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February 25, 2015

Longer ECG monitoring after stroke a must

Longer duration of electrocardiographic monitoring after cryptogenic stroke is associated with a greater detection of atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published recently in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.1

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September 26, 2014

How pneumonia bacteria can compromise heart health

Streptococcus pneumoniae, the bacterium responsible for most cases of bacterial pneumonia, can invade the heart and cause myocardial necrosis, according to a study recently published in PLOS Pathogens.1 This could help explain the link between pneumonia and adverse heart events, say the authors.

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May 28, 2014

The perils of QT prolongation under scrutiny

A computer clinical decision support system (CDSS) incorporating a validated risk score for QTc prolongation influences the prescribing of QT-prolonging drugs and reduces the risk of QTc interval prolongation in hospitalised patients with torsades de pointes risk factors, according to a study published recently in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.1

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April 30, 2014

New T-wave morphology analysis system

An analysis system which enables biopharmaceutical companies to analyse detailed morphology of the electrocardiography (ECG) T-wave (QT Guard Plus™, eResearchTechnology, Inc.) is to be introduced to the clinical trial industry, following an agreement between its manufacturers and GE Healthcare.

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December 20, 2012

Incidence of SCD in high school athletes

The risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) is small amongst high school athletes, in the range of 1:100,000 participants, according to a study1 published recently in Heart Rhythm.

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