Cardiology

Stem Cell Patch Improves Heart Failure Symptoms

New research from Japan suggests that patching a damaged heart with a patient's own muscle stem cells may be a viable therapy to treat heart... Read more

Study: Angioplasty Mortality Rate Highly Variable

New research published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions shows significant variability in mortality rates from coronary angioplasty procedures,... Read more

Cardiologists Dr. James de Lemos (left) and Dr. Amit Khera (right) review a printout from an EKG and a calcium scan, two of five tests they demonstrated could improve risk assessment for heart disease.

5 Tests for Better Heart-Disease Risk Prediction

Five simple medical tests – an EKG, a limited CT scan, and three blood tests – together provide a broader and more accurate assessment of heart-disease... Read more

Heart Failure Congress: Record Abstract Submissions

Nearly 2,000 abstracts have been submitted to the scientific committee of Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure.... Read more

Good Communication Helps Improve Heart Patient Outcomes

New research findings support evidence showing that effective patient-physician communication has a positive effect on the patient's health.... 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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 Simon Bocher

Vasoactive Drugs in Sepsis

In this update review on vasoactive drugs in sepsis, we focus on the ‏most...

Prof. Alan Fraser

Medical Devices and Evidence-Based Clinical Practice

Time To DeliverThe European Commission’s ‘New Approach’ The current system...

Prof. Massimo Antonelli

Introduction

The intensive care unit (ICU) is a complex environment, due to the sur...

 Ajay K. Gupta

When a Cybercrime Takes Place - Who's to Blame?

When cybersecurity is breached and sensitive data is compromised, who should...

Dr. Ricard Ferrer

Sepsis code implementation at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital: rapid diagnostics key to success

Implementation of a sepsis code, Código Sepsis, in October 2015 at the...

 Kawaldip Sehmi

Guest Editorial

Patient Power We hear often about patient-centred care and patient involvement,...

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