Cardiology

Postoperative Kidney Injury Less Likely In ‘Off-Pump’ Heart Bypass Patients

Patients requiring coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) operations may be less likely to incur acute postoperative kidney injuries when they are... Read more

Professor K. Srinath Reddy, President World Heart Federation

Professor K. Srinath Reddy began his two-year term as president of the World Heart Federation (WHF) in January 2013. The Federation is dedicated... Read more

STEMI Strategies: Personalised Patient Plans are Optimal

Two types of treatments routinely save the lives of patients with ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI): primary percutaneous coronary... Read more

Updated Guidelines Influence Quality Improvement in Cardiology Practices

A study in the May 28 issue of JAMA analyses variations in over 600 recommendations for practice guidelines by the American College of Cardiology/American... Read more

Waist Circumference and Cardiovascular Risk: 20 Years On

It has been twenty years since the publication in the American Journal of Cardiology of a Canadian study showing that waist circumference correlates... Read more

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Q&A with Dr. Ellen T. RocheA customisable “soft robot” has been developed by Harvard University and Boston’s Children Hospital that could open new treatment methods for failing hearts. Unlike currently available devices such as ventricular assist devices (VADs), the soft robot has no direct contact with blood. The sleeve wraps around the heart and... Read more

Professor Rafael Beyar is General Director of Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel, the major academic hospital serving northern Israel. He received his MD from Tel Aviv University (1977), his DSc from the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion (1983), and his MPH from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University (2008).... Read more

Prof. Alain Cribier, MD, MD, FACC, FESC has been Chief of Cardiology at the University Hospital Charles Nicolle of Rouen, France for 20 years. He became widely recognised for having developed new interventional technologies for the treatment of valvular heart diseases: balloon aortic valvuloplasty in 1985, mitral commissurotomy in 1994, and, after... Read more

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 Jonathan Downham

Podcasting

The Story Behind Critical Care Practitioner  Podcasts are audio files made...

Assoc. Prof. Georg A. Roth, MD

Omitting Routine Chest Radiographs in Intensive Care Units

The Economic ImpactWe studied the economic impact of omitting routine chest...

 Lucie Robson

Increased Functionality in 5D Ultrasound

With the aim of reducing the time factor and ‏increasing convenience in...

Dr. Karen Luxford

Rising to the Challenge of Patient-Centred Care

After an hour of describing a recent admission to hospital for treatment...

 Angela Vessey

Antimicrobial Copper Touch Surfaces: Reduce Infections, Liberate Resources and Cut Costs

The role of the environment in the transmission of healthcare-associated...

 Antoni Torres, MD, PhD, FERS

Candida Spp. in the Respiratory Tract

A Real Causality With Worse Outcomes or Just a Marker of Severity? Candida...

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