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Avoid sudden death by quick cooling

An emergency medicine expert said in New York on Thursday, at an American Medical Association press briefing on heart disease, that rapidly cooling people whose hearts have suddenly stopped, could provide a way to bring them back to life without organ damage. ..Dr. Lance B. Becker, Director of the Emergency Resuscitation Center at the University of Chicago said that thousands of people die every...

Fish Oil Fights Arrhythmias, Sudden Death

Daily supplements of a fatty acid found in fish oil halves the risk of sudden death in heart attack survivors. Previous research has found that eating oily fish such as tuna and salmon can reduce the risk// of sudden cardiac death caused by a particular type of irregular heartbeat. This study suggests fish-oil supplements, rather than dietary fish oil, could be a therapy without side effects for...

Sudden Cardiac Death due to inherited Heart Disease

Unexplained sudden cardiac death is termed sudden arrhythmic death syndrome or SADS...Over 1,000 individuals die suddenly each day in the United States.// Most of these sudden deaths involve middle-aged or elderly individuals with heart problems. While sudden deaths in young people are rare, experts say they do have a tremendous impact on the medical community and the families. ..Previous resear...

Vasopressin Found To Boost Survival In Sudden Cardiac arrest

Each year, more than 600,000 people die of sudden cardiac arrest in North America and Europe, usually because of // a heart attack or a heart rhythm disturbance. ..When medical personnel arrive, nearly 70 percent of victims have ventricular fibrillation, in which the heart's main pumping chambers flutter wildly and pump little blood. Less than 20 percent of these patients survive to go home. .....

Vitamin E Could Restore Sudden Hearing Loss

A new study shows vitamin E may be effective in restoring sudden onset hearing loss. Researchers say sudden hearing loss, occurs within three days or less. The cause of the sudden hearing loss can be identified in only // 10 percent to 15 percent of the cases, which includes viral and bacterial diseases, and metabolic, neurologic and immunologic sources. The rest of the cases are termed idiopath...

Sudden Weight Gain Could Increase The Risk Of Heart Disease

Latest research shows that gaining 15 pounds or more over several years puts one at greater risk for heart disease than those who // are obese but maintain a stable weight . ..Researchers studied nearly 2,500 adults between ages 18 and 30 over 15 years. Most participants gained 15 pounds or more during the study, and 20 percent of these people developed risk factors for medical problems such as...

Sudden Stress Found To Mimic Heart Attack Symptoms

According to latest research , sudden emotional stress can result in severe but reversible heart muscle weakness that mimics a classic heart attack.// ..Stress cardiomyopathy is often misdiagnosed as having a massive heart attack. According to the researchers, patients have actually suffered from a surge in adrenalin and other stress hormones that temporarily “stun” the heart , causing them to e...

Heart rate can predict the risk of sudden death

Heart rate during exercise and recovery from exercise may be a successful predictor for risk of sudden deaths//. ....Sympathetic and vagal activities balance the changes in heart rate during exercise and recovery period. Researches from France, who carried out the research to find out whether heart rate can predict sudden deaths, are of the opinion that sudden death is more likely to occur if the...

Sudden Rise in PSA Dangerous for men

Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in men and kills nearly 30,000 men each year. The lifetime risk of being diagnosed, one in six, is higher than the one in eight risk of breast cancer in women. // A new study shows the rate of rise in prostate-specific antigen levels, or PSA velocity, before prostate cancer diagnosis is a more powerful indicator of eventual death from pr...

Sudden Cardiac Death: Diabetes May Be The Culprit

Recent research highlights diabetes as a strong risk factor for sudden cardiac death, with the risk increasing with the severity of the disease.// ..The authors writing in the October issue of the European Heart Journal, assert that the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in industrialized countries is rapidly increasing, and diabetes is suspected to carry a particular high risk for sudden cardiac de...

Causes of Sudden Infant Death Researched

Sudden Infant Death is thought to be spurred by the inability or failure to ‘Gasp’. But now, Scientists from Bristol, England, have been able to ascertain the probable cause of SIDS. // ..University of Bristol researchers have found certain sets of cells in the brain, that are capable of producing nervous impulses on their own , apparently necessary for gasping. These cells are called ‘pacemake...

Sudden Emotional Stress Could Lead To Heart Problems

A research has found out that a sudden emotional stress could weaken the heart. Confronting the sudden death of a beloved ones or failure// in romance are said to be the triggering factors in causing heart related problems. ....Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that shock could trigger a series of symptoms that mimic a serious heart attack causing severe heart muscle weakness, repor...

WHO Chief's Sudden Death - A Major Loss To Global Health

The sudden demise of the Director General of World Health Organization, Dr Lee Jong-Wook, is a major loss to global health programmes, People's Health Organization (India) said here today.// ....Lee, 61, who led the global response to SARS, bird flu, and other deadly diseases, was the first WHO chief to have died while serving as DG, PHO general secretary I S Gilada said... ..PHO's condolence res...

Risk Of Death Increases With Sudden Withdrawal Of Medications

Journal of the American Heart Association reported that patients who had heart attack, and stopped taking antiplatelet drugs within 30 days of having //a drug-coated with stent have 7 times more risk of death than others. .."An alarming one in seven patients in our study stopped taking their antiplatelet medication within the first 30 days of receiving a drug-eluting stent (DES), even though the...

Sudden Opioid Withdrawal Results in ‘Broken Heart Syndrome

Two new studies published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings revealed a link existing between sudden opioid withdrawal and cocaine use with the onset of cardiac syndromes.// ..‘Broken Heart Syndrome’, which was characterized by chest pain, shortness of breath mimics heart attack. ..The findings shed light on ‘broken heart syndrome,’ a still somewhat uncommon disorder first described in Japan 15 yea...

Fight Back Against Inherited Sudden-Death Heart Condition

Both sides of Catherine Gray’s family tree hang heavy with heart problems, going back at least two generations. So when her heart started acting up soon after she hit age 50,// Catherine got nervous. ....A careful heart exam showed the root of her problems – and perhaps those of others in her family tree. She has a genetic condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, which causes her he...

Symptoms develop long before the 'Sudden' Cardiac Death

According to a recent study, people usually develop symptoms like chest pain or breathlessness almost 2 hours before a cardiac arrest. Also, most of the sudden cardiac// death victims were already at a risk as they had a history of heart problem. ..An attempt to prevent sudden cardiac death can be made by learning to identify the warning signs of cardiac arrest, say scientists. .."Our study sug...

Researchers Identify Key Step in Cocaine-Induced Heart Enlargement, Sudden Death

Cocaine, in concentrations commonly sold on the street, causes the abnormal buildup of primitive proteins in heart muscle – a process causing heart enlargement that can ultimately lead to sudden death,// report researchers at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital. ....The study was published in the July 2006 issue of the Journal of Cardiovascul...

Over 500 Sudden Unexplained Deaths Every Year, Mostly in Young Men

Every year there are potentially more than 500 sudden unexplained deaths in England, reveals a nationwide study published ahead of print in the journal Heart.// ....This figure is around eight times higher than previously thought, the data suggest. ....The research team drew on cause of death judgments relating to sudden unexplained deaths in people from 117 coroners (out of 122) across Englan...

New ECG screening Promises Reduction in Sudden deaths in Athletes

Reports of sudden deaths among young healthy athletes on the field is soon expected to be cut down with the introduction of the new screening program.// ..NBC4's Dr. Bruce Hensel reported that the new screening program will be part of the medical screening of a young Italian athlete teen before he's allowed to play sports. This screening is mainly to detect heart problems that might not have app...

Sudden Death Isn’t Always So Sudde

Sudden cardiac arrest is a common and deadly event. Twenty percent of all deaths in the United States each year are due to a sudden cardiac arrest; //barely 5% of people who have one survive. The perception of a sudden cardiac arrest is that it comes out of the blue, but a new study suggests that despite its name, it often has warning signs, reports the December 2006 issue of the Harvard Heart Le...

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome ‘authority’, Sir Roy was Not Off the Mak

A recent report in the Medical Journal has cast aspersions on the findings of a cot death study that had brought infamy to the pediatrician Professor Sir Roy Meadow// .. ..A paper published in 2005 in the medical journal, The Lancet, has indicated that most of the second infant deaths occurring in families who had lost the first baby also due to SIDS, could be due to natural causes. This was subs...

Young People Who Died Suddenly, Inexplicably Had Genetic Heart Defects

In 49 young people who died suddenly and inexplicably at an average age of 14, conventional autopsies found no cause of death. But when Mayo Clinic researchers conducted a// sophisticated form of postmortem genetic testing -- known as a molecular autopsy -- they found that more than one-third died due to potentially heritable genetic defects that impair the heart’s rhythm center. ....The defects...

School Teen’s Sudden Death Linked To Bacterial Meningiti

Those who knew Brodie Campbell are still in shock and grief over the death of the tenth grader.// ..School officials have reportedly brought in grief counselors to help students deal with the death of Brodie Campbell, who was a popular student at his school- Dr. Charles Best Secondary School in Coquitlam, British Columbia. ..As a mode of precaution, health officials are also offering antibioti...

RFID Use can Avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Newer technology can be increasingly used to improve patient care. In a recent report the use of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device) //can save around 2,250 babies in US alone who succumb to sudden infant death syndrome each year. .. ..Hung Cao, a graduate assistant at the University of Texas has come up with a new solution for sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS. .. ..Hung Cao, alon...

Young Babies at Risk of 'sudden Death' Syndrome While Seated: Study

Very young babies face a small risk of sudden death when seated, and not only when they are lying down, according to a study published online by Archives of Disease in Childhood , a British journal. ......The findings are based on an analysis of cases of sudden, unexpected deaths that occurred among infants up to the age of 12 months in Quebec, Canada, between 1991 and 2000. ......Of 508 fully...
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