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Causes of sudden cardiac death in women

2019 27 Feb

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) remains a major cause of death around the world, notwithstanding recent advancements in prevention and intervention of cardiac diseases. Among women, the incidence of SCD is significant, but lower than in men, particularly in the premenopausal and early postmenopausal years.   A new study examining the autopsy findings and... Read more

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Why wearable cardioverter defibrillators are underprescribed

2018 26 Sep

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) – including out-of-hospital cardiac arrests – is responsible for over 300,000 deaths in the U.S. yearly. In 2002, the wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) gained FDA approval for its efficacy in the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest or death in certain at-risk populations. Despite the prevalence of SCD and the... Read more

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Virtual Heart Predicts Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

2016 10 May

There are many people who die suddenly, even though they had no risk factors for heart disease. It is believed that in the majority of these people the cause of death is some type of abnormal electrical activity of the heart. When the heart rate or rhythm becomes abnormal this is known as an arrhythmia. These arrhythmias are known to cause sudden... Read more

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Monitoring of Pacemakers, Defibrillators Underestimates Device Problems

2015 28 Jun

According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the current monitoring of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) such as pacemakers and defibrillators may be underestimating device problems. Researchers from the University of California propose systematic methods to determine accurate causes of sudden death in those... Read more

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Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators Underused Among Older Patients

2015 23 Jun

According to a study published in JAMA, fewer than 1 in 10 eligible Medicare patients with low ejection fraction (EF) received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) within 1 year after the heart attack despite the fact that ICD implantation was associated with a lower risk of death at 2 years after implantation.   Approximately 350,000... Read more

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New Test Can Predict Sudden Cardiac Death in Haemodialysis Patients

2015 05 May

Dr. Akiyoshi Hashimoto, a cardiologist at Sapparo Medical University in Japan has developed a test that can predict sudden death in haemodialysis patients. The test uses a combination of nuclear medicine, C-reactive protein and ECG. The method was presented at ICNC 12 in Madrid, Spain. Dr Hashimoto explains that haemodialysis patients are at a higher... Read more

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Understanding the Causes of Sudden Death

2015 18 Apr

Spanish and US researchers have discovered that the transition to calcium alternans, an arrhythmia associated with increased risk of sudden death, has common features with the magnetic ordering of metals. The new finding, reported in the journal Physical Review Letters , boosts our understanding of the physical causes of sudden death and paves the... Read more

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Energy Drinks Can Trigger Cardiovascular Events

2015 04 Apr

According to an article published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology , overconsumption of non-regulated energy drinks poses risks for arrhythmias and other cardiovascular events. An international team of researchers led by Fabian Sanchis-Gomar, PhD, MD, of the Research Institute of Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain believe that the rise... Read more

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Environmental Stress May Cause Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

2015 09 Jan

According to a new study, researchers have found that in addition to gene mutations, environmental stress also plays a key role in the development of the heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This is a heritable and potentially fatal heart disease that causes irregular heartbeats, heart valve problems, heart failure and in some rare cases, even... Read more