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Inherited arrhythmia in young Finnish Leonbergers under investigation
Inherited malignant ventricular arrhythmia is a fairly common disorder among Finnish Leonbergers under three years of age, with the most severe cases potentially resulting in sudden death. Researchers are striving to identify the gene mutation underlying the disorder. (2020-03-10)

Exercise may decrease heart drug's effectiveness
Health care experts are quick to remind us that a healthy lifestyle includes regular exercise. But what if certain, potentially life-saving medications don't perform as well during exercise? (2018-03-07)

Scientists identify gene variant associated with arrhythmia in African Americans
Scientists supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute have identified a gene variant that is associated with arrhythmia -- abnormal heart rhythm -- in African Americans. (2002-08-22)

New drug prevents arrhythmias that cause sudden cardiac death
Heart researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have developed and tested a unique heart arrhythmia drug that could prevent the sudden death of millions of people with heart failure as well as people with an inherited heart disorder. The drug represents one of the first molecular-based therapies for heart failure and avoids the toxicity of current treatments. (2004-04-08)

Cause of heart arrhythmia in adult muscular dystrophy clarified
An international joint research group found that the cause of heart arrhythmia in myotonic dystrophy was RNA abnormalities in the sodium channel in the heart, clarifying the symptom's mechanism. This finding will be helpful in prevention and early intervention of death in this disease, leading to the development of new treatment. (2016-06-15)

Common antibiotic azithromycin not linked to increased risk of abnormal heartbeat
The commonly used antibiotic azithromycin is not linked to an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia, an often life-threatening rapid, irregular heartbeat, according to a large study published in CMAJ. (2017-04-18)

Irregular heartbeat, reduced lung capacity make deadly combo
A simple lung function test may help identify which individuals with irregular heartbeats are at increased risk of heart attack, researchers report in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2001-06-25)

Sleep apnea patients at higher risk for deadly heart disease, says new SLU research
People with sleep apnea could also be at risk for a particular kind of deadly heart arrhythmia, finds Saint Louis University researchers. (2006-11-13)

Heartbeat secrets unlocked as cardiac rhythm gene role identified
Researchers have used the zebrafish (Danio rerio) to identify the role of a gene involved in cardiac rhythm, which could help explain the fundamentals of what it takes to make a human heartbeat. (2021-02-15)

Arrythmia associated with heart attacks linked to higher risk of death
Heart attack patients who develop serious arrhythmia in connection with procedures to open blocked arteries face a significantly higher risk of death for several months after the procedure, when compared to similar patients who do not develop such complications, according to new research from Duke University Medical Center. (2009-05-05)

Consumption of fish oil does not appear to protect against abnormal heart rhythms
Patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator did not have a significantly lower risk of serious abnormal heart rhythms or death by consuming fish oil supplements, which had been thought to have a protective effect, according to a study in the June 14 issue of JAMA. (2006-06-13)

Atrial fibrillation: Drugs or ablation?
Atrial fibrillation ablation is one of the fastest growing techniques in cardiology and due to the very high number of patients that might be candidates to this procedure, a significant number of resources will have to be devoted to it to be able to treat them in the following years. (2009-09-01)

SSRI antidepressants not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular conditions
Commonly used antidepressants, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, are not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular conditions, such as heart attacks and strokes in people aged below 65, finds a study published in The BMJ today. (2016-03-22)

Some people of African descent more susceptible to heart condition, Science study suggests
A gene found in some people of African descent may slightly increase the chance that they will experience an irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia, which can be lethal in rare cases. Most people with this gene will never experience an arrhythmia, but some may benefit from taking certain precautions, say the study authors. This news release is also available in French. (2002-08-22)

University of Pittsburgh researchers develop computer system to predict impending arrhythmia and sudden death
A team of computer software engineers at the University of Pittsburgh has developed and patented a computerized system that can predict a cardiac arrhythmia or sudden death up to eight hours prior to the onset of symptoms. The system is based on the team's research into the general biological mechanisms underlying cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death. (2000-04-18)

Heart's inner mechanisms to be studied with NIH grant
Jianmin Cui, Ph.D., has received a nearly $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the molecular bases for the function of potassium channels vital for the heart, brain, inner ear and other tissues. (2015-02-25)

SOFA study reveals no effect of fish oil on life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia
In patients with an increased risk of heart rhythm problems, cardiac arrest or arrhythmia, eating fish oil did little to reduce that risk. (2005-09-05)

SSRI antidepressants not associated with an increased risk cardiovascular conditions
Commonly used antidepressants, known as 'selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors', are not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular conditions, such as heart attacks and strokes, according to new research at The University of Nottingham. (2016-03-22)

One-quarter of high risk patients denied anticoagulation after AF ablation
Study reveals the overall success rate of AF catheter ablation in Europe is relatively high and the overall complication rate is relatively low. (2014-02-18)

New mechanism for cardiac arrhythmia discovered
Virus infections can cause cardiac arrhythmia. Scientists of the Max Delbrück Center in Berlin, Germany, have now discovered the molecular mechanism. They demonstrated that the receptor which the virus uses to infect heart cells is normally necessary for regular heart beat. Likewise, when the receptor is absent, arrhythmia occurs. The researchers assume that the virus infection and the autoimmune disease can block the receptor which disrupts the heart's normal rhythm. (2008-09-18)

Improving cardiorespiratory fitness reduces risk of arrhythmia recurrence
Obese atrial fibrillation patients have a lower chance of arrhythmia recurrence if they have high levels of cardiorespiratory fitness, and risk continues to decline as exercise capacity increases as part of treatment, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2015-08-21)

Overall death rate from heart disease declines, although increase seen for certain types
Matthew D. Ritchey, D.P.T., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, and colleagues examined the contributions of heart disease subtypes to overall heart disease mortality trends during 2000-2010. The study appears in the Nov. 19 issue of JAMA, a cardiovascular disease theme issue. (2014-11-16)

Cryogenics research yields possible cure for arrhythmia
A U.S. clinical study is just getting under way that, if successful, could lead to a non-surgical (2004-07-15)

Schizophrenia drugs linked to increased risk of heart attack
Patients with schizophrenia who take antipsychotic drugs are more likely to have a cardiac arrest than non-schizophrenic patients, finds a study in this week's BMJ. Using data from three US Medicaid programmes, researchers compared the frequency of cardiac events among patients with treated schizophrenia and control patients with psoriasis or glaucoma. They also compared the cardiac risk of different antipsychotic drugs (thioridazine, haloperidol, risperidone, and clozapine). (2002-11-07)

Outside the box: UCLA uses brain aneurysm treatment to stop irregular heart rhythms
For the first time, a UCLA team has used a technique normally employed in treating brain aneurysms to treat severe, life-threatening irregular heart rhythms in two patients. (2013-03-14)

New data shows iRhythm reduces cost of arrhythmia detection compared to standard methods
iRhythm Technologies, Inc., a leading digital health care solutions company focusing on the advancement of cardiac care, today announced the study, 'Cost Analysis and Clinical Outcomes of Ambulatory Care Monitoring in Medicare Patients,' was published in the Journal of Health Economics and Outcomes Research that assessed the costs incurred in the diagnosis, additional monitoring and following clinical events after the initial use of the Holter monitor among Medicare patients with arrhythmia. (2015-02-12)

Gene variant increases risk of cardiac arrhythmia for African-Americans
HHMI researchers have identified a variant form of a gene found in the heart muscle of some African-Americans that increases the chances of developing a potential deadly heart condition called cardiac arrhythmia. The finding could benefit African-Americans by making it possible to detect who is at increased risk for developing arrhythmia and allowing those affected to take preventive measures. (2002-08-22)

New system would vastly improve heart defibrillation
When it comes to affairs of the heart, love taps are preferred over love jolts. That is the result of a team of heart researchers including Igor Efimov, Ph.D., associate professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, trying to effect a better implantable heart defibrillator. (2004-09-27)

A 'virtual heart' to simulate arrhythmia
A group of researchers from MIPT and Ghent University have proposed a mathematical model which is able to determine the factors responsible for the formation of different fibrosis patterns, which are believed to cause arrhythmia. To reproduce the formation of cardiac tissue, the researchers took a mathematical model -- one that is widely applied to study tissue growth -- and optimized it using the previously collected experimental data. (2017-09-06)

Tenth year of data on cardiac arrhythmia treatment launched at European congress
The tenth year of data on cardiac arrhythmia treatment is being launched at EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017. (2017-06-18)

Scientists discover how to control heart cells using a laser
Scientists from MIPT's Laboratory of the Biophysics of Excitable Systems have discovered how to control the behaviour of heart muscle cells (cardiomyocytes) using laser radiation; this study will help scientists to better understand the mechanisms of the heart and could ultimately provide a method of treating arrhythmia. The paper has been published in the journal PLOS ONE. (2016-04-13)

Researchers pioneer use of new method to treat life-threatening heart arrhythmias in dogs
Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers have developed a new treatment for dogs with a rare, but life-threatening, arrhythmia caused by atrioventricular accessory pathways (APs). The minimally invasive technique, which uses radiofrequencies, is modified from a human cardiology procedure and has a more than 95 percent success rate in treating dogs with this type of arrhythmia. (2018-12-10)

UPMC researchers shine light on common heart complication after lung transplantation
Cardiac arrhythmia is a common complication following lung transplantation, and one that has a significant negative impact on long-term patient survival. (2016-05-26)

Pacemakers and other cardiac devices can help solve forensic cases
Pacemakers and other cardiac devices can help solve forensic cases, according to a study presented today at EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017. Devices revealed the time and cause of death in some cases where autopsy failed to do so. (2017-06-20)

Arrhythmia culprit caught in action
Using powerful X-rays, University of British Columbia researchers have reconstructed a crime scene too small for any microscope to observe -- and caught the culprit of arrhythmia in action. (2013-02-17)

Researchers uncover how a faulty gene can trigger fatal heart condition
University of Manchester research presented today at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference has revealed how a faulty gene can cause fatal abnormal heart rhythms that are brought on by exercise. (2015-06-10)

UCLA uses new hybrid, precision heart procedures to help stop deadly arrhythmias
New techniques now being used at UCLA allow doctors to more precisely target certain areas of the heart to stop ventricular arrhythmias -- serious abnormal rhythms in the heart's lower chambers -- in high-risk patients. (2010-11-08)

Body temperature may trigger sudden cardiac death
Simon Fraser University professor Peter Ruben found when studying the proteins that underlie electrical signaling in the heart, and subjecting those proteins to conditions that are similar to the stress of exercise, in some cases, temperature can cause changes that trigger arrhythmia (2015-07-15)

Atrial fibrillation associated with increased risk of death and cardiovascular events in women
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have found that among women who are mostly healthy, those diagnosed with atrial fibrillation have an increased risk of death when compared to women without atrial fibrillation. These findings are published in the May 25, 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. (2011-05-24)

Studies point to novel target for treating arrhythmias
Vanderbilt investigators have discovered a new molecular mechanism associated with arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms). They report in the Journal of Clinical Investigation that increased calcium sensitivity of the heart cell's contractile apparatus contributes to arrhythmia susceptibility. The findings could lead to novel arrhythmia treatments. (2009-01-21)

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