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ESC Congress 2015 Programme Now Online

2015 09 Feb

The pre-arranged scientific programme for ESC Congress 2015 has been revealed online. The world’s largest and most influential cardiovascular event is attended by more than 30 000 cardiovascular professionals from 144 countries and over 700 journalists. The five day event takes place from 29 August to 2 September at ExCeL London. The latest science... Read more

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Chest Pain in ED: Initial Diagnostic Testing Not Tied to Future Risk of MI

2015 26 Jan

Patients sent to hospital emergency departments for chest pain, but who did not have a heart attack, appeared to have a low risk of experiencing any heart attacks during subsequent short-term and long-term follow-up periods, according to a study published in  JAMA Internal Medicine . The risk was not affected by the initial diagnostic testing strategy.... Read more

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Statin Therapy Reduces CVD Risk in Women

2015 13 Jan

According to a new study published in The Lancet , statin treatment reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in women. There has been much debate about the effectiveness of statin therapy in women as compared to men, especially when used for primary prevention. This particular study compares the effects of statin therapy between men and women.... Read more

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US Hospital Discharges Patient Without a Human Heart

2015 13 Jan

Freedom® Driver, a backpack-sized artificial heart device, allows patient to recover at home while waiting for a heart transplant.   For the first time in its history, the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center has sent home a 24-year-old patient with a total artificial heart, as he awaits a heart transplant. Stan Larkin is the first... Read more

Health Management

2015 13 Jan

Professor Christian Hamm studied medicine at the German Universities of Mainz and Hamburg prior to completing his fellowship at the Ischemic Heart Research Unit at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, as well as in the University of Hamburg’s Department of Cardiology. He received his license to practice medicine in 1979. In 1989 he became Associate... Read more

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ESC: Type 2 Diabetes Reversible With Lifestyle Changes

2014 14 Nov

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with lifestyle changes, according to European Society of Cardiology spokesperson Professor Eberhard Standl, from the Munich Diabetes Research Group in Germany. Today is World Diabetes Day and this year’s theme is Healthy Living and Diabetes. People can calculate their risk using a simple questionnaire and find out if... Read more

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Project Reduces 'Alarm Fatigue' in Hospitals

2014 13 Nov

While the sound of monitor alarms in hospitals can save patients’ lives, the frequency with which the monitors go off can also lead to “alarm fatigue,” meaning caregivers become desensitised to the ubiquitous beeping. To address this problem, researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (OH, USA) developed a standardised, team-based... Read more

Health Management

2014 28 Oct

Eric Topol, MD is a cardiologist and geneticist who directs the Scripps Translational Science Institute (La Jolla, CA, USA). He is also the Chief Academic Officer at Scripps Health, and a senior consultant at the Scripps Clinic’s Division of Cardiovascular Diseases. He is a professor of genomics in the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine,... Read more

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UCLA: Big Data Computing Center of Excellence

2014 14 Oct

UCLA is set to establish a Center of Excellence for Big Data Computing under an $11 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The UCLA centre, part of an initial $32 million outlay for the $656 million Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative, will formulate new strategies for harnessing complex biomedical data sets known as... Read more

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Techniques for Noninvasive CVP Evaluation

2014 14 Oct

Noninvasive evaluation of central venous pressure (CVP) is a component of the physical examination that can be very valuable in patient care, especially in the assessment of volume status. CVP estimates can be achieved by assessing the jugular venous pressure (JVP), peripheral venous collapse (PVC), and ultrasound visualisation of the inferior vena... Read more