Navigation Links
Newfoundland researchers crack the genetic code of a sudden death cardiac killer
Date:10/25/2010

will also be carriers of the gene. It is considered the second-most common cause of sudden cardiac death in young people.

The mutation causes premature sudden cardiac death in males: 50 per cent die by age 40 years and 80 per cent by 50 years. For women the rate is five per cent and 20 per cent.

Given those figures, Dr. Connors realized nothing would be lost by implanting ICDs in asymptomatic patients with ARVD5 to maintain normal heart rhythms.

Earlier this year his team reviewed the data of the prevention program which they started in 1999. They concluded that implanted defibrillator treatment for primary prevention in both sexes, and secondary prevention in males significantly improves survival.

According to Heart and Stroke Foundation spokesperson Dr. Beth Abramson, there are as many as 40,000 sudden cardiac arrests every year in Canada.

"What's fascinating about this study is that they show that preventive intervention works," says Dr. Abramson. "This treatment is not only prolonging lives; it's giving families peace of mind and hope for the future."

She also notes, "This is exciting information for physicians working with these rare cases but is also important to remember that the most common causes of heart disease relate to lifestyle. It is important that all of us, regardless of family history, take care of our hearts: basic things like smoking cessation, following a healthy diet, and physical activity go a long way in protecting our health."


'/>"/>

Contact: Jane-Diane Frasr
jfraser@hsf.ca
613-569-4361 x273
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Researchers find pathway that drives spread of pediatric bone cancer in preclinical studies
2. Quebec City researchers pave the way for novel treatment of pulmonary hypertension
3. Mount Sinai researchers discover origin of immune cells in the brain
4. UC San Diego researchers identify factor boosting leukemias aggressiveness
5. UCI stem cell researchers to receive $9.35 million in state funding
6. Researchers find better method to help mothers cope with childs cancer and related stress
7. Researchers advocate for more education and attention regarding rare breast cancer
8. Mount Sinai researchers discover why cocaine is so addictive
9. Temperature rhythms keep body clocks in sync, UT Southwestern researchers find
10. Need a study break to refresh? Maybe not, say Stanford researchers
11. Researchers reach consensus on use of deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinsons
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Plainsboro, NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... advocate and keynote speaker at the upcoming 32nd ... by ACCME-accredited Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) , ... breast would have gone undetected if she had not ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Weddingshe.com has added many trendy Champagne wedding dresses ... in the past three years. Today, the business announces a ... to the sales manager of the company, this is on ... This point can be reflected on the discounted wedding dresses ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Payday lending practices in four southern states ... distress to the states that permit them, according to ... on Race and Wealth. , While they generate hundreds ... at the same time substantially depress economic activity, according ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 JJsHouse.com is a ... dresses. Today, the business announces its latest collection of ... , “The most important issue is the wedding dress on ... thing in a woman’s life. Every bride wants to find ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Step into a macabre ... Science Museum of Virginia. Wicked Plants, the Museum’s latest ... unearths 75 poisonous, carnivorous and diabolical plants inside of ... to uncover the biochemical, physical and neurological processes between ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:Weddingshe Announces A Special Offer On Its Popular Glamorous Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Howard University Spotlights the Economic Impact of Payday Lending in Southern States 2Health News:Find The Most Suitable Wedding Dress At JJsHouse.com 2Health News:Wicked Plants are taking over the Science Museum of Virginia 2
... According to a recent survey, it has been observed that ... fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of ... the toes and the heel.// It causes excruciating pain first ... but it eases off once you have been on the ...
... to a recent survey there is not enough proof or ... worthwhile offering to all men. While the prostate specific antigen ... how useful the test really is. The US Preventive Services ... done on PSA and finds that there is insufficient evidence ...
... of scan are better than one when it comes ... cavity. Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning is useful// for ... (CT) is good for imaging anatomical detail. Researchers at ... two detects ovarian cancer spread better than using PET ...
... cystitis depends upon how their condition is diagnosed according ... the bladder which leads to frequent urination,// incomplete emptying ... It's common among women and can greatly impair their ... University of Bergen, Norway, describes a new approach to ...
... it is observed that a molecular marker is linked to ... increasing emphasis on looking for molecules// specific to that cancer ... Scientists at New York University now report on a molecular ... melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. ...
... been an effective utility tool to the field of ... important decisions about their treatment. The days when doctors ... Patients today expect to participate in the decision-making process. ... gives conflicting messages and new research comes up all ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:1/22/2015)... a privately held medical device company, announced today that ... ITOCHU Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange TYO: 8001) to sell ... cancer in Japan . ViewRay,s technology, ... only MRI-guided radiation therapy system that images and treats ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX:PVTTF; CSE:PVO), ("Pivotal" or the ... therapies for cardiovascular disease and overall health is pleased to ... 2014 and its outlook for 2015 from the CEO, Mr. ... We would like to take this opportunity to share ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 22, 2015 Increasing sophistication among enterprise buyers ... localization purchasing in 2015, says Moravia CMO, ... recent study by market research firm Common Sense Advisory, ... for their translation and localization needs. "From a language ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ITOCHU Named the Exclusive Distributor for ViewRay's MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System in Japan 2Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 2Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 3Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 4Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 5Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 6Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 7Moravia Sees Single-Sourcing as Key Localization Trend in 2015 2
... the release of the new Patient-Centered Medical Home ... dependable roadmap to NCQA 2011 PCMH recognition , ... criteria. The release of the Toolkit complements the ... patient-centered care model, and underscores SuccessEHS,s continued commitment to ...
... Dec. 15, 2011  Each winter Jack Frost struts through ... those tough enough to brave his whistling winds. His ... The secret to ward off Jack,s mighty drying winds? ... a clinically proven alpha-hydroxy acid that gently exfoliates and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:SuccessEHS Releases Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Toolkit 2SuccessEHS Releases Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Toolkit 3SuccessEHS Releases Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Toolkit 4A Secret to Ward Off Jack Frost's Drying Effect on Your Skin: The AmLactin® Family of Moisturizers 2A Secret to Ward Off Jack Frost's Drying Effect on Your Skin: The AmLactin® Family of Moisturizers 3
Streck Cytometry Sheath fluid is a ready-to-use, balanced isotonic solution for use on flow cytometers. It is packaged in a 20 liter Cubitainer, and offers a two-year shelf life....
Streck-T-Pack is specially designed for use on Coulter® Counter T Series instruments. Each convenient pack includes diluent, lysing agent and enzymatic cleanser. The shelf life is 18 months from ...
Streck-ONYX-Pack is specially designed for use on Coulter® ONYX Series instruments. Each pack contains diluent and lysing agent. The shelf life is one year from date of manufacture....
... A lytic reagent ... quantitative determination of hemoglobin ... Streck-Lysing Agent IIIA is ... on the Abbott CELL-DYN® ...
Medicine Products: