Navigation Links
Registry Created for Broken Heart Syndrome
Date:3/26/2009

Data collection aims to aid in recognizing, treating rare but real condition

THURSDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- New details about the symptoms and outcomes of a relatively rare but potentially life-threatening condition called broken heart syndrome have been collected by U.S. researchers into a registry of people treated for the syndrome.

Two-thirds of the 70 people in the new registry -- nearly all postmenopausal women -- had suffered an extremely stressful emotional or physical event just before they arrived at a hospital with heart attack-like symptoms. About 20 percent of them were critically ill and required emergency room treatment to keep them alive, but all had a full recovery, the researchers said.

"It can be difficult for cardiologists and emergency room physicians to diagnose and manage patients with broken heart syndrome," Dr. Richard Regnante, an interventional cardiology fellow at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I., and lead author of the study, said in a news release from the hospital. "However, this data will help us better understand the disease process and could play a major role in developing and tailoring more effective short- and long-term treatment strategies."

A report on the registry and its findings is in the April 1 issue of the American Journal of Cardiology.

Unlike heart attacks, broken heart syndrome -- officially known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy -- occurs most often in spring and summer months. Symptoms typically mimic a heart attack and usually occur after someone has been through an intense emotional or physical event -- a domestic argument, bad news about a family member, severe physical illness or a car accident.

It's believed that the symptoms of broken heart syndrome are caused by the heart's reaction to a surge of adrenaline and other stress hormones that cause part of the heart to temporarily weaken or become stunned.

But, with quick treatment, it seems that broken heart syndrome is temporary and completely reversible, the researchers said.

"Although there is much we're still learning about broken heart syndrome, we do know that it is rarely fatal as long as patients are fully supported with medications, respirators and other critical devices in the first 48 hours," Regnante said.

More information

The American Heart Association has more about cardiomyopathy.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: The Miriam Hospital, news release, March 26, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Data from Patient Subsets of e-HEALING, a Worldwide Registry, Support Use of OrbusNeichs Genous(TM) Bio-Engineered R Stent(TM) as Alternative to Drug- Eluting Stents
2. REACH Registry Highlights That Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Suffer High Rates of Heart Attack, Stroke, Hospitalization, and Death
3. Establishment of Topps Meat Recall Registry for Victims of E. Coli Poisoning
4. E. Coli Registry Expanded for Victims of E. Coli Poisoning from Cargill Ground Beef
5. 5,000 Patients Treated With OrbusNeichs Genous(TM) Bio-engineered R Stent(TM) Now Enrolled in Real-Life Use Global Registry
6. Matrix registry probes adherence to clopidogrel at 1 year
7. Registry unveils real-world data on novel excel stent
8. First national autism registry shows notable impact on autism research in opening year
9. User Registry May Help Docs Stem Painkiller Abuse
10. Tracking and feedback registry helps reduce disparities in breast cancer care
11. OmniSonics Medical Technologies Announces First Patient Enrolled in SONIC II REGISTRY
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Registry Created for Broken Heart Syndrome
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS) aired ... of 2016. The program was made possible by a Pennsylvania Department of Health ... and Human Services Administration. The broadcast, Use Your Head: Properly Managing Sport ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... pleased to announce that “Natural Language Processing–Enabled and Conventional Data Capture Methods for ... JMIR Medical Informatics . , Results of the comparative usability study demonstrate ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... David J. Dykeman , ... Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at DeviceTalks West, Dec. 12, 2016, at the Fairmont ... and attorneys from the firm’s global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group have been ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... has been recognized for adherence to the highest standards of trauma, maternity, ... organizations, announced the center's president and CEO, Dr. Daniel Messina. , Among the ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... San Francisco, California (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... health coaches, has raised an $18M Series B led by Canvas Ventures . ... use the capital to scale its mobile platform to serve more consumers who are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/9/2016)... Pa. , Dec. 9, 2016 Department ... announced temporary regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries under Act ... Pennsylvania Bulletin , and are now available online ... is needed in the plan for operation; process for ... dispensary; as well as where the dispensary facilities can ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Calif. , Dec. 8, 2016 IRIDEX Corporation ... to offer newly issued shares of common stock, $0.01 par ... to an underwritten public offering.  The final terms of the ... time of pricing, and there can be no assurance as ... IRIDEX expects to use the net proceeds it will ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... NEW YORK , Dec. 8, 2016 ... ... such as reducing loss of blood during surgeries, lowering the ... surgeries, and decreasing risks of SSIs. The patient warming systems ... and intravascular warming systems.These benefits in turn reduce the stay ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: