Cardiology

Air pollution may spur irregular heart rhythms in healthy teens

Breathing particulate matter (i.e., tiny particles suspended in the air) air pollution may trigger irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias) in healthy teenagers, according to new research published today in the Journal of the ...

Cardiology

People of all ages should learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Basic life support training in schools and communities is essential to improve survival from cardiac arrest, according to European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines published online today in the European Heart Journal. ...

Genetics

Genetic score detects those at risk for sudden cardiac death

Researchers in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai are one step closer to identifying patients at highest risk for developing sudden cardiac death—an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes it to stop beating.

Cardiology

Abnormal heart metabolism may predict future sudden cardiac death

Adults with abnormal heart metabolism are up to three times more likely to experience life-threatening arrhythmias (an irregular heart rhythm), and MRI techniques could be used to detect the condition and predict future sudden ...

Genetics

New screening test for those at risk of sudden cardiac arrest

New research from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute will allow families around the world to discover if they are carrying genetic mutations that cause sudden cardiac arrest—a condition that kills 9 out of 10 victims.

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