For heart patients, moving around every 20 minutes could prolong life
Heart patients spend most of their waking hours sitting, lying down, and watching television. New findings presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular... Read more
Heart valve surgery associated with cognitive decline
A new systematic review and meta-analysis finds that heart valve surgery is associated with cognitive decline over the six months after... Read more
New algorithm tool may help reduce invasive heart procedures
Invasive procedures are often required to improve diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions. For example, invasive electrical procedures... Read more
Bariatric surgery reduces heart attacks, strokes in obese people with diabetes
Obese people with diabetes had 40 percent fewer heart attacks and strokes – and 67 percent fewer deaths – within five years after bariatric... Read more
Cancer survivors more likely to develop heart failure with pregnancy
Previous findings have shown that cancer treatments can lead to heart disease in women of child-bearing age. A new study also indicates that... 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
Machine learning detecting early brain tumour presence
M a c hi ne l ea r n i n g a l g o r... Read more
Emergency monitor and defibrillator with touchscreen The DEFIGARD Touch 7 is an indispensable tool for rescuers. The device is extremely compact and offers the latest defibrillation technology in combination with comprehensive monitoring functions....
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...