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Report: Women have fewer procedures after heart attack than men

Amid a growing body of research on heart health devices and blood pressure monitoring, a new report from Blue Cross Blue Shield shows that women undergo fewer diagnostic procedures and treatments following a heart attack than men.

NIH: Study finds close management of blood pressure reduces cardiac disease, deaths

The National Institutes of Health called an early halt for an enormous, 9,300+ person trial examining the role of blood pressure intervention due to significant preliminary results. The U.S. agency found that maintaining systolic blood pressure at a lower level than current recommendations reduces rates of heart disease and the risk of death.

Nipro to buy partner, heart attack prediction imaging upstart Infraredx

Infraredx will be acquired by its Japanese partner and investor Nipro. The pair had an exclusive 5-year distribution deal in Japan for the company to sell the startup's cardiac imaging system. Nipro has already gained Japanese approval for the NIRS-IVUS True Vessel Characterization Imaging System from Infraredx to find cholesterol-rich, lipid core coronary plaques that are thought to precipitate heart attack.

AstraZeneca gets FDA nod for alternative administration of oral heart med

AstraZeneca's Brilinta can now be crushed and mixed with water or delivered through the nose via a tube, the FDA said, in a move designed to help patients who are unable to swallow the 90-mg tablets whole.

Protein switch could aid recovery after heart attack

By switching on a protein in the heart, scientists may be able to improve recovery in patients that have just endured a heart attack.

Northern Ireland outfit advances a rapid but inexpensive heart attack test

A company based in Northern Ireland is advancing a rapid blood test to screen for a heart attack, allowing for doctors to more quickly treat affected patients. Randox Health's low-cost diagnostic has shown promise in early testing.

Japan's Konica Minolta, New Jersey Dx outfit to develop heart attack rapid blood test

Japanese tech giant Konica Minolta sealed an agreement with a New Jersey diagnostics outfit to develop a test that can rapidly detect early cardiac muscle tissue damage after heart attacks strike.

GlaxoSmithKline tees up another huge cardio PhIII after darapladib flop

After a costly string of defeats with the heart drug darapladib, GlaxoSmithKline's cardio unit is rolling into Phase III with another cardiac hopeful, launching an expansive late-stage effort for losmapimod, designed to prevent repeat heart attacks.

Philips touts encouraging results from an early test of its hand-held cardiac blood Dx

Philips Healthcare is touting some positive early results from a field study of its new hand-held blood test to spot patients at high risk for heart attacks or other "acute cardiac events."

Hydrogel delivers inhibitors directly to reduce damage after a heart attack

In a study published in the journal  Nature Materials, University of Pennsylvania scientists describe a hydrogel they developed that is designed to be applied directly to heart muscle to reduce continuing damage after a heart attack.