Cardiology

Structural heart disease: mHealth improves outcomes

An initial mHealth diagnostic strategy was associated with a shorter time to definitive therapy among patients with structural heart disease... Read more

Should abdominal obesity be used as a risk predictor?

A recent study by Tsujimoto and Kajio assessed the relationship between abdominal obesity and mortality among patients with heart failure and... Read more

Smartphone app outperforms traditional exam in cardiac assessment

Results of a randomised trial highlight the potential of smartphone applications to help clinicians make decisions at the bedside. In this study,... Read more

Glucose-lowering therapies in patients with diabetes and heart failure

Despite multiple examples of glucose-lowering therapies affecting heart failure (HF) risk, ascertainment of HF data in cardiovascular (CV) outcome... Read more

Depression increases risk for atrial fibrillation

Preliminary research indicates that depression may increase the risk for atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart rhythm disorder that... 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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 Lucie Robson

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Effects of smoking on carotid artery structures and haemodynamics

Role of radiographer in ultrasound assessment. A study to assess...

 ECRI Institute Welwyn Garden City, UK

Medical Device Cybersecurity

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 Michelle Kearns

Developing the Role of CIO in Healthcare Management: From "the IT Guy" to CIO

The chief information officer (CIO)—also known as the chief d...

Dr. Heidi Wimmers

Why is Drug Traceability Important in a Hospital?

Implementation at Hospital Alemán in Argentina The acute condition of...

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