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The effect of heart rate in middle aged men

... hazard ratio ,for each heart rate increment of 20 beats per minute , they found that for all-cause mortali...so found that men with heart rates of more than 90 beats per minute were at an increased risk of all cause mortality(hazard ratio 2.67), cardiovascular morta...

Warm yourself to sleep

...at wide-awake feeling. But it appears that nothing beats the dilation of blood vessels in the hands and feet as a sure way to induce drooping eyelids. Dr Kurt Krauchi and his team at the Sleep Laboratory at Basel monitored the body temperature and functions of a group of young, healthy men as they nodded...

FDA issues warning for Droperidol

...the drug can delay recharging of the heart between beats within minutes after a dose is administered. If the heart doesn't recover, it can go into a potentially fatal irregular beat. While apparently rare, the side effect is serious enough that anesthesiologists should reserve the drug for patients who don...

Chew to improve memory

...rate of the real chewers after the tests was three beats per minute faster than the non-chewers, and 1.5 beats per minute faster than the "sham" chewers. The "sham" group generally performed better than the "qui...

Chewing gum found to increase brainpower

...rate of the real chewers after the tests was three beats per minute faster than the non-chewers, and 1.5 beats per minute faster than the sham chewers. "What we think is that the mild increase in heart rate may...

Happiness Survey

...ustralia 20th and Britain 24th -- though Australia beats the other three for day-to-day happiness," said New Scientist magazine, which published the results in this week's issue. But different factors were said to make people happy for example , Personal success, self-expression, pride, and a high sense ...

Epilepsy Patients Could Benefit From Pacemakers

... heart rate during seizures regularly exceeded 100 beats per minute. Among four patients, serious cardiac inactivity was noted during seizures. These patients received permanent pacemakers to ensure their hearts would be restarted when inactivity occurred during a seizure. Thus researchers believe that ca...

The Beneficial Effects Of Wine For Heart Disease

...measures the changes in time intervals between the beats of the heart. Decreased variability has been associated with an increased risk of heart disease and death. It was found that HRV was highest in women who drank five or more grams of alcohol a day and was lowest in women who drank no alcohol at all ....

Heart rate can predict the risk of sudden death

...r in men with a resting heart beat of more than 75 beats per minute, and the risk also becomes higher for men who have a heart rate of more than 89 beats pre minute during exercise. If the heart rate decreases by less than 25 beats per minute after cessa...

Stomach infections may be associated with irregular heart rhythm

... persistent atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beats for the Helicobacter pylori bacteria and compared their results with those of healthy volunteers. The have used a battery of tests like heart tracing, levels of C reactive protein etc for systematic inflammations. The results of the study showed tha...

Abnormal heart rate and depression may increase death risk

...eath risk.// It is the incidence of abnormal heart beats in a depressed person that can kill him. Depressi... the prime cause for such a case. A normal heart beats at 50 to 100 beats per minute. Anything away from this range is often called abnormal heart rates. A...

Roller-Coasters Isn’t The Perfect Place For Cardiac Patients To Be

...d be sufficient enough to intensify abnormal heart beats in people with cardiac disease, leading to potenti...the ride. Some of them experienced irregular heart beats (cardiac arrhythmia). A condition called atrial fibrillation, characterized by a rapid chaotic elect...

Ward Off Aging With A Low-Calorie Nutritional Diet

...trol subjects; that is, the hearts relaxed between beats in a way that is similar to the hearts of younger people. In addition, several heart disease risk factors and inflammatory markers were lower in the caloric restriction group than in the Western diet group. Luigi Fontana, who designed and led the...

Seconds Between Life And Death

...mal increase in heartbeats that can even reach 400 beats a minute. At that point the heart ceases to stop pumping blood. If an electrical discharge is administered with a defibrillator in those crucial two to ten minutes the chances of survival can go even up to 100%. Today persons who are at high risk h...

Therapy Decided by Risk Factors

...s achieving a ventricular rate (pulse) of 60 to 80 beats per minute at rest and between 90 and 115 beats per minute during moderate exercise. Also new in the guidelines, catheter ablation — a procedure t...

Closing in on Lethal Heart Rhythm in Young Athletes

... in the heart’s right ventricle, causing irregular beats and - unless diagnosed and treated with drugs or implanted defibrillators - triggering a fatal heart rhythm disturbance. Judge, an assistant professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Heart Institute, says DSG2 mutations a...

Epilepsy Treated with Implanted Devices

...at happens in a heart attack when the heart muscle beats wildly. "The idea behind the RNS is that a small electrical discharge, less than that of a battery across your thumb, will be enough to stop a seizure," Fountain said. UVa neurologists are also participating in a clinical trial of a deep brain stim...

Cardiocerebral Resuscitation, A New Technique For Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

...a condition in which the heart quivers rather than beats but can be shocked back into normal beat with a defibrillator. In contrast, the survival rate was only 15 percent in the three years before, when the standard CPR protocol was used. Because it does not involve mouth-to-mouth breathing, Cardiocereb...

New Anti-Clotting Drug Less Risky For Heart Attack Patients

...i-clotting drug called bivalirudin (Angiomax) that beats the standard combination drug therapy for patients with acute coronary syndromes such as heart// attacks. This new blood thinner seems to be less risky for patients suffering from acute coronary syndromes. The Results of the ‘Acute Catheterization ...

Rewiring the Heart

A normal heart beats 60 beats to 100 beats per minute (BPM). If the rhythm of the heart goes one beat over 100, a patient’s life i...

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