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
Can we evaluate and treat the patient as a whole?
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
Healthcare Leadership Crisis: the Canadian Solution
Healthcare, a Changing Landscape Equal access to a quality healthcare... Read more
Leadership and Management in Cardiovascular Medicine
During the last fifty years, cardiovascular medicine has remarkably advanced... Read more
By lifting up the device cover, the FRED PA-1 starts up immediately and guides the rescuer step-by-step during the entire resuscitation process. The FRED PA-1 is available either as semi-automatic or fully automatic device.In its automatic version,...
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 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...
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....