Cardiology

Low-salt, DASH diet as effective as drugs for hypertension

Both low-sodium and the heart-healthy DASH diets have long been known to prevent or lower high blood pressure. A new study shows that combining... Read more

The laboratory of Masanobu Komatsu, Ph.D., studies the regulation of blood vessel growth and remodeling to aid the treatment of cancer and heart disease

Scientists find key to regenerating blood vessels

Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified a signalling pathway that is essential for angiogenesis,... Read more

Novel therapy for diastolic heart failure

Diastolic heart failure (DHF) occurs when the heart muscle becomes stiff and doesn't relax enough to allow blood to flow from the lungs... Read more

Study: screening programmes unlikely to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in competitive sport

New research suggests that screening programmes for cardiac conditions are not effective in preventing sudden cardiac arrest in competitive... Read more

INTERHEART study: stress, depression increase heart attack risk

A South African study supports evidence showing that stress, depression and other psychosocial factors can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular... Read more

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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

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

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