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Abbott to acquire St. Jude Medical

April 28, 2016

Abbott announced that it will acquire St. Jude Medical in an effort to enhance its global scale and diversify its portfolio.

With the acquisition, Abbott will become a “premier medical device leader with top positioning in high-growth [CV] markets, including AF, structural heart and HF as well as a leading position in the high-growth neuromodulation market,” the company stated in a press release.

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PEGASUS-TIMI 54: Long-term ticagrelor benefits patients with history of MI, diabetes, PAD

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The American College of Cardiology and two Mexican societies signed an agreement to make Mexico the fourth country outside the United States to…
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Air pollution increases CVD risk in women with diabetes

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November 20, 2015 Expires: 11/19/2016
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November 15, 2015 Expires: 11/15/2016
Patients with hypertension, coronary artery disease, systemic atherosclerosis and heart failure are at increased risk for acute ischemic stroke. The…
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VIDEO: Extended-release aspirin provides stable antiplatelet effect

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Public transportation linked to lower risk of diabetes, hypertension, body fat

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ORLANDO, Fla. — In Japan, individuals who took public transportation were 44% less likely to be overweight, 27% less likely to have elevated BP…
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