In your hands you are holding the newest edition of our cardiovascular magazine. With every new issue I am impressed about the diversity and variety of cardiovascular medicine.
What do the special task forces of the Federal Police and heart surgeons have in common? Maybe the public impression of a burst in power. Or the great responsibility both specialties carry and the expertise in their respective field. The more you think about it, the more parallels become visible.
SGLT-2 inhibitors are the first medication class ever to have beneficial effects in patients with HFmrEF and HFpEF. The benefits are mainly driven by a decrease in HF hospitalizations.
Digitalization of the healthcare sector is changing its landscape. Artificial intelligence is bound to have a major impact on care providers and their interactions with their patients. As promising as new technologies may be, there will be side effects. New technologies will place new and higher demands on its users and will require an extremely high level of expertise to check plausibility. Alongside increases in efficiency and effectiveness, the demands on the humans in healthcare will also rise.
The aim of this case series was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of a jugular approach for leadless pacemaker implantation. In our experience from the first ten patients, this access site seems to be as safe and effective as the standard femoral approach.
This article presents two sisters with focal atrial arrhythmias originating from the right and left interatrial septum. The diagnosis of Lamin A/C mutation was made years after the intervention.
Isolated right ventricular myocardial infarction (iRVMI) is a rare condition and can be potentially overlooked. The prognosis of such an event can be poor, irrespective of the involvement of the left ventricle, potentially leading to lethal arrhythmic and mechanical complications. This report describes the rare case of an iRVMI due to an acute ostial occlusion of a small right ventricular branch, which triggered an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.