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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...

2008-10-07 12:00:53

OBS Medical announced today the successful completion of a cardiac safety analysis in support of a pharmaceutical sponsor's prospective drug study. BioQT(TM) is an advanced signal processing technique developed by OBS Medical. It provides efficient and accurate measurement of ECG QT interval, T wave morphology and other cardiac safety parameters assessed in drug trials. BioQT(TM) is a thorough and efficient way to produce accurate cardiac safety profiles for new and existing drugs....

2008-09-14 03:00:10

By Walker, Dennis D Johnson, Monica L; Craig-Gray, Robert W; Loyd, Frank ABSTRACT Introduction: Brugada syndrome describes a subgroup of patients at risk for polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and sudden cardiac death and is likely underdiagnosed among aviators. Case Report: A 40-year-old male pilot presented to the clinic for his physical. He denied any symptoms on initial questioning. Subsequent electrocardiogram (ECG) revealed premature ventricular couplets...

2008-08-19 09:01:12

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CV Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology has published a study of ranolazine showing that ranolazine significantly (p In the study, five patients with LQT3 syndrome were prospectively investigated during an eight hour intravenous infusion of therapeutic concentrations of ranolazine, with ECG and ECHO evaluation before, during and after ranolazine administration. LQT3 syndrome is caused...

2008-08-13 18:00:12

By Erdogan, Okan Aksoy, Alper; Turgut, Nilda; Durusoy, Elcim; Samsa, Murat; Altun, Armagan Abstract Andersen-Tawil syndrome (ATS) is a rare, heterogeneous, autosomal dominant, or sporadic disorder characterized by the clinical triad of periodic paralysis, dysmorphic features, and ventricular arrhythmias such as bidirectional ventricular tachycardia (BVT). We present a case of an elderly patient with ATS whose symptomatic ventricular arrhythmias including BVT were effectively suppressed by...

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...

2008-07-02 18:00:33

ARYx Therapeutics, Inc., (NASDAQ:ARYX), a biopharmaceutical company, today announced the results of an important cardiac safety study on its prokinetic agent, ATI-7505. The overall results of a Thorough QT (TQT) study designed to demonstrate whether electrocardiographic effects are seen at therapeutic and supra therapeutic doses and conducted under a collaboration agreement with Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals (P&G) were negative, supporting the favorable cardiac safety profile of...

2008-04-01 03:00:10

By Kawabata, Mihoko Hirao, Kenzo; Takeshi, Sasaki; Sakurai, Kaoru; Inagaki, Hiroshi; Hachiya, Hitoshi; Isobe, Mitsuaki Abstract We report 2 patients in whom transient marked QT prolongation occurred after successful emergent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute coronary syndrome. One patient developed torsades de pointes. In both cases, the QT interval became markedly prolonged within 24 hours after PCI, and this prolongation persisted for 4 days. The T waves had a giant and...

2007-06-14 06:07:57

By Papantoniou, Nicolaos Katsoulis, Ioannis; Papageorgiou, Ioannis; Antsaklis, Aris Abstract Long QT syndrome is a rare but severe cardiac arrhythmia. We report the antenatal and intrapartum management of a primigravida carrying the hereditary form of the disease and specifically the Romano-Ward syndrome. A multidisciplinary approach and close obstetric surveillance are mandatory for a good maternal and perinatal outcome. Follow-up of the neonate is equally important. Keywords: Hereditary...

2004-11-27 15:00:09

Inherited heart defects may be killing up to 80 young New Zealanders a year but many deaths go undiagnosed -- putting relatives who carry the faulty gene at risk. Sudden deaths of healthy, young people are being attributed to drowning, epilepsy or even cot death while the underlying inherited cardiac condition remains undetected. Leading cardiologist Dr Jon Skinner, of Auckland's Green Lane Hospital, is calling for a national co- ordinator to identify sudden deaths and for money for...