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2013-05-08 11:41:07

Arrhythmias gone in majority of children, says study to be reported at 93rd AATS Annual Meeting Inherited ventricular arrhythmias are an important cause of morbidity and sudden cardiac death in children who have structurally normal hearts. Despite conventional medical therapy, some of these children remain symptomatic with recurrent life-threatening arrhythmias, syncope, or frequent discharges from implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). Video-assisted thoracoscopic left cardiac...

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...

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...

2009-11-15 12:47:26

Targeted postmortem testing to identify genetic mutations associated with sudden unexplained death (SUD) is an effective and less expensive way to determine risk to relatives than comprehensive cardiac testing of first degree relatives, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2009. Postmortem genetic testing can identify mutations that cause cellular dysfunctions leading to heart rhythm disturbances that can cause sudden cardiac death. Such...

2009-05-21 06:45:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Before your kids are out the schoolroom door and off to the pool or baseball field this summer, take a few preventive steps to help protect their hearts. Prevention may be as simple as making sure children eat nutritious meals, exercise, stay away from cigarettes and have check-ups. Be aware that for some children who have an inherited heart disorder known as Long QT Syndrome, research shows that typical summer activities can trigger sudden...

2009-04-02 12:18:12

New research has found that the answer to treating a rare inherited heart disorder could lie with a drug already on the market. Associate Professor Derek Laver from the University of Newcastle and international colleagues have found that Flecainide "“ a drug used to treat heart arrhythmias "“ could also be used to treat Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT). CVPT is a heart arrhythmia induced by emotional stress or exercise. It is estimated to...

2008-10-27 09:00:12

PGxHealth(R), a division of Clinical Data, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDA), announced today that it has become an in-network provider with Aetna for healthcare coverage of its FAMILION(R) family of genetic tests. By detecting genetic mutations, the FAMILION tests are used to recognize inherited forms of cardiac channelopathies, such as Long QT Syndrome (LQTS), and cardiomyopathies, such as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), in individuals and their families and help to guide treatment decisions to...

2008-07-10 06:00:13

The Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation launched an awareness campaign through the second annual Climb to Conquer SADS event, taking place this week from July 9 through the 12th at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state. "We can help stop SADS from killing thousands of people in America every year if parents took their children to a heart specialist upon the child experiencing symptoms like fainting during exercise or seizures without a prior history. If parents are...


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