Latest cardiac arrhythmia Stories

2011-09-27 05:43:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — ARVD is an inherited cardiovascular disorder and one of the most common causes of sudden death in athletes and young healthy adults. A new study provides strategy for deciding which patients have greatest need for implanted defibrillator as a preventive measure in patients who have arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) . In this study the researchers report that using criteria to assess the need ARVD patients had for a defibrilator they were able to...

2011-09-13 11:20:36

Majority of cryoballoon ablation patients show no signs of a-fib year after procedure Many patients are responding to a new, minimally invasive way of treating irregular heartbeats by freezing out the bad cells. Atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) is one such heart rhythm disorder, and it's the most common arrhythmia affecting Americans. However, new research shows that 70 percent of patients with the disorder who were treated with cryoballoon ablation, the freezing technique, are free of any...

2011-09-12 11:35:37

    * Medical and patient communities call on national policymakers in Latin America to take urgent action against preventable strokes that strike millions of people with atrial fibrillation (AF) each year     * AF increases the risk of stroke fivefold and is responsible for one in five of all ischemic strokes caused by a blood clot blocking a blood vessel in the brain 1,2,3,4     * Millions of people in Latin America suffer from AF...

2011-09-09 13:29:04

Ion channels ensure the heart keeps time The heartbeat is the result of rhythmic contractions of the heart muscle, which are in turn regulated by electrical signals called action potentials. Action potentials result from the controlled flow of ions into heart muscle cells (depolarization) through channels in their membranes, and are followed by a compensating reverse ion current (repolarization), which restores the original state. If the duration of the repolarization phase is not just...

2011-09-08 10:09:35

A different approach to studying the heart may uncover paths for new and improved cardiac treatments n the United States, almost half a million people die every year because their hearts beat too fast or too slow--a disease called cardiac arrhythmia. Although researchers and doctors have taken great strides to understand the heart, cardiovascular disease is still the primary cause of death in the industrialized world. Scientists have long developed cardiac therapies through...

2011-09-06 04:00:00

The new website features easy-to-understand videos and information to help people learn about dealing with heart disease, the single leading cause of death in the United States today. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) September 06, 2011 According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), every 25 seconds an American has a coronary event, and every 60 seconds someone in this country dies of heart disease â”making it Americaâs number one killer. CardioChoices.com, a new...

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