Cardiology

Calcified Plaque Raises Heart Disease Risk for Younger Adults

A major study published in JAMA Cardiology indicates that the mere presence of any calcified coronary plaque, also called coronary artery calcium... Read more

E-Cigarettes: What a Practising Cardiologist Needs to Know

Should E-cigarettes be tolerated, or even favoured over tobacco, as a less harmful substitute for those unable to stop smoking tobacco? Although... Read more

Does Cardioversion for AF Improve Quality of Life?

It seems at first glance to be self-evident that sinus rhythm is preferable to atrial fibrillation (AF). However, even with decades of observational... Read more

Insomnia and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Observational data and biological plausibility suggest a relationship between insomnia and cardiovascular disease (CVD), but little is known... Read more

Engineered Tissue Improves Heart Function after Heart Attack

A proof-of-concept study, published in the journal Circulation Research, describes a novel technique for growing heart cells in a 1-micron-resolution... 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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By taking the Hippocratic Oath, physicians commit to practising their...

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