Navigation Links
Alcohol, Obesity Major Causes of Sudden Heart Death
Date:10/4/2011

TUESDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity and alcohol consumption are among the leading causes of sudden cardiac death not caused by coronary artery disease, a new study finds.

Researchers analyzed data from autopsies of almost 2,700 people in Finland who died of sudden cardiac death -- in which the heart abruptly stops beating and death occurs rapidly -- between 1998 and 2007, along with the patients' hospital records and questionnaires completed by their relatives.

Coronary artery disease was deemed to be the cause of death in 78 percent of cases, while causes unrelated to coronary artery disease were found in about 22 percent, the University of Oulu researchers said in a journal news release.

Coronary artery disease is a narrowing of the blood vessels that bring blood and oxygen to the heart, caused by a buildup of plaque on the arterial walls.

Of the deaths not related to coronary artery disease, the most common underlying cause of death in people younger than 40 was fibrotic cardiomyopathy (28.3 percent). Cardiomyopathy is a weakening and enlargement of the heart muscle that makes it harder for it to pump blood.

Alcohol consumption was the most common cause (about 26 percent) in people ages 40 to 59, and obesity was the most common cause (almost 23 percent) in people older than 60.

The findings reinforce coronary artery disease as one of the most common causes of sudden cardiac death, but also identify other causes of sudden death in different age groups.

The study was published Oct. 3 in the October issue of the journal HeartRhythm.

More information

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more about sudden cardiac death.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: HeartRhythm, news release, Oct. 3, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Alcohol, Water Sports Can Be Deadly Mix
2. Obesity Greater Risk for Fatty Liver Than Alcohol, Study Finds
3. Alcohol, mood and me (not you)
4. Gastric Bypass Patients Take Longer to Process Alcohol, Study Finds
5. Hold the Red Bull: Energy drinks dont blunt effects of alcohol, study finds
6. Tobacco tax hike could curb smoking among those with alcohol, drug or mental disorders
7. White Houses Childhood Obesity Task Force must focus on providing treatment for minority children
8. Obesity and large waist size linked to higher risk of death in African-American women
9. Study finds payment for pediatric obesity services now can save money later
10. STOP Obesity Alliance Task Force urges HHS to give obesity equal weight in essential health benefits
11. Obesity Continues to Balloon in U.S. and U.K.: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, ... ... School of Pharmacy (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, ... professionals on guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Many families have long-term insurance that covers care for ... a waiver for care if the client has a cognitive impairment diagnosis. , ... care, is often waived, so the benefits from their insurance start immediately,” said Mechell ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought ... This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at ... towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare ... (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance ... management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th ... and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  Caris Life Sciences ... on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today announced ... joined Caris, Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA) as its 17 ... centers, the St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute will help ... the use of tumor profiling, making cancer treatment more ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... IRVING, Texas , Oct. 6, 2017   ... industry with more than $100 billion in purchasing power, ... industry news and information. The Newsroom is ... chain and industry trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, ... Besides having access to a wealth of resources at ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO ... LLC , and named its founder as Diplomat,s chief ... Tennessee , will operate under Diplomat subsidiary ... offerings for health care partners to include IT outsourcing, ... "In an interoperable world, technology delivers comprehensive insight ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: