Tag: heart disease

FDA Approved Barostim Neo System for Improvement of Symptoms in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Barostim Neo System for the improvement of symptoms in patients with advanced heart failure who are not suited for treatment with other heart failure...

Fast Track for BI and Lilly Chronic Heart Failure Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to empagliflozin for the reduction of the risk of cardiovascular death and hospitalization for heart failure in people wi...

UK Trial of Heart Drug for Treating Lung Disease

Drugs traditionally used to treat blood pressure and heart disease are to be given to lung disease patients to see if they can be beneficial, in a trial coordinated by the University of Aberdeen. C...

FDA Approved Optimizer Smart System for Delivering CCM

Impulse Dynamics, developer of the implantable Optimizer® Smart System for delivering CCM™ therapy, announced that it has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration for its ...

Widely Used Antihypertensive Drug May Cause Cardiac Arrest

A drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pain) is associated with an increased risk of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest, according to results from the European Sudden C...

FDA Expanded Approval for Abbott’s MitraClip™ Device

The world's first minimally invasive mitral valve repair device now approved to help difficult-to-treat heart failure patients with clinically significant secondary mitral regurgitation. Abbott ann...

Sanofi Gives Back Rights for Drugs to MyoKardia

Sanofi has walked away from a four-year-old alliance with US biotech MyoKardia, handing back rights to three drugs for heart disease. The decision comes ahead of data readouts for two of the clinic...

Catheter Ablation is Better than Drugs for AF Tratment

Catheter ablation is better than drug therapy for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with heart failure, according to a review published online Dec. 25 in the Annals of Internal Med...