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A study led by Jennifer Ringrose, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Alberta, examined dozens of home blood pressure monitors and found that most were unacceptable inaccurate.

How Reliable Are Home Blood Pressure Monitors

A Canadian study finds that 70 percent of readings from home blood pressure monitors are unacceptably inaccurate. UAlberta researchers tested... Read more

Marathon Running Not a Risk Factor for Atherosclerosis

Here's good news for runners. A new study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology finds that running multiple marathons does... Read more

The internal components of a battery-less pacemaker introduced this week by Rice University and the Texas Heart Institute. The pacemaker can be inserted into the heart and powered by a battery pack outside the body, eliminating the need for wire leads and

Battery-Less Pacemaker

Researchers from Rice University and Texas Heart Institute have introduced a wireless, battery-less pacemaker that can be implanted directly... Read more

Participation in Competitive Sports Okay for Athletes with ICD

Findings from a four-year study of athletes with implantable defibrillators (ICDs) confirms that competitive sports may be okay for many of these... Read more

6-min Walk Test Predicts 30-day Readmission in HF Patients

The 6-minute walk test distance (6MWD), a simple and inexpensive tool, may be effective in predicting 30-day readmission in hospitalised heart... 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 national... 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 subject... 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 to be... Read more

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