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Articles tagged ‘sudden cardiac death’

June 18, 2010

More on fish oils and arrhythmias

Are fish oils truly anti-arrhythmics, do they prevent sudden cardiac death and if so, how? These were among the questions addressed at a symposium during the recent British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) meeting in Manchester. Here we review some of the key messages from the meeting.

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December 10, 2009

Sudden Cardiac Death in Advanced CKD

Haemodialysis patients are at increased risk of sudden death for many reasons. This important topic was reviewed by Dr Paul R Roberts, Consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist, Southampton University Hospital, at a recent meeting of the Cardiorenal Forum. The author briefly reviews the data here also.

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August 19, 2009

Excessive Heart Rates May Signal Sudden Death Risk

Data from the Paris Prospective Study (1) shows a higher risk for sudden death for those apparently healthy individuals whose heart rate responses are exaggerated under mild mental stress and below normal during peak exercise. Heart rate changes before an exercise test may therefore provide a simple tool for risk stratification.

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August 19, 2009

High Rates Of Arrhythmia Recurrence In ICD Patients

A long-term study conducted in ICD recipients shows a high recurrence rate of potentially life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. Factors that increase risk can be identified but, even with these factors, it was not possible to distinguish a recurrence-free group.

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July 28, 2009

Study shows importance of AEDs in schools

A US study published in Circulation [1] demonstrates that school based automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) provide high survival rates for both students and non students suffering sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) on school premises.

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July 22, 2009

Reducing sudden cardiac death in dialysis patients

Mortality in dialysis patients is extremely high, with an annual death rate of ~ 23%. Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the single largest cause of death in dialysis patients accounting for ~ 60% of all cardiac deaths and 25% of all-cause mortality. The current status of medical and device interventions is reviewed in a comprehensive publication in the European Heart Journal. [1]

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