Cardiology

Minimal coronary artery calcification is not a predictor of ischaemic stroke

New findings from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) show that minimally elevated coronary artery calcification (CAC) is associated... Read more

Aortic calcification can help predict post-TAVR mortality

Researchers in France have developed a new scoring system, based on thoracic aortic calcification (TAC), to predict one-year cardiovascular... Read more

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

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Robots were first used in cardiovascular medicine in the late 1990s as a part of the digital revolution . Since then, robotics have been applied to endovascular surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and interventional cardiology, to name a few fields. Robots give medical professionals the ability to diagnose, treat, and intervene more... Read more

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

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