Cardiology

Imaging Assessment of Prosthetic Heart Valves

The first recommendations on multimodality imaging assessment of prosthetic heart valves have been published  in European Heart Journal .... Read more

Walking Ability Predictor of Adverse Outcomes Following Cardiac Surgery

A recent study just published in JAMA Cardiology reveals that people who have slow gait speed prior to open heart surgery have an increased... Read more

NHS Health Check

UK Health Check Has Modest Impact on Risk Factors

The largest risk assessment and management program for cardiovascular disease in the world, England's National Health Service Health Check,... Read more

Fast Food Meal in China

Soaring Childhood Obesity in China

China is paying the price of adopting a western lifestyle with soaring childhood obesity, shows a   29 year study in nearly 28 000 children... Read more

Heart Failure 2016

New Heart Failure Guidelines to be Launched in May

New European Society of Cardiology (ESC) heart failure guidelines are set to be launched at Heart Failure 2016 and the 3rd World Congress... Read more

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Cardiovascular disease remains a major worldwide public health problem and despite significant advances in diagnosis and treatment, coronary artery disease represents the leading cause of death in the developed world. In some specific patient populations, such as including subjects with asymptomatic CAD, diabetes mellitus, obesity, and kidney or... Read more

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines telemedicine  as the delivery of health care services by healthcare professionals in areas where distance is a critical factor and where information and communication technologies need to be used for the exchange of information regarding diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The goal of telemedicine was... Read more

Prof. Mamas A Mamas is a structural interventional cardiologist, treating patients with underlying coronary artery with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in both the elective and emergency setting and undertaking Transcatheter Aortic Valve Interventions (TAVI). He is also the Associate Editor of Circulation Cardiovascular Interventions and leads... Read more

Inotropic Agents for Heart Failure - Wishful Thinking?

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Calcium activation and calcium sensitivity in the failing myocardium.   Historically, treatment of heart failure with inotropic agents started with the employment of extracts of foxglove, which contained a mixture of cardiac glycosides. With their low therapeutic margin due to a resulting ionic dysbalance though, cardiac glycosides... Read more

A Value-Based Approach to Atrial Fibrillation

2019 26 Aug

Enhancing Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Flow Garners Profound Results   One year ago, Health Management published Aiming to heal 80 percent more hearts through the power of partnership . The article outlined the bold ambitions of Oslo University Hospital – a leading center in the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) – to expand access and enhance... Read more

Capture atrial fibrillation using Preventicus with >95% accuracy

2018 22 Sep

International validation study published in Europace The European Journal of Pacing, Arrhythmias and Cardiac Electrophysiology of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Early detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) is essential for stroke prevention. Emerging technologies such as smartphone... Read more

How architectural design is breaking down healthcare silos

2018 22 Sep

Jacobs Institute idea to Reality (i2R) Centre addresses major health crisis. A medical innovation centre shows how a one-stop-shop approach to CVD medical device creation is accelerating impactful results for all stakeholders. There is a global health crisis in cardiovascular disease that will require out-of-the-box thinking, collaborations,... Read more

Update from the European Institutions

2010 31 Jan

The European Commission has announced a new action plan to tackle the debilitating impact of the financial crisis, which it says in a new document, has “wiped out years of economic and social progress and exposed structural weaknesses in Europe's economy”. To achieve a sustainable future, the recently launched Digital Agenda action plan outlines... Read more

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