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Cardiology Management

Body Temperature Changes Trigger Sudden Cardiac Death

2015 20 Jul

According to a study published in the Journal of Physiology, sudden cardiac death caused by cardiac arrhythmia can be triggered by changes in body temperature. Sudden cardiac death can have several causes including inheritable mutations in our DNA affecting structure and function of proteins in the heart. During the study, Simon Fraser University professor... Read more

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Near-Death Brain Signalling Speeds Cardiac Demise

2015 07 Apr

A new laboratory study by the University of Michigan Medical School has shown that, in the moments just before death, a storm of brain activity erupting as the heart deteriorates can play a surprising destabilising role in heart function. “Despite the loss of consciousness and absence of signs of life, internally the brain exhibits sustained, organised... Read more

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New Software Could Predict Sudden Cardiac Death

2014 31 Dec

A new technology, developed by Antonio Aguilar, and patented by the Galway Hospital in Ireland, is being used to predict cardiac events in people at risk of sudden cardiac death. The cardiologists at the hospital used the technology in 2013 to diagnose and test its accuracy. They are now in the process of prototyping and marketing the software. The... Read more

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Reducing Sudden Cardiac Death During Sports

2014 15 Dec

Sudden cardiac death during sports has long been a source of concern for heart specialists. Cardiac arrest has been known to occur out of the blue in young, apparently healthy and athletic people. Last week, 250 of the world’s leading specialists met in Berlin at the 6th EURO VT/VF meeting to share their experiences and discuss new approaches to diagnosis... Read more


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