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Gene Mutation with Elevated HDL Cholesterol Increases Risk of CHD

New research suggests that a rare gene mutation in some individuals with elevated HDL cholesterol can increase the risk of CHD development.... Read more

A remotely regulated living bionic heart is pictured and an integrated electronic system that provides enhanced capabilities, such as online sensing of heart contraction, and pacing when needed

Cyborg Patch to Treat Diseased Heart

Despite the fact that heart transplants are on the rise, there are still some 25 percent of people in the US who are still waiting for a heart... Read more

Zezong Gu, Ph.D., Associate professor of pathology and anatomical sciences at the MU School of Medicine and lead author of the study.

Imaging Technique Shows Stroke Damage

Ischaemic strokes account for nearly 90 percent of all strokes, as reported by the American Heart Association. Researchers at the University... Read more

Heart Disease

Population Health Programme Decreases Heart Disease Risk Factors

A 10-year population health research project by the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF), along with Allina Health, New Ulm Medical... Read more

TAVR

In-Hospital Death after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

A new statistical model has been developed by researchers at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville that can predict... 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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Hospital Finance: Managing in the Current Financial Climate

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The Inevitable Rise of Outpatient Imaging Centres

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Update on Intra-Abdominal Hypertension

Knowledge of intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment...

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