Cardiology

SPRINT MIND Study: blood pressure treatment reduces risk of dementia

High blood pressure is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease worldwide. Now, results from the U.S. government-funded SPRINT MIND Study... Read more

New guideline recommends catheter-based closure for 'hole in the heart' patients

In light of new high-quality evidence, a panel of experts have issued a recommendation for the use of a catheter-based procedure to close... Read more

Pitt study: 'good cholesterol' may not always be good for women

New research indicates that postmenopausal factors may adversely affect the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL),... Read more

New cardiovascular risk calculator also tells heart age

A new online health calculator developed by a Canadian research team can help people determine their risk of heart disease. The calculator... Read more

Heart failure death rates higher for women than men

Substantial progress in the management of heart failure has been made over the past decade. Still, mortality rates from heart failure remain... Read more

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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

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