- Treatment withdrawal for heart failure in patients with recovered dilated cardiomyopathy
- Increased hospitalisation for AMI linked to influenza
- The valsartan recall saga continues
- Cardiac resynchronisation therapy reduces mortality in heart failure patients
- More experienced operators, better TAVR outcomes
Beta-blockers Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Surgical Patients
According to an article published in JAMA Internal Medicine , beta-blockers are associated with increased risk for major adverse cardiovascular... Read more
SPRINT Study: Lowering Blood Pressure Lowers CVD Events
According to a major study, lowering one type of blood pressure well below the recommended level can also lower the number of cardiovascular... Read more
Can we evaluate and treat the patient as a whole?
Most people don't think much about stethoscopes but the fact is that this tool, so commonly associated with doctors, is at a crossroads. Having been in use for nearly two centuries, the stethoscope is in the midst of a debate with respect to its utility in healthcare. Over the years, medical technology has advanced to a great extent. The sounds... Read more
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
Would you use a dirty ultrasound probe on yourself?
Making the ultrasound scan a safer examination. A sonographer... Read more
Award-winning cogen facility provides independent green hospital power
How a Boston hospital is tackling energy use and lowering costs ... Read more
The Serie TEE is the first washer-disinfector specially designed for cardiac transesophageal probes . For efficiency of cardiology departments Safe and fully automated, this reliable and fast probe reprocessor offers a complete reprocessing...
The Connex® Spot Monitor features an easy-to-use, vivid touchscreen display and provides accurate vital signs measurement including blood pressure averaging, spot checking, interval monitoring and custom scoring across patient populations. The device...
Emergency monitor and defibrillator with touchscreen The DEFIGARD Touch 7 is an indispensable tool for rescuers. The device is extremely compact and offers the latest defibrillation technology in combination with comprehensive monitoring functions....
Proven 6-channel ECG performance The most important cardiopulmonary function tests are combined in one single device: resting ECG and exercise ECG. Ready for networking with XML output.
Unbelievably small and light mechanical chest compression device In case of a sudden cardiac arrest, immediate chest compressions are required. Performing manual chest compressions well for an extended period of time is almost impossible. Thanks to...