Medtronic TYRX(TM) Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope Is Cost Effective for Patients at Increased Risk of Infections
Economic Analysis of the WRAP-IT Patient Population in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Long-Term Results from WRAP-IT, Data on Impact of Infections Also Published DUBLIN, Sept. 16, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Medt... Devices, Cardiology Medtronic, TYRX Envelope, Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Identifying, preventing and managing heart rhythm side effects of medicines
(American Heart Association) Arrhythmias are irregular heartbeats and can be caused by a variety of factors, such as genetics, heart disease, high blood pressure or electrolyte imbalances.Many commonly used medications, including over-the-counter medicines, can cause or worsen arrhythmias.Health care professionals should consider that a patient's arrhythmia may be caused or worsened by a medication. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

"Shot to the heart": case report and concise review of cardiac gunshot injury - Kawall T, Seecheran RV, Seecheran VK, Persad SA, Jagdeo CL, Seecheran NA.
Penetrative cardiac injury can often result in life-threatening sequelae such as myocardial contusion or rupture, coronary vessel and valvular damage, pericardial effusion with tamponade, and arrhythmias of which gunshot injury is a chief culprit. We repor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

NAFLD May Predict Arrhythmia Recurrence Post-AF Ablation NAFLD May Predict Arrhythmia Recurrence Post-AF Ablation
The presence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease adds a further modifiable target for preablation medical optimization, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Antidepressant and antipsychotic poisoning - Thanacoody R.
Tricyclic antidepressants, citalopram, venlafaxine and monoamine oxidase inhibitors are the most toxic antidepressants in overdose. Features include hypotension and arrhythmias that are best managed by aggressive correction of metabolic acidosis with sodiu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Alcohol Abuse Ups Mortality Risk Among Arrhythmia Patients
MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 -- Alcohol abuse independently increases the risk for mortality in patients with arrhythmia by more than 70 percent, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2020 Scientific... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heart regeneration using stem cells: Why irregular heartbeats occur after transplantation
(Shinshu University) Increased predominance of the matured ventricular subtype in embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes in vivo elucidated why arrhythmia occurs post-transplant of hESC-CMs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 5, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Linked to Outcomes After A-Fib Ablation
MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2020 -- For patients undergoing atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation, higher cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is associated with reduced arrhythmia recurrence rates and death, according to a study published online Aug. 3 in Heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arrhythmia-free survival is indeed survival of the fittest
(Elsevier) In a new study, investigators report that patients undergoing atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation, who are physically fit before the procedure, have a much higher chance of benefiting from the procedure and remaining in normal sinus rhythm. Less fit patients are rehospitalized more often, continue to use antiarrhythmic therapies longer, and have higher death rates than fitter patients. Their results appear in Heart Rhythm. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alcohol and Arrhythmia a Deadly Mix
Title: Alcohol and Arrhythmia a Deadly MixCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/27/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/28/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - July 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Alcohol abuse increases death risk after hospitalization for arrhythmia, study says
Younger adults who abuse alcohol are nearly 75% more likely to die after being hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat that those who consume healthy amounts or none at all, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol and Arrhythmia a Deadly Mix
MONDAY, July 27, 2020 -- Alcohol abuse is associated with an increased the risk of death in people with abnormal heart rhythms, a new study warns. Researchers reviewed deaths among almost 115,000 patients aged 15-54 hospitalized for abnormal heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Are Common Fatty Acid Oxidation Metabolic Disorders?
Discussion All cells and particularly their mitochondria need an energy source. Glucose is one of the most common ones, but also fatty acids, lactate, pyruvate, ketones, and amino acids. Fatty acids are formed with a carboxylic acid with a long aliphatic carbon chain usually with even numbers of carbon atoms (usually 4-28 most commonly). Most are unbranched and in foods are usually found in the form of esters. Fatty acids are important energy sources for the heart (50-70%) but also skeletal muscle where resting muscle uses both glucose and fatty acids. During fasting or increased stress fatty acids become a major source o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 27, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Some Post-TAVR Arrhythmias Likely Present Pre-TAVR but Go Undetected Some Post-TAVR Arrhythmias Likely Present Pre-TAVR but Go Undetected
Prolonged pre-TAVR ECG screening in older patients with aortic stenosis reveals a high rate of arrhythmias, many of which require treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Lopinavir/Ritonavir COVID-19 Treatment Linked to Bradycardia
FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 -- Lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/RTV) treatment of COVID-19 is associated with an increased risk for bradycardia, according to a study published online July 9 in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. Christophe Beyls,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arrhythmia documented in a suicide attempt - Ribes F, Ferrero-de-Loma-Osorio, Ruiz-Granell R.
A 69-year-old patient with no history of cardiovascular disease or arrhythmias and with an implantable loop recorder (Medtronic Reveal ® XT 9529) for a prior unexplained syncope was referred to the emergency department after an aborted suicide attempt.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide poisoning and its effect on QTc prolongation - Olatunde O, Raj V, Tambe V, Szombathy T.
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning has been associated with direct toxicity to the cardiovascular system by causing arrhythmias through prolongation of QTc. It has been reported to have arrhythmogenic potential likely due to its action on the cardiac membranes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Can Covid-19 Trigger The Onset Of Diabetes?
It ’s enough that SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, can cause pneumonia, kidney failure, blood clots, arrhythmias and even heart attacks, but the potential that the virus may also lead to onset of diabetes provides a new set of implications and potential complications for survivors. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Coronavirus business pharma Source Type: news

inHEART Raises $4.2 Million to Improve Treatments for Cardiac Arrhythmias With Medical Imaging, Artificial Intelligence and Numerical Simulations
PESSAC, France, July 2, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- inHEART, providing a cloud-based medical image analysis solution for cardiac interventions on patients with arrhythmias, has closed a round of EUR 3.7 million led by Elaia. These fu... Devices, Cardiology, Venture Capital inHEART, cardiac modeling (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ANI Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Mexiletine Hydrochloride Capsules
BAUDETTE, Minn., June 30, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("ANI") (Nasdaq:ANIP) today announced the launch of Mexiletine Hydrochloride Capsules USP, 150mg, 200mg and 250mg. The current annual U.S. mark... Biopharmaceuticals, Cardiology, Generics, Product Launch ANI Pharmaceuticals, Mexiletine, arrhythmia (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for the LUX-Dx(TM) Insertable Cardiac Monitor System
First ICM device with remote programming paired with dual-stage arrhythmia detection algorithm MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 29, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (... Devices, Cardiology, Monitoring, FDA Boston Scientific, LUX-Dx, Insertable Cardiac Monitor, arrhythmia (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Complications After Colonoscopy Up for Those Aged ≥ 75
Other factors associated with risk include anemia, cardiac arrhythmia, hypertension, smoking history, obesity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

How to Reboot Elective CV Procedures After COVID-19 Lockdown How to Reboot Elective CV Procedures After COVID-19 Lockdown
Top cardiology societies provide strategies and considerations for ramping up elective CV imaging, electrophysiology, and remote arrhythmia monitoring as restrictions ease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - June 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Complete heart block secondary to flecainide toxicity: is it time for CYP2D6 genotype testing? - Poh BH, Lee JH, Abdul Haium AA, Choo TLJ.
Flecainide acetate is a Vaughan-Williams class IC antiarrhythmic drug prescribed for the treatment of supraventricular arrhythmias. It has a narrow therapeutic index and proarrhythmic effects even at therapeutic doses. Flecainide is metabolized by a CYP2D6... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Critically ill COVID-19 patients are 10 times more likely to develop cardiac arrhythmias
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Patients with COVID-19 who were admitted to an intensive care unit were 10 times more likely than other hospitalized COVID-19 patients to suffer cardiac arrest or heart rhythm disorders, according to a new study. Researchers say the results suggest that cardiac arrests and arrhythmias suffered by some patients with COVID-19 are likely triggered by a severe, systemic form of the disease and are and not the sole consequence of the viral infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What Causes Bradycardia?
Discussion Bradycardia is a heart rate below what the lowest value that is normal for age. Infants and children have higher heart rates that slowly decrease with age to adult levels. It is usually noted as an incidental finding because of increased vagal tone. Reasons for cardiology referral include associated heart murmur, syncope especially if associated with exercise or unusual triggers, other signs such as chest pain or palpitations, family history of sudden cardiac death, congenital heart disease or familial heart disease, bradycardic medication use, or unusual symptoms associated with the concern. Severe bradycardia ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 22, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Daily Coffee May Lower Risk for Developing Arrhythmia
FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 -- Regular coffee consumption is associated with a significantly lower risk for arrhythmias, according to a study presented recently as part of the Heart Rhythm Society online meeting: HRS 2020 Science. Eun-Jeong Kim, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Preventing Arrhythmias in COVID-19 Patients on Psychotropics Preventing Arrhythmias in COVID-19 Patients on Psychotropics
Patients with preexisting mental health conditions who are being treated for COVID-19 are particularly susceptible to clinical deterioration. Three mental health clinicians share their thoughts.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - June 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

First known case of a potentially deadly heart rhythm disturbance induced by chloroquine therapy for COVID-19 reported
(Elsevier) A patient who met many of the published safety guidelines for chloroquine therapy against COVID-19 was observed to have a very abnormal ECG pattern after treatment began, leading to multiple episodes of torsade de pointes (TdP), a life-threatening arrhythmia in which the lower chambers of the heart beat out of sync with the upper chambers. Her condition was resolved after chloroquine was discontinued, investigators report in Heart Rhythm. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Use of unproven COVID-19 therapies by African American patients poses risks
(Elsevier) Nearly one out of every 10 African Americans has a genetic variant that puts them inherently at an increased risk for ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Writing in the journal Heart Rhythm, the official publication of the Heart Rhythm Society and the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, published by Elsevier, investigators observe that along with socioeconomic and cultural factors, this genetic risk factor may contribute to the racial health disparities that have been documented in victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Research progress of aconitine toxicity and forensic analysis of aconitine poisoning - Gao X, Hu J, Zhang X, Zuo Y, Wang Y, Zhu S.
Chinese herbal medicines have been extensively used in China and other countries for centuries. Aconitine, a diterpenoid alkaloid extracted from Aconitum plants, has anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities, but can also induce severe arrhythmia and neur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Evaluating the risks of arrhythmia following electrical injury: two cases of electrical injuries in the upper limbs - Jingo K, Kondo Y, Hirano Y, Inoue J, Kawasaki T, Miyoshi Y, Ishihara T, Okamoto K, Tanaka H.
Electrical injuries induce ventricular arrhythmias, which are lethal. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the risk of arrhythmias at initial presentation to the emergency department in cases of electrical injuries. Here, we report two cases with electri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Approves New Pediatric Formulation of SIRTURO ® (bedaquiline) as Part of Combination Therapy to Treat Children with Pulmonary Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, May 27, 2020 — The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for a new pediatric formulation of SIRTURO® (bedaquiline). SIRTURO® is now indicated for use as part of combination therapy in the treatment of adult and pediatric patients (5 years and older and weighing at least 15 kg) with pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR‑TB). In the U.S., the medicine should be reserved for use when an effective treatment regimen cannot otherwise be provided. This indication received acceler...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Bardy Expands Home Enrollment Program for Cardiac Patch Monitor
Bardy Diagnostics is expanding the home enrollment program for its cardiac patch monitor and won CE mark for a 14-day version of the device. The Seattle, WA-based company said it was exploring more telehealth opportunities with Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (CAM) patch because of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 public health emergency. Typically, the CAM patch is applied to a patient in the clinic setting. In a prepared statement Ken Nelson, chief commercial officer of Bardy Diagnostics said, “To help address the evolving needs of physicians and patients in this public health emergency, facilitat...
Source: MDDI - May 26, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine Plus Macrolides No Benefit in COVID - 19
Hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine with or without macrolides linked to in - hospital mortality, arrhythmia (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 26, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Higher odds and rising trends in arrhythmia among young cannabis users with comorbid depression - Desai R, Thakkar S, Patel HP, Tan BEX, Damarlapally N, Haque FA, Farheen N, DeWitt N, Savani S, Parisha FJ, Doshi R, Mansuri Z, Gangani K.
BACKGROUND: Cannabis (marijuana) use and depression are known to be strongly interconnected. However, amid alarming rates of mental health problems in the United States young population, the risk of arrhythmia among young cannabis users with comorbid depre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine Has No Benefit,'Only Risks' in COVID-19 Hydroxychloroquine Has No Benefit,'Only Risks' in COVID-19
Hydroxychloroquine has been touted as a potential treatment for COVID-19, but new observational data show it is not only without benefit but it increases death and arrhythmias.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 23, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

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Dr. Jorge Rodriguez and CNN's medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen discuss a new study that shows seriously ill Covid-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine, a drug touted by President Donald Trump to treat the virus, were more likely to die or develop dangerous heart arrhythmias. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Large study finds drug Trump touted for Covid-19 is linked to greater risk of death and heart arrhythmia
Seriously ill Covid-19 patients who were treated with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine were more likely to die or develop dangerous irregular heart rhythms, according to a large observational study published Friday in the medical journal The Lancet. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover more than 200 genetic factors causing heart arrhythmias
(Queen Mary University of London) Hundreds of new links have been found between people's DNA and the heart's electrical activity, according to a study of almost 300,000 people led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Importance of Continued Studies of Renal Denervation The Importance of Continued Studies of Renal Denervation
This commentary highlights the need for dedicated basic and translational studies on renal dernervation for arrhythmia management, with the aim of guiding future clinical studies and interventions.Europace (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Coronavirus News and Live Updates
Hydroxychloroquine can cause arrhythmia, but the White House physician says the “potential benefit from treatment outweighed the relative risks.” Stocks rose after the release of encouraging data on a potential vaccine. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers: G Medical VSMS ECG Patch
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 5/14/2020. This three-page fact sheet informs healthcare providers of the significant known and potential risks and benefits of the emergency use of the G Medical VSMS ECG Patch. The VSMS Patch is authorized for emergency use in the hospital setting for remote monitoring of the QT interval of an electrocardiogram (ECG) in general care (i.e., not in the intensive care unit) patients who are 18 years of age or older and are undergoing treatment for COVID-19 using drugs that can prolong the QT intervals and may cause life-threatening arrhythmias ( e.g., hydroxychlor...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Many COVID-19 Prophylaxis Trials Lack ECG Screening Many COVID-19 Prophylaxis Trials Lack ECG Screening
Many COVID-19 trials have not looked at ECGs, either to exclude people at highest risk for a life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia or to flag people who achieve a dangerous QTc interval on treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Biosense Webster Unveils Late-Breaking Results from PRECEPT Study in Patients with Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
IRVINE, CA – May 8, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies* today announced that Biosense Webster, Inc.’s THERMOCOOL SMARTTOUCH® SF Ablation Catheter, evaluated in the PRECEPT study for the treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation (AF), resulted in freedom from any documented, symptomatic atrial arrhythmias at 15 months post-procedure for eight out of ten study participants (80.4 percent).1 Use of the THERMOCOOL SMARTTOUCH SF CATHETER for persistent atrial fibrillation is investigational only. This PRECEPT study data support a Premarket Approval supplement application to the U.S. Fo...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Coffee Drinking Linked With Fewer Arrhythmias Coffee Drinking Linked With Fewer Arrhythmias
Moderate, daily coffee consumption does not trigger incident heart arrhythmias, according to an analysis of prospectively collected data from nearly 300,000 residents of the United Kingdom.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers: PhysiolGuard ECG-QT Analysis System
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 5/5/2020. This four-page fact sheet informs healthcare providers of the significant known and potential risks and benefits of the emergency use of the PhysiolGuard ECG-QT Analysis System when used in the hospital setting for remote monitoring and detection of changes in the QT interval of an electrocardiogram (ECG) in general care (i.e., not in the intensive care unit) patients who are 18 years of age or older and are undergoing treatment for COVID-19 drugs that can prolong QT intervals and may cause life threatening arrhythmias (e.g., hydroxychloroquine or chlor...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are the Complications of Inhalant Abuse?
Discussion Hydrocarbons (HC) are organic compounds that are abused because they produce a euphoric effect, usually quickly, are low cost and easily obtained. They are commonly abused by adolescents and use in the US is either stable or increasing. Volatile HC rapidly distribute throughout the body which produces euphoria in seconds to minutes. There are 3 ways that HC are inhaled: Sniffing – directly inhaling the HC from the container. This has the lowest HC concentration. Huffing – a cloth is saturated with the HC and then the cloth is held to the nose and mouth and inhaled. This has a higher concentration ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 4, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Hydroxychloroquine may trigger heart arrhythmia
More than 90% of COVID-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine in studies in France and Boston had longer than normal pauses in their heart beats - a sign of dangerous arrhythmias. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine linked to increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) In a brief report published today in JAMA Cardiology, a team of pharmacists and clinicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, found evidence suggesting that patients who received hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 were at increased risk of electrical changes to the heart and cardiac arrhythmias. The combination of hydroxychloroquine with azithromycin was linked to even greater changes compared to hydroxychloroquine alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news