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2014-05-29 13:53:42

Johns Hopkins Medicine Understanding of mechanism could lead to new drug treatment A genetic variant linked to sudden cardiac death leads to protein overproduction in heart cells, Johns Hopkins scientists report. Unlike many known disease-linked variants, this one lies not in a gene but in so-called noncoding DNA, a growing focus of disease research. The discovery, reported in the June 5 issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics, also adds to scientific understanding of the...

2014-04-10 23:22:55

Novel Approach May Help to Prevent False Positive Cardiac Safety Findings in New Drug Development Philadelphia (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 ERT, a leading global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, today announced it has entered into an agreement with GE Healthcare that enables ERT to introduce the QT Guard Plus Analysis System to the clinical trial industry as part of its centralized cardiac safety solutions. The QT Guard Plus Analysis...

2013-12-04 23:32:24

Independent non-profit advocates join FDA in listing life-threatening side effects of Zithromax antibiotics. Resource4thePeople's national network of attorneys continue to offer free consultations over allegations of heart problems and other possible effects from the use of these medications. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/Zithromax-lawsuits.html Resource4thePeople announced today its latest update for consumers affected by...

2013-11-12 09:10:29

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report A promising technology may enable doctors to diagnose and possibly treat in utero a common cause of stillbirth and sudden death in infants, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The study is the first to document the electrophysiological characteristics of fetal long QT syndrome and to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the magnetic EKG, or magnetocardiogram, in a sizable population...

2013-11-11 23:23:33

Key side effects that can lead to cardiac problems are outlined for consumers. Resource4thePeople national network of attorneys offer free consultations over allegations of heart problems and other possible effects from the use of Zithromax, Zmax SR and similar medications. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/Zithromax-lawsuits.html Resource4thePeople announced today that it is providing a detailed list of conditions that have been...

2013-11-08 23:04:48

Inter-professional Care provided to a 9 year old girl with genetic mutation for Long QT Syndrome. New York (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 As a researcher at Pace University in New York, Esma Paljevic, EdD, RN, CPNP, was astonished to find out that according to the American Heart Association there were 4000 deaths per year in individuals under the age of 35 due to undiagnosed disturbances of heart rhythm, such as long QT Syndrome (2009). Paljevic is an assistant professor of nursing at Pace...

2013-10-18 23:21:37

Health Canada cites life-threatening side effects attributed to use of popular antibiotics. Resource4thePeople maintains offer of free legal consultations about compensation over allegations of dangerous heart problems and other possible effects from the use of Zithromax, Zmax SR and similar medications. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/Zithromax-lawsuits.html Resource4thePeople announced today its latest consumer update about...

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...

2013-04-10 16:19:52

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the United States and Europe discovered genetic mutations associated with long QT syndrome (LQTS), a genetic abnormality in the heart's electrical system, in a small number of intrauterine fetal deaths, according to a study in the April 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers conducted a molecular genetic evaluation (referred to as a postmortem cardiac channel molecular autopsy) in 91 cases of unexplained fetal...

2013-04-10 13:28:52

In a molecular genetic evaluation involving 91 cases of intrauterine fetal death, mutations associated with susceptibility to long QT syndrome (LQTS; a heart disorder that increases the risk for an irregular heartbeat and other adverse events) were discovered in a small number of these cases, preliminary evidence that may provide insights into the mechanism of some intrauterine fetal deaths, according to a study in the April 10 issue of JAMA, a Genomics theme issue. "Intrauterine fetal...


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