Pericarditis Causes and Symptoms

Jan 30, 2017 |

An inflammation of the connective tissue of the heart’s protective layer can have many causes. The pericardium (peri = around; card = heart-related) surrounds the heart muscle as a protective sheath of connective tissue. It consists essentially of two layers, with only the inner firmly adhering to the outside of the heart muscle, thus being […more]

Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

Aug 29, 2016 |

There are many benefits that stem from aerobic exercise. Fitness experts recommend that you exercise aerobically for 20-30 minutes, at least 3 days a week. This exercise goal can be achieved by low or high impact exercise, organized or unorganized sports, and either all at once or distributed throughout the day. But the positive effects […more]

Myocarditis Causes

Feb 23, 2016 |

Inflammation of the heart can have various causes. Because the heart is a muscle, The technical term for inflammation of the heart is called myocarditis. Myocarditis can both start and run differently. The reason is in most cases a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Heart inflammation often occurs after a bout with the […more]

Preview of European Society of Cardiology Congress 2016

Dec 29, 2015 |

The 2016 ESC Congress will take place August 27 – 31 in Rome, Italy. There you will be able to hear first-hand the latest hot lines and clinical trial results, learn novel hands-on techniques for your daily practice, and stay up-to-date with the latest ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage […more]

Summary of the ESC Congress 2015

Nov 13, 2015 |

This one-hour programme outlines the latest updates in cardiovascular science presented at ESC 2015 in London and how these developments will affect daily practice.  

Angina Pectoris: Definition and Symptoms

Aug 27, 2015 |

Angina pectoris occurs when the heart muscle is no longer supplied with enough oxygen. There is a distinction between stable and unstable angina pectoris. In an angina attack, there is a temporary shortage of oxygen to the heart. This angina attack may last a few seconds, or continue for several minutes. Stable angina pectoris is […more]

Preview of the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2015

Aug 5, 2015 |

This year, London will be the best place to “wake up your brain” with a spotlight on environment and the heart at ESC 2015. There you’ll discover the newest innovation, knowledge, and concepts in the field of cardiology. Discuss and network with legends in cardiology and key opinion leaders, including Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. E. […more]

Atherosclerosis: Causes and Treatment

Apr 24, 2015 |

Atherosclerosis is a hardening and narrowing of the arteries (which are the blood vessels that transport away the blood from the heart) occuring over years or decades. The narrowing of the arteries causes decreased blood flow to organs and body parts. Despite decades of research today we still do not know exactly why atherosclerosis occurs. […more]

Erectile Dysfunction as an Indicator of Heart Disease

Mar 31, 2015 |

Erectile dysfunction, also referred to as “ED”, occurs more often than people may realize. Those men affected may feel a sense of inadequacy, stress or embarrassment as a result. This false sense of shame is completely unwarranted, however, since a simple doctor’s visit can bring significant improvement. It’s also important to know that erectile dysfunction […more]

Endocarditis: Causes and Symptoms

Feb 23, 2015 |

An inflammation of the connective tissue endocardium is usually the result of a bacterial infection. It often affects children and adolescents and can lead to serious heart valve damage. The endocardium (Endo = inside, and kard = heart-related) is the connective tissue structure of the heart interior and also forms the heart valves. By the […more]