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-Contrave(R) Obesity Research Phase 3 Program Meets Co-Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints; Exceeds FDA Efficacy Benchmark for Obesity Treatments-

... were attributed by investigators as possibly related to Contrave treatment. These include cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation) (2), seizure (2), palpitations (1), paresthesia (1) and vertigo (1). The most frequently observed treatment-emergent adverse events were nausea, constipation and headache. Nausea ...

Recognizing signs and symptoms of acute HF

... 35%) cough (in 33%) breathing difficulty when lying flat (orthopnea, in 30%) chest pain (in 29%) nocturnal dyspnea (in 28%) fatigue (in 17%) palpitations (in 7%) Shortness of breath, said Professor Follath, is by far the most common presenting symptom, and families should recognise that it can be ...

Alternative Therapies Can Be Safe, Effective For Children

... asthma, is an ephedra compound, a stimulant often used to boost athletic performance. Using this type of boosting agent in a child can lead to heart palpitations and other cardiac-related events, all extremely dangerous for a child. Creatine. Creatine is another supplement that should not be used in a ...

Dallas Scientists Discover Statins May Falsely Indicate Thyroid Problems

... common measure of thyroid function, showed overactive thyroids. Symptoms of the condition, called hyperthyroidism, can include a fast heart rate and palpitations , tremors, anxiety, weak muscles, and difficulty sleeping. For their study, the researchers administered more specialized diagnostics than the ...

UNC trial: oral contraceptives may ease suffering of women with severe PMS

... with a woman's ability to function effectively several days out of each month, every month. Physical symptoms include bloating, low energy, heart palpitations and joint or muscle pain. Far more disruptive emotional symptoms include irritability, anxiety, depression, mood swings, difficulty focusing and ...

New System Devised To Guide Doctors Treating Patients With Symptomatic Myocardial Bridging

... of typical angina (chest pain during stress with relief at rest); atypical angina (non-exertional chest pain); non-specific symptoms, such as palpitations and fatigue; or no symptoms. They evaluated results from non-invasive tests, such as EKGs,exercise stress tests or nuclear SPECT scans (Thallium 201 ...

New system devised to guide doctors treating patients with symptomatic myocardial bridging

... of typical angina (chest pain during stress with relief at rest); atypical angina (non-exertional chest pain); non-specific symptoms, such as palpitations and fatigue; or no symptoms. They evaluated results from non-invasive tests, such as EKGs, exercise stress tests or nuclear SPECT scans (Thallium 201 ...

New Atrial Fibrillation Surgery Improves Results

... researchers said. More than 2 million people in the United States have atrial fibrillation, which can cause fatigue, shortness of breath, heart palpitations and stroke. Medications can control the abnormal heart rhythms in some patients, as well as the risk of clotting, but only surgery can cure the ...

Surgeons announce advance in atrial fibrillation surgery

... instead of contracting, drastically reducing the amount of blood they pump. AF can cause fatigue, shortness of breath, exercise intolerance, heart palpitations and stroke. The area of the heart near the pulmonary veins is a common source of the irregular electrical impulses that can cause AF. Without the ...

Combination of Thyroid Medicines Not Necessary

... who added that if patients on combination therapy aren't carefully monitored, they can develop symptoms of thyroid overactivity, such as heart palpitations and trouble sleeping. In an attempt to put this debate to rest, Jonklaas and her colleagues followed 50 people between the ages of 18 and 65 who ...

Gift Yourself A Healthy Heart

... at hospitals across the United States get filled with patients with heart palpitations and light headedness. All these patients suffer from an abnormal heart ... called "Holiday Heart." "Usually the patient experiences palpitations accompanied by a sensation of light-headedness. When the patients come ...

Drink, Binge and the Genetic Link

... attributed to an elevated level of aldehyde , a metabolite of alcohol. Aldehyde imparted an unusual color and warmth to the skin, besides causing palpitations and general weakness. The enzyme responsible for alcohol metabolism was Aldehyde Dehydrogenase and ALDH1 was discovered to be the underlying ...

Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Genetic Mutation

... or coronary artery disease, or any abnormalities of the heart as best doctors and medical science could determine. Yet, she complained of heart palpitations and dizziness nearly to the point of fainting. For the patient in this case study, her symptoms first appeared 10 years ago and they persisted ...

Probing the Effect of Endurance Exercise on Athletes' Hearts

... have a family history of ARVC, arrhythmias, sudden death or other heart complaints, or if they have experienced exercise-induced light-headedness, palpitations or fainting, then they should see their doctor for an evaluation." Source-Eurekalert