It is hard to believe that a year has already passed since we announced the new format for Dialogues in Cardiovascular Medicine. We are pleased that it has been such a success so far, having received letters of appreciation, especially for the sections dedicated to “Snapshots in Cardiology” and the “Hot Topics.” The website (www.dialogues-cvm.org) is also proving to be popular with over 200 visits
per month. We are continuing to evolve and the format will change again slightly in 2018, adding the option to store the issues in an online library. We remain ambitious and hope to continue providing a good record of what has happened over the past year by reporting from the most prestigious cardiovascular congresses and journals.
The year 2017 was […]
Innovation in Medicine & History of Medicine
Large-scale physical activity data reveal worldwide activity inequality
To be able to curb the global pandemic of physical inactivity and the associated 5.3 million deaths per year, we need to understand the basic principles that govern physical activity. However, there is a lack of large-scale measurements of physical activity patterns across free-living populations worldwide.
TIYE, QUEEN OF EGYPT, DOWAGER OF HYPERTENSION
The “great royal wife” of Amenhotep III, Tiye was as much his chancellor as first lady. A woman of power. Mother of Akhenaton and at least five other children, grandmother of Tutankhamen while not herself not of royal blood, Tiye played a prominent role in Egyptian diplomacy and religious reform. […]
A CONNECTED JACKET THAT WATCHES OVER THE HEART
Cardiac defibrillators are not on the corner of every street. Nor are paramedics. So how can the number of people surviving a heart attack that occurs outside the hospital be increased? Today, it is estimated that these people’s chance of survival is only 5%. This figure could be about to change with the use of the […]