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Cardiologists Dr. James de Lemos (left) and Dr. Amit Khera (right) review a printout from an EKG and a calcium scan, two of five tests they demonstrated could improve risk assessment for heart disease.

5 Tests for Better Heart-Disease Risk Prediction

Five simple medical tests – an EKG, a limited CT scan, and three blood tests – together provide a broader and more accurate assessment of heart-disease... Read more

Heart Failure Congress: Record Abstract Submissions

Nearly 2,000 abstracts have been submitted to the scientific committee of Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure.... Read more

Good Communication Helps Improve Heart Patient Outcomes

New research findings support evidence showing that effective patient-physician communication has a positive effect on the patient's health.... Read more

Study: Anticoagulant Apixaban Better than Warfarin

Patients with atrial fibrillation have a substantially reduced risk of dangerous bleeding in the brain ("intracranial haemorrhage") when taking... Read more

Cardiac Arrest Patients Do Better If Admitted to Specialist Centre

For cardiac arrest patients, admission to a specialist heart centre rather than to the nearest general hospital is associated with improved... Read more

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Chelsea Beecher serves as the Director of Development for the American Heart & Stroke Association in New York City. She led the launch of STEM Goes Red in New York City and received the Innovator of the Year Award in 2018 for this initiative. STEM Goes Red aims to empower young women to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)... Read more

Robots were first used in cardiovascular medicine in the late 1990s as a part of the digital revolution . Since then, robotics have been applied to endovascular surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and interventional cardiology, to name a few fields. Robots give medical professionals the ability to diagnose, treat, and intervene more... Read more

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

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 Mat Hunter

Design for Care: The Collaborative Challenge of Wellbeing in Later Llife

Our Shared Challenge We all know that we need to think differently about...

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Omitting Routine Chest Radiographs in Intensive Care Units

The Economic Impact We studied the economic impact of omitting routine...

 Bernd Montag

Healthcare Executive Alliance: Insights For Healthcare Leadership

Healthcare organizations do a phenomenal job. Today, an increasing number...

Prof. Stefan Heinemann

Data power to the patients!

Patient-driven data business, not data-driven patient business....

Dr. Shabbir Syed-Abdul

Social media in healthcare: opportunities and challenges

Opportunities and challenges Tips and pointers from FutureLearn trainer...

Prof. Luís Ribeiro

Patient safety culture

Radiographers’ perceptions  Research to evaluate radiographers’...

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