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Angina is chest pain or discomfort that occurs when an area of your heart muscle doesn't get enough oxygen-rich blood. Angina may feel like pressure or squeezing in your chest. The pain also may occur in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back. It can feel like indigestion.

FDA allows CryoLife to begin PerClot clinical trial in the U.S.

CryoLife, Inc., a leading medical device and tissue processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that it has received approval of its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) for PerClot from the United States Food and Drug Administration. [More]
Clonidine increases hypotension and non-fatal cardiac arrest after noncardiac surgery

Clonidine increases hypotension and non-fatal cardiac arrest after noncardiac surgery

Clonidine - a drug that reduces blood pressure and heart rate - increased rates of clinically concerning hypotension and non-fatal cardiac arrest after noncardiac surgery, according to the POISE-2 trial presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
Aleglitazar drug does not reduce risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes

Aleglitazar drug does not reduce risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes

Use of the drug aleglitazar, which has shown the ability to lower glucose levels and have favorable effects on cholesterol, did not reduce the risk of cardiovascular death, heart attack or stroke among patients with type 2 diabetes and recent heart attack or unstable angina, according to a JAMA study released online to coincide with presentation at the 2014 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions. [More]

Takeda to present results from global EXAMINE CV safety outcomes trial at ACC 2014

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Limited will present sub-analyses from the global EXAMINE (EXamination of CArdiovascular OutcoMes: AlogliptIN vs. Standard of CarE in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Acute Coronary Syndrome) cardiovascular (CV) safety outcomes trial in a poster session at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session in Washington, DC. [More]

Study: Daily dietary supplements not associated with reduced risk for CVD in elderly

Daily dietary supplements of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (also found in fish) or lutein and zeaxanthin (nutrients found in green leafy vegetables) were not associated with reduced risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in elderly patients with the eye disease age-related macular degeneration. [More]
New standard for U.S. heart transplantation

New standard for U.S. heart transplantation

The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute has set a new standard for U.S. heart transplantation by completing 117 adult heart transplants and two adult heart-lung transplants, for a total of 119 adult heart transplants in a single year. The previous number set in 2005, was 98 adult heart transplants performed in one year. [More]
Study: Men are more likely to receive faster care for heart attacks and angina than women

Study: Men are more likely to receive faster care for heart attacks and angina than women

A new study indicates that in younger adults experiencing heart attacks and angina, men are more likely to receive faster care compared with women. The study, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) also found that gender-related factors affected access to care for both men and women. [More]

Treating long wait-times dictate long-term success of spinal cord stimulation therapy

Success rates soared to 75% for patients who waited less than 2 years for a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) implant, compared with 15% for patients whose implants happened 20 years after the onset of pain, according to a retrospective analysis. [More]
POZEN reports total revenue of $4.7 million for fourth quarter 2013

POZEN reports total revenue of $4.7 million for fourth quarter 2013

POZEN Inc., a pharmaceutical company committed to transforming medicine that transforms lives, today announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. [More]
National Audit of PCI reveals patients with acute coronary syndromes treated more quickly using PCI

National Audit of PCI reveals patients with acute coronary syndromes treated more quickly using PCI

Expansion in the use of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention - the minimally invasive surgery performed on heart patients instead of using drugs - is seeing more patients with acute coronary syndromes treated more quickly, according to the latest National Audit of PCI. [More]

New easy-to-use risk calculator helps predict heart failure patients' chances of survival

A UCLA team has developed an easy-to-use "risk calculator" that helps predict heart failure patients' chances of survival for up to five years and assists doctors in determining whether more or less aggressive treatment is appropriate. [More]
Long-term exposure to particulate matter linked with increased risk for heart attack

Long-term exposure to particulate matter linked with increased risk for heart attack

Long-term exposure to particulate matter is associated with an increased risk for heart attack. Moreover, this association can already be observed in levels of particulate exposure below the current specified European limit values. [More]
Long term exposure to particulate matter in outdoor air linked to heart attacks and angina

Long term exposure to particulate matter in outdoor air linked to heart attacks and angina

Long term exposure to particulate matter in outdoor air is strongly linked to heart attacks and angina, and this association persists at levels of exposure below the current European limits, suggests research conducted at the Department of Epidemiology in Rome, Italy and published on bmj.com today. [More]
Cerenis' Phase IIb CHI-SQUARE study fails to meet primary endpoint in post-ACS patients

Cerenis' Phase IIb CHI-SQUARE study fails to meet primary endpoint in post-ACS patients

Cerenis Therapeutics, the biopharmaceutical company, today announced that its Phase IIb CHI-SQUARE (Can HDL Infusions Significantly Quicken Atherosclerosis REgression?) study did not reach its primary endpoint in post-Acute Coronary Syndrome patients. [More]
Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals team up with ACC to enhance clinical research with alirocumab

Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals team up with ACC to enhance clinical research with alirocumab

Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced an innovative collaboration with the American College of Cardiology focused on enhancing clinical research with alirocumab, an investigational monoclonal antibody targeting PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9). PCSK9 is known to contribute to circulating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels. Alirocumab is being co-developed by Sanofi and Regeneron. [More]
HCV antiviral therapy also improves diabetes outcomes

HCV antiviral therapy also improves diabetes outcomes

Researchers from Taiwan reveal that antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus improves kidney and cardiovascular outcomes for patients with diabetes. Results of the study published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show that incidences of kidney disease, stroke, and heart attack were lower in patients treated with pegylated interferon and ribavirin compared to HCV patients not treated with antivirals or diabetic patients not infected with the virus. [More]
Angioplasty may not provide additional benefits compared to drug therapy for patients with stable CAD

Angioplasty may not provide additional benefits compared to drug therapy for patients with stable CAD

For patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) who are not experiencing a heart attack and an abnormal stress test, treatment of their narrowed arteries by the common procedure of angioplasty may not provide additional benefits compared to drug therapy alone. [More]
Health benefits of eating almonds

Health benefits of eating almonds

As Americans sit down to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, they often wish their family and friends good health and a long life. Good news! With nuts like almonds on the table, these sentiments are more than just a traditional toast. [More]
Research roundup: Meeting the needs of assisted living residents; Medicaid expansion and community health centers; money follows the person

Research roundup: Meeting the needs of assisted living residents; Medicaid expansion and community health centers; money follows the person

Assisted living facilities provide housing and care to persons unable to live independently, and who often have increasing medical needs. Disease outbreaks illustrate challenges of maintaining adequate resident protections in these facilities. ... Of the 50 states, 84% specify health-based admissions criteria to assisted living facilities; 60% require licensed health care professionals to oversee medical care; ... There is wide variation in how assisted living facilities are regulated in the United States. [More]

MICS CABG procedure safe and feasible, confirms new study

A new study published by The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery confirms MICS CABG (minimally invasive cardiac surgery/coronary artery bypass grafting) is a safe and feasible procedure that ensures positive outcomes. Published on Nov 1st, the article brings light to the open-heart surgery alternative pioneered by Medical Director and cardiothoracic surgeon, Joseph T. McGinn of The Heart Institute at Staten Island University Hospital. [More]