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Cardiology Management

Heart-on-a-Chip Technology Directly Measures In-Vivo Cardiac Performance

2019 23 Nov

At the AHA Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia, data from a study of investigational candidate, MYK-491, showed that a human iPSC-derived organ-on-a-chip technology can directly measure in vivo cardiac performance. MYK-491 increases the contractility of the heart (systolic function) with minimal or no effect on myocardial relaxation and compliance... Read more

Cardiology Management

ORION-10 Trial: Inclisiran Effective at Reducing LDL

2019 23 Nov

Twice-yearly injections of an experimental cholesterol-lowering drug, inclisiran, were effective at reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, often called bad cholesterol, in patients already taking the maximum dose of statin drugs, according to data of the ORION-10 trial presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2019.... Read more

Cardiology Management

ENCOURAGE Trial - Simple Nudges Improve Statin Prescription Adherence

2019 23 Nov

Statins are an effective medication for treating patients with heart disease. They cut the risk of a second major adverse cardiac event by almost 50$. But only about 6% of patients take statins as prescribed. One way to solve that? Nudge them. Literally. In a new study presented to heart specialists from around the world, researchers at the Intermountain... Read more

Executive Health Management

Sensors in Everyday Objects for Dementia Care

2019 26 Aug

Summary: The past, present & future of dementia care using sensors in everyday life objects through four use cases from research labs to large-scale pilots & adoption by pharmaceutical companies.   Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. It is the main cause of dementia, a syndrome defined by loss of cognitive... Read more

Executive Health Management

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention 2019: Quo Vadis?

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Cardiovascular disease prevention strategies in 2019 remain a major healthcare issue, requiring an individualised approach for diagnostic and therapeutic decision making.   Introduction   Since investigators from the Framingham Heart Study first confirmed the existence and importance of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in... Read more

ICU Management

MEDI-LEARN - Emergency Doctor Course Christkindl

2019 06 Dec

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Cardiology Management

Heart failure patients do not take guideline-recommended drugs

2019 10 Apr

Heart failure patients who could possibly benefit from a newer class of drug to lower their heart rate were more likely to take the medication if it was prescribed before hospital discharge rather than in a follow-up doctor's visit, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Quailty of Care and Outcomes Research... Read more

Executive Health Management

AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference 2020

2020 02 Feb

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Cardiology Management

2019 AHA/ACC guideline on CVD primary prevention

2019 20 Mar

An updated guideline for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease has been released jointly by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology. Among the major changes is a recommendation against the broad use of aspirin in primary prevention, after recently reported results of the ARRIVE, ASCEND, and ASPREE trials... Read more

Cardiology Management

2019 15 Mar

Chelsea Beecher serves as the Director of Development for the American Heart & Stroke Association in New York City. She led the launch of STEM Goes Red in New York City and received the Innovator of the Year Award in 2018 for this initiative. STEM Goes Red aims to empower young women to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)... Read more