medicine. It may have become even more so since a recent (June 2014) court decision. This post discusses some of the issues and legalities around DNAR decisions.


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