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Customized Implants cover bones optimally

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Photo: Knee implant [22/01/2016] It may fits, but somewhere it still tweaks. Although a suit off the rack serves its purpose, it is still far from being an ideal solution. With a custom made heart it is different. It is similar with implants. Often patients complain about the fact that those implants feel strange. 3D printing is on the best way to change this. Here, the implants are adapted to the carrier.Customized Implants cover bones optimally - Read more

CT coronary angiograms – three-dimensional insight into the heart

Photo: Preview picture of video Until now, catheter-based coronary angiography was considered state-of-the-art for the diagnosis of coronary heart disease. Yet this method is not without risk, after all it is an invasive procedure. An exam using a computer tomography scanner (CT) - the so-called CT coronary angiogram - represents a low-risk alternative. CT coronary angiograms – three-dimensional insight into the heart - Read more

4th MEDICA App COMPETITION: "And the winner is…TALKITT"

As part of the MEDICA 2015, the world’s largest medical trade fair with almost 5,000 exhibitors from 70 nations, the "MEDICA App COMPETITION" for the best medical app has been held live for the fourth time already.4th MEDICA App COMPETITION: "And the winner is…TALKITT" - Read more

CT coronary angiograms – fewer risks, deeper insight into the heart

Until now, catheter-based coronary angiography was considered state-of-the-art for the diagnosis of coronary heart disease. The coronary blood vessels are examined with the help of a catheter. Yet this method is not without risk. An exam using a computer tomography scanner (CT) - the so-called CT coronary angiogram- represents a low-risk alternative.CT coronary angiograms – fewer risks, deeper insight into the heart - Read more

COPD: Imaging could improve treatment

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Photo: Images of lungs [07/07/2015] Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) provide important information on the symptoms and exercise capabilities of people with mild-to-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the findings point the way to better treatment for some COPD patients.COPD: Imaging could improve treatment - Read more

Nanodiamonds: “Our goal is not to be able to diagnose a specific disease, but to offer medicine a universal tool“

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[22/09/2014] They are not just “a girl's best friend“, but are also important helpers in medicine: diamonds. Yet the latter are so tiny that they are not visible to the naked eye. Dr. Patrick Happel at the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany studies so-called nanodiamonds. Someday soon, they are supposed to help in significantly improving medical imaging.Nanodiamonds: “Our goal is not to be able to diagnose a specific disease, but to offer medicine a universal tool“ - Read more

KOHALA: Digital Student for Cancer Treatment

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[03/02/2014] Shortening a time-consuming procedure from four hours to five minutes and automate it at the same time sounds like a dream come true for employees in all fields and industry sectors. This dream could soon become a reality for radiologists. Software could take away the tedious processing of CT images, which is required before cancer radiation therapy.KOHALA: Digital Student for Cancer Treatment - Read more

ICU: Ultrasound Safer and Just as Effective as X-Rays

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Photo: Ultrasound [30/10/2013] A new study shows that the use of ultrasound testing rather than x-rays or CT scans in the ICU reduces patient radiation exposure and lowers costs of care.ICU: Ultrasound Safer and Just as Effective as X-Rays - Read more

Diabetes: MRI May Predict Heart Attack And Stroke Risk

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Photo: MRI [11/09/2013] Whole-body MRI may serve as a valuable noninvasive tool for assessing the risk of heart attack and stroke in diabetic patients. Diabetes: MRI May Predict Heart Attack And Stroke Risk - Read more

CAT Scans: New Standard Reference Material

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Photo: SRM and CT [26/07/2013] A new standard reference material (SRM) enables hospitals to link important tissue density measurements made by CAT scans to international standards.CAT Scans: New Standard Reference Material - Read more

Children: Reducing Unnecessary CT Scans

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Photo: CT [11/06/2013] A study examining X-ray computed tomography (CT) use in children has found that reducing unnecessary scans and lowering the doses for the highest-dose scans could lower the overall lifetime risk of future imaging-related cancers.Children: Reducing Unnecessary CT Scans - Read more

Imaging: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Use Move Closer Together

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[03/06/2013] Nearly 120 years ago, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen laid the foundation of medical imaging when he discovered X-rays. But procedures to take a look into the human body have become markedly keener by now. Furthermore, the application of imaging technologies has also become more varied and widespread.Imaging: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Use Move Closer Together - Read more

Public Health: 50 Percent Increase in ICU Admissions

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Photo: Patient hand [15/05/2013] A study of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) researchers offers an in-depth look at hospitals nationwide and admissions to intensive care units (ICU). The study finds a sharp increase — nearly 50 percent — in ICU admissions coming from United States’ emergency departments.Public Health: 50 Percent Increase in ICU Admissions - Read more

Neurology: Oxygen Chamber Can Boost Brain Repair

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Photo: Brain [24/01/2013] Doctor Shai Efrati of Tel Aviv University has found a way to restore a significant amount of neurological function in brain tissue thought to be chronically damaged — even years after initial injury.Neurology: Oxygen Chamber Can Boost Brain Repair - Read more

Liver: Seeing Liver Tumors Die in Real Time

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Photo: Human liver [03/01/2013] Using two successive pairs of specialized CT scans, a team of Johns Hopkins and Dutch radiologists has produced real-time images of liver tumors dying from direct injection of anticancer drugs into the tumors and their surrounding blood vessels.Liver: Seeing Liver Tumors Die in Real Time - Read more

Diagnosis: New Way of Imaging Lungs

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[10/10/2012] A new approach to lung scanning could improve the diagnosis and treatment of a lung disease that affects approximately 24 million Americans and is the country's third-highest cause of death.Diagnosis: New Way of Imaging Lungs - Read more

Devices: Scanner Prototype Represents Soft Tissue

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[12/09/2012] A promising approach for producing medical images with enhanced soft tissue visibility — grating-based x-ray phase contrast — has now advanced from bench-top studies to implementation in an in vivo preclinical computed tomography scanner.Devices: Scanner Prototype Represents Soft Tissue - Read more

PACS Network: Lower Costs and Less Radiation Exposure

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[04/09/2012] According to a study, using a combination of the Internet and compact discs (CD) to transfer images during inter-hospital transfer is associated with much lower repeat imaging rates, suggesting that regional PACS networks may be useful for reducing cost and radiation exposure associated with trauma.PACS Network: Lower Costs and Less Radiation Exposure - Read more

Polyps: Virtual Colonoscopy Equals Standard

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[18/06/2012] Computed tomographic colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, administered without laxatives is as accurate as conventional colonoscopy in detecting clinically significant, potentially cancerous polyps, according to a study.Polyps: Virtual Colonoscopy Equals Standard - Read more

Diagnosis: Paramedics Skilled in Identifying Strokes

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[30/03/2012] Researchers of Loyola University Medical Centre examined the records of 5,300 patients who were brought to Loyola's emergency room by emergency medical services (EMS). Paramedics were able to identify stroke patients with a 99.3 per cent specificity. In diagnosing disease, a high specificity rate indicates there's a high probability the patient actually has the disease.Diagnosis: Paramedics Skilled in Identifying Strokes - Read more

CT Screening: Growth Rates of Lung Cancers Found

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[27/03/2012] According to the latest report from the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP), lung cancers diagnosed in annual repeat rounds of CT screening are similar — both in volume doubling time and cell-type distribution — to those found in clinical practice.CT Screening: Growth Rates of Lung Cancers Found - Read more

Facing Forgetfulness: Recognising the Early Stages of Alzheimer‘s Disease

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[01/02/2012] Diagnosing advanced Alzheimer‘s nowadays is no longer difficult. And yet, to detect the so-called “progressive neurodegenerative brain disease with memory loss as the leading symptom“ early on, basic diagnostic methods are not sufficient. Facing Forgetfulness: Recognising the Early Stages of Alzheimer‘s Disease - Read more

Improvement: Benefits of Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy in Heart Failure

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[19/12/2011] Large-scale clinical trials have highlighted the beneficial effect of cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) in the improvement of symptoms and reduction of mortality, and CRT is now recommended in the major European and American guidelines for the treatment and prevention of heart failure. Improvement: Benefits of Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy in Heart Failure - Read more

Orthopaedics: 3-D Printer to Make Bone-Like Material

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[02/12/2011] Washington State University researchers have used a 3D printer to create a bone-like material and structure that can be used in orthopaedic procedures, dental work, and to deliver medicine for treating osteoporosis. Paired with actual bone, it acts as a scaffold for new bone to grow on and ultimately dissolves with no apparent ill effects.Orthopaedics: 3-D Printer to Make Bone-Like Material - Read more

Surgery: Integrated 3-D Imaging Facilitates Human Face Transplantation

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[28/11/2011] By combining conventional medical imaging with some of the same 3-D modelling techniques used in Hollywood blockbusters, researchers of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC) are offering new hope to victims of serious facial injuries.Surgery: Integrated 3-D Imaging Facilitates Human Face Transplantation - Read more

Children: Spinal Bleeding with Brain Injury May Suggest Abuse

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[08/11/2011] According to the researchers of Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), abusive head trauma is the leading cause of significant traumatic brain injury in infants, with a 20 to 38 per cent mortality rate and significant neurological and developmental impairment in 30 to 78 per cent of survivors.Children: Spinal Bleeding with Brain Injury May Suggest Abuse - Read more

Stroke: Innovative Technology Improves Care and Reduces Costs

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[06/10/2011] The use of long-distance video and data hook-ups to link remote community hospitals with stroke neurologists in large centres provides the same level of care as having everyone in the same room, according to a new study of Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.Stroke: Innovative Technology Improves Care and Reduces Costs - Read more

Large Study: CT Scans Are Frequently Unnecessary After Head Injury in Children

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[09/05/2011] Roughly, half of U.S. children taken to hospital emergency departments for a head injury receive a head CT scan. Yet true traumatic brain injury is uncommon. A multi-center study of more than 40,000 children with minor blunt head trauma, led by Children's Hospital Boston and UC Davis, shows that allowing a period of observation can reduce the use of head CT by as much as half without compromising.Large Study: CT Scans Are Frequently Unnecessary After Head Injury in Children - Read more

Emergency Departments: Substantial Increase in CT Exams

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[01/03/2011] A new study reports that the use of computed tomography (CT) in the nation's emergency departments is growing exponentially. If the growth trend continues, by 2011, nearly 20 percent of all emergency department (ED) visits may involve a CT exam. Emergency Departments: Substantial Increase in CT Exams - Read more

Radiology: Researchers Use CT to Predict Heart Disease

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[29/09/2010] Using incidental findings from routine diagnostic CT, radiologists may be better able to identify people at high risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.Radiology: Researchers Use CT to Predict Heart Disease - Read more

Bowel care: “You should eat healthy”

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[01/08/2010] Hardly anybody likes to talk about it, yet its daily accomplishments are undisputable. We are talking about the bowels, an essential part of the digestive tract. It makes sure that all nutrients in our diet are absorbed by our body, so we stay fit and healthy. Two good reasons therefore to take good care of it. But can you really care for your bowels?Bowel care: “You should eat healthy” - Read more

Children: Incidental Findings – Dilemma for Doctors and Patients

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[16/06/2010] Paediatricians whose patients undergo "routine" brain MRIs need a plan to deal with findings that commonly reveal unexpected-but-benign anomalies that are unlikely to cause any problem, reports a research team led by Johns Hopkins Children's Centre investigators. Children: Incidental Findings – Dilemma for Doctors and Patients - Read more

Imaging: CT and MRI Associated With Decreased Costs

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[06/04/2010] Advanced imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) might shorten the length of a person's hospital stay and decrease the high costs associated with hospitalization if used early. Imaging: CT and MRI Associated With Decreased Costs - Read more

Primary Care: Inappropriate CT and MRI Referrals

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[08/03/2010] A significant percentage of outpatient referrals received from primary care physicians for computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies are inappropriate, according to a new study.Primary Care: Inappropriate CT and MRI Referrals - Read more

X-Ray: New Heart Procedure Eliminates Exposure

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[18/01/2010] Researchers have developed an x-ray free technique to treat a common heart disorder called atrial fibrillation – this might eliminate radiation exposure to patients and their medical providers.X-Ray: New Heart Procedure Eliminates Exposure - Read more

Surgery: Bedside Skills Trump Technology

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[22/12/2009] Researchers found that physicians' bedside exams did a better job than Computer Tomography (CT) scans in predicting which patients would need to return to the operating room to treat complications such as bleeding.Surgery: Bedside Skills Trump Technology - Read more

Pneumonia: Ultrasound as Useful as Chest CT

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[26/11/2009] Chest ultrasound can serve as a viable alternative to chest CT in the evaluation of pediatric patients with complicated pneumonia and parapneumonic effusion (a build-up of fluid between the lung and chest wall), according to a new study. Pneumonia: Ultrasound as Useful as Chest CT - Read more

Rapid Prototyping: „A lot of Movement Takes Place on the Market at the Moment“

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[07/11/2008] Rapid Prototyping finds its way on the market for medical technology. It is not anymore just a process that creates prototypes, it is by now a also a process developing end products. The method is promising and nine German research institutes joined - all being engaged in generative manufacturing technologies.Rapid Prototyping: „A lot of Movement Takes Place on the Market at the Moment“ - Read more

Proton Therapy Center in Essen: "The Focus Is Put on Functionality"

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[01/12/2007] At the University Medical Center Essen in Germany, the first university proton therapy center is now emerging. By the end of 2009, it is said to be finished with the first patients undergoing treatment. MEDICA.de talked with Kai Züger from corporate controlling of the University Medical Center Essen about the planned equipment.Proton Therapy Center in Essen: "The Focus Is Put on Functionality" - Read more

Heavy Weight: Challenge for Hospital Staff and Technology

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[01/12/2007] More and more people become more and more thick. If this trend continues hospitals have to prepare and to take steps forward to assure a good acommodation. But often the financial capital is missing.Heavy Weight: Challenge for Hospital Staff and Technology - Read more

Abdomen: Multidetector CT Accurately Locates Bowel Perforation

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[26/01/2007] Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) without the use of contrast media can show the precise site of a bowel perforation, avoiding the need for surgeons to do exploratory surgery of the patient’s gastrointestinal tract to locate the problem, a new study shows.Abdomen: Multidetector CT Accurately Locates Bowel Perforation - Read more

Karolinska University Hospital with advanced Molecular Imaging technology

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[09/06/2006] Siemens Biograph 64 PET•CT System Enables Physicians to Provide Earlier, More Precise Diagnoses and Treatments of Disease.Karolinska University Hospital with advanced Molecular Imaging technology - Read more

Siemens sets trends at the ECR: More efficiency through innovations and IT

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[14/03/2006] Today’s increasing cost pressure in the healthcare sector requires comprehensive solutions that increase the quality of care and reduce cost at the same time. In addition to the use of innovative medical systems, information technology plays an important role in this effort.Siemens sets trends at the ECR: More efficiency through innovations and IT - Read more

Through vessels in the fastest possible way

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[14/03/2006] The software function syngo iPilot from Siemens Medical Solutions (Med) supports the physician in guiding the catheter as smoothly as possible through the arteries during interventional procedures.Through vessels in the fastest possible way - Read more

CT Clinical Engines: GHE-member Siemens Med launches software system

( Exhibitor name: GHE - German Healthcare Export Group e.V. )

[03/01/2006] ERLANGEN. German Healthcare Export Group-member Siemens Medical Solutions has now introduced the so called CT Clinical Engines, an innovative software solution for the computerised tomography sector.CT Clinical Engines: GHE-member Siemens Med launches software system - Read more

New member of Symbia product family

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[09/12/2005] Siemens Medical Solutions has introduced the latest member of the Symbia family for True Point SPECT•CT (Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography and Computed Tomography), the gamma camera Symbia S.New member of Symbia product family - Read more

Siemens Medical Solutions and Schering AG explore novel technology

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[01/12/2005] Siemens Medical Solutions and Schering AG will join forces to explore the potential of Siemens’ novel Dual Source computed tomography (CT) technology implemented for the first time on SOMATOM® Definition in combination with Schering’s CT imaging agent Ultravist®. Siemens Medical Solutions and Schering AG explore novel technology - Read more

Siemens Unveils World’s Most Advanced Computed Tomography System

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[22/11/2005] Siemens Medical Solutions on 17 November unveiled the world's first dual source computed tomography (CT) system, a breakthrough that will redefine the role of CT.Siemens Unveils World’s Most Advanced Computed Tomography System - Read more

Worldwide First Installations of Somatom Emotion 16

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[06/10/2005] Siemens Medical Solutions recently installed the first Somatom Emotion 16 computed tomography (CT) systems. First clinical images have shown the high potential of the new 16-slice-CT, which offers best performance at an attractive investment level.Worldwide First Installations of Somatom Emotion 16 - Read more

The Very Best for the Heart

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[16/09/2005] Siemens presents the worldwide first biplane FD cardiology system for magnetically-assisted interventions.The Very Best for the Heart - Read more

Siemens Cardiac CT Software Isolates the Heart - With a Single Click

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[09/09/2005] The new Siemens syngo Circulation software promises cardiologists an optimum platform for image evaluation.Siemens Cardiac CT Software Isolates the Heart - With a Single Click - Read more

Integrated Solutions Optimise Processes in Cardiology

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[08/09/2005] Cardiovascular diseases are the most prevalent cause of death in industrial nations. To recognize them on time and to treat them effectively is a challenge for both phy-sicians and healthcare...Integrated Solutions Optimise Processes in Cardiology - Read more

EKU Focuses on Paediatric Anaesthesia

( Exhibitor name: EKU Elektronik GmbH )

[07/09/2005] From 1 to 3 September EKU presented various products specialised in neonatal and paediatric anaesthesia at the 6th European Congress of Paediatric Anaesthesia (ECPA) in Cologne, Germany. The range of...EKU Focuses on Paediatric Anaesthesia - Read more

Clinical Studies Demonstrate Effectiveness of Siemens 64-Slice CTs

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[05/09/2005] Engaging in intensive research during the past twelve months, Siemens' clinical collaborators continue to lead the scientific community in studies focusing on the clinical validation of multi-slice CT systems in cardiac imaging.Clinical Studies Demonstrate Effectiveness of Siemens 64-Slice CTs - Read more

New Trauma Concept by Siemens Provides for Faster Diagnostics

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[22/08/2005] Siemens Medical Solutions introduces a new concept for improving the workflows for treating trauma patients in the hospital.New Trauma Concept by Siemens Provides for Faster Diagnostics - Read more

Proven Technology of Somatom Emotion Scanners now with 16 Slices

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[08/03/2005] At the European Congress of Radiology (ECR, March 4th - 8th, Vienna/Austria), Siemens Medical Solutions announced the new Somatom Emotion 16, significantly expanding their Somatom Emotion product line.Proven Technology of Somatom Emotion Scanners now with 16 Slices - Read more

Generating New CT Slice Images with Angiographic C-arm System DynaCT

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[07/03/2005] Siemens Medical Solutions introduced DynaCT for the first time in Europe at the ECR (European Congress of Radiology) March, 4th - 8th, 2005 in Vienna, Austria. This new application enables users of angiographic C-arm systems to create soft tissue images based on the principles of CT.Generating New CT Slice Images with Angiographic C-arm System DynaCT - Read more

New PET/CT System Biograph 64 Enhances Diagnostics in Cardiology

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[07/03/2005] Die PET/CT system family Biograph by Siemens Medical Solutions welcomes a new member - the Biography 64. The innovative hybrid system combines Positron Emission Tomography (PET) with the fastest Computed Tomograph by Siemens, the 64 slice CT system Somatom 64.New PET/CT System Biograph 64 Enhances Diagnostics in Cardiology - Read more