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A study that included young patients with a recently recognized rare type of cardiomyopathy (a disorder of the heart muscle) linked to a genetic mutation finds that progression of this disease may be rapid and often results in early death, according to a study in the March 25 issue of JAMA.
Though HCM Symptoms Identified, Versus Men NEW YORK, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic heart disease that creates a thickening of the heart wall muscle and is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in children and young adults (<40).
Abnormal heart rhythms â€“ arrhythmias â€“ are killers. They strike without warning, causing sudden cardiac death, which accounts for about 10 percent of all deaths in the United States.
One percent of the world's population carries a mutation almost guaranteed to lead to heart problems and most live in India, researchers say.
Heart disease is the number one killer in the world. By 2010, India's population is expected to account for 60 percent of the world's heart disease cases.
New research shows patients with abnormal diastolic function â€“ when the heart relaxes and expands â€“ in the left ventricle of the heart have a substantially lower maximum capacity for exercise.
Patients with abnormal diastolic function (when the heart is relaxed and expanded) in the left ventricle of the heart have a substantially lower maximum capacity for exercise, according to a study in the January 21 issue of JAMA.
Long-term use of the hypertension drug candesartan may reduce symptoms of heart disease, researchers in the Czech Republic say. Study leader Dr.
New York Knicks guard Cuttino Mobley ended his 11-year NBA career Thursday because of a worsening heart condition. The former second-round pick by the Houston Rockets out of Rhode Island in the 1998 NBA draft was acquired by the Knicks on Nov.
Researchers at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research have shown in both fruit flies and humans that genes involved in embryonic heart development are also integral to adult heart function.
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