sudden cardiac death

Sudden cardiac death tied to slower electrical currents


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, May 22 (IANS) Electrical impulses taking a few split seconds longer to traverse lower heart chambers might cause sudden cardiac death (SCD) among men, according to the latest study. ... Read more...

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Odds of surviving heart attacks can be predicted


July 26th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) Is it possible to predict whether someone is likely to survive or die suddenly from a heart attack? Yes, says a new study. Researchers found that ... Read more...

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Irregular physical activity can trigger heart attacks


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) A new research suggests that spikes in physical activity -- such as during sex -- can have the opposite effect -- triggering heart attacks and cardiac ... Read more...

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Having a fling or one-night stand ‘can give you a heart attack’


March 23rd, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): Having a fling or one-night stand can increase the risk of a heart attack, according to a new study.Researchers from the Tufts Medical Centre and Harvard School of ... Read more...

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Gene variant that influences chronic kidney disease identified


March 10th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a single genetic mutation in the CUBN gene that is associated with albuminuria both with and without diabetes.Albuminuria is a condition caused by the leaking ... 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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Study reveals links to abnormal rhythms behind sudden death, heart damage


December 21st, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): An international team of scientists has identified DNA sequence variations linked with the heart's electrical rhythm in several surprising regions among 22 locations across the human genome.Among the ... Read more...

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Dialysis patients at high risk of cardiac death


November 15th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Dialysis patients face a higher risk for sudden cardiac death but physicians are still unclear as to why these deaths occur. Rod Passman, a researcher from Northwestern ... Read more...

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Patients receiving dialysis ‘at higher risk for sudden cardiac death’


November 15th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A new research has revealed that patients receiving dialysis are at a heightened risk for sudden cardiac death."Patients on dialysis are excluded from clinical trials examining sudden cardiac ... Read more...

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Study uncovers DNA sequence variations that make the heart beat


November 15th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have uncovered several DNA sequence variations associated with the electrical impulses that make the heart beat.The findings may pave the way for ... Read more...

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Resistance, endurance-training best for heart health


August 31st, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): A study of triathletes has revealed that the heart adapts to triathlon training by working more efficiently.Triathlons are multi-sport events consisting of swimming, cycling and running various ... Read more...

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Exposure to air pollution linked to reduced heart rate variability


July 10th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): A new study has revealed that in patients with pre-existing heart or lung disease, exposure to high levels of traffic-related air pollutants is linked to reduced heart rate ... Read more...

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Why people die from sudden cardiac arrest during sleep


July 7th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): The mystery connected with why people die from sudden cardiac arrest during sleep has been solved by scientists at The University of Manchester.The pioneering research, using detailed computer ... Read more...

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One in five returning war veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer major depression


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:44 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – A recent study carried out by the Pentagon showed that almost 20 percent, or one in five returning war veterans, reported with major depression.Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ... Read more...

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Steroid use may increase heart failure risk


April 28th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Long-term use of steroids may weaken the heart and increase the risk of heart failure, a new study says. Anabolic-androgenic steroids mimic the naturally occurring testosterone, a muscle-building hormone ... Read more...

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Trans fats ‘can prove dangerous for women with heart disease’


April 9th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 9 (ANI): Trans fats, found in many packaged foods, are deadly for women with heart disease, says a new study.According to a study reported by Rodale Health, females with ... Read more...

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Dual screening tests for heart defects in young athletes recommended


November 16th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new research from heart experts at Johns Hopkins has recommended that in order to best detect early signs of life-threatening heart defects in young athletes, screening programs ... Read more...

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Fish oil may protect against stroke


October 2nd, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Omega-3 fatty acids may protect against stroke from ruptured carotid artery plaques, according to a new study.Research led by Hernan A. Bazan, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, ... Read more...

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Olympians should face tests for hidden heart problems


September 14th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 14 (ANI): Athletes who participate in worldwide sports events like the Olympics should be screened for hidden heart problems - and potential disqualification if any are detected, claims a collection ... Read more...

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Drugs may halt stress signals from travelling to the heart


September 7th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 7 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a new way to halt the brain from sending stress signals that raise the heart rate. Researchers led by Eugene Nalivaiko from the University of ... Read more...

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It’s official: fish oil is human heart’s best friend


August 4th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Omega-3 fatty acids from fish not only help keep cardiovascular diseases at bay in healthy folks, but also reduce the incidence of cardiac events and mortality in patients ... Read more...

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High calcium level in arteries predicts heart attack


July 28th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Researchers may be able to predict future severe cardiac events in patients with known, stable coronary artery disease (CAD), by measuring calcium levels, according to a new study. ... Read more...

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New therapy prevents heart failure


June 24th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Scientists have suggested a new therapy that will help in preventing heart failure or deaths in patients with heart disease.The study showed a 29pct reduction in heart failure ... Read more...

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Why certain arterial plaques result in deadly heart attack, stroke


May 6th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center say that they have gained significant insights into why certain arterial plaques in any given individual eventually lead to an acute blood ... Read more...

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Deadly heart disease treatable with old drug


April 3rd, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 3 (IANS) An old drug can treat a heart disease that triggers sudden death among young people. Derek Laver, associate professor, University of Newcastle, and his colleagues have found that ... Read more...

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10 genes linked with sudden cardiac death identified


March 23rd, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Scientists, co-led by an Indian-origin researcher, have identified 10 genes associated with sudden cardiac death (SCD), which is usually caused by irregular heart rhythms.Goncalo Abecasis, associate professor ... Read more...

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Indian-led study finds clues to sudden death of healthy people


March 23rd, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 23 (IANS) An Indian-born, Kolkata-educated scientist at Johns Hopkins University and his fellow researchers have found an answer to sudden death of healthy people, including athletes. Describing it as sudden ... Read more...

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Being depressed could break your heart, literally


March 10th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Relatively healthy women with severe depression are at increased risk of cardiac events, including sudden cardiac death (SCD) and fatal coronary heart disease (CHD), says a new ... Read more...

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Severe depression can trigger heart attacks in women


March 10th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) Severe depression among relatively healthy women can trigger heart attacks, often with a fatal outcome, according to a new study. "It's important for women with depression to be aware ... Read more...

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Angry heart can trigger sudden death


February 25th, 2009 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Beware of doubling up in fury against someone who said or did something to offend you on the road or at a party or at a public place. The ... Read more...

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Defective gene causes sudden cardiac death


January 30th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 30 (IANS) A defective gene triggers sudden cardiac death (SCD) without any warning or visible symtoms, accounting for 10 percent of such heart related deaths in Europe, according to a ... Read more...

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Genetic defect behind 10pct sudden cardiac deaths


January 30th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 30 (ANI): A group of scientists have found that about 20 per cent of sudden cardiac deaths (SCD) in young people occur due to a cardiac gene defect. Silke Kauferstein ... Read more...

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India will account for 60 percent of world’s heart diseases by 2010


January 19th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Muscle protein mutation in heart disease, carried by one in a 100 people, is the world's leading killer. By 2010 India alone will account for 60 percent ... Read more...

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Hypertension drug likely to reduce symptoms of genetic heart disease


December 31st, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 31 (IANS) Candesartan, a drug currently used in treating hypertension, may significantly reduce symptoms of genetic heart disease, according to a new study. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, is a genetic ... Read more...

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