News tagged with heart rhythm abnormalities
Programming an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) with a long-detection interval compared with a standard-detection interval resulted in a reduction in anti-tachycardia pacing episodes, ICD shocks delivered, and ...
Cardiology May 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 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 |
Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm, affecting 2.5 million Americans. If left undetected or untreated, atrial fibrillation can lead to stroke. Determining who is at increased risk for atrial ...
Cardiology Feb 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 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 |
Each year, as many as 500,000 Americans experience mini strokes called transient ischemic attacks (TIAs).
Cardiology Feb 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Most heart patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) would prefer to switch off the device if they had an advanced illness, new research suggests.
Cardiology Jan 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A 2011 warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the popular antidepressant citalopram (Celexa) left many patients and physicians with more questions than answers. Now an analysis of the medical records of ...
Medications Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
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 |
New streamlined guidelines will help healthcare providers better treat patients with the most severe type of heart attacks, according to an American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology statement.
Cardiology Dec 17, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—Approval of the anti-clotting drug Xarelto (rivaroxaban) has been expanded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to include treating deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism.
Medications Nov 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Family members didn't give CPR for cardiac arrests as often as passers-by or friends in a Japanese study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2012.
Cardiology Nov 04, 2012 | 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 |
[Is psycho-physical stress a risk factor for stroke? A case-control study Online First doi 10.1136/jnnp-2012-302420]
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- People with a parent or sibling who died young from heart disease have a much higher risk of developing early heart disease themselves, a new Danish study indicates.
Cardiology Aug 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators account for one-third of the decrease in cardiac arrests caused by ventricular fibrillation in North-Holland, according to research in Circulation, an American Heart Association jo ...
Cardiology Aug 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0