Medical research

Scientists reveal the mystery of sudden cardiac death

( -- 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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tiny mushrooms blamed for 400 deaths in SW China

(AP) -- Every year during the height of the rainy season, villagers of all ages in a corner of southwestern China would suddenly die of cardiac arrest.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

An angry heart can lead to sudden death, researchers find

Before flying off the handle the next time someone cuts you off in traffic, consider the latest research from Yale School of Medicine researchers that links changes brought on by anger or other strong emotions to future arrhythmias ...


Deaths from cardiac arrest are misclassified, overestimated

Forty percent of deaths attributed to cardiac arrest are not sudden or unexpected, and nearly half of the remainder are not arrhythmic—the only situation in which CPR and defibrillators are effective—according to an analysis ...

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