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.

Cardiology

AI predicts if—and when—someone will have cardiac arrest

A new artificial intelligence-based approach can predict, significantly more accurately than a doctor, if and when a patient could die of cardiac arrest. The technology, built on raw images of patient's diseased hearts and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Recalled experiences surrounding death: More than hallucinations?

Scientific advances in the 20th and 21st centuries have led to a major evolution in the understanding of death. At the same time, for decades, people who have survived an encounter with death have recalled unexplained lucid ...

Cardiology

Who should receive a device to prevent sudden cardiac death?

Heart images may help to predict the risk of sudden cardiac death in heart attack survivors, according to the largest analysis of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) data to date. The late breaking research from the PROFID project ...

Genetics

New genetic risk factors for arrhythmia discovered

A recent study published in Nature Genetics identified 10 new genetic regions associated with Brugada syndrome, a cardiac arrhythmia disorder associated with sudden death in young adults.

Cardiology

AI enables personalized treatment of myocarditis

Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) is usually caused by viruses, e.g., COVID-19. However, it can also be induced by medication, toxic substances or in the context of a rheumatological disease. Clinical assessment ...

Cardiology

Expert explains changing approach to heart issues in athletes

Heart conditions can be game-ending or even life-threatening for competitive and recreational athletes alike, but physicians are realizing that in many cases, cardiac issues can be managed to help patients carry on with sports. ...

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