Cardiology

Calm Down! Intense Anger Raises Heart Attack Risk

The risk of heart attack has been found to be 8.5 times higher in the two hours following an acute episode of anger than during the "usual frequency"... Read more

Anti-Inflammatory Nanomedicine Reduces Atherosclerosis

Researchers have developed nanometre-sized "drones" that deliver a special type of healing molecule to fat deposits in arteries, which could... Read more

Clinical Calculators Over-estimate Risk of Heart Attack

According to results of a study by investigators at John Hopkins and other institutions, most risk calculators used by clinicians to gauge a... Read more

CAD and Saturated Fat

Since the 1960s, dietary guidelines have emphasised the reduction in the consumption of saturated fat for the prevention or treatment of coronary... Read more

European Coronary Patients Not Meeting Treatment Targets

The latest findings from EUROASPIRE IV, largest survey of coronary care in Europe, show that most coronary patients in Europe are failing to... 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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 Renato Cuocolo

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The Older Patient: Ehealth and Mhealth Approach in Today's Context of Demographic Ageing

Background  The demographic trends projected over the long term...

Dr. Richard Sandford PhD, FRCP

ADPKD: Realising Progress Through Patient Empowerment

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Point-of-care ultrasound helps save time and lives

Time is of the essence in an emergency situation, and may be the difference...

Dr. Alan Spiro MD

Challenging Paradigms: Practising at the Top of Your Licence

Is a division of labour approach in which health professionals limit...

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