Navigation Links
New technique for heart enlargement

According to recent study, a simple imaging test may identify patients with the gene mutation that causes a potentially fatal heart condition. Researchers used Doppler tissue imaging (DTI) as a more powerful way to diagnose hypertrophic cardiomyopathy earlier in a patient's life.// Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) causes thickening of the left ventricle of the heart and is the most common cause of sudden cardiac death in the young, affecting one in 350 individuals. While more than 120 disease-causing mutations for HCM have been identified in up to 10 genes, many patients do not show any thickening of the heart until much later in life.

The new method uses a non-invasive ultrasound procedure to show how fast the heart muscle is moving during contraction and relaxation. Researchers found patients with the most common HCM gene mutation had lower velocities during relaxation and higher contraction levels, particularly in the left ventricle, the heart's main pumping chamber. The test showed about an 86-percent accuracy rate in determining patients with the gene mutation when velocity and contraction were measured using DTI.

Robert Roberts, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, an author of this study, offers promise that younger patients will be diagnosed earlier with the disease, instead of after puberty when hypertrophy usually begins to develop. Advances like this one may make a difference with this disease as well as help us understand and prevent sudden death in our population, particularly in young athletes.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. PCR emerging as a promising technique for Diagnosing Urinary Tuberculosis
2. Micro-camera provides new breast imaging technique
3. IVF technique May Increase The Risk Of Birth Defects
4. New technique to diagnose heart disease
5. Novel biopsy technique for prostate cancer
6. Laser technique assists beard problem
7. Comparing Breast surgery techniques
8. Latest technique for asthma treatment
9. New fertility drug development techniques by Organon
10. New imaging technique for tracking Alzheimers
11. Brain mapping technique to explain sleep
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily customize each ... Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures into hand ... select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in the Final ...
(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 PsychTests.com reveals that ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association ... it will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance ... 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing their writing ... which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by nominating him ... Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In April, Genome ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners is pleased to announce the ... as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at HTG Molecular . ... team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system and associated reagents in North ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... and INDIANAPOLIS , June ... receiving a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is any ... scholarship winners, announced today online at www.diabetesscholars.org ... type 1 diabetes stand in the way of academic ... supported the Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, and continues ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Revolutionary ... Oticon , industry leaders in advanced audiology ... of Oticon Opn ™, the world,s first internet ... possibilities for IoT devices.      (Photo: ... introduces a number of ,world firsts,: , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 The vast majority ... outpatient dialysis facility.  Treatments are usually 3 times a ... per visit, including travel time, equipment preparation and wait ... but especially grueling for patients who are elderly and ... skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers for some duration of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: