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.
By switching on a protein in the heart, scientists may be able to improve recovery in patients that have just endured a heart attack.
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.
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.
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 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."
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.
Researchers believe they've come up with a new biomarker blood test that can diagnose heart attack much more quickly than existing tests allow and thereby reduce the potential for long-term harm.
An experimental gene therapy developed by investigators at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai successfully regenerated heart muscle in pigs following a heart attack.
High-density lipoproteins are a key component in the transportation of molecules such as cholesterol and fats inside the body. And by using a synthetic nanoparticle version of these natural vehicles, researchers have found a way to deliver drugs to the heart that could potentially prevent repeat heart attacks or stroke.