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U.S. study: rising stroke incidence among marijuana users

A five-year study (2010-14) of hospital statistics from the United States shows that the incidence of stroke has risen steadily among marijuana... Read more

For heart patients, moving around every 20 minutes could prolong life

Heart patients spend most of their waking hours sitting, lying down, and watching television. New findings presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular... Read more

Heart valve surgery associated with cognitive decline

A new systematic review and meta-analysis finds that heart valve surgery is associated with cognitive decline over the six months after... Read more

New algorithm tool may help reduce invasive heart procedures

New algorithm tool may help reduce invasive heart procedures

Invasive procedures are often required to improve diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions. For example, invasive electrical procedures... Read more

Bariatric surgery reduces heart attacks, strokes in obese people with diabetes

Bariatric surgery reduces heart attacks, strokes in obese people with diabetes

Obese people with diabetes had 40 percent fewer heart attacks and strokes – and 67 percent fewer deaths – within five years after bariatric... Read more

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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

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

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