Cardiology

Why wearable cardioverter defibrillators are underprescribed

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) – including out-of-hospital cardiac arrests – is responsible for over 300,000 deaths in the U.S. yearly. In 2002,... Read more

UNC study shows superiority of TAVR over SAVR

New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine indicates that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) was associated... Read more

ASPREE: aspirin doesn't prolong disability-free survival in healthy seniors

Results of the Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) trial indicate that aspirin use in healthy elderly persons (70 years or... Read more

Wearable patch uses ultrasound to track blood pressure inside the body

Researchers have combined wireless and ultrasound technologies to develop a wearable patch that can monitor blood pressure (BP) in arteries... Read more

Link between short telomeres and cardiomyopathy

Stanford-led research has found that people with cardiomyopathy have abnormally short telomeres in the muscles that contract the heart.... 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... 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

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... Read more

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Prof. Dr. Geert Meyfroidt MD, PhD

The AKIpredictor: An Online Calculator to Predict Acute Kidney Injury

Acute kidney injury (AKI), a rapid decline in renal function, is...

Dr. Megan Hosey PhD

Animal-assisted activity in the intensive care unit

Outlines some basic considerations for ICU providers interested in i...

Dr. Francesco Forfori MD

Pathophysiology of endotoxic shock

Mechanisms of endotoxin-induced multi-organ damage. Endotox...

Dr. Katherine Nugent MD

How to Run Successful Rounds in the Intensive Care Unit

Rounds in the intensive care unit (ICU) allow for scheduled discussions...

 Chris Hancock MSc

The sepsis box, bag and trolley

Evaluation of aids to the delivery of sepsis treatment. In NHS...

Dr. John Dale-Skinner

Being an expert witness

Describes the practicalities of being an expert witness and explains...

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