Latest Articles in Cardio

Inotropic Agents for Heart Failure - Wishful Thinking?

Summary: Calcium activation and calcium sensitivity in the failing myocardium.   Historically, treatment of heart failure with inotropic agents started with the employment of extracts of foxglove, which contained a mixture of cardiac glycosides. With their low therapeutic margin due

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A Value-Based Approach to Atrial Fibrillation

Enhancing Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Flow Garners Profound Results   One year ago, Health Management published Aiming to heal 80 percent more hearts through the power of partnership . The article outlined the bold ambitions of Oslo University Hospital – a leading center in the treatme

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Capture atrial fibrillation using Preventicus with >95% accuracy

International validation study published in Europace The European Journal of Pacing, Arrhythmias and Cardiac Electrophysiology of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Early detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) is essential for st

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How architectural design is breaking down healthcare silos

Jacobs Institute idea to Reality (i2R) Centre addresses major health crisis. A medical innovation centre shows how a one-stop-shop approach to CVD medical device creation is accelerating impactful results for all stakeholders. There is a global health crisis in cardiovascular diseas

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Update from the European Institutions

The European Commission has announced a new action plan to tackle the debilitating impact of the financial crisis, which it says in a new document, has “wiped out years of economic and social progress and exposed structural weaknesses in Europe's economy”. To achieve a sustainable future, the r

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An Overview of the Latest Updates from Technology & Industry

Medtronic Data Proves Corevaive Performance New clinical data demonstrate positive long-term performance and durability for the Corevalve transcatheter aortic valve replacement system from Medtronic, Inc. Two-year results from the pivotal 18- French Corevalve multicentre prospective study

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Diastolic Dysfunction and Diastolic Heart Failure: Part Two – Clinical Applications

Authors Prof.   Ernst R. Schwarz (on the left) Dr.   Raja Dashti Cedars-sinai. Heart Institute Cedars-sinai Medical Center and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Los Angeles, California, U.s. [email protected]shs.or

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Invasive Cardiology: Effectiveness, Cost and Prospects?

During the last twenty-five years there has been extraordinary progress in the field of invasive cardiology, as well as indisputable improvement in the clinical results regarding the treatment of heart diseases, and especially of ischaemic heart disease. Coronary angioplasty, first alone and s

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Measuring the Effectiveness of Post-Intervention Follow-Up Programmes :

The Case for Coronary Heart Disease Tailored post-intervention follow-up programmes for patients are key in ensuring the quality of patient care and completing the treatment cycle. In this article, we look at the case for coronary artery disease (CAD) patients, and discuss the results of a s

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Carotid Endovascular Interventions: Patient Selection, Devices, Techniques and Tips

The search for a conclusive answer to the optimal treatment of patients with asymptomatic or symptomatic carotid artery disease (CAD) is an ongoing and long-lasting debate. The choice between carotid endarterectomy (CEA), carotid artery stenting (CAS) and/or optimal medical therapy to treat pati

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