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Novel prosthetic heart valve

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Photo: Researchers from Singapore with a heart model [06/10/2015] A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a novel prosthetic heart valve, known as VeloX, which can be implanted through a small incision for the treatment of a serious heart valve disorder called mitral regurgitation.Novel prosthetic heart valve - Read more

Healthy heart choices for everyone, everywhere

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Photo: Woman shows the form of a heart with her hands [29/09/2015] Diseases of the cardiovascular system, such as heart failure, coronary heart disease and heart attack are among the most common diseases and often lead to death. Therefore, the international World Heart Day informs about prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart every year.Healthy heart choices for everyone, everywhere - Read more

A wearable to draw a complete picture of the heart

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[01/09/2015] Smartphone apps and wearable sensors have the potential to help people make healthier lifestyle choices. Self-monitoring therefore is one of the core strategies for changing cardiovascular health behaviors. On the other side, patients benefit from sharing their data with doctors and electronic health record (EHR) systems. A wearable to draw a complete picture of the heart - Read more

Cardiologists fail to identify basic and advanced murmurs

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Photo: Drawing of a heart, pencil and hand [01/09/2015] Cardiologists failed to identify more than half of basic and about 35 percent of advanced pre-recorded murmurs, but skills improved after a 90 minute training session, according to research presented today at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2015.Cardiologists fail to identify basic and advanced murmurs - Read more

Which blood thinner works better during stent placement?

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Photo: In the OR [01/09/2015] A large, ambitious contrast of blood-thinning medications used during cardiac stent placement suggests that a very expensive drug offers no clear safety benefits over a much more affordable option, according to a prominent North Shore-LIJ researcher and cardiologist. Which blood thinner works better during stent placement? - Read more


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