Technology
Nov 30, 2006
The Cleveland Clinic analyzed the data 14 studies covering 6675 patients and concluded that drug-eluting stents are 4-5 times more likely to cause blood clots...
Nov 29, 2006
Medtronic yesterday lost its bid to dismiss the hundreds of lawsuits filed against it in the wake of last year's recall of implantable cardioverter-...
Nov 28, 2006
The Associated Press has a feature on the Watchman, an experimental device that could prevent those with atrial fibrillation from getting strokes. The...
Nov 27, 2006
Those who are most likely to die from coronary artery disease are those who have what is called "vulnerable plaque," a form of plaque prone to rupture. But as...
Nov 22, 2006
It has long been assumed that of all available vision-correction options, laser eye surgery is the most risky. But now, reports the Boston Globe, some...
Nov 20, 2006
It would have been easy for FDA to maintain the 14-year ban on silicone-gel breast implants. The ban had a number of vocal proponents, and the controversy from...
Nov 17, 2006
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Nov 15, 2006
For years in the treatment of heart attacks, it has been dogma that opening blocked arteries is always a good idea, regardless of when it's done. Now, a...
Nov 14, 2006
German researchers have found that inflating drug-coated balloons inside arteries to medicate blood vessels affected by restenosis may be a more safe and...
Nov 13, 2006
Last week FDA outlined a plan to strengthen its monitoring of medical devices after they hit the market. The report by the Postmarket Transformation ...