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March 20, 2009: FDA Panel Votes 15-2 in Favor of Rivaroxaban, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 20, 2009: Meta-Analysis: CABG Beats PCI in Diabetics and Elderly, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 20, 2009: Cardiovascular Research: Does Pharma See a Future?, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 20, 2009: Young Blacks More Likely to Develop Heart Failure, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 18, 2009: Have the results of the AURORA study been leaked?, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 17, 2009: Rivaroxaban May Face Tough Questions About Bleeding Risk, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 17, 2009: Normal ABI Isn’t Really Normal, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 17, 2009: Exercise: Don’t Stop or You Just Might Drop, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 16, 2009: FDA Reviewers Give Green Light for Dronedarone, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 16, 2009: Statins May Help Fight Severe Asthma Attacks, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 13, 2009: Demolition Derby: JAMA, BMJ, and Wall Street Journal Health Blog, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 13, 2009: New Diabetes Drugs Juggled by FDA, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 13, 2009: BIDMC Head Avoiding Layoffs, by BRIAN BLANK

March 13, 2009: Europe Losing Battle Against Heart Disease, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 13, 2009: ABSORB This: Bioabsorbable Stent Remains Promising at 2 Years, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 13, 2009: Elective PCI for Stable Angina: No Impact on Mortality or MI, No Surprise, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 13, 2009: Phase 2 Data on Schering's TRA Published in Lancet, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 12, 2009: New Test Can Diagnose ARVC, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 11, 2009: Statins Reduce Energy and Interest in Activty, New Study Suggests, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 10, 2009: Dronedarone, Rivaroxaban, Post-MI Hyperoxygenation System, Face FDA Panels Next Week, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 10, 2009: Appending Thrombus on Ulceration of the Ascending Aorta: A Rare Cause of Acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction, by BRIAN BLANK

March 9, 2009: JUPITER, USA: 6.5 Million Adults Could Benefit from Statins, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 9, 2009: Depression - and Antidepressants - Tied to Cardiac Events, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 9, 2009: Angry Men and Bad Hearts, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 6, 2009: Treating Flu with Oseltamivir Reduces CV Events, Military Study Finds, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 6, 2009: Generic Simvastatin Cost Effective in Wider Population than Current Guidelines Indicate, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 5, 2009: Philip Poole-Wilson, Leading British Cardiologist, Dies Suddenly, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 5, 2009: Obama: Time to Reform Health Care, by BRIAN BLANK

March 4, 2009: Supreme Court: Drugmakers Can be Sued, by BRIAN BLANK

March 4, 2009: MTWA May Help Low-Risk Patients Avoid ICD Implantation, by LARRY HUSTEN

March 4, 2009: Depression A Better Predictor of Heart Disease than Genetics, Environment, by BRIAN BLANK

March 3, 2009: Don’t Mix PPIs and Clopidogrel in ACS by LARRY HUSTEN

March 3, 2009: WSJ Writer Calls for Trial Comparing Statins, Surgery & Stent by BRIAN BLANK

March 3, 2009: Working Overnights May Hurt Your Heart by BRIAN BLANK

March 3, 2009: Public Reporting of PCI Outcomes: Unintended Consequences by LARRY HUSTEN

March 2, 2009: FDA Approves New Magnetically Steered, Irrigated Tip RF Ablation Catheter by LARRY HUSTEN

February 27, 2009: NY Times: Why is the ICD Registry Languishing? by LARRY HUSTEN

February 27, 2009: Study Finds Link Between Sleepiness and Heart-Related Deaths by BRIAN BLANK

February 27, 2009: Astellas Launches Hostile Takeover for CV Therapeutics by LARRY HUSTEN

February 27, 2009: Speaking of Prasugrel: TRITON-TIMI 38 STEMI Substudy Published in Lancet by LARRY HUSTEN

February 27, 2009: New Predictive Tool Helps Identify Risk of AF by LARRY HUSTEN

February 26, 2009: $634 Billion "Down Payment" for Goverment's Health Fund by BRIAN BLANK

February 26, 2009: Lowering Blood Pressure May Cut Dialysis Deaths by BRIAN BLANK

February 26, 2009: Paclitaxel- Versus Sirolimus-Eluting Stents for uLMCA by BRIAN BLANK

February 26, 2009: No Difference in Weight Loss After 2 Years on Different Diets by LARRY HUSTEN

February 25, 2009: Califf Now Reportedly Out of Running for FDA Commissioner by LARRY HUSTEN

February 24, 2009: ACC/AHA Guidelines: Not Enough Evidence by LARRY HUSTEN

February 24, 2009: Sprint Fidelis Leads: Is the Risk Greater than Feared? by LARRY HUSTEN

February 24, 2009: Cardiology $$$: Mt Sinai’s Samin Sharma Tops Columbia’s Moses by LARRY HUSTEN

February 24, 2009: Anger Increases Risk for Sudden Death by LARRY HUSTEN

February 23, 2009: Dr. Duane Pinto on SYNTAX by BRIAN BLANK

February 23, 2009: Medtronic Gobbles Up 2 Aortic Valve Companies by LARRY HUSTEN

February 23, 2009: Prasugrel Gains European Approval by LARRY HUSTEN

February 23, 2009: Dr. Jeffrey Moses Ranks #8 on Chronicle’s Salary List by LARRY HUSTEN

February 20, 2009: Promising Phase 2 Results for Anti-Atherosclosis Drug by LARRY HUSTEN

February 20, 2009: Low-Income Status Best Predictor of Strokes by BRIAN BLANK

February 20, 2009: Statins Shown to Reduce Strokes in Healthy Patients by BRIAN BLANK

February 19, 2009: US Justice Dept. Joins Lawsuit Against Scios/J&J

February 19, 2009: Questions Raised Over Globalization of Clinical Research

February 19, 2009: Alzheimer's Research Looks at Prenatal Brains

February 19, 2009: SYNTAX Published in NEJM

February 19, 2009: OAT: No Improved Quality of Life Found for Late Opening of Occluded Arteries

February 19, 2009: Pharmacogenetics: A Better Path to Warfarin Dosing?

February 18, 2009: New Analysis Casts Doubt on HDL as Target for Therapy

February 17, 2009: New Data on Sudden Death in Young Athletes Published

February 17, 2009: PFO and Migraine: The Next Chapter

February 17, 2009: Elderly in Cardiogenic Shock Benefit from Early PCI

February 17, 2009: Researchers Identify First Common Genes Variants that Regulate Blood Pressure

February 17, 2009: SALT II: Letter Writers React to Alderman’s NY Times Op-Ed Piece

February 17, 2009: Stent Wars: Abbott Wins and Medtronic Loses

February 13, 2009: FDA Advisory Committee to Consider Dronedarone in March

February 13, 2009: Judge Who Ruled in Favor of Medtronic Failed to Disclose Family Link to Company

February 13, 2009: Women With NSTE ACS Don't Benefit From Invasive Procedures

February 12, 2009: Registry Sheds Light on Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

February 12, 2009: After FAME: New Study Offers Clues to Utility of FFR

February 12, 2009: Stem Cell Drug for Heart Attacks Shown Safe in Early Testing

February 12, 2009: Genetic Code of Cold Virus Mapped

February 12, 2009: ATHENA Published in NEJM: Dronedarone Benefits AF Patients

February 12, 2009: Contrast Echo Found Useful in Technically Difficult Cases

February 11, 2009: Prasugrel: Now the Real Work Starts

February 10, 2009: David Sabiston Jr, Pioneering Surgeon, Dead at 84

February 10, 2009: PCI for MI: Experienced Hospitals and Physicians are Best

February 10, 2009: Expensive Urine: Multivitamins Have No Effect on Major Endpoints

February 10, 2009: Study Finds Lower Risk of Death for Primary Prevention Use of Statins

February 9, 2009: No Connection Between Vaccines & Autism, Original Data Faked in Lancet

February 9, 2009: Mass General Under Scrutiny for High Mortality Rate in Cath Lab

February 9, 2009: Doctors Too "Cavalier" in Prescribing Narcotics: FDA

February 9, 2009: Increased Mortality and Cardiovascular Morbidity Associated with the Use of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in Chronic Heart Failure by Dr. Michael W. Tempelhof

February 9, 2009: 5 New Studies Shed New Light on the Genetics of MI

February 9, 2009: FDA Approves 2 Ablation Catheters for AF

February 6, 2009: Do beta blockers inhibit the anti-inflammatory effect of statins?

February 6, 2009: Alderman questions NYC efforts to cut salt in NY Times opinion piece

February 6, 2009: Early study finds anacetrapib safe and effective

February 6, 2009: Sir James Black, pioneer of propranolol, pans state of pharma

February 5, 2009: New DES studies add new understanding about clopidogrel duration, LAD usage, and ISR

February 5, 2009: Google & IBM Partner to Improve Online Health Records

February 4, 2009: Many Diabetics Ignore Doctor's Orders

February 4, 2009: Tomaselli Named Director of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins

February 4, 2009: BIDMC Physician Opens Mail, Finds $1 Million

February 3, 2009: FDA Panel Unanimously Recommends Approval of Prasugrel

February 3, 2009: The Uninvited: Sanjay Kaul Removed from Prasugrel’s FDA Advisory Panel

February 3, 2009: Amid Washington Uncertainty, Califf Reportedly Still in Running to be FDA Commissioner

February 3, 2009: AHA: Doctors Should Avoid Unnecessary Heart Scans

February 3, 2009: T-wave alternans may help identify some patients who don’t need an ICD

February 3, 2009: Erectile Dysfunction-Heart Disease Link Shown

February 2, 2009: Atorvastatin Gets Its Own Planetoid

February 2, 2009: Synthetic HDL Molecules Feature Heart of Gold

February 2, 2009: Noisy Traffic Can Hurt Your Heart

January 30, 2009: Prasugrel’s FDA Outlook Appears Brighter

January 30, 2009: NT-proBNP Guided vs. Symptom-Guided Heart Failure Therapy by Michael W. Tempelhof

January 30, 2009: Lancet editorial: OTC Orlistat Not in the Public Interest

January 29, 2009: Heartburn Drugs May Interfere with Plavix, Lead to 2nd Heart Attack

January 29, 2009: Generic Metoprolol Succinate Shortage Causing Problems

January 29, 2009: Urine Test for CAD in the Future?

January 29, 2009: Outpatient Surgery Skyrockets

January 28, 2009: SPECT-MPI May Be Useful in New Onset HF

January 28, 2009: FDA Warning: Dietary Supplement Contains Sibutramine

January 28, 2009: CV Therapeutics Rejects Buyout Offer From Astellas Pharma (Updated)

January 28, 2009: New Slides on ClinicalTrialResults.org

January 28, 2009: Medicare Increasing Unable to Tamp Down Cancer Costs

January 27, 2009: TIME-CHF: BNP-guided therapy misses the boat

January 27, 2009: Uric acid and insulin levels linked to risk of hypertension

January 27, 2009: Tech-Savvy Hospitals, Better Hospitals?

January 26, 2009: Larry Husten, the former editor of TheHeart.Org, will serve as WikiDoc's first Director of Medical Journalism

January 26, 2009: FDA Announces Ongoing Safety Review of Clopidogrel

January 26, 2009: Danish Researchers Recommend Avoiding NSAIDs in HF

January 26, 2009: Innovative stent company seeks emergency intervention

January 26, 2009: Evidence-Based Treatment for HF Sees Improvements

January 26, 2009: Follow-Up: Surgeons Adopting Strict Rules on Payments

January 26, 2009: Measuring Fractional Flow Reserve During PCI Improves 1-Year Outcomes

January 23, 2009: Citing Costs, Younger Americans Skipping Meds

January 23, 2009: Women with Heart Problems Often Left Waiting

January 23, 2009: 4,000-Person Drug Trial Scrapped After Sponsor Declares Bankruptcy

January 23, 2009: MA State Ethics Law Scuttles Plans for Medical Meeting

January 22, 2009: Gifts to Doctors Must Be Disclosed

January 22, 2009: Stroke Survivors with AF Have Greater Risk of Death

January 22, 2009: Women Make Better Heart Care Doctors?

January 22, 2009: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

January 21, 2009: Pictures of a Bleeding Heart

January 21, 2009: More Doctors E-Mailing It In

January 21, 2009: Problems Pumping Iron? Maybe You’ve Got a Problem Pumping Blood

January 21, 2009: Bill Gates, Others Pledge $630 Million to End Polio

January 20, 2009: With a New President, a New Worry

January 20, 2009: First Time Heart Attacks Not as Severe

January 20, 2009: The “Sure Thing” Gene

January 20, 2009: Men Better at Resisting Temptation

January 20, 2009: Drug-Resistant Staph Infections Rising in Kids

January 16, 2009: Brian Blank has joined WikiDoc as its inaugural Scholar in Medical Journalism

January 16, 2009: Popular Health Risk Tools Don’t Find Heart Disease

January 16, 2009: Heparin-Induced Antibodies Point To Thrombosis Risk

January 16, 2009: Superbugs Vs. Cancer Drugs

January 16, 2009: Senator: Schools Failing to Regulate Medical Conflicts of Interest

January 16, 2009: Coffee Can Reduce Alzheimer’s, Cause Hallucinations

January 6, 2009: Cytochrome P450 2C19 polymorphism linked to poor outcomes for young MI patients treated with clopidogrel



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