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2011-06-27 23:41:33

Individuals with diastolic dysfunction (an abnormality involving impaired relaxation of the heart's ventricle [pumping chamber] after a contraction) appear to have an increased risk of death, regardless of whether their systolic function (contraction of the heart) is normal or they have other cardiovascular impairments, according to a report in the June 27 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. During each heartbeat, the heart contracts (pumping blood out,...

2011-06-27 21:28:51

Clarifying terminology will help foster communication between different investigators The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Working Group on Myocardial Function is calling for a redefinition of the term cardiac hypertrophy which is currently used to describe changes to the morphology (structure) of the heart. Instead the position paper, published online today in the European Journal of Heart Failure, suggests that use of the general term myocardial remodelling should be preferred. "We hope...

2011-06-09 00:00:29

Centers focus on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, adult congenital heart disease, Marfan syndrome and valvular heart disease Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center announces the opening of specialty heart centers dedicated to patients with complex heart conditions. The centers will serve those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, adult congenital heart disease, Marfan syndrome and valvular heart disease. Jamil Tajik, MD, an internationally recognized expert, heads...

2011-05-06 14:58:59

NYU Langone Medical Center's Silvia G. Priori, M.D., Ph.D., co-lead author of expert consensus statement on the state of genetic testing for inherited cardiac conditions An international panel of experts from The Heart Rhythm Society and the European Heart Rhythm Association issued new guideline recommendations for all health care professionals about cardiovascular genetic testing at the Heart Rhythm Society's 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions. Silvia G. Priori, MD, PhD, a leader in the field...

2011-05-04 09:42:00

OMAHA, Neb., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Transgenomic, Inc. (OTC/BB: TBIO) announced a significant enhancement to its FAMILION Brugada Syndrome (BrS) test panel at the 2011 Heart Rhythm Society meeting in San Francisco. The expanded panel includes analysis of 9 genes and broadens the test indication to include other J-wave syndromes, including Early Repolarization Syndrome. "The addition of two newly identified J-wave syndrome genes, KCND3 and KCNJ8, reflects Transgenomic's commitment...

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...

2011-03-28 00:00:28

Sudden Heart Attacks is the leading cause of medical fatalities to student athletes however, most communities are ill equipped to handle a cardiac crisis Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 26, 2011 Sports For Life, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides sports camps for youth has decided to take a stand against the fatalities of athletes due to sudden heart attacks. Alexis Levi, Executive Director of Alexis Levi Sports Executive, Owner/GM of the Las Vegas Stars Professional Men's Team...

2011-03-25 08:30:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seemingly every year there are reports of a young, apparently healthy athlete dying on the court or playing field. The sudden death of Wes Leonard, a junior at Fennville High School, who died of cardiac arrest from an enlarged heart on March 3, may have parents and coaches wondering if enough is being done to identify athletes at risk for dying suddenly. "We would like to develop a better screening program to help prevent...

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2011-03-23 12:00:00

University of Michigan heart specialists weigh in on how best to reduce sudden deaths in competitive athletes Seemingly every year there are reports of a young, apparently healthy athlete dying on the court or playing field. The sudden death of Wes Leonard, a junior at Fennville High School, who died of cardiac arrest from an enlarged heart on March 3, may have parents and coaches wondering if enough is being done to identify athletes at risk for dying suddenly. "We would like to develop a...

2011-02-21 20:50:00

Findings demonstrate importance of targeted therapy Congenital heart diseases affect approximately one in 100 patients, making them the most common type of birth defect and the number-one cause of pediatric deaths. Now a new study showing that the mTOR inhibitor drug rapamycin can reverse cardiac muscle damage in a mouse model of the congenital disease LEOPARD syndrome not only identifies the first possible medical treatment for this rare condition, but also demonstrates the importance of...


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2008-05-22 18:26:48

The English Cocker Spaniel is a hunting dog, used to drive game toward the guns. This breed has been around for over 500 years. During the mid 1800s, several types of dogs were classified as Cockers; however the breeds were reclassified later in the late 1800s once breed standards were developed. There are two types of Cocker Spaniel, the American and the English. These were shown together until 1936, when the English Cocker received status as a separate breed. The two somewhat resemble each...

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