Navigation Links
Treating Common Irregular Heartbeat Might Also Ward Off Alzheimer's
Date:5/13/2010

Atrial fibrillation affects 1 in 20 people over age 65, experts note,,

THURSDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- By treating the common irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation in a certain way, doctors might also help prevent Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, new research finds.

In atrial fibrillation, the upper chambers of the heart beat chaotically, causing blood to pool and increasing the potential of clots, stroke, heart failure and death.

Recent research has shown that atrial fibrillation more than doubles the risk of Alzheimer's, especially in relatively younger patients, noted Dr. John D. Day, lead author of two new studies and a cardiologist and electrophysiologist, or heart rhythm specialist, at the Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City.

That makes the results of the new study "very exciting," he said. "If we can eliminate atrial fibrillation, we can potentially help to reduce the risk of premature death, stroke, dementia and Alzheimer's disease from atrial fibrillation."

In the study, Day and his team followed about 4,200 patients with a mean age of 65 who were treated with catheter ablation to ease their atrial fibrillation.

In this procedure, a catheter is threaded through a vein in the legs. The abnormal tissue is then cauterized, which cures atrial fibrillation in many people, experts said.

The health of those treated in this way was compared to about 16,800 patents matched by age and gender whose atrial fibrillation had been treated with medications, and about the same number of patients matched by age and gender who did not have the irregular heartbeat.

About 0.2 percent of patients who underwent catheter ablation developed Alzheimer's disease, compared to 0.9 percent of those with atrial fibrillation that was treated with medications.

About 0.4 percent treated with ablation developed other forms of d
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Heart drug effective for treating symptom of muscular dystrophy
2. Beyond postpartum -- treating depression in mothers of older children
3. Anti-Aging Handbook: Top 35 Articles on Treating and Preventing Signs of Aging
4. New targeted therapy effective in treating advanced prostate cancer
5. Sinus Dynamics Reaches Milestone with Treatment of Nasal Allergy, Sinus Infection, Acute and Chronic Sinusitis Treating 25,000th Patient
6. Psychologist and Author Paul G. Swingle Talks about his Approach to Treating Depression and Mood Disorders in Online Forum
7. Researchers identify potential new target for treating hepatitis C
8. Vertebroplasty: Integral to treating back pain in blood marrow cancer patients
9. Discovery of cellular switch may provide new means of triggering cell death, treating disease
10. Thyroid hormone analogue for treating high cholesterol
11. Thyroid Hormone Analogue for Treating High Cholesterol
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/13/2014)... MarketsandMarkets recently conducted a study on ... 3D rendering; Layout and Animation; Image Reconstruction]: Global ... which analyzes and studies the major market drivers, ... Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and ... landscape of the 3D imaging market, providing an ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... July 13, 2014 The Pearland, Texas location ... in age from four months to 12 years of age ... classes to birthday parties and Summer Camps, is now under ... Gym of Pearland after spending over six years at ... including Gym Director. , Berry has over ten years ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 13, 2014 Recently, 2014QuinceaneraDresses.com, the ... unveiled its new range of gorgeous Quinceanera ... the demand for elegant Quinceanera outfits is huge. ... items. All the company’s newly released dresses are ... are all elegant and vivid. , It ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 2014 Fadhits.com is popular among worldwide ... are extremely beautiful. Recently, the company has announced its ... 2014. What’s more, all these outfits are available at ... , Additionally, the supplier is now offering similar discounts ... dresses, it has many other designs for sale, including ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... COPENHAGEN, July 13, 2014 A decreased ability ... cognitive impairment and Alzheimer,s disease, while examinations of ... a protein associated with Alzheimer,s, in the brain, ... reported today at the Alzheimer,s Association International Conference ... of the studies, the decreased ability to identify ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:3D Imaging Market Worth $9.82 Billion By 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:The Little Gym of Pearland, TX Now Under New Ownership and Management 2Health News:2014QuinceaneraDresses.com Releases Its New Quinceanera Dresses 2Health News:Fadhits.com Announces a Special Offer on Elegant Quinceanera Dresses 2Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 2Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 3Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 4Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 5Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 6Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 7
... New findings show that treatment with a specific alpha ... for men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). ... relaxing the muscles in the bladder neck and prostate. ... States, the EU and Japan to treat painful symptoms ...
... 11 (HealthDay News) -- Some men with enlarged prostate ... severe complications as a result, according to a new ... for enlarged prostate, the rate of men operated on ... the rate of discharges for men for enlarged prostate ...
... NJIT and UMDNJ have executed a license agreement with The ... on which a patent is pending. The tonometer ... Gordon Thomas, PhD, and Robert Fechtner, MD, director of the ... was a member of the research team. "We ...
... address a major new risk for the global supply ... the supply chain as pharmaceutical companies increasingly outsource the ... topic of the cover story in the current edition ... C&EN Senior Editor Rick Mullin explains that ...
... first time, researchers at McMaster University have conclusive evidence ... and behaviour. The findings are important because several ... are frequently associated with anxiety or depression. In addition ... as late onset autism, may be associated with an ...
... new study led by the University of Leicester has concluded ... in a doctor,s surgery helps to reduce emergency hospital admissions. ... Sciences at the University of Leicester revealed a correlation between ... hospital admissions. The research, published in Emergency Medical ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Experimental treatment offers relief from painful prostate condition 2Health News:Fewer Men Having Surgery to Treat Enlarged Prostate: Study 2Health News:NJIT and UMDNJ license personal tonometer technology for innovative glaucoma testing 2Health News:That anxiety may be in your gut, not in your head 2Health News:Patients who see preferred doctor less likely to go for emergency hospital admission 2
(Date:7/11/2014)... -- Neurelis, Inc. ("Neurelis") today announced an agreement with ... by Biotie to purchase Neurelis, clearing the way for ... for pediatric and adult epilepsy patients who experience acute ... has advanced the development program for NRL-1 and worked ... required for NDA submission to the FDA.  Given the ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014  The U.S. Department ... three-year grant to University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center ... new national model aimed at improving care for patients ... Care," the project will test a unique model developed ... with late-stage disease, significant comorbidities, or demonstrated need for ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... DIEGO , July 10, 2014  RESMED INC. (NYSE: ... its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2014 ... Stock Exchange market close. A press release with ResMed,s results ... the company will host a webcast to discuss operating results ... to begin at 1:30 p.m. US Pacific Time and the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 2Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 3University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 3University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 4ResMed To Announce Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year-End 2014 Results 2
For the qualitative and semi-quantitative measurement of RF in human serum....
... The Newmarket Laboratories RPR kits use ... of lipid antigens, which will combine ... or plasma. The particles are suspended ... eliminate non - specific reactions. Positive ...
Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) set is a non-treponemal flocculation test that is,used for the qualitative and semi-quantitative determination of reagin,antibodies in serum or plasma from persons with syph...
... For use as a quality ... IgG antibody to Toxoplasma gondii ... rubella virus (rubella IgG), IgG ... and IgG antibody to herpes ...
Medicine Products: