Celebrate World Health Day 2023 and WHO 75th Anniversary On World Health Day, 7 April 2023, the World Health Organization celebrates its 75th anniversary.In 1948, countries of the world came together and founded WHO to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable, so everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health and well-being.
AHA Issues Advice on Incidentally Identified CVD Gene Variants The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued guidance on how to handle genetic tests that unexpectedly find gene variants associated with inherited cardiovascular disease (CVD).
World Heart Day 2022 in Iloilo Iloilo province made history for hosting this year’s World Heart Day. It was chosen by the World Health Organization (WHO) as pilot area for the celebration. As highlight of the event, the whole façade of the Iloilo provincial capitol was illuminated on Thursday night, Sept. 29. The ceremonial event was led by Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr.; Department of Health (DOH) undersecretaries Dr. Kenneth Ronquillo and Atty. Charade Grande; DOH Western Visayas regional director, Dr. Adriano Zubaan; and representatives from WHO, Resolve to Save Lives, and World Heart Federation.
Climate change and health inequity a deadly mix for the most vulnerable: World Heart Federation Geneva, 29 September 2022 - On World Heart Day, the World Heart Federation (WHF) is calling for urgent action on climate change and health inequity, with millions more lives now at risk from cardiovascular disease, which is still the world’s biggest killer.
New ESC Guidelines for Cutting CV Risk in Noncardiac Surgery The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines on cardiovascular assessment and management of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery have seen extensive revision since the 2014 version. They still have the same aim — to prevent surgery-related bleeding complications, perioperative myocardial infarction/injury (PMI), stent thrombosis, acute heart failure, arrhythmias, pulmonary embolism, ischemic stroke, and cardiovascular (CV) death.
U.S. declares monkeypox public health emergency Following growing pressure to ramp up response efforts against monkeypox, the U.S. declared a public health emergency. There are around 6,600 infections nationwide, reaching all but two states. The White House plans to roll out several million doses of monkeypox vaccines and are targeting at-risk communities.
FDA Okays IN.PACT 018 Drug-Coated Balloon for PAD The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the IN.PACT 018 drug-coated balloon (DCB) for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease, Medtronic announced today.
World Heart Summit 2022 THE SUMMIT WILL CONVENE WORLD LEADERS IN CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH IN THE HEART OF GLOBAL HEALTH DIPLOMACY, JUST AHEAD OF THE 75TH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY. Now in its 7th edition, the World Heart Summit will take place on 21-22 May 2022, just two days ahead of the World Health Assembly, under the timely and universal theme of Cardiovascular Health for Everyone.
New ACC Guidance on Cardiovascular Consequences of COVID-19 The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has issued an expert consensus clinical guidance document for the evaluation and management of adults with key cardiovascular consequences of COVID-19. The document makes recommendations on how to evaluate and manage COVID-associated myocarditis and long COVID and gives advice on resumption of exercise following COVID-19 infection.