Latest Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Screening Stories

2009-01-26 06:00:00

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).

2008-12-30 22:40:44

Long-term use of the hypertension drug candesartan may reduce symptoms of heart disease, researchers in the Czech Republic say. Study leader Dr.

2008-11-13 00:00:19

U.S. and Canadian researchers are questioning the American Heart Association's suggestion that all heart patients be screened for depression. A report published in the Nov. 12 Journal of the American Medical Association said there is not enough medical evidence to support such a massive undertaking.

2008-06-26 09:01:47

ST. LOUIS _ The disease that became the focus of Dr. Keith Mankowitz's cardiology practice was a medical enigma 11 years ago when he opened a center dedicated to its research and treatment.

2006-03-06 12:24:27

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A group of cardiologists has launched a campaign to encourage people at risk for heart disease to learn their ejection fraction, or "EF" -- a measure of the heart's blood-pumping power -- to reduce their risk of sudden cardiac death.

2005-08-26 14:11:42

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared to men, women with a hereditary heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are substantially more likely to be diagnosed later in life and with more severe symptoms, an Italian study indicates.

2005-08-08 17:31:38

Contrast-enhanced MRI is better than SPECT in detecting heart damage in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a disease that can lead to sudden death in young patients.

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