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Cardio

Posted on 29.09.2022

Early diagnosis can make all the difference to the lives of people with heart failure and other forms of cardiovascular disease

Many public health campaigns focus on the importance of identifying and acting on the symptoms of major cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, such as heart attacks and strokes, as quickly as possible. Medicine has developed so much in recent decades that these events, which were once a death sentence for the majority, are now often survivable […]

By Catherine Hodge Researcher

Cardio

Posted on 01.07.2022

BEAT methodology, how to improve heart failure prevention

Before the pandemic, we needed to get a grip on heart failure. However, the pandemic has complicated the heart failure revival due to the burden of COVID-19 and the by-product of patients with long-term conditions, particularly cardiovascular. Patients were not seeing their doctors or nurses regularly throughout the pandemic, creating a backlog of people waiting […]

By Nick Hartshorne-Evans Chief Executive of Pumping Marvellous Foundation

Cardio

Posted on 03.06.2022

Achieving Cardiovascular health for All: A new vision for Europe

When our partners launched the European Alliance for Cardiovascular Health in September 2021, we were driven by the commitment to share expertise and raise awareness on the burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in Europe. We knew then, and our Alliances of 17 partners knows today, that cardiovascular diseases understood as a vast group of disorders, […]

By Professor Stefan Achenbach President of the European Society of Cardiology

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Cardio

Posted on 04.11.2021

Heart failure – the time to act is now

With Europe’s ageing population comes several social, economic and environmental benefits. It also brings rising risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) which must be managed to protect citizens’ wellbeing and the sustainability of our health systems. That is why we are inspired to see 15 European and international health organisations joining forces to form the European […]

By Markus Schwertfeger Senior Global Medical Affairs Lead Roche Diagnostics International

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Cardio

Posted on 13.10.2021

How innovation is transforming stroke care?

Many of us know someone affected by stroke. It is the second leading cause of death globally and results in 50% of survivors being chronically disabled.[1] In Europe, the incident of stroke will have increased by 34% by the middle of the next decade. [2] The impact of stroke The impact on individuals and families […]

By Alenka Brzulja Vice President of Cardiovascular & Specialty Solutions EMEA, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies

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Cardio

Posted on 27.09.2021

New EU Alliance will put cardiovascular health in the spotlight

Despite significant advances in recent decades to improve cardiovascular care and reduce mortality, the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains greater than any other disease. A concerted effort is needed to ensure the voices of stakeholders are heard by policymakers and that cardiovascular health is prioritised accordingly. That is why we have come together just […]

By Jean-Luc Lemercier Corporate Vice President Edwards Lifesciences, EMEA, Canada and Latin America & Chair of the Cardiovascular Sector Group of MedTech Europe

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Cardio

Posted on 27.05.2021

The need for an EU Action Plan for better cardiovascular health

Did you know that every day, some 5,000 people die from cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), amounting to 1.8 million deaths every year? This, unfortunately, makes cardiovascular disease – including heart failure, stroke-related atrial fibrillation, heart valve disease and coronary heart disease – the number one killer in Europe.  The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way we […]

By Jean-Luc Lemercier Corporate Vice President Edwards Lifesciences, EMEA, Canada and Latin America & Chair of the Cardiovascular Sector Group of MedTech Europe

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Digital

Posted on 28.01.2021

Answering the Call of Telehealth

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, video consultations were on the rise, with many healthcare systems advocating a digital-first approach. In patient care and clinical trials, demand for virtual care has never been higher. The pandemic has accelerated this shift. For me, it has been exciting to collaborate with health systems at a time of urgent […]

By Sorin Stircu Regional MedTech Strategist at E*HealthLine - Europe Global Office

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COVID-19

Posted on 05.06.2020

How a focus on efficiency can help treat more atrial fibrillation patients

This blog is part of a blog series that showcases the medtech role in the different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read here more COVID-19 related blogs. More info on MedTech Europe’s info hub.  Before COVID-19 hit, there were around 11 million people across Europe living with atrial fibrillation (AF). As many as one in four […]

By Alenka Brzulja Vice President of Cardiovascular & Specialty Solutions EMEA, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies