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2013-04-02 11:19:56

A study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina indicates that a newly approved blood thinner that blocks a key component of the human blood clotting system may increase the risk and severity of certain viral infections, including flu and myocarditis, a viral infection of the heart and a significant cause of sudden death in children and young adults. For the past 50 years, people with the heartbeat irregularity, atrial fibrillation, and others at increased risk for forming...

2012-10-31 03:29:07

Heart failure in children often goes unrecognized until it's too late The Canadian Cardiovascular Society is the first in Canada to issue guidelines aimed at helping primary care and emergency physicians, as well as specialists, recognize and manage heart failure in children. The guidelines were released today at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. Pediatric heart failure is often fatal and occurs in about 3,000 children annually in North America. Worldwide, the problem is far greater...

2012-02-15 10:26:38

New research from Western University, Canada, has demonstrated the benefits of performing Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) in cases where patients have been resuscitated after Sudden Cardiac Death or enter hospital suffering from ventricular arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeat rhythm). Cardiologist Dr. James White and his colleagues at Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, found CMR is a highly effective diagnostic imaging tool, identifying a cardiac diagnosis in 75 per...

2011-03-23 20:43:12

Myocardits is an inflammation of the heart muscles that is a major cause of heart failure in young patients. In some cases, the disease is caused by viral infection, but in other patients it is linked to an autoimmune attack on the heart muscle. There are few effective treatment options for myocarditis, in part because the molecular mechanisms that underlie the defect are poorly defined. In this paper, researchers led by Myra Lipes, at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts, used...

2011-03-23 20:31:32

Joslin Diabetes Center research may point toward new ways to diagnose and treat heart disease in people with type 1 diabetes People with type 1 diabetes, whose insulin-producing cells have been destroyed by the body's own immune system, are particularly vulnerable to a form of inflammatory heart disease (myocarditis) caused by a different autoimmune reaction. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have revealed the exact target of this other onslaught, taking a large step toward potential...

2010-11-15 12:16:12

Young father receives leading-edge intervention prior to undergoing heart transplant James "Jimmy" Armstrong hadn't missed a "Mac" in 28 years. At 44, he's one of the youngest "goats" in the Chicago Yacht Club. Sailors receive the designation of "goat" once they've completed 20 or more "Macs", the 333-mile boat race from Chicago to Mackinac, Michigan. Armstrong has sailed the race every year since he was 16. But, he wasn't among the sailors this past July. Instead, he was in intensive care...

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2010-03-02 08:45:00

Each year, two in every 100,000 young athletes succumb to sudden cardiac death, fueling a debate over what constitutes a comprehensive health screening prior to sports participation. A new study by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Heart Center found the addition of electrocardiogram (ECG) testing to the standard medical history and physical examination for young athletes may better identify key cardiovascular abnormalities responsible for sports-related sudden death. In...

2009-11-03 15:42:30

Myocarditis is an important, and often unrecognized cause of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Several new diagnostic methods, such as cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are useful for diagnosing myocarditis, according to a study published in the November 2009 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. "The use of MRI is particularly significant in the diagnosis of patients with myocarditis because it is a standard, noninvasive method," says Leslie Cooper Jr., M.D., Mayo Clinic Division of...

2009-11-03 12:13:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Myocarditis is an important, and often unrecognized cause of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Several new diagnostic methods, such as cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are useful for diagnosing myocarditis, according to a study published in the November 2009 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090105/MAYOLOGO) "The use of MRI is particularly significant in the diagnosis of patients with...

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2009-08-10 08:44:29

Russian officials say they will open a new investigation into the death of 19-year-old hockey star Alexei Cherepanov. Cherepanov, considered one of Russia's rising young hockey stars, collapsed and died last October after playing a game for the Omsk Avangard club in the Moscow region. An earlier declaration that Cherepanov had died of natural causes was later found to be incorrect, RIA Novosti said. The file has been returned to investigators in the Omsk Region for additional checks, said...


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