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Use of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Canada Lags Behind U.S

...rdioverter defibrillators in adults who survived a cardiac arrest increased from 5.4% to 26.7% in Canada; in ...e considered for use in people who have survived a cardiac arrest and in those who are felt to be at risk of a life-threatening rhythm disturbance. In a rel...

Autophagy may Lead to Heart Disease

...amplification of autophagy fared worse in terms of cardiac stress than the mice with a muted response, Dr. Hi...hronic hypertension and is a major risk factor for cardiac hypertrophy, or heart enlargement, and heart failure, triggers autophagy in cardiac cells. We also...

Inaccuracies in Cardiac PET-CT Scanning

...scovered the abnormalities upon his initial use of cardiac PET-CT scanners in the Weatherhead P.E.T. Center F... Positron emission tomography, or PET, is nuclear cardiac imaging for optimally assessing blood flow in the heart. When paired with CT, or computed tomography...

High-risk Patients Need Better Guidance on What is and Isnt a Heart Attack

...own that the median time from onset of symptoms to cardiac arrest is ten minutes. They recommend patients and their relatives should be explicitly primed to recognise high-risk features of chest pain. They advise patients at high-risk or with IHD to carry a GTN spray with them at all times, to take two met...

Clamor for Catheter-based Ablation Increasing Among Heart Patients in US

... business of some specialist groups in competitive cardiac care markets like Florida, according to John O. Goodman, a consultant to cardiovascular medical groups. Advocates of the procedure say it is less invasive than open-heart surgery the only proven method for curing many patients and in the long run...

Viagra Improves Heart Function, Finds Study

... no treatments available. Dr. Jayan Nagendran, a cardiac surgery resident at the U of A and the first author of the paper, said that the finding was important as Viagra can be clinically and immediately relevant to help these patients. "There are a number of medical conditions in both children and adults...

Female Heart Attack Victims Show Signs of Lasting Depression

... clinic less frequently for follow up check ups or cardiac rehabilitation. Thus they do not have much support and assistance in making the lifestyle changes that are necessary for recovery after a heart attack. The findings confirm a longstanding view that physicians should be screening for depression when...

Inquest of Date-rape Drug Victim Attracts Wide Attention in Australia

...rs Brimble had died, because she had no history of cardiac or respiratory problems. The ship's doctors initially thought she might have died of a heart attack. The inquest continues. The case has prompted stricter security measures for Australian cruises with the introduction of security sniffer dogs and...

Psychiatric Patients Ill-treated in Emergency Rooms, US Officials Say

...her violent patient, the first patient had a fatal cardiac arrest. The hospital's internal investigation determined that the patient was not properly monitored. Staff told state investigators that the ER was "very, very busy." In June 2006, a male teen in the Merrimack Valley Hospital ER in Haverhill began...

Women With Heart Disease Suffers from Depression

...men are less likely to be referred to or to attend cardiac rehabilitation and therefore they do not have access to the support and assistance in making the lifestyle changes that are necessary for recovery after a heart attack. The findings confirm a longstanding view that physicians should be screening fo...

Mayo Clinic Physicians Have Adapted Real-time 3-D Ultrasound Imaging Devices

...form an image. Dr. Feinglass, who specializes in cardiac anesthesiology, and Dr. Clendenen, an expert on regional pain blocks, thought of using smaller ultrasonic probes to image nerves. We thought nerves could be very ultrasound friendly because they run in a linear plane and are wrapped in a sheath of fa...

Probable Health Monitor Sends SMS of Emergency Alerts and ECG

... world. Lives can often be saved if acute care and cardiac surgery are carried out within the so-called golde... this means there are more and more patients whose cardiac health has to be monitored so that follow-up treatment can be given if problems arise. Available met...

CT Scan Radiations may Lead to Cancer

...ion. Lifetime cancer risk estimates for standard cardiac scans varied from 1 in 143 for a 20-year-old woman...strategy that reduces radiation during part of the cardiac cycle) decreased these risk estimates to 1 in 219 and 1 in 5,017, respectively. Estimated cancer r...

Fortis Plans Multi-speciality Hospital in Jaipur

...the Escorts hospital brand, with specialisation in cardiac care, orthopaedics, neurosciences, renal sciences ... tertiary and quaternary healthcare to patients in cardiac care, orthopaedics, neurosciences, oncology, renal care and gastroenterology among others....

Women, Younger Patients at Greater Lifetime Cancer Risk from CT Scan

...s, the lifetime cancer risk estimates for standard cardiac scans varied from 1 in 143 for a 20-year-old woman to 1 in 3,261 for an 80-year-old man. They also found that the use of simulated electrocardiographically controlled tube current modulation (ECTCM) decreased these risk estimates to 1 in 219 and 1 ...

Scientists Demonstrate Heart Cell Replication in Mice

...periostin. The periostin-treated rats had improved cardiac pumping ability, as indicated by increased ejection fraction and improved ventricular remodeling on echocardiograms, and decreased left-ventricular wall stress on catheterization. The periostin-treated rats also had less scarring of heart tissue, a...

Pneumonia Patients Develop Heart Risks

... pneumonia, the concurrence of pneumonia and a new cardiac event was often unrecognized, especially in the fi...ut antibiotics for pneumonia and others to have no cardiac monitoring or anticoagulant therapy. The authors propose that pneumonia increases the risk of hear...

Diana Could Have Been Saved Had She Been Rushed to Hospital

...s on the scene but the Princess suffered her first cardiac arrest as she was being removed from the car. Doc... external chest massage in order to re-establish a cardiac rhythm. After she was removed from the vehicle, she was moved to Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital which wa...

Obesity is Linked to Enlarged Heart

...to increased work load or to the presence of other cardiac risk factors in these patients. These results are another stake in the ground that supports healthy lifestyles for the benefit of heart protection, says Dr. Movahed. Maintaining a proportionate BMI may prevent LVH and lead to better heart function...

Even Pre-diabetes can Kill, Australian Study Says

...in the journal Circulation. "The five-year risk of cardiac mortality was 2.6 times higher among people who had diabetes and was 2.5 times higher in those with impaired fasting glucose,'' wrote lead author and epidemiologist Elizabeth Barr. "This study confirms the clinical importance of pre-diabetes, and s...

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