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
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
Obese people with diabetes had 40 percent fewer heart attacks and strokes – and 67 percent fewer deaths – within five years after bariatric... Read more
Can we evaluate and treat the patient as a whole?
Artificial Intelligence: a next way forward for healthcare
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
Cloud-Based IT Platform for Clinical Trials in Oncology
Computerisation of data collection in a multicentre clinical trial allows... Read more
A patient’s journey is likely to include surfing the web: how can we help?
Internet and people with mental disorders A “whole patient”... 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,...
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....