Latest cardiac arrhythmia Stories

2012-03-02 05:54:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- What if reconstructing your family tree could possibly help save your life? A study by Dutch researchers have estimated the death risk for people who have inherited heart rhythm disorders by looking at family trees dating back to 1811. The family trees revealed the risk for sudden cardiac death increases for people who carry rare genes and have symptoms of fainting. Before this study was conducted, the risk in people who carry this gene was uncertain because they...

2012-02-29 10:31:13

Reconstructing family trees dating back to 1811, Dutch researchers have estimated the death risk for people with inherited heart rhythm disorders, according to a study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, a journal of the American Heart Association. Heart rhythm disorders can result in sudden cardiac death in apparently healthy people because of severe disturbances in the rhythm of the heart. The risk is high for people who carry one of these rare genes and have symptoms such as...

2012-02-28 10:35:00

An irregular heartbeat – atrial fibrillation – is a strong predictor of cognitive decline and the loss of independence in daily activities in older people at risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Researchers sought to understand whether there was an association between an irregular heartbeat and the loss of mental and physical functions in people at risk of cardiovascular disease. They looked at data from two...

Cardiac Death Controlled By Circadian Clock
2012-02-23 05:49:51

Researchers have discovered a new link between the time of day and sudden cardiac death (SCD). Abnormal heart rhythms are the most common cause of sudden cardiac death, which happens most often in the morning hours, followed by a smaller peak during the evening hours. This phenomenon has been observed for years but doctors are just now beginning to understand the molecular reason. The researchers found that Krupple-like Factor 15 (KLF15) links the body´s circadian rhythm to the...

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