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Sudden cardiac death without recognizable cause
In about 10 percent of cases, sudden cardiac death in young people is due to a cardiac gene defect. This was the conclusion drawn by Silke Kauferstein of the Department of Forensic Medicine of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, and her co-authors in the current Deutsches Arzteblatt International. (2009-01-29)

Frequent sauna use protects men against cardiac death
Frequent -- even daily -- taking a sauna can reduce the risk of cardiac death, according to a recent study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. The 20-year follow-up study discovered that men taking a sauna 4-7 times a week were 63 percent less likely to experience a sudden cardiac death than those taking a sauna once a week. (2015-02-25)

Gene associated with sudden cardiac death identified by ICD monitoring
A gene associated with sudden cardiac death in the general population has been identified using implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) monitoring in research presented for the first time at ESC Congress today. The research included patients from the DISCOVERY trial and Oregon-SUDS and discovered that a polymorphism in the GNAS gene predicted ventricular tachyarrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. (2015-08-31)

Common heart condition linked to sudden death
A University of Adelaide-led team of researchers has found a link between sudden cardiac death (when the heart suddenly stops beating) and a common heart condition known as mitral valve prolapse that affects around 12 in every 1000 people worldwide. (2018-09-25)

New tool better at predicting death after cardiac admission than current indexes
A new tool designed for patients with heart disease is better at predicting death after hospital admission than current tools, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-03-18)

Fish oil may protect dialysis patients from sudden cardiac death
A study published in Kidney International has found that higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood of patients just starting hemodialysis were very strongly associated with a lower risk of sudden cardiac death over the first year of their treatment. (2013-02-06)

Emergency hospital team halves cardiac arrest deaths
Early intervention by a medical emergency team can reduce deaths from unexpected cardiac arrest in hospital by half, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-02-14)

Study shows younger women don't die a sudden cardiac death for the same reasons as men
A study at Oregon Health & Science University found the causes of sudden cardiac death are different for women 35-44 years old than they are for men in the same age range. But researchers could not find the cause of death for half of the women studied. The study was published in the American Heart Journal this month. Cardiac researchers at OHSU have already started to look for novel and unorthodox causes for sudden cardiac death in women. (2003-10-10)

Weekday mornings are no longer peak times for sudden cardiac arrest
Heart experts have long believed that weekday mornings -- and especially Mondays -- were the danger zones for unexpected deaths from sudden cardiac arrests. But a new Cedars-Sinai study shows those peak times have disappeared and now, sudden cardiac arrests are more likely to happen on any day at any time. (2018-10-02)

No association between sex-discordant blood transfusions and risk of death
New research from Karolinska Institutet refutes the findings of a previous study indicating a possible higher risk of death after sex-discordant blood transfusions for cardiac surgery. (2016-11-22)

Factors linked with increased risk of cardiac arrest for adolescents with certain heart condition
Researchers have identified several factors that are linked with an increased risk for cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death among adolescents with long-QT syndrome, an abnormality of the electrical conducting system of the heart, characterized by a specific finding on the ECG, according to a study in the Sept. 13 issue of JAMA. (2006-09-12)

Towards the prevention of cardiac failure in the chronic phase
The onset of cardiac failure after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a serious problem throughout the world. Researchers at Osaka University clarified that the cell adhesion inhibition of periostin damages myocardinal cells, inducing compromised cardiac myocyte contractile force and myocytes death, leading to the onset of cardiac failure after AMI through the administration of periostin neutralizing antibodies they had developed on their own. (2016-01-24)

Key takeaways from three landmark heart studies
New findings about sudden cardiac arrest, one of medicine's biggest mysteries, were revealed at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. (2018-11-12)

Common antibiotic linked with heart deaths
The antibiotic clarithromycin -- widely used for treating common bacterial infections -- is associated with an increased risk of heart deaths, finds a study published on today. (2014-08-19)

Enzyme prevents fatal heart condition associated with athletes
Scientists have discovered an important enzyme molecule that may prevent fatal cardiac disorders associated with cardiac hypertrophy -- the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. (2011-05-25)

NASPE's 24th Annual Scientific Sessions
Meeting includes more than 100 special sessions, mini-courses, clinical tutorials, meet-the-experts luncheons, and findings from the latest clinical trials on such topics as atrial fibrillation, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and sudden cardiac death. Some of the world's leading authorities in cardiac electrophysiology and pacing join more than 6,000 attendees. (2003-04-23)

Public health researchers develop model to predict Sudden Cardiac Death
Researchers from Emory's Rollins School of Public Health developed a sudden cardiac death (SCD) predictive model that can help identify and prevent the disease in individuals at high risk. (2016-08-25)

Super Bowl losses can increase cardiac death
A new study published in the journal Clinical Cardiology reveals that a Super Bowl loss for a home team was associated with increased death rates in both men and women and in older individuals. (2011-01-31)

Henry Ford Study Finds That Denial May Kill Cardiac Patients
DETROIT -- We've all heard that anger can kill. Yet for cardiac patients, perhaps denial of anger is even more deadly. Denial of anger emerged as a stronger predictor for death and other cardiac incidents, such as new heart attacks or additional cardiac procedures, than traditional cardiac risk factors, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study conducted by Mark Ketterer, Ph.D. (1997-03-19)

Exercise unlikely to cause sudden cardiac death in women
Sudden cardiac death during exertion is an extremely rare occurrence in women, and regular moderate to vigorous exercise may significantly lower the long-term risk, according to a study in the March 22/29 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on women's health. (2006-03-21)

Light alcohol use may protect against sudden cardiac death
In the largest study of its kind, researchers have found that consuming two to six alcoholic drinks per week was associated with a reduced risk of sudden cardiac death in men, according to a report in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (1999-08-30)

Cardiac deaths peak in sleep hours for patients with sleep apnea
The 20 million Americans who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to die suddenly of cardiac causes between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. than during the other 16 hours of the day combined, according to findings of a Mayo Clinic study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. (2005-03-23)

Sex poses little risk of triggering sudden cardiac arrest
Worried whether your heart health is strong enough for sex? A new study may lay your fears to rest: The risk that sex would trigger a sudden cardiac arrest is exceedingly small. (2017-11-13)

Breakthrough for treatment of fatal heart condition
Researchers at the University of Leeds (UK) have found a mechanism to prevent a potentially fatal heart condition that can strike without warning. (2007-06-05)

Patients with common heart failure more likely to have lethal heart rhythms
New Smidt Heart Institute Research shows that patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) are more likely to have lethal heart rhythms. (2018-11-12)

Overweight, obesity early in life increase risk of cardiac death
Overweight and obesity throughout adulthood, and especially elevated weight in early adulthood, were associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac death in a 32-year study of more than 72,000 women published today in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. (2015-11-25)

Sudden cardiac death often a woman's first sign of heart disease
New research from the Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that rates of sudden cardiac arrest are rising following decades of a downward trend. While this disturbing uptick was observed in both sexes, in women the increase was mostly among those whose sudden cardiac arrest was the first manifestation of heart disease. In men, the increase was mostly among those with known heart disease. (2020-02-17)

Pre-surgery beta blockers, risk of death examined in noncardiac surgery
The controversial practice of administering pre-surgery beta-blockers to patients having noncardiac surgery was associated with an increased risk of death in patients with no cardiac risk factors but it was beneficial for patients with three to four risk factors, according to a report published online by JAMA Surgery. (2015-05-27)

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 21, 2007, issue
A systematic review finds that implantable cardioverter defibrillators are safe and significantly reduce death for adults with left ventricular systolic dysfunction. (2007-08-20)

EUROPACE 2009, the leading European congress on cardiac arrhythmias and pacing
EUROPACE, the official congress of the European Heart Rhythm Association, is today the foremost European meeting on cardiac arrhythmias and pacing. More than 4,000 participants are expected to attend this year's event, whose main themes are atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac death. (2009-06-10)

Implantable heart defibrillators
New research by Ratika Parkash and colleagues show only a minority of eligible patients in selected communities in Ontario received an implant over a five-year period beginning in 1997. (2004-10-25)

Schizophrenia drugs increase risk of cardiac arrest
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. (2002-11-07)

Sharp decrease in deaths from sudden cardiac arrest
Only a few decades ago, sudden cardiac arrest was a death sentence. Today, a victim of sudden cardiac arrest is saved roughly once every six hours in Sweden, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, reviewing all cases of sudden cardiac arrest over a 30-year period. (2011-11-22)

Risk of sudden cardiac death appears increased within 30 days of heart attack
The risk of sudden cardiac death following a heart attack has declined significantly in the past 30 years, although patients appear to be at elevated risk for sudden cardiac death for the first month after having a heart attack, after which time their risk decreases unless they develop heart failure, according to a study in the Nov. 5 issue of JAMA. (2008-11-04)

Sudden death not surprising in many women
Most women who die from an abrupt loss of heart function (called sudden cardiac death) have no prior history of heart disease. However, 94 percent of these women have at least one cardiac risk factor such as smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or obesity, according to a report in today's rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (2003-04-14)

Even moderate smoking associated with sudden death risk in women
Women who are even light-to-moderate cigarette smokers may be significantly more likely than nonsmokers to suffer sudden cardiac death, according to new research in Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology, an American Heart Association journal. (2012-12-11)

Automatic external defibrillators save lives in amateur sports and fitness centers
Automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) save lives in amateur sports and fitness centers, according to research presented at ESC Congress today. The 18-year study found that survival from cardiac arrest reached 93 percent in centers equipped with an AED. (2017-08-27)

Sudden cardiac arrest in athletes: Prevention and management
It's marathon season, and every so often a news report will focus on an athlete who has collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest. Although uncommon, these events get attention. A new review in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) looks at recent evidence to help physicians prevent and manage the risk of sudden cardiac arrest in competitive athletes. (2019-07-15)

New therapy found to prevent heart failure
A landmark study has successfully demonstrated a 29 percent reduction in heart failure or death in patients with heart disease who received an implanted cardiac resynchronization therapy device with defibrillator (CRT-D) vs. patients who received only an implanted cardiac defibrillator (ICD-only). (2009-06-23)

Risks of having a cardiac death or heart attack after non-cardiac surgery
In an extensive review (and the first of a two-part series in CMAJ) P.J. Devereaux and colleagues review what is know about the frequency of these risks and their causes. (2005-09-12)

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