Latest Barry J. Maron Stories

2013-03-11 14:59:55

The risk of cardiovascular sudden death was very small and only about 30% of the incidence were due to diseases that could be reliably detected by pre-participation screening, even with 12-lead ECGs, according to research in a U.S. high school athlete population presented March 10 at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions. Sudden death in young competitive athletes due to cardiovascular disease is an important community issue, which could impact the design of...

2011-11-14 15:18:47

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is consistent with survival to normal life expectancy, including particularly advanced age into the tenth decade of life, with demise ultimately largely unrelated to this disease, according to a study being presented Nov. 13 at the American Heart Association (AHA) scientific sessions in Orlando, Fla. HCM is the most common cause of sudden death in the young, but survival to a particularly advanced age is less well understood. "In the past, this disease...

2011-04-05 08:24:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Young adult patients with genetic heart diseases, such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), substantially benefitted from therapeutic hypothermia, which could further extend the role for this treatment strategy in new patient populations. For patients with HCM, despite rapid cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with defibrillation, survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest has been unfavorable. "Therapeutic hypothermia is an effective survival and neuroprotective...

2009-10-21 12:35:00

A sperm donor with an undetected genetic heart defect passed on the condition to nine of his 24 children, one of whom died at the age of 2 from the condition. The genetic mutation linked to heart disease, known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, was detected after the donor had passed it on to one of his offspring, who tested positive for it, Barry J. Maron, MD, of Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers noted that two...

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