HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Sudden Cardiac Death May Run In Families

DALLAS, April 20 -- Researchers have shown, for the first time, that sudden cardiac death in men runs in families, according to a study in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Researchers have long known that a person's genetic blueprint contributes to his or her heart attack risk, but this is the first study to identify a genetic risk for sudden cardiac death, which occurs in about 250,000 individuals each year in the United States.

The study's lead author, Xavier Jouven, M.D., says, "Physicians generally ask patients whether they have a family history of heart attacks. It would now be useful to ask patients about a possible parental history of sudden death." Jouven is a cardiologist at Service de Cardiologie, Hôpital Boucicaut, and epidemiologist at Unite INSERM 258 d'Epidemiologie Cardiovasculaire, Hopital Broussais, Paris.

In this study, The Paris Prospective Study I, sudden death is defined as natural death that occurs within an hour after onset of symptoms. The patient may or may not have had previously diagnosed heart disease.

The risk of sudden death among men whose mother or father had experienced sudden death was almost double that of males whose parents did not suffer sudden death. For men whose mother and father both died of sudden death, the sudden death risk was nine times higher than for those whose parents did not die of sudden death.

Familial history of sudden death may help identify those at high risk for this condition and motivate physicians to advise their patients about how to reduce the risk of heart disease, strokes and sudden death, Jouven says.

Prevention measures would include reducing risk factors such as excessive weight gain, high blood pressure, elevated blood levels of cholesterol, sedentary lifestyle and smoking.

"While we don't know if a parental history of sudden death is also an independent risk factor for women, it would be prudent fo
'"/>

Contact: Carole Bullock
caroleb@heart.org
214-706-1279
American Heart Association
20-Apr-1999


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Sudden removal of fat impairs immune function in rodents, biologists find
2. Researchers find a genetic connection in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
3. Common Respiratory Virus Identified As One Cause Of Heart Muscle Damage That Can Lead To Sudden Death
4. Gene Identified For Heart Defect That Causes Sudden Death In Young People
5. Family Ties To Sudden Cardiac Arrest; Study Finds Risk Goes Up 50 Percent
6. New Study Shows Dinosaurs From Gobi Desert Site Killed In Sudden "Sand Slides" Falling From Dunes - Study Also Reports First Dinosaur Tracks From Gobi
7. Cardiac arrest may hinder ability to learn certain tasks
8. Cardiac stress tests may indicate if blockages will recur after angioplasty with stent implant
9. Cardiac surgery patients at higher risk
10. New Company Formed Through Licensing Of Cardiac-Hypertrophy Technology From Texas Institutions
11. Cardiac Clinical Trial Studies Use of Antibiotic In Preventing Heart Attack

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/13/2017)... April 13, 2017 UBM,s Advanced Design and ... will feature emerging and evolving technology through its 3D ... will run alongside the expo portion of the event ... and demonstrations focused on trending topics within 3D printing ... and manufacturing event will take place June 13-15, 2017 at ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... offering. ... market to grow at a CAGR of 30.37% during the period ... has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs ... growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a ...
(Date:4/6/2017)... Forecasts by Product Type (EAC), ... End-Use (Transportation & Logistics, Government & Public Sector, Utilities ... Generation Facility, Nuclear Power), Industrial, Retail, Business Organisation (BFSI), ... you looking for a definitive report on the $27.9bn ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... Proscia Inc ., ... a Webinar titled, “Pathology is going digital. Is your lab ready?” with Dr. ... best practices and how Proscia improves lab economics and realizes an increase in ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. , Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... London (ICR) and University of ... tool to risk-stratify patients with multiple myeloma (MM), in a ... . The University of Leeds is ... Myeloma UK, and ICR will perform the testing services to ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... A new ... rates in frozen and fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) transfer cycles. ... to IVF success. , After comparing the results from the fresh and frozen ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... 2017 , ... San Diego-based team building and cooking events company, Lajollacooks4u, has ... The bold new look is part of a transformation to increase awareness, appeal to ... period. , It will also expand its service offering from its signature gourmet cooking ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: