PCSK9 and HMGCR Genetic Variants Affect Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Variants in the genes encoding HMGCR (the target of statins) and PCSK9 (the target of PCSK9 inhibitors) that lowered LDL, or "bad" cholesterol,... Read more

Cardiac Care for Heart Attack Patients with Cancer History

According to Mayo Clinic researchers, 10 percent of all patients who come to the hospital with the most severe type of heart attack have a history... Read more

Study: Secondary Prevention of Acute Myocardial Infarction 'Suboptimal'

Secondary prevention after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) aims to reduce recurrence, decrease morbidity and mortality, and improve quality... Read more

Cardiac Inflammatory Disorders: The Role of PET Imaging

Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging can be useful in the diagnosis and prognosis in cardiac inflammatory disorders, including infective... Read more

High Amounts of Saturated Fats Increase Heart Disease Risk

According to a new study appearing in The BMJ, people who consume high amounts of four major saturated fatty acids — found in red meat, butter,... 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 national... 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 subject... 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 to be... Read more

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