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
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
Can we evaluate and treat the patient as a whole?
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
Hospital Finance: Managing in the Current Financial Climate
Alternative financing at hospital level can make a difference.... Read more
Quality and Safety in Radiology: A Symbiotic Relationship
Political Background Safety and quality have been highlighted by the... Read more
Ultrasound: Pushing the Boundaries with Unconventional Techniques
PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES WITH UNCONVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES Prof. Dr.... Read more
Improving quality of care in severe traumatic brain injury patients
Process indicator-based plan-do-act-check cycle in a single-centre... Read more
The Connex® Spot Monitor features an easy-to-use, vivid touchscreen display and provides accurate vital signs measurement including blood pressure averaging, spot checking, interval monitoring and custom scoring across patient populations. The device...
Unbelievably small and light mechanical chest compression device In case of a sudden cardiac arrest, immediate chest compressions are required. Performing manual chest compressions well for an extended period of time is almost impossible. Thanks to...
The Serie TEE is the first washer-disinfector specially designed for cardiac transesophageal probes . For efficiency of cardiology departments Safe and fully automated, this reliable and fast probe reprocessor offers a complete reprocessing...
Automatic external defibrillator / with ECG monitor / public access FRED easyport SCHILLER
FRED easyport is an incredibly small and light pocket defibrillator, equipped with the effective and myocardium-saving defibrillation impulse called Multipulse Biowave. FRED easyport is the ideal companion for physicians, public service staff, even...
By lifting up the device cover, the FRED PA-1 starts up immediately and guides the rescuer step-by-step during the entire resuscitation process. The FRED PA-1 is available either as semi-automatic or fully automatic device.In its automatic version,...