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Successful Heart Transplant with Experimental Artificial Heart

A 44-year-old woman is the first person in California to receive a successful heart transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre. She received... Read more

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Patient Access to Cardiovascular Devices Delayed by Bureaucracy

Patients are experiencing significant delays in access to approved cardiovascular devices due to bureaucratic inefficiencies, reveals... Read more

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AHA Recommends Stent Retrieval for Select Stroke Patients

The American Heart Association (AHA) has recommended the use of a stent retrieval device to remove blood clots in select stroke patients who... Read more

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Heart Patients Can Stop Blood Thinners before Elective Surgery

According to research by Duke Medicine, patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who stopped taking blood thinners before they had elective surgery... Read more

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Monitoring of Pacemakers, Defibrillators Underestimates Device Problems

According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the current monitoring of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs)... Read more

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HerzstiftungOlten is a local foundation connected to the Swiss Heart Foundation. I initiated the foundation of the Herzstiftung Olten 25 years ago. I realised, that a national organisation has difficulty to reach people on the ground. National heart foundations are usually supporting cardiovascular research and besides are active in making... Read more

A gynaecardiologist means a cardiologist for women. I want better cardiovascular healthcare for females, but I also want a better position for female cardiologists. In the U.S. and many other countries the position of a female cardiologist is still very inferior compared to the male. I know that female cardiologists are more interested in the... Read more

Like any other job, entering the field of cardiology requires academic experience and intensive training. Despite how simple it sounds, becoming a cardiologist is in fact, not an easy task.  It may be tough to get your foot in the door and it is indeed, a long process but with hard work and dedication, you’ll get there in the end. If you aspire... Read more

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 Anthony Kurec MS, H(ASCP). DLM

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 Chris McCahan MBA

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Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent MD, PhD

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The publication of the landmark Institute of Medicine report To Err is...

 Hasan Al-Dorzi

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Public awareness and concern about radiation safety has grown in the last...

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