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
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
Interoperability Standards for Medical Device Integration in the OR
The Digital Operating Room Advances in medical technology, specifically... Read more
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...
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...
Screening for atrial fibrillation by means of regularly performed self-measurements of cardiac rhythm using ECG is a stroke prevention measure recommended by renowned international experts. Heart rhythm disorders often occur only occasionally. That...
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.