Oregon study: Minor heart feature may mean trouble at high altitude

(University of Oregon) A common heart feature long thought to have negligible effects on human health and performance may be problematic at high altitude. That's a key finding from a University of Oregon study that looked at the effects of a condition known as patent foramen ovale in a high-altitude Bolivian setting.
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Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: Journal of Veterinary CardiologyAuthor(s): Donald P. Schrope, Carol A. Carberry, Jan Galla
Source: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
The present study aimed to investigate the predictive value of free fatty acid (FFA) in embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS) according to the presence of potential embolic sources (PES) after extensive etiologic evaluation. This was a retrospective observational study based on a single-center registry from January 2011 to July 2017. Stroke subtypes were determined through laboratory findings, brain, and angiographic imaging, carotid ultrasonography, transthoracic echocardiography, and 24-hour Holter monitoring. If ESUS was suspected, transesophageal echocardiography was additionally performed. Patients were classi...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
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Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research
AbstractDefinitive treatment of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) substrate involves catheter ablation. While objective success rates have been well established, long-term subjective patient experiences have not been well described. We quantify a subjective cure rate and characterize long-term patient experience after acutely successful ablation. A cross-sectional survey of pediatric patients with accessory pathways or atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia who underwent acutely successful ablation from 2008 to 2012 was performed. Data were obtained from medical records and patient surveys. Patients with congenital ...
Source: Pediatric Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Jepson N, Rienks R, Smart D, Bennett MH, Mitchell SJ, Turner M Abstract The South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society (SPUMS) diving medical for recreational scuba divers was last reviewed in 2011. From 2011 to 2019, considerable advancements have occurred in cardiovascular risk assessment relevant to divers. The SPUMS 48th (2019) Annual Scientific Meeting theme was cardiovascular risk assessment in diving. The meeting had multiple presentations updating scientific information about assessing cardiovascular risk. These were distilled into a new set of guidelines at the final conference workshop. SPUMS guid...
Source: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Diving Hyperb Med Source Type: research
Authors: Perrone F, Biagi A, Facchinetti F, Bozzetti F, Ramelli A, Vezzani A, Manca T, Gnetti L, Majori M, Alfieri V, Tiseo M Abstract Thromboembolic events are frequent in patients with cancer, commonly involving the venous and pulmonary circulation. The arterial system is rarely implicated in embolism and, when involved, a cardiogenic origin should always be excluded. In the present study, a case of a patient who developed multiple embolic events concomitantly with the diagnosis of locally-advanced non-small cell lung cancer with high expression levels of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) in>50% of tumor cells...
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
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Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research
Condition:   Patent Foramen Ovale Intervention:   Other: No interventions Sponsor:   Neuromed IRCCS Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Der Ophthalmologe - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Ophthalmologe Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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