- 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
Uninterrupted Vitamin-K Antagonists during Ablation and Device Implantation
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has recommended uninterrupted anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists during ablation and device... Read more
High-normal Blood Pressure Spells Risk of Heart Failure
According to a study by scientists at Johns Hopkins, high-normal blood pressure during young adulthood can lead to subclinical heart damage... Read more
Consensus Paper on Patient Preferences for Arrhythmias Management
A unique consensus paper on patient preferences for arrhythmias management was presented at EHRA EUROPACE – CARDIOSTIM 2015 and published in... Read more
First ESC Recommendations for Arrhythmias and Chronic Kidney Disease
The first ESC recommendations for patients with cardiac arrhythmias and chronic kidney disease (CKD) were presented at EHRA EUROPACE – CARDIOSTIM... Read more
Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators Underused Among Older Patients
According to a study published in JAMA, fewer than 1 in 10 eligible Medicare patients with low ejection fraction (EF) received an implantable... 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
The Older Patient: Ehealth and Mhealth Approach in Today's Context of Demographic Ageing
Background The demographic trends projected over the long term... Read more
Apps for Cardiovascular Disease: The Role of Avatars In Personalisation
How do we help people to improve their health after a heart event? Current... Read more
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...
By lifting up the device cover, the FRED PA-1 starts up immediately and guides the rescuer step-by-step during the entire resuscitation process. The FRED PA-1 is available either as semi-automatic or fully automatic device.In its automatic version,...
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.
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....