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July 30, 2015

First ESC recommendations for arrhythmias and CKD published

The first European Society of Cardiology (ESC) recommendations for patients with cardiac arrhythmias and chronic kidney disease (CKD) were presented recently at the EHRA Europace Cardiostim 2015 meeting, and published in EP Europace.1

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October 31, 2014

Marathon athletes – ECGs on the run!

The condition of an athlete’s heart has for the first time been accurately monitored throughout the duration of a marathon race, in a study published recently in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.1 This new development in cardiac testing in endurance athletes, said investigators, “would allow instantaneous diagnosis of potentially fatal rhythm disorders”.

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May 28, 2014

Sudden cardiac death in children: case for screening grows stronger

More than half of all victims of sudden cardiac death in children (SCDc) – defined as SCD in those 1–18 years old – experienced antecedent and/or prodromal symptoms prior to death, according to a nationwide study published recently in the European Heart Journal.1

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April 30, 2014

Trial shows variation in benefits from ICD and amiodarone

A subgroup of SCD-HeFT (Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure Trial) patients were harmed by amiodarone therapy and did not benefit from implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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June 20, 2013

Sleep apnoea experts concur on sudden death increased risk

A moderate case of obstructive sleep apnoea can significantly increase a person’s risk for sudden cardiac death, according to the largest study1 of its kind published online recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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March 27, 2013

More screening called for to prevent SCD in young athletes

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the sports arena is rare but devastating. It calls for preventive strategies, such as large-scale pre-participation cardiovascular screening (PPS) of competitive athletes and increasing availability of automated external defibrillators, according to a report1 published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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March 9, 2012

Case report: ventricular tachycardia in mitral valve prolapse

Middlesbrough workers review the literature on ventricular tachycardia in mitral valve prolapse and describe a case of a 61-year old lady with recurrent VT associated with prolapse, who received successful medical and device treatment

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December 1, 2011

Swift ambulance response reduces mortality

Survival to discharge after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA) improves dramatically with a reduction in ambulance response times, according to a study1 published recently in Europace.

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September 28, 2011

Healthy lifestyle lowers SCD risk

Up to 80% of sudden cardiac death (SCD) amongst women could be attributable to unhealthy lifestyle practices, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association.1

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May 6, 2011

SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH INCIDENCE UNCLEAR

The incidence and definition of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in the United States are poorly understood, requiring a standardised definition of both and ongoing research efforts to examine cases more broadly across communities, say the authors of a report1 published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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