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Measuring oxidative stress may help predict atrial fibrillation risk


April 5th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Researchers from Emory University School of Medicine have found that measuring oxidative stress could help doctors predict the risk of developing atrial fibrillation, the most common heart beat ... Read more...

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Migraine headaches in kids linked to common heart defect


March 31st, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): A new study has suggested a connection between migraine headaches in children and a heart defect called patent foramen ovale.Roughly 15 pc of children suffer from migraines, and ... 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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Smoking early in pregnancy linked to risk of heart defects in infants


March 1st, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 1 (ANI): A new study has found that maternal cigarette smoking in the first trimester was associated with a 20 to 70 percent greater likelihood that a baby would ... Read more...

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Smoking during pregnancy may cause heart defects in infants


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Children born to pregnant women who have been smoking in the first three months of their pregnancy may suffer from heart defects, a study has found.The study conducted ... Read more...

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German couple adopts girl with heart disease in Gujarat


July 21st, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by ANI
By ParishRajkot, July 21 (ANI): A German couple, Ulrike and Freiburg Michale, has adopted an Indian girl with congenital heart disease in Rajkot.Two-and-a-half-year-old Khushali, who suffers the condition called atrial septal defect ... 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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Gene variant linked to a form of irregular heartbeat identified


February 22nd, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): Researchers have identified a common gene variant associated with a form of the irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation.It is a condition in which the upper chambers of the ... 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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Sleep-related breathing disorders linked to irregular heartbeats


June 23rd, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A new study led by an Indian origin scientist has revealed that sleep-related breathing disorders can lead to serious cardiovascular problems in older adults.Dr Reena Mehra, of Case ... Read more...

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Chickens could help provide solutions for human heart abnormalities


January 22nd, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): By focussing on chickens'' hearts, a scientist at University of Missouri has identified some proteins in the heart muscle that are critical in regulating embryonic heartbeat control.Knowledge ... Read more...

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Chickens could answer riddles of the human heart


January 22nd, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Researchers are looking to chicken to figure out the riddles of the human heart.The heart is the first organ to develop and is critical in supplying blood to ... Read more...

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Video game technology may speed up beating-heart surgical procedures


June 10th, 2008 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Experts at Childrens Hospital Boston say that a simple technology used by the video game industry may provide cardiac surgeons with ultrasound of images of the beating ... Read more...

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