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2013-03-11 10:33:59

Largely present in women, 'broken heart syndrome' is often triggered by stress Even though a newly recognized cardiomyopathy, which mainly impacts women, is typically treatable, Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy can also be deadly when compounded by other co-morbidities, such as heart failure, according to a study being presented March 9 at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions. This condition, formally known as Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) and informally known as...

Astronauts Experience Low Blood Pressure When Returning To Earth
2012-10-26 03:58:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists reported in the FASEB Journal that they have determined a major cause of astronauts experiencing low blood pressure after returning to Earth from space. The report solves the biological mystery of how this happens by showing that low gravity compromises the ability of arteries and veins to contract normally. Prevention and treatment strategies developed for astronauts may also hold promise for elderly populations on Earth...

2012-03-21 05:44:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Are you at risk for developing heart failure? If you have hypotension, you may be! Heart failure affects 5.7 million people in the United States and caused over 281,000 deaths in 2008. Researchers found that there may be more of a connection between orthostatic hypotension and heart failure in people 45-55 years old bracket compared to those aged 56-64. High blood pressure, which was present in over half of people who developed heart failure, may be partially...

2012-03-19 19:26:28

People whose blood pressure drops rapidly when they move from lying down to standing, known as orthostatic hypotension, may have a higher risk of developing heart failure, according to research published in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal. The link between orthostatic hypotension and heart failure was stronger in people 45-55 years old compared to those 56-64, researchers said. High blood pressure, which was present in over half of people who developed heart failure,...

2011-04-22 00:00:29

Approximately 50,000 Americans suffer from multiple system atrophy (MSA) a rare condition that attacks the autonomic nervous system. To raise awareness and donations for the MSA Support Group a dance fundraising event will be held on May 21, 2012 in Paducah, Ky. Paducah, Kentucky (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 On Saturday, May 21, a dance to raise awareness and money to fight multiple system atrophy (MSA) will be held at: St. Thomas More Parish Center 5645 Blandville Rd. Paducah, KY 42001. A...

2011-01-17 20:58:14

Mixing commonly used antibiotics with common blood pressure medications may cause hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure) and induce shock in older patients, requiring hospitalization, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100702.pdf. "Macrolide antibiotics (erythromycin, clarithromycin and azithromycin) are among the most widely prescribed antibiotics, with millions of prescriptions dispensed...

2010-05-21 12:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI), the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, announced today that a new clinical study published in the May 2010 issue of Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica shows that Masimo pleth variability index (PVI) can be used to help clinicians assess risk for mean arterial pressure (MAP) decreases and subsequent hypotension during anesthesia administration. Researchers...

2009-08-31 10:32:06

A new definition of syncope "“ most commonly perceived as an episode of fainting "“ makes its diagnosis more precise and now dependent on a specific cause. New 2009 ESC Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Syncope define syncope as "a transient loss of consciousness due to transient global cerebral hypoperfusion characterized by rapid onset, short duration and spontaneous complete recovery".(1)The definition, says Professor Angel Moya from the University Hospital Vall...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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