abnormal heart rhythm

Moderate-to-heavy alcohol intake may increase risk of abnormal heart rhythm


February 15th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has found that moderate to heavy alcohol intake may increase risk of atrial fibrillation (AF).AF is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). Atrial ... Read more...

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Common drugs can cause abnormal heart beats


January 31st, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) Many common drugs, including some antibiotics, anti-histamines and anti-psychotics, can cause a potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythm, known as arrhythmia.The group of drugs most commonly associated with this ... Read more...

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Scientists unlock the ‘gates’ on sudden cardiac death


January 29th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): Scientists in Australia are one step closer to understanding how the rhythm of the heartbeat is controlled and why many common drugs can cause a potentially fatal abnormal ... Read more...

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Bodily symptoms of anxiety may make a difference in treatment


October 25th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that levels of anxiety sensitivity are important in choosing medical treatment for patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation (AF).Heart and Stroke Foundation ... Read more...

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Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney Hospitalized


June 26th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Washington, June 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney was on Friday admitted to the George Washington University hospital for some tests after he visited a doctor ... Read more...

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Check your pulse to stave off stroke


November 16th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): Experts have urged people to check their pulse for atrial fibrillation, a condition that might cause stroke.Atrial fibrillation is characterised by an abnormal heart rhythm.A survey involving over ... Read more...

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Regular alcohol, coffee consumption can cause irregular heartbeat


August 31st, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 31 (ANI): Two recently presented studies have suggested that the intake of over ten alcoholic drinks in a week or four cups of strong coffee everyday could increase a person's ... Read more...

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Blood thinner ups stroke risk in some kidney disease patients on dialysis


August 28th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): The blood thinner warfarin should be prescribed with caution in some heart patients with kidney failure, say researchers who found that the drug was linked to an increased ... Read more...

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Big men ‘at increased abnormal heart rhythm risk’


April 4th, 2009 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): Older men who were big during their 20s are at an increased risk of suffering from atrial fibrillation, or abnormal heart rhythm, says a new study.According to the ... Read more...

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Drop in oxygen levels may lead to sudden death in epilepsy patients


November 18th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Researchers at UC Davis Medical Centre have revealed that sudden death in epilepsy patients might be a result of significant drop in oxygen levels during seizures.They found ... Read more...

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Drops in oxygen level might trigger sudden death in epileptics


November 18th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Sudden, inexplicable deaths of epileptics could be the outcome of faulty brain signalling, not telling the bodies to breathe during such seizures."Significant drops in blood oxygen levels are ... Read more...

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Blood thinning drug may increase bleeding in brain risk


September 30th, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): People who take the commonly used blood thinning drug warfarin may have larger amounts of bleeding in the brain and increased risk of death if they suffer ... Read more...

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Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew hospitalised


September 13th, 2008 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Sep 13 (DPA) Lee Kuan Yew, the architect of modern Singapore and the country's founding father, underwent successful treatment for an abnormal heart rhythm at a local hospital, media reports said ... Read more...

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