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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...

2012-06-26 11:50:07

Genetic researchers have made an important step towards resolving the mystery of the causes of intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD), or stillbirth, where a baby dies in the womb after the 14th week of gestation. IUFD is responsible for 60% of perinatal mortality and occurs in about one in every two hundred pregnancies in Europe. Up to half of these stillbirths are unexplained. Now scientists from Italy, Germany, and the US have found that up to 8% of these unexplained deaths may be caused by...

2012-02-29 10:31:13

Reconstructing family trees dating back to 1811, Dutch researchers have estimated the death risk for people with inherited heart rhythm disorders, according to a study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, a journal of the American Heart Association. Heart rhythm disorders can result in sudden cardiac death in apparently healthy people because of severe disturbances in the rhythm of the heart. The risk is high for people who carry one of these rare genes and have symptoms such as...

2009-10-12 16:53:19

A multi-national research team has discovered that two genetic factors converge to increase the risk of sudden cardiac death. The investigators "“ from the United States, Italy and South Africa "“ report in the journal Circulation that variations in the gene NOS1AP increase the risk of cardiac symptoms and sudden death in patients who have an inherited cardiac disease called congenital long-QT syndrome. The findings will help in assessing the risk of sudden death "“ and...

2009-03-24 09:17:58

A U.S.-German study has linked 10 genes with sudden cardiac death, a condition that accounts for 450,000 U.S. deaths annually. Irregular heart rhythms commonly result in sudden cardiac death and now scientists are closer to understanding what causes the condition and who it might strike, said University of Michigan Associate Professor Goncalo Abecasis, a co-leader of the research. The team identified 10 genes associated with changes in the so-called QT interval duration. The QT interval...

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...


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