Higher BMI Increases Risk of CHD, Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes
New findings confirm previous evidence that higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with an increased risk of cardiometabolic diseases such... Read more
3-D Models Improve Patient Outcomes in Heart Valve Replacements
Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Piedmont Heart Institute have used standard medical imaging and 3-D printing technologies... Read more
New Risk Assessment Score to Predict Sudden Cardiac Arrest
A new risk assessment tool has been developed by a Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute investigator and his team. The tool can help physicians better... 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
Affidea grows in Portugal and expands into teleradiology
Affidea Group is a leading healthcare services provider with over 7500... Read more
Design for Care: The Collaborative Challenge of Wellbeing in Later Llife
Our Shared Challenge We all know that we need to think differently about... Read more
Strategic product approval for health companies and regulators
Streamlining regulation for better healthcare outcomes Rationalising... Read more
Glycaemic control in critically ill patients: how tight should it be?
There is still no widespread agreement around optimal targets for glucose... Read more
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 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...
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...
Screening for atrial fibrillation by means of regularly performed self-measurements of cardiac rhythm using ECG is a stroke prevention measure recommended by renowned international experts. Heart rhythm disorders often occur only occasionally. That...