Tag: "rhythm" at medical news
Hospital Equipment Unaffected By Cell Phone Use
...ed off. Technology also can threaten implantable rhythm
devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators outside the hospital setting, according to a journal report. The report outlines two cases of retail stores’ anti-theft devices causing people’s heart devices to malfunction. The anti-theft devices are ...
Rhythms of Life
...blished that our body functions in accordance to a rhythm
that traces its origin to this 'cellular timepie...eir cyclic pattern in living beings. The earliest rhythm
was known to have originated in primordial cells when DNA replication was assigned to the dark, to p...
Surgeons Develop Simpler Way to Cure Atrial Fibrillation
...ting atrial fibrillation, a common irregular heart rhythm
that can cause stroke//. Heart surgeons at Washing...nsible for atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm
in which the upper heart chambers or atria wriggle like a bag of worms. The Cox-maze procedure was...
Remote Device to Monitor Patients Daily at Their Homes
...defibrillator activate, he or she can transmit the rhythm
information immediately. The physician can quickly analyze the data and determine if the shock was appropriate or if the patient needs to go to the hospital. “Now with patient information available weekly, or even daily if needed, we can better mon...
Young People Who Died Suddenly, Inexplicably Had Genetic Heart Defects
... heritable genetic defects that impair the heart’s rhythm
center. The defects were caused by mutations, wh...de. The defects produced one of two abnormal heart rhythm
conditions: Long QT syndrome (LQTS) and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT)...
Chronotype, a Measure to Assess Patterns of Daily Activities
...in more sparsely populated areas - human circadian rhythm
entrains to local sun time. Past work has indicated that as influences on the circadian clock - known as "zeitgebers" -become weaker, chronotypes tend to become later - that is, daily activity is shifted later in the day. And indeed, the present st...
Probing the Effect of Endurance Exercise on Athletes' Hearts
...es in the heart that lead to dysfunction and heart rhythm
disturbances, according to the authors of the repo...nal  today (Monday 22 January). VA is a heart rhythm
disturbance that occurs in the ventricles (lower chambers) of the heart. It can be the cause of sudd...
Rewiring the Heart
...ats 60 beats to 100 beats per minute (BPM). If the rhythm
of the heart goes one beat over 100, a patient’s life is in grave danger. This was the case for Jeffrey Nauser. //His irregular heartbeat was only discovered after repeat trips to the Emergency Room where his life hung in the balance each time. Jef...
Drug Linked to Increase in Brain Hemorrhage Cases
...rillation, a condition that causes irregular heart rhythm
and becomes more common as people age. “Warfarin is highly effective in preventing ischemic stroke among people with atrial fibrillation,” said study author Matthew L. Flaherty, MD, of the University of Cincinnati. “For many people, the benefits of...
Intervention Can Cut Job Stress While Protecting the Heart
...nical test used to determine if the heart rate and rhythm
are normal or if heart damage has occurred. Subjec...g layoffs were feeling more stress and their heart rhythm
was showing signs of that stress. "This is typical of the stressed individual -- they are facing p...
Are One-Third of Costly Implanted Heart Devices Unnecessary?
...ces are designed to shock damaged hearts back into rhythm
and save patients from sudden cardiac death, which... devices based on criteria relating to their heart rhythm
and pumping capability. But if every Medicare participant who qualified for an ICD under current gui...
Gift Yourself A Healthy Heart
.... All these patients suffer from an abnormal heart rhythm
caused by drinking too much alcohol -- a condition called "Holiday Heart." "Usually the patient experiences palpitations accompanied by a sensation of light-headedness. When the patients come into the ER, we learn they've usually spent the week...
Fetal Oxygen Monitors Not Helpful To Prevent Mishaps In Labor:Says Study
... accepted fact that the slightest variation in the rhythm
or strength of the heart sound could make a cautious doctor to consider doing a C-section to avoid risk to the baby. Advances in technology, helps to measure the level of oxygen as well in the blood which has been understood to help to differentia...
Insect Protein Effective for Treating Heart Enlargement, Arrythmias
...amvimonvat, a physician who specializes in cardiac rhythm
abnormalities and investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms leading to arrhythmia. The researchers used a mouse model with pressure-induced cardiac hypertrophy to study soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitors isolated in the laboratory of Bru...
Buy Children Holiday Gifts That Encourage Physical Activity
...ve while working on coordination, balance, timing, rhythm
and endurance. Other items also can encourage activity, such as a pedometer – a stocking stuffer that is great for both kids and adults, Downs says. “You can first use it to see how many steps you take in an average day (which is usually less than ...
Heart Rhythms Swing Precariously to Emotion, especially Anger
...re programmed to convey a shock whenever the heart rhythm
changes to a perilous rate. Upon analysis of nea...thrice likely to experience an alteration in heart rhythm
to a fairly angry situation, and 16 times more likely to receive a shock when they were livid with r...
Athletic Gear in Youth Not Protective Against Near Fatal Blows to chest
... a child has suffered the potentially deadly heart rhythm
-- known as commotio cordis -- so that prompt resuscitation and defibrillation can occur. He said, "Hopefully, these data will represent a stimulus for developing a truly effective chest barrier that will be absolutely protective against the risk o...
MRI Detects Early Heart Damages In Patients
...ring treatment to bring the heart back into normal rhythm
and one needed a pacemaker implanted to maintain normal heart rhythm, Patel said. The imaging technique that the team used is called delayed enhancement cardiac MRI. In this approach, the researchers inject trace amounts of the element gandolinium ...
For High BP Patients, Preventing Enlarged Heart Decreases Risk of Atrial Fibrillation
...ion (AF or afib) is the most common abnormal heart rhythm
(cardiac arrhythmia) and involves the two small, upper heart chambers (the atria). AF occurs in 1 to 2 percent of the population, with a prevalence that increases markedly with increasing age: it affects as many as 5 percent of persons above the age ...
Closing in on Lethal Heart Rhythm in Young Athletes
...erts on the genetics of a potentially lethal heart rhythm
defect that runs in families and targets young ath...mplanted defibrillators - triggering a fatal heart rhythm
disturbance. Judge, an assistant professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and ...
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