Tag: "sudden" at medical news
Optical technique identifies vulnerable plaques in cardiac patients
... before they rupture and produce a heart attack or sudden
cardiac death will be crucial to innovative preventive therapies." Plaques are deposits of fats, cholesterol and other materials that collect in major arteries, restricting or sometimes blocking blood flow. While some plaques are relatively stable,...
Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack
... so are at greater risk for chronic heart failure, sudden
cardiac death or another, potentially fatal, heart attack. "This is an important milestone on the journey to better cardiovascular care and to realization of the promise of adult stem cell research," says lead study investigator and cardiologist Josh...
Cardiac deaths peak in sleep hours for patients with sleep apnea
...t determine whether OSA raises the overall risk of sudden
cardiac death, or whether it simply shifts the ris...s of whether they had been used in the days before sudden
death were unavailable. Previous studies have proven CPAP effective in OSA symptom relief and in rai...
Extreme exertion, emotion can spark repeat heart attacks
...ith triggering" severe chest pain, heart attack or sudden
death. Physically fit people enjoy a reduced risk of heart attacks, while inactive cardiac patients who suddenly engage in vigorous activity may do so at their peril. The findings come from a review published in the current issue of Psychosomatic Me...
The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart
...han the more commonly-recognised symptoms, such as sudden
violent chest pain, that predominate in men. Furthermore, women with CVD are more likely to die or suffer disability from a re-attack or heart failure. Professor Priori says, "The issue is not simply that men and women are different per se, but rat...
Stroke awareness low among women, especially minorities
... women and 29 percent of Hispanic women identified sudden
weakness or numbness of the face or limb on one side of the body as a warning sign. "A significantly higher percentage of African-American respondents correctly believed that African-American women are more likely to die of a stroke than white women,...
Student identifies electrical changes preceding heart failure
... patients with heart failure, up to 50 percent are sudden
and unexpected, and the result of lethal arrhythmias." For their study, Hahn and Akar isolated small samples of heart tissue about the size of large postage stamps from dogs in various stages of heart failure. Next, using a technique called optical m...
Laughter helps blood vessels function better
...easured how well the blood vessel responded to the sudden
increase in flow. Volunteers watched a 15-minute segment of the movie while lying down in a temperature-controlled room. After the movie was shown, the brachial artery was constricted for five minutes and then released. Again, ultrasound images w...
Implanted devices detect high-risk heart failure patients
...options in preventing arrhythmias that can lead to sudden
death, with CRT-Ds being the latest technology. CRT-Ds perform two main functions. First, the devices electrically stimulate both sides of the heart in coordinated fashion, which optimizes the contractability of already weakened heart muscle. Second,...
Tobacco industry pays scientists to challenge secondhand smoke's link to infant death risk
The link between secondhand smoke and sudden
infant death has been discredited in the last few ...between exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke and sudden
infant death syndrome (SIDS). The article has been cited in at least 19 other scientific papers, mis...
Depression predicts heart rhythm abnormalities in heart attack patients
... as ventricular tachycardia, can be a precursor of sudden
cardiac death . Interestingly, the researchers found this association between depression and ventricular tachycardia in patients who were relatively healthy and that the risk of ventricular tachycardia increased with increased levels of depression. T...
New radio-frequency technique for knee injuries
...ootball and skiing, but also in other sports where sudden
turns, violent contacts and twists of the knee can take place. The rupture of this ligament is relatively frequent and, for professional sportspersons, may mean being out of competition sport for between six to eight months, with the social and econo...
HIV patients may be at risk of heart problems when taking protease inhibitor drugs
...es and conditions that make a person vulnerable to sudden
death by a ventricular arrhythmia. There are several specific actions physicians can take to use this new information wisely, Drs. Ackerman and Badley say. The first is to screen by electrocardiogram for heart effects in vulnerable patients. The sec...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program
...ardiac defibrillator for the primary prevention of sudden
death. This study, directed by cardiologist Alan ...Dr. Kadish. "Studies are also underway to prevent sudden
'Broken heart' syndrome: Real, potentially deadly but recovery quick
... researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered that sudden
emotional stress can also result in severe but rev...parent heart attack immediately after some kind of sudden
emotional stress, including news of a death, shock from a surprise party, fear of public speaking, a...
NYU psychology researchers show how attention enhances visual perception
...shed in the latest issue of the journal Neuron. A sudden
appearance of an object in our visual field will grab our attention--causing an involuntary reaction. Taosheng Liu, Franco Pestilli, and Marisa Carrasco, the researchers for the Neuron study, have previously investigated this process. Behavioral rese...
New math model of heart cell has novel calcium pathway
...s a screening tool to identify patients at risk of sudden
death from arrhythmia. Another is diagnosis and guidance of therapeutic interventions. We have tested and validated the technology extensively in animal experiments and recently have started its application in humans." Rudy's technology, instead of ...
Rheumatoid arthritis patients at higher risk for unrecognized heart disease and cardiac sudden death
...y have more silent, unrecognized heart attacks and sudden
cardiac deaths, according to a Mayo Clinic study p...ikely to experience unrecognized heart attacks and sudden
cardiac deaths. Hilal Maradit Kremers, M.D., lead study investigator and research associate in the ...
Least protection offered to those most at risk of sudden cardiac death
Those most at risk of dying from sudden
cardiac death in England are offered the least pro... of pacemaker inserted into the heart, can prevent sudden
cardiac deaths. Yet in those regions with the highest death rates from heart disease, rates of ICD ...
Phobic anxiety increases heart disease death risk among women
...nxiety, specifically phobic anxiety, is related to sudden
cardiac death, which is death that occurs within o.... During the 12 years of follow-up, there were 97 sudden
cardiac deaths, 267 coronary heart disease deaths, and 930 non-fatal heart attacks. "We examined the...
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