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Cardiac Care and COVID19 - Important Questions Answered

2020 26 Mar

Maddalena Lettino of San Gerardo Hospital, Monza (Italy) answers some important questions regarding cardiology patients, cardiac care and COVID-19 in the new series of podcasts by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). What have we learned from this experience? And what is the situation of the acute cardiology patient in this pandemic situation?... Read more

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COVID-19 and CVD: Two Important Messages

2020 25 Mar

The world is facing a health crisis. It all started with China but now, Europe accounts for about three quarters of new daily cases. Italy and Spain are in a very difficult situation, and France and Germany are not so far behind. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has recently put together a series of practical podcasts from speakers with the... Read more

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COVID-19 and the Heart

2020 16 Mar

According to the latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) , there are a total of 168,019 confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide. So far, the virus has caused 6610 deaths and has affected 148 countries. The highest number of cases are in China (81,077), followed by Italy (24,747), Iran (14,991), Republic of Korea (8236), Spain (7753),... Read more

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Bright Ideas

2020 09 Mar

HealthManagement.org rounds up exciting developments that have all the marks of healthcare game changers. What do you think? Advancements in Cardiac Imaging Conventional imaging still remains important for the assessment of cardiac structure and function. However, advanced echocardiography with strain imaging techniques, tissue characterisation... Read more

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Machine Learning and Early Diagnosis of CVD

2020 20 Feb

Despite significant advances in the diagnosis and management of cardiac disease, cardiovascular disease continues to have high morbidity and mortality. In some  cases, the diagnosis is delayed, while in others, the diagnosis is mistaken for another disorder. Advanced technology and machine learning have opened up new opportunities to evaluate image-based... Read more

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PARTNER 2A Study: Late Outcomes of TAVR

2020 12 Feb

Transcatheter aortic valve replacements are routinely done at many institutions in patients not deemed candidates for open-heart surgery. Over the years, many short term studies have been published on the outcomes of TAVR. Findings from the PARTNER 2 study were published in 2016 and now, PARTNER 2A presents the late outcomes of TAVR. These findings... Read more

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CARDIOTOXIC Study: Relationship Between Cancer Therapy and CVD

2020 12 Feb

Certain classes of anticancer drugs are cardiotoxic, especially the anthracycline group of chemotherapeutic agents. In most cases, the cardiotoxic effect of these agents comes to light when the patient undergoes surgery for cancer and then develops heart failure, arrhythmias or dies. Most oncologists and surgeons make it a point to ensure that patients... Read more

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Cardiovascular Outcomes in Women: Biology or Bias?

2020 31 Jan

Women have steeper increases in blood pressure than men throughout their life, and cardiovascular disease presents itself much differently in women than men. While biology is an important concept when defining the sex differences in the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease, its pathophysiologic alterations, and variability in treatment effectiveness,... Read more

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Impact of Cardiac Radiation on Risk of Coronary Artery Disease

2020 27 Jan

Over the years, there has been significant progress in the treatment of children with cancer. This has resulted in an increase in the number of cancer survivors living into adulthood. However, significant impact has been observed on the long-term health of these individuals, with many of them experiencing chronic health issues related to previous treatment.... Read more

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Cardiovascular Screening Programmes at Top Cardiology Hospitals

2020 27 Jan

There is very little evidence that screening tests reduce mortality in asymptomatic individuals. However, clinicians have a strong belief that diagnostic tests can help find disease in its earliest stages. That is why many top-ranking hospitals offer executive screening programmes that are primarily targeted to wealthy individuals who can afford to... Read more