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2012-02-15 10:26:38

New research from Western University, Canada, has demonstrated the benefits of performing Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) in cases where patients have been resuscitated after Sudden Cardiac Death or enter hospital suffering from ventricular arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeat rhythm). Cardiologist Dr. James White and his colleagues at Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, found CMR is a highly effective diagnostic imaging tool, identifying a cardiac diagnosis in 75 per...

2012-02-10 12:00:00

Heart specialists at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) have joined a select group in the country offering patients who suffer from the common and potentially deadly heart rhythm disorder ventricular tachycardia (VT) a new, minimally invasive therapy called epicardial VT ablation. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) February 10, 2012 Heart specialists at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) have joined a select group in the country offering patients who suffer from the common and potentially deadly heart...

2012-02-09 23:43:20

Up to 45,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur each year in Canada, and less than five percent survive. In some of these cases, the event cannot be explained by the presence of underlying heart disease. In order to identify people at risk of these unexplained cardiac events, a newly published study examined the presence of certain warning symptoms that are present in people who have been resuscitated from a cardiac arrest. The research found that over a quarter of unexplained cardiac arrests...

2012-02-03 06:23:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- A whopping one out of every three stroke survivors leave the hospital without knowing the cause of their stroke. Irregular heart rhythms appear to cause about one-fifth of strokes for which a cause is known. "Identifying and treating these patients for irregular rhythm could reduce the recurrence of stroke by 40 percent compared to reducing the risk by treating them with aspirin," Daniel J. Miller, M.D., the study's first author and a senior staff neurologist at...

2012-01-12 13:28:34

An irregular heartbeat that you don't even feel but can be picked up by a pacemaker is associated with a significantly increased risk of stroke, says a new McMaster University study. The report, published in the New England Journal of Medicine today, says that of nearly 2,600 patients without a history of atrial fibrillation but with a recently implanted pacemaker, more than one-third had episodes when the heartbeat would become rapid and irregular for more than six minutes. In 85 per...


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