Another team of researchers is tackling the task of developing a blood test designed to predict a patient's likelihood of suffering a heart attack. And they've zeroed on three promising biomarkers to help get the job done.
Pozen submitted an application with the FDA for a tablet that combines the gastrointestinal drug omeprazole and an asipirin core coated with a pH-sensitive material.
In the fall of 2011, CardioKinetix raised the first half of its $44 million Series E round. Now, the California company and 2012 Fierce 15 winner has nailed down the difference, a $23 million second tranche. Plans call for putting the money to work immediately in a variety of ways to advance the company's second-generation Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device for heart failure.
Devicemakers have demonstrated that renal denervation can make a substantial difference in the lives of hypertension sufferers, but now St. Jude Medical is kicking off a landmark study to see if the treatment can also reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death.
Three biomarkers--troponin, myoglobin and H-FABP--are key elements of a new blood diagnostic that Nanomix plans to test on 170 people in a U.S. clinical trial.
Nanomix will test its new heart attack blood diagnostic test on 170 people in an upcoming U.S. clinical trial, the California company disclosed.
New compounds may be able to keep the heart cells of patients who experience a heart attack or stroke intact while also protecting them against additional injury that can happen after such an event.
Abbott ($ABT) won a CE marking for a new diagnostic designed to help doctors determine if a patient is having a heart attack.
A combination of biomarkers and imaging could tag chemotherapy-induced heart damage early on, cutting long-term heart risk in cancer survivors, according to a study reported at the recent San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
A cocktail of genes could repair the damage left behind after a heart attack by reprogramming cells to switch scar tissue back to healthy heart muscle, and also help grow new blood vessels.