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Researchers at Kazan Federal University in Russia are in the process of testing biodegradable plant-based implants that might one day replace artificial prostheses, eliminating the need for repeat surgeries as a patient’s vasculature evolves.

Two days of debate over the safety of paclitaxel-coated and -eluting devices have culminated in a nonbinding recommendation by the FDA to continue sales of such devices for PAD patients, though the agency is also urging regulators to push for better long-term clinical data than is currently available.

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation is partnering with VEITHsymposium, one of the largest annual meetings in vascular medicine, to enhance conference material at both VEITHsymposium and the CRF’s yearly Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference, the groups announced June 20.

Royal Philips has rolled out the latest update for its EPIQ CVx and EPIQ CVxi cardiac ultrasound systems, expanding to include automated applications for 2D assessment of the heart and robust 3D measurements of right ventricular volume and ejection fraction.

Las Vegas’ Nevada Heart & Vascular Center agreed to pay $2.5 million this week to settle claims that its physicians referred patients for genetic testing in exchange for kickbacks from the testing companies, KTNV Las Vegas reported June 19.

Massachusetts-based researcher Jane E. Freedman, MD, was named this week as the new editor of Circulation Research, one of the American Heart Association’s 12 scientific journals.

The U.S. News and World Report on June 18 released its 2019-2020 rankings for the country’s best children’s hospitals, topped by Boston Children’s Hospital for overall best care and Texas Children’s Hospital for the best cardiac care.

Incident coronary heart disease might be an early indicator of accelerated cognitive decline, according to work published ahead of print in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

A novel robotic catheter could simplify valve procedures while allowing cardiac surgeons to complete multiple interventions within the same time frame, according to research presented at TVT 2019 in Chicago.

Researchers at the University of Washington are hoping to catch out-of-hospital cardiac arrests early with an algorithm that, when integrated with smart speakers like the Google Home or Amazon Alexa, can monitor people for audible cardiac arrest symptoms while they sleep.

One in five Americans are able to recognize the symptoms of heart failure, according to a new survey from Abbott—a troublesome finding considering the same research puts the average individual just four degrees of separation from HF.

Online pharmacy Valisure on June 13 issued a letter to the FDA after in-house testing revealed dangerously elevated levels of N,N-Dimethylformamide (DMF) in certain lots of valsartan, an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) commonly used to treat hypertension and heart failure.