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Now, a technique to regularise abnormal heartbeats


September 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Scientists have now discovered a technique to regularise abnormal heartbeats.A new freezing technology, called cryoablation, has shown promising results in normalising heartbeats after being tried out ... Read more...

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Alcohol can trigger dangerous palpitations


June 4th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) "Holiday heart syndrome," first coined in 1978, refers to patients who experience a potentially dangerous form of palpitation after excessive drinking, especially during winter holidays. The ... Read more...

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Now, a device to shield cardiac patients from stroke


March 28th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) A global medical device company Wednesday announced the first implant of a one-of-its-kind cardiac plug which can help curb strokes in patients with cardiac disorders. ... Read more...

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Arthritis invites higher risk of heart attacks


March 9th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Arthritis sufferers have 40 percent higher risk of developing erratic heartbeat which can trigger heart attacks and death, warn researchers.The researchers believe the inflammation of joints ... Read more...

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Are erratic heartbeats tied to unexplained strokes?


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) Occasional erratic heartbeats seem to trigger about a fifth of unexplained strokes, while a third of the survivors leave hospital with the cause of their stroke ... Read more...

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Yoga reduces irregular heartbeat and anxiety


April 4th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 4 (ANI): A new US study has revealed that yoga can halve the number of episodes of a potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation, and improve the symptoms ... Read more...

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Healthy lifestyles could halve cases of atrial fibrillation


March 29th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new study suggests that reducing cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes and being overweight could potentially reduce more than half of all cases of ... Read more...

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Irregular heart beat plus stroke may increase dementia risk


March 8th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has warned that stroke patients who also suffer from an irregular heartbeat are at double the risk of developing dementia.Findings show that stroke survivors with ... Read more...

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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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Tool predicts death probability from stroke


February 11th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 11 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new tool that will help doctors predict death probability in patients after an ischemic stroke. An ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke, ... Read more...

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New online tool predicts probability of death in patients after stroke


February 11th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new tool that will help doctors predict the probability of death in patients after an ischemic stroke.The study, conducted by researchers at St. Michael's ... Read more...

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Two new drugs can slash stroke risk


January 11th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Two new drugs could slash stroke risk and blood clots for those with atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm problem, a study suggests. Blood-thinning drugs rivaroxaban and dabigatran have ... Read more...

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Having relative with atrial fibrillation ‘ups own risk’


November 14th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A new study has found that people who have a first-degree relative with atrial fibrillation (AF) are at increased risk themselves for the potentially deadly heart rhythm disorder.The ... Read more...

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Reports of problems with blood-thinner wrong: study


August 30th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): A set of new findings have proven wrong the earlier reports that people with a certain genetic make-up don't benefit from the blood-thinner clopidogrel, also known as Plavix.Previously ... Read more...

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Cardiac procedure cuts risk of Alzheimer’s disease and stroke


May 14th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Catheter ablation, treatment of the most common heart rhythm disorder, significantly reduces the risk of stroke, mortality, Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, researchers have found.The finding, ... Read more...

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Diabetes linked to irregular heartbeat


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Diabetes is linked to a 40 percent greater risk of developing atrial fibrillation- the most common kind of chronically irregular heartbeat, found a new study.Led by Dr. Sascha ... Read more...

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Sleep apnea ups stroke risk


April 8th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Obstructive sleep apnea more than doubles the risk of stroke in men, according to a new study's results.The common disorder, in which the upper airway is intermittently narrowed ... Read more...

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New robotic catheter guidance system to treat abnormal heart rhythms


February 10th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): People suffering from abnormal heart rhythms are now being treated at hospitals with a new robotic catheter guidance system."The robotic system enhances a doctor's natural ability, and we ... Read more...

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Tarantula venom could help treat muscular dystrophy


December 31st, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): Tarantulas-the big, hairy and to many people very scary spiders-could actually help people suffering from muscular dystrophy, say scientists at University of Buffalo.Biophysicists have found a protein in ... Read more...

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Simple keyhole heart op could cut stroke risk


December 12th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 12 (ANI): Patients suffering from an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation can now undergo a simple operation to avoid heart stroke, instead of taking blood-thinning medication, say researchers.The new ... 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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Women with atrial fibrillation more likely then men to face stroke, death risk


September 23rd, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): Reviewing studies conducted in the past, cardiac experts at Rush University Medical Center have found that women are more likely than men to experience symptomatic attacks, a higher ... 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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New drug shows promise to reduce stroke risk


August 31st, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 31 (ANI): A new drug developed as an alternative to popular drug warfarin, also used as rat poison, has been found to significantly reduce stroke risk.Generally, patients at risk of ... 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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First non-surgical procedure to prevent major cause for heart-related stroke performed in US


August 22nd, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 22 (ANI): A pair of Indian-origin physicians at The Mount Sinai Medical Center become the first doctors in America to perform a non-surgical procedure using sutures to tie off a ... 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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Sleep-disordered breathing often accompany cardiac arrhythmias


March 21st, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 21 (ANI): German researchers have found that cardiac arrhythmias are often accompanied by sleep-disordered breathing. Thomas Bitter, from the Ruhr University in Bochum, used cardiorespiratory polygraphy to investigate whether 150 ... Read more...

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Kidney disease ups stroke risk in patients with irregular heartbeat


March 5th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Chronic kidney disease can put patients with irregular heartbeat at an increased stroke risk, suggests a new study.Researchers from Kaiser Permanente have found that chronic kidney disease ... Read more...

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More than two glasses of wine a day can cause heart trouble for women


December 3rd, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Women who have more than two glasses of wine a day are at a risk of developing a potentially fatal heart problem, a new study has found.The ... Read more...

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Gene variant that causes fatal heart rhythm disorder identified


October 8th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Iowa and colleagues in France have identified a gene variant that causes a potentially fatal human heart rhythm disorder called sinus node ... Read more...

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Sudden hearing loss may be harbinger of impending stroke


June 27th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): Taiwanese researchers have found that a sudden loss of hearing can be an early warning of impending stroke.Researchers from the Taipei Medical University discovered that sudden loss ... Read more...

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Treating high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation may slow memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients


November 14th, 2007 - 8:08 am ICT by admin
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