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Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Food and Drug Administration’

NIH launches First-of-its Kind Study to Search for Neuroprotective Stroke Therapies

On September 3, 2019, the Bethesda, Maryland-based National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it has called on researchers to make the standards and practices for conducting early stage, or preclinical, medical research on animals more like those used for clinical trials. To facilitate these research design changes, the NIH will provide $ 4 million…

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FDA Expands TAVR Indication to Low-Risk Patients

Hot off the Press…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves an expanded indication for several transcatheter heart valves (Sapien 3, Sapien 3 Ultra, CoreValve Evolut R and CoreValve Evolut PRO) to include patients with severe aortic valve stenosis at low surgical risk. According to the FDA, the incidence of aortic valve stenosis increases with age.…

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Study Says Noninvasive Ear-Clip Nerve Stimulation Suppresses AFib

Researchers say they have identified a new approach that could change the way patients are treated for atrial fibrillation (AF).   They report that a randomized clinical trial effectively used nerve stimulation through an ear clip to reduce AF burden and showcases an emerging noninvasive treatment option for patients. AF is considered the most common abnormal heart…

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