Tag Archives: Cardiac

Guidance on Cardiac Implications of COVID-19 (ACC, 2020)

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 25, 2020 — In February 2020, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a clinical bulletin to address early cardiac implications of the current novel coronavirus epidemic, COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019).[1,2] The guidance is based on case reports as well as “provides …

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ACC Guidance on Cardiac Implications of Coronavirus

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

“The first reported death was a 61-year-old male, with a long history of smoking, who succumbed to acute respiratory distress, heartfailure, and cardiac arrest,” the document notes. “Early, unpublished first-hand reports suggest at least some patients develop myocarditis.” Stressing the current uncertainty about the virus, the bulletin provides the following clinical …

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Bystander Use of Defib Device Doubles Chances of Surviving Cardiac Arrest

News Picture: Bystander Use of Defib Device Doubles Chances of Surviving Cardiac Arrest

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New research shows that surviving cardiac arrest may depend on a bystander quickly shocking your heart back into its normal rhythm, and that is more likely to happen if an automated external defibrillator is handy. In the study, those …

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Study Links ‘Body Clock’ to Sudden Cardiac Death

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THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) — The first molecular evidence linking circadian rhythms — the “body clock” — to sudden cardiac death could lead to new methods of diagnosis and therapy to treat or prevent the fatal heart problem, a new study suggests. Abnormal heart rhythms called ventricular arrhythmias are …

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Experts Urge Limits on Use of Cardiac CT Scans

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MONDAY, Feb. 2 (HealthDay News) — Certain kinds of heart imaging tests should be used cautiously to minimize patient exposure to ionizing radiation, which has been linked to cancer. That’s the conclusion of a new American Heart Association science advisory released in the Feb. 2 issue of Circulation. Sources of …

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Blues’ Jay Bouwmeester hospitalised after suffering cardiac episode during game | Sport

St Louis defenseman Jay Bouwmeester was conscious and alert after suffering a cardiac episode and collapsing on the bench during the first period of Tuesday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks. The 36-year-old Bouwmeester crumpled over during a break in play. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said Bouwmeester was awake, alert …

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Herbal Remedies Can Cause Cardiac Problems

Herbal Remedies Can Cause Cardiac Problems

By Ed EdelsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) — The growing number of Americans who are taking traditional herbal medications for heart problems are unaware of the dangers those treatments pose, a new report says. “They may be safe,” said Dr. Arshad Jahangir, a consultant cardiologist at the Mayo …

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Even Low Levels of Air Pollution Add to Risk of Cardiac Arrest

News Picture: Even Low Levels of Air Pollution Add to Risk of Cardiac Arrest

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — All it takes is short-term exposure to fine-particle air pollution from cars and bushfires to increase the risk of cardiac arrest, a new study warns. The findings underscore the need for tighter worldwide limits on so-called PM2.5 air pollution and development of cleaner …

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