News tagged with heart rhythms
Related topics: atrial fibrillation , sudden cardiac death , heart failure , stroke , heart
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 |
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 |
(Medical Xpress) -- UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center is now offering patients with atrial fibrillation the breakthrough benefits of heat energy, or radio frequency waves, to irreversibly alter heart ...
Cardiology Feb 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
New research from Western University, Canada, has demonstrated the benefits of performing Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) in cases where patients have been resuscitated after Sudden Cardiac Death or enter hospital ...
Cardiology Feb 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new study by Dr. Andrew Krahn shows that over a quarter of unexplained cardiac arrests occurred after the patient had an event of fainting, known as syncope. According to Dr. Krahn, a Cardiologist at London Health Sciences ...
Cardiology Feb 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Occasional erratic heart rhythms appear to cause about one-fifth of strokes for which a cause is not readily established, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference ...
Cardiology Feb 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A drug used to treat multiple sclerosis may also be effective at preventing and reversing the leading cause of heart attack, a new study has found.
Cardiology Jan 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Cardiologists suggest patient-centered approach to replacing implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
More than 100,000 implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are implanted in the United States annually, fully a quarter of those are generator replacements simply because the battery is depleted. But are all those replacements ...
Cardiology Jan 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Middle-aged men at the upper end of normal blood pressure had an elevated risk for atrial fibrillation later in life, according to new research in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Cardiology Jan 17, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
An irregular heartbeat that you don't even feel but can be picked up by a pacemaker is associated with a significantly increased risk of stroke, says a new McMaster University study.
Cardiology Jan 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Federal health officials have added new safety warnings to the heart rhythm drug Multaq after company studies linked the pill to higher rates of heart attack, stroke and death in a subset of patients.
Medications Dec 19, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
What do sweaty palms and abnormal heart rhythms have in common? Both can be initiated by the nervous system during adrenaline-driven "flight or fight" stress reaction when the body senses danger.
Cardiology Dec 19, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
However, large-scale clinical trials have highlighted the beneficial effect of cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) in the improvement of symptoms and reduction of mortality, and CRT is now recommended in the major European ...
Cardiology Dec 19, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Many heart patients in India are too poor to afford pacemakers. But a study has found that removing pacemakers from deceased Americans, resterilizing the devices and implanting them in Indian patients "is very safe and effective."
Cardiology Dec 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Elderly people with atrial fibrillation are often treated with anticoagulants to thin the blood, but this medicine is hard to dose and patients have to have their blood tested regularly. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy ...
Other Dec 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 0