Cardiology
Sonia Olea Coontz had a stroke in 2011 that affected the movement of her right arm and leg. After modified stem cells were injected into her brain as part of a clinical trial, she says her limbs "woke up."

Stem Cells Safe and Beneficial for Chronic Stroke Patients

Findings of a small clinical trial led by investigators from the Stanford University School of Medicine shows that injecting modified, human,... Read more

Salt

New Study Reopens Debate Over Low-Sodium-for-All Public-Health Policies

Findings from a new study show that low sodium intake may be harmful. Results indicate that populationwide sodium reduction is ill-advised.... Read more

TAVR

TAVR Successful at Centres Without On-site Surgical Backup

New data shows that rates of major complications and in-hospital mortality are similar when patients undergo TAVR at hospitals with or without on-site... Read more

Heart Disease

Avoidable Heart Attacks in Europe

According to Prof. Fausto Pinto, President of the European Society of Cardiology, many people in Europe are dying of heart disease, prematurely... Read more

One-third of Heart Failure Patients Fail to Return to Work

One-third of patients hospitalized with heart failure for the first time have not returned to work one year later, reveals a study presented... Read more

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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

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

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