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Burst stimulation induces self-terminating VT in a representative EGFP-SkM transplanted mouse in vivo.

Gene therapy sparks healthy heartbeats

Following a heart attack, often the heart has difficulty performing one of its most basic jobs: beat at a normal rate. This is because after... Read more

A PET scan detects clumping proteins in rat hearts (top). The enlarged heart (right) is one with heart failure. Other PET scans showing blood flow in the rat hearts (bottom) show that the protein clumps aren't due to circulation problems.

Heart failure: the Alzheimer’s disease of the heart?

Desmin is a protein found in the cell’s “skeleton,” or supporting structure, and is known as intermediate filaments. New Johns Hopkins-led... Read more

Walk test for predicting cognitive dysfunction after heart surgery

Cognitive deterioration is a common occurrence after major surgery, especially among older patients. New research shows the distance a patient... Read more

Athlete’s heart and the Morganroth hypothesis

The four-decade-old "Morganroth hypothesis" that resistance exercise performed with a brief Valsalva manoeuvre (VM) is primarily a "pressure"... Read more

Practical hints on dealing with statin intolerance

Statin intolerance is a worldwide problem concerning the inability to tolerate a dose of statin required to sufficiently reduce cardiovascular... 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... 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

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... Read more

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