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2012-07-10 10:29:04

A new study suggests that echocardiography be included as part of screenings to help identify student athletes with heart problems that could lead to sudden death. The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study, presented recently at the annual meeting of the American Society of Echocardiography, suggests adding a modified echo to the current practice of taking an EKG, getting a family history and having a physical exam. "EKG is a good tool, but may not be sensitive enough to...

2012-04-19 11:32:33

New study presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation Left-ventricular hyper-trabeculation (LVHT) — a feature of certain cardiomyopathies (chronic disease of the heart muscle) — has been found to be more common in black, male athletes according to a new study presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology. A study of 692 athletes carried out in the UK, found that LVHT was more prevalent in athletes compared with non-athletes...

2010-12-23 18:03:23

Suggests potential strategy for repairing injured hearts By tweaking a single gene, scientists have mimicked in sedentary mice the heart-strengthening effects of two weeks of endurance training, according to a report from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). The genetic manipulation spurred the animals' heart muscle cells -- called cardiomyocytes -- to proliferate and grow larger by an amount comparable to normal mice that swam for up to three hours a...

2008-09-22 12:00:12

By CLAIRE HARRISON A YOUNG Lisburn mother spoke of her shock today after she was diagnosed with a serious heart condition which is the biggest cause of sudden death in under 35s. Laura Turner had her second child in 2005 and put increasing tiredness and lethargy down to the strains of motherhood. The 25- year-old said she would have felt "stupid" going to her GP with such symptoms. But her concerns came to a head in January last year when she was struck by mumps. The part-time sales...

2008-09-15 06:00:16

By Dr Donohue Q: My husband, 68, has just been told he has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. His cardiologist suggests treatment with alcohol ablation. I know this is fairly new, and I wonder how safe it is and if the results are worth the risks. He has tried medicine, but the condition has gotten worse. What can you tell us about this procedure? A: "Cardiomyopathy" indicates that the heart trouble lies in the heart muscle, not the arteries that bring blood to the heart (the most common kind...

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2008-05-08 00:25:00

New research shows that exercise can cause structural changes in the heart depending on the type of exercise being done.Researchers found a size increase in both the left and right ventricles in athletes after 90 days of team training. Athletes that only did strength training showed excessive growth in their left ventricles, but no change in their right ventricle size.Dr. Aaron L. Baggish of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and colleagues found that while the ability of the left...

2005-06-07 17:13:50

DALLAS "“ June 7, 2005 "“ Adult African-Americans have higher heart weight "“ a condition that can lead to serious heart disease "“ at two to three times the rates of whites, researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have shown. The researchers discovered that within the general population, African-American patients have a higher rate of increased heart weight, or left-ventricular hypertrophy, than whites regardless of their differences in body fat and overall...


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