Church-based lifestyle programme lowers blood pressure
Previous studies have reported on the usefulness of faith-based interventions in increasing cancer screening, reducing weight and promoting... Read more
DESERVE: skills-based intervention to reduce risk of recurrent stroke
It is estimated that 11 percent of individuals who have had a stroke have a recurrent stroke within one year of their first stroke. The... Read more
New techniques help rule out and predict heart attacks
Researchers in the U.S. have developed a new protocol to rule out myocardial infarctions (MIs), or heart attacks, in emergency departments... Read more
Delayed pregnancy increases heart health risks for mums and sons
New findings by University of Alberta researchers shed more light on cardiovascular health risks associated with delayed pregnancy. Blood... Read more
Preventive strategies needed to reduce risk of dementia, stroke
It is estimated that one in two women and one in three men will likely be diagnosed with dementia, Parkinson's disease, or stroke in their... 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
Chronic Inequities: The top killer of women in Europe?
Women are underrepresented throughout the health policy continuum... Read more
Financing micro health insurance: theory, methods and evidence
A look at innovations in harnessing voluntary and contributory micro... Read more
AI and healthcare technology in India: opportunities, challenges, and emerging trends
This piece describes the unique opportunities and challenges for art... Read more
Don't Forget to Ask! The Patient and Relative Perspective
There has been good progress in the last decade to ensure that the patient... Read more
The CNAP® Monitor represents the next generation of noninvasive patient monitoring by merging the advantages of noninvasive, risk‐free methods with the benefits of continuity in the same accuracy as invasive standards. The advanced parameter set enables...
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....
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...
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...
Proven 6-channel ECG performance The most important cardiopulmonary function tests are combined in one single device: resting ECG and exercise ECG. Ready for networking with XML output.