Search Tag: Cardiology

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

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

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

Zoom On: Petr Widimský, ESC Gold Medal Winner

2014 30 Sep

When the Gold Medal awards were handed out at this year’s European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Barcelona, one of the three recipients was Professor Petr Widimský. The 2014 ESC Congress marks 15 years since Prof. Widimský’s presentation in Barcelona of his PRAGUE 1 study. In the intervening years, additional PRAGUE studies have continued... Read more

Brazilian Congress of Cardiology: 'Reduce Obesity, Increase Exercise'

2014 29 Sep

More than 4,000 extra wide seats were made to accommodate Brazil’s increasing obese population during the World Cup this year. Obesity affects nearly 20 percent of the population in Brazil and is currently classified as a disability. This and other cardiovascular issues, such as the overuse of technology, was the focus of the Brazilian Congress of Cardiology,... Read more

Meaningful Innovation - Philips' Commitment to Modern Healthcare

2014 02 Sep

Interview with Duncan Porter, Head of Field Marketing Philips During the Affiniti product launch, you mentioned that Philips wants to play a role in the management of cardiology through leverage of Big Data. How can an equipment-driven company make such a bold statement? There is an explosion of chronic diseases, which makes the current healthcare... Read more

ESC 2014: Five New Practice Guidelines

2014 01 Sep

This year's ESC Congress will see the launch of five new ESC Guidelines: Non-Cardiac Surgery, Acute Pulmonary Embolism, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Diseases and Myocardial Revascularization. The first was developed jointly with the European Society of Anesthesiology and the last with the European Society of Thoracic Surgery. The guidelines... Read more

Zoom On: Dr. Michael Glikson - Editorial Board Member Cardiology

2014 26 Aug

Michael Glikson, MD is the Director of the Davidai Arrhythmia Center in Tel Hashomer, Israel, operating under the auspices of Chaim Sheba Medical Center’s Heart Treatment and Research Center. Prof. Glikson established the institute in 2010 after leading Sheba Medical Center’s electrophysiology (EP) and pacing unit since 2002. The centre is the largest... Read more

Radiation Dose Reduction for Staff and Patients

2014 24 Aug

Concerns about ionising radiation during interventional cardiology have increased in recent years due to rapid growth in interventional procedure volumes and the high radiation doses associated with some procedures. Noncancer radiation risks to cardiologists and medical staff in terms of radiation-induced cataracts and skin injuries for patients appear... Read more

New Cardio-Oncology Programme Launched

2014 17 Aug

A new Cardio-Oncology Programme to protect hearts and keep them beating strong during breast cancer treatments has been developed by Orlando Health Heart Institute and UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health. The programme comprises a multidisciplinary team including cardiologists, oncologists, nurse practitioners and other clinicians. When patients... Read more