Navigation Links
New Test Identifies Candidates For Cardiac Defibrillator

Several lives were saved in the US in 2005 from the fatal arrhythmias through devices which were surgically implanted in them. // As many as 1,70,000 people in North America received this treatment. Quite a few of the patients also found this to be uncomfortable, unnecessary, and even dangerous. A noninvasive test has been developed recently to find out which of the patients are likely to benefit from the implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD).

The test was found to be accurate by a study which was sponsored by the NIH with the active participation of researchers belonging to the Columbia University Medical Center. The American College of Cardiology’s journal has reported the findings of the study. The heart’s electrical activity is measured by the Microvolt T-wave Alternans (MTWA) test, when even a minor physical exercise is being performed by the patient. Threatening rhythm disturbances which the traditional electrocardiogram (ECG) is incapable of detecting can easily be identified by the MTWA test.

This will contribute towards identifying those people who belong to the high-risk category even though they may not yet have suffered from a cardiac arrest. A pulse of electrical current will be delivered through the device if an arrhythmia were to occur in a patient. The study was conducted on 549 patients over a period of two years. As the ICD implantations cost as much as $50,000, the MTWA test will contribute towards scaling down healthcare expenses. The test is estimated at only $400.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Research Identifies The Causes Of Snoring
2. Research Identifies Osteoporosis Controlling Protein
3. New Technique Identifies Unknown Genetic Mutations That Can Cause Cancer
4. Study Identifies Mechanism Which May Help Tamoxifen Work Better
5. 3-D Ultrasound Identifies Women at Risk for Impending Preterm Birth
6. Novel Test Identifies Leukemia Patients Likely to Respond to New Therapy
7. New Screening Protocol Identifies More Case Of Lynch Syndrome
8. PET Imaging Identifies Aggressive Kidney Cancers That Require Surgery
9. Study Identifies Risk Factors for Spread of Respiratory Infections in Hospitals
10. Study Identifies Multiple Genetic Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer
11. Reservation For SC/ST Candidates Under 50% All India Quota
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film ... Pro X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective by ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are confused ... endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms and ... help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists at ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as reported ... head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to infest ... in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice are ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar ... M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal ... complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits ... terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps ... slow progress toward their goal. , Research from reveals that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016  Consumers have taken a ... have placed more emphasis on patient outcomes. ... programs in the pharmaceutical industry have evolved beyond ... pharmaceutical companies are focusing on becoming more patient-oriented ... products and services that improve health. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... FRANCISCO, Calif. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for ... unmet needs, today announced the closing of its ... of common stock, at the public offering price ... in the offering were offered by GBT. GBT ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Dublin ... the " Global Markets for Spectroscopy Equipment" ... This report focuses on the global market ... its applications in various applications. The report deals with ... main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food and beverage, and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: