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Interviews Concerning Health Politics

Interviews concerning health politics

Good health is human's most precious thing. Since that applies to everyone politics concerned with health turn into an interesting, sometimes explosive subject. speaks with managers, experts and politicians about news from health politics.


'Missing culprit' in heart failure identified

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Photo: Presure compared [23/03/2015] Working with lab animals and human heart cells, scientists from Johns Hopkins and other institutions have identified what they describe as "the long-sought culprit" in the mystery behind a cell-signaling breakdown that triggers heart failure.'Missing culprit' in heart failure identified - Read more

Biomarker for steatohepatitis

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Graphic: The liver in human body [06/03/2015] 40 percent of people in the EU suffer from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, a disease which is becoming increasingly more frequent as a result of diabetes and excess weight. Currently, it is not possible to forecast the further course of the disease – right up to cirrhosis and cancer of the liver. In future, this should become possible using a Risk Score with different biomarkers.Biomarker for steatohepatitis - Read more

Aortic valve replacement: Precise preoperative surgical preparation thanks to a silicone heart

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[23/02/2015] An 80-year-old female patient needs a new aortic valve replacement. Since the old one is severally calcified, the leaflets no longer open properly. Due to various factors, the patient is considered inoperable. Nevertheless, to make surgery possible for her, specialists at the Heart and Diabetes Center NRW in Germany have prepared the intervention based on an exact 3D heart replica.Aortic valve replacement: Precise preoperative surgical preparation thanks to a silicone heart - Read more

Aortic dissection: Changing patterns in patient care

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Graphic: Stent is placed inside a blood vessel [28/01/2015] Cardiothoracic surgeons have long played a central role in the care of patients with aortic dissection, a life-threatening condition that in the past was treated only with open surgery or medicines.Aortic dissection: Changing patterns in patient care - Read more

Wearable sensor clears path to long-term EKG

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Photo: electrode sensor [21/01/2015] Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new, wearable sensor that uses silver nanowires to monitor electrophysiological signals, such as electrocardiography (EKG) or electromyography (EMG). The new sensor is as accurate as the "wet electrode" sensors used in hospitals, but can be used for long-term monitoring.Wearable sensor clears path to long-term EKG - Read more


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