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2014-02-28 16:23:39

Northwestern Medicine physician is one of first in U.S. to implant remote monitor CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Like a third of all stroke patients, Barbara Manning of Chicago never knew what caused the medical event. Now, Manning might be getting some answers as one of the first people in the United States living with a small cardiac monitoring device implanted under her skin. The device may provide clues into her stroke and how to possibly prevent another one....

2014-02-27 12:28:02

RIDGEWOOD, N.J., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Valley Hospital is among a handful of hospitals in the nation to implant a newly approved tiny wireless heart monitor that is expected to have a very real impact for patients and doctors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140227/DC73663 Indicated for use as a diagnostic tool for people suffering from unexplained fainting, dizziness, palpitations or shortness of breath, the device can also help doctors determine if a...

2013-10-22 08:33:40

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fort Lauderdale-based attorneys of Lubell Rosen, partners Steven Lubell, Esq. and Julia Ingle, Esq., successfully defended a Fort Pierce family doctor in a wrongful death lawsuit, which involved the mysterious fainting and subsequent death of a Ft. Pierce woman by a massive pulmonary embolism. The jury took less than hour on Oct. 15, 2013, to rule in favor of defendant, Dwight Dawkins, MD, and held that he did not commit...

2013-06-26 16:41:42

PREFER AF shows European clinicians adhere well to AF guidelines Two important studies were released at the Late Breaking Clinical Trials session II at EHRA EUROPACE 2013. The PREFER AF study2 found that Oral anticoagulation is now used in over 85% of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) eligible for therapy. And ISSUE (the International Study on Syncope of Uncertain Aetiology) determined that cardiac pacing is more effective in patients with presumed neurally mediated syncope (NMS) and...

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...

2013-05-07 08:32:08

New seminar series from leading international MVP Dysautonomia expert set to educate public about common but oft-overlooked condition HOUSTON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Al Davies, MD, a leading international expert in physiological manifestations and underlying biochemical causes of Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) Dysautonomia (known by many names including Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome or POTS) is presenting a seminar June 14-15, 2013 at the JW Marriott Hotel, Houston...

2013-02-28 08:31:30

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --In 2003, the American Heart Association faced a challenge; cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. The fact is heart disease is the #1 killer of women and the American Heart Association, along with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute created National Wear Red Day(®) to raise awareness of this critical issue. ECG screening is an important and easy means to...

2012-10-22 22:42:10

Fainting after recent air travel could be a sign of pulmonary embolism (PE), a potentially fatal blockage in the lungs. Syncope or fainting is an uncommon symptom of pulmonary embolism; however, new research presented at CHEST 2012, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), found that fainting associated with recent air travel may be a key indicator for PE diagnosis. Fainting as a precursor to PE diagnosis was also associated with a saddle embolism, a larger and...

2012-10-02 10:49:52

A study of girls and young women in California suggests that the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV4) appeared to be associated with syncope (fainting) on the day of vaccination and skin infections in the two weeks after vaccination, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a family of small DNA viruses and infections with this viral family are the most commonly...

Fainting Studies Conducted In Twins Show Strong Genetic Ties
2012-08-07 10:35:09

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fainting is a fairly common occurrence in our society and about 25 percent of us will experience it at some point in our life. And now, a new study has found that there is a strong link between fainting and family. Studying identical and fraternal twins, researchers from Australia and the US suggest people who are predisposed to fainting get it through genetics. Described as a sudden, brief loss of consciousness after blood...