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 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
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
1 in 4 Develop Heart Failure Following First Heart Attack
Heart attacks are quite common. The complication rates after heart attacks have been well studied in the short term. However, long-term data... Read more
Can we evaluate and treat the patient as a whole?
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
Implementation Challenges of Crew Resource Management
Crew Resource Management (CRM) human factors awareness training is a... Read more
Steering the Integration Agenda: Stable Leadership Needed
Service Integration Overcoming barriers between the health and care... Read more
Fostering clinical research in imaging departments
Discusses the important roles of radiographers in imaging research, and... Read more
Unbelievably small and light mechanical chest compression device In case of a sudden cardiac arrest, immediate chest compressions are required. Performing manual chest compressions well for an extended period of time is almost impossible. Thanks to...
The CNAP® Monitor 500 HD standalone is designed for continuous noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring in a wide range of applications, i.e. electrophysiology, operating theatres, critical- and intermediate care, emergency room and transport.
The Connex® Spot Monitor features an easy-to-use, vivid touchscreen display and provides accurate vital signs measurement including blood pressure averaging, spot checking, interval monitoring and custom scoring across patient populations. The device...
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 Task Force® Monitor provides all necessary hemodynamic information for fast and accurate diagnosis. It is the only system available that displays all relevant hemodynamic parameters also synchronized.