Medical research

Scientists reveal the mystery of sudden cardiac death

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at The University of Manchester have solved a mystery connected with why people die from sudden cardiac arrest during sleep - potentially saving thousands of lives.

Medical research

Scientists unlock the 'gates' on sudden cardiac death (w/ Video)

Australian researchers have come one step closer to understanding how the rhythm of the heartbeat is controlled and why many common drugs, including some antibiotics, antihistamines and anti-psychotics, can cause a potentially ...

Cardiology

'Zap' ear clip may ease A-fib

(HealthDay)—Imagine if all it took to treat the heart condition atrial fibrillation was clipping a small device to your ear for an hour a day? That futuristic scenario could soon be a reality, according to a new study.

Medical research

New Therapy that Prevents Heart Failure (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Patients who had a cardiac resynchronization device combined with a defibrillator (CRT-D) implanted had a 34 percent reduction in their risk of death or heart failure when compared to patients receiving only ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Faster, better diagnosis for patients with heart rhythm disorders

Patients with heart rhythm disorders can look forward to better and faster diagnosis and treatment thanks to the latest generation of electrophysiology equipment used this week for the first time in North America at the Peter ...

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