Navigation Links
Weight loss linked to higher risk with implanted defibrillators
Date:3/7/2013

SAN FRANCISCO (March 7, 2013) Even minor weight loss is associated with worse health outcomes among patients implanted with a certain type of defibrillator known as cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D), according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session.

People with symptoms of heart failure who have an implantable CRT-D device may believe that losing weight will ultimately improve their long-term health outcomes. However, in the first study to look at weight loss and subsequent health outcomes among patients with a CRT-D, researchers found the opposite may be true.

"In patients with heart failure who receive a cardiac resynchronization device with defibrillator, unintended weight loss of just five pounds increases the risk of a serious cardiac event," said Valentina Kutyifa, MD, postdoctoral research associate at the University of Rochester Medical Center and the lead author of the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (MADIT-CRT) trial. "These findings suggest clinicians should be monitoring patients with unplanned weight loss more closely."

Among the subset of patients who had a specific heart condition called a left bundle branch block, the risk of heart failure or death with weight loss doubled. CRT-D devices work by emitting small electronic impulses to coordinate the heart's rhythm and improve the ability of the heart to pump blood in patients with heart failure, and by attempting to shock the heart back into a normal rhythm when dangerous heart rhythms are detected. CRT-Ds comprise one-third of all pacemakers.

In this study, nearly 1,000 patients who received a CRT-D were observed at 12 months after implantation. Of these, nearly one in five (17 percent) had lost more than 2 kilograms, or 4.4 pounds, during that time. These patients had a significant increase in their risk of heart fai
'/>"/>

Contact: Beth Casteel
bcasteel@acc.org
240-328-4549
American College of Cardiology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Tree nut consumption associated with lower body weight and lower prevalence of health risks
2. Even Preschoolers View the Overweight Negatively
3. Weight-Loss Surgery Beat Drugs for Cutting Diabetes in Very Obese
4. Overweight Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Complications
5. Can weight loss help African-American breast cancer survivors?
6. Guidelines say diet, exercise, weight control improve odds after cancer diagnosis
7. Slow-growing babies more likely in normal-weight women; Less common in obese pregnancies
8. Healthy Weight Loss May Also Cut Your Cancer Risk
9. In Moms Eyes, Overweight Toddler May Not Be
10. IUD Use Tied to Modest Weight Loss
11. Study: Kids Who Sleep in Parents Bed Less Likely to Be Overweight
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... A lush green lawn offers the perfect ... However, the summer heat, lack of rain, foot traffic, and ... and unhealthy. The Grounds Guys recommends these suggestions for nurturing ... once a week and set the height on the lawn ... grass roots from heat and allows roots to retain water ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 28, 2014 An estimated 68,000 women ... metastatic breast and prostate cancers – an aggressive form ... spread to other parts of the body, such as ... Drexel University College of Medicine have developed ... inhibits metastatic progression by blocking tumor cells from β€œre-seeding.” ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 28, 2014 Ticket Down is ... tickets in Dallas, TX at the Cotton Bowl. The ... the USA and it is an eight team tourney. ... world including teams from La Liga, Serie A, English Premier ... battle it out on the pitch include: Manchester United, ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 2014 Ticket Down is a ... in Miami, FL at the Sun Life Stadium in early ... between Argentina and Brazil has is one that has continues ... rivalries are forming on a consistent basis. The rivalry ... height in the recent 2014 World Cup. To the ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay ... People who have dementia and heart rhythm irregularities are more ... research has found. In fact, the study of more ... to 80 percent more likely to get a pacemaker than ... from this study is why folks with dementia are so ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Nurturing Lawns in the Summer Heat: The Grounds Guys® Offers Tips on Caring for Lawns This Summer 2Health News:Drexel Scientists Develop Compound to Stop Spread of Metastatic Cancer Cells 2Health News:Drexel Scientists Develop Compound to Stop Spread of Metastatic Cancer Cells 3Health News:Real Madrid vs. AS Roma Tickets Cotton Bowl Dallas, TX: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for AS Roma vs. Real Madrid International Champions Cup Tickets 2Health News:Real Madrid vs. AS Roma Tickets Cotton Bowl Dallas, TX: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for AS Roma vs. Real Madrid International Champions Cup Tickets 3Health News:Brazil vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami: Ticket Down Slashes Colombia vs. Brazil Tickets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami for Sept. 5th Showdown 2Health News:Brazil vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami: Ticket Down Slashes Colombia vs. Brazil Tickets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami for Sept. 5th Showdown 3Health News:Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats 2Health News:Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats 3
... Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a prevailing issue in ... every year. A new study reveals that Pycnogenol, (pic-noj-en-all), ... French maritime pine tree, reduces ADHD in children. The ... and dopamine, resulting in a decrease of ADHD. ...
... NSERC Idea to Innovations grant and an Ontario Early ... and Nanosystems Laboratory ( http://amnl.mie.utoronto.ca ) at the University ... technology for automated microinjection of zebrafish embryos. , ... microrobotic system is capable of immobilizing a large number ...
... (Sept. 12, 2007) For the first time in ... ocean corals in its annual report of wildlife going ... by Conservation International (CI) and implemented jointly with the ... Charles Darwin Research Station and other regional institutions to ...
... helps teens make better food choices as adults, study finds ... dinner with their families on a regular basis are also ... a new study shows. , These teens also go on ... , Reporting in the Journal of the American Dietetic ...
... Medical,Technologies, Inc. today reported to its board of ... to include England, Canada, New,Zealand and Australia. ... began to come in as a result of ... the ReBuilder System(R). Through,word of mouth and the ...
... may be the last taboo,in our society, a subject that ... to fear -- to be avoided no matter what the ... "Triumph" is the result of daily writing over the ... about Darlyne,s,impending death and Philip,s loss. They have written this ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New study: Pine bark extract reduces ADHD symptoms in children 2Health News:Corals added to IUCN Red List of Threatened Species for first time 2Health News:Corals added to IUCN Red List of Threatened Species for first time 3Health News:ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Reports International Sales Expansion 2Health News:ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Reports International Sales Expansion 3Health News:ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Reports International Sales Expansion 4Health News:'Triumph' -- Traveling Towards Death: Preparing for a New Life 2
(Date:7/28/2014)... , July 28, 2014  TNI BioTech, Inc. ... company focused on the development, marketing and distribution ... filed definitive proxy materials with the Securities and ... Meeting of Shareholders to be held on Thursday, ... Time. The record date for determining those shareholders ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... ANGELES , SINGAPORE, and TOKYO , ... announced that it has appointed Roger Crystal , ... most recently served in the Global Business Development Product ... "Roger,s experience in developing business strategy and ... valuable as we continue to partner with biotechnology and ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 28, 2014 PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (NASDAQ: ... its second quarter 2014 financial results for the period ended ... close. PDL,s management will host a conference call and webcast ... financial results.  A slide presentation relating to the call will ... Conference Call Details To access the live ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:TNI BioTech, Inc., Files Definitive Proxy Materials; Mails Letter Urging Shareholders to Vote the Proxy Card 2TNI BioTech, Inc., Files Definitive Proxy Materials; Mails Letter Urging Shareholders to Vote the Proxy Card 3ImaginAb Appoints Roger Crystal, MD as Vice President of Business Development 2PDL BioPharma to Announce Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results on August 11, 2014 2
... SYDNEY, Australia, June 16 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmaxis,(ASX: PXS; ... Limited to,manage and provide eligible patients worldwide with ... The program will allow patients who are unable ... are considered by their physician,to be suffering from ...
... Claims Cover Anti-Viral Applications of Novel Targeted Agents Under ... Company,s Anti-Phospholipid Technology Platform -, - Anti-Viral ... Presented at American Association of Immunologists Annual Meeting ... (Nasdaq: PPHM ), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical,company developing ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pharmaxis Establishes Named Patient Program for Bronchitol 2Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Awarded Two New U.S. Patents Broadening Its Targeted Anti-Phospholipid Patent Portfolio 2Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Awarded Two New U.S. Patents Broadening Its Targeted Anti-Phospholipid Patent Portfolio 3Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Awarded Two New U.S. Patents Broadening Its Targeted Anti-Phospholipid Patent Portfolio 4
... , Combined Advanced Technologies, The ... technologically advanced combination of high pressure ... Proprietary coextrusion process yields a remarkably ... conventional high pressure balloon materials., Non-Compliant ...
Used retrograde to dilate the ureter and establish a conduit for a flexible ureteroscope. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
... Diameter; 5.4 Fr Straight Channel; 33 or ... MRO-7 Integral Operating Ureteroscopes offer a small ... easy access to the ureter for diagnosis ... Fr) is ideal for large operating instruments, ...
... self-dilating, semi-rigid autoclavable operating ureteroscope featuring distortion-free ... for an enhanced, clear image. The universal ... diopters. The direction of view is 5 ... straight access operating channel is ideal for ...
Medicine Products: