Abnormal Heart Rhythms
Researchers have found new evidence that metabolic stress can increase the onset of atrial arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation (AF), a common heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate. ...
Cardiology Jan 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A fundamental discovery reported in the March 1st issue of the journal Nature, uncovers the first molecular evidence linking the body's natural circadian rhythms to sudden cardiac death (SCD). Ventricular arrhythmias, or abn ...
Cardiology Feb 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's warning that high doses of the antidepressant citalopram can cause potentially serious abnormal heart rhythms might be doing more harm than good.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 03, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Women with atrial fibrilation have more symptoms and lower quality of life than men with the same heart condition, according to an analysis of patients in a large national registry compiled by the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
Cardiology Mar 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Having diabetes doubles a person's risk of dying after a heart attack, but the reason for the increased risk is not clear. A new University of Iowa study suggests the link may lie in the over-activation of an important heart ...
Cardiology Feb 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A new type of prophylactic treatment for brain injury following prolonged epileptic seizures has been developed by Emory University School of Medicine investigators.
Neuroscience Feb 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A new anticoagulant called apixaban is superior to warfarin in preventing stroke with consistent effects across a wide range of stroke and bleeding risk in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to Duke University Medical ...
Cardiology Oct 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy could hinder babies' brain development, impeding their mental and motor skills, a new study suggests.
Pediatrics Sep 17, 2012 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Aspirin combined with the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel is no better than aspirin alone for stroke prevention in people with a history of lacunar strokes, and the combination carries a greater risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, ...
Cardiology Aug 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
An international research team, led from the University of Leeds, has found that a common anti-angina drug could help protect the heart against carbon monoxide poisoning.
Cardiology Aug 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
University of Michigan heart researchers are shedding light on a safer method for steadying an abnormal heart rhythm that prevents collateral damage to healthy cells.
Cardiology Jul 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists at the University have developed a new X-ray technique to identify tissue fibres in the heart that ensure the muscle beats in a regular rhythm.
Cardiology Apr 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
An invasive heart test used routinely to measure heart function is being dramatically overused, especially among patients who recently underwent similar, more effective tests, according to a new study from the Stanford University ...
Cardiology Apr 06, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A family of proteins named after Popeye play an essential role in allowing the heart to respond to stress, according to a study published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The fi ...
Medical research Feb 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Sudden cardiac death is a risk for patients with heart failure because the calcium inside their heart cells is not properly controlled and this can lead to an irregular heartbeat. New findings published in PLoS ONE, which ...
Medical research Feb 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
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