Dr. Morton Mower, Inventor of Lifesaving Heart Device, Dies at 89
With a colleague, he created a miniaturized defibrillator that could be implanted inside patients suffering from potentially fatal arrhythmia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Sandomir Tags: Mower, Dr. Morton (1933-2022) Deaths (Obituaries) Defibrillators Medical Devices Heart Doctors Emergency Medical Treatment Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) Inventions and Patents Sinai Hospital Johns Hopkins Hospital (Balt Source Type: news

Single-substance trazodone exposures reported to US poison centers from 2000 to 2019 - Husak N, Leonard JB, Seung H, Klein-Schwartz W.
BACKGROUND: Individual case reports describe trazodone overdose resulting in QTc prolongation and cardiac arrhythmias. The clinical effects and outcomes associated with trazodone exposures on a large-scale basis are less well known. OBJECTIVE: The ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Medtronic buys Acutus heart device portfolio for $50 million
Acutus Medical Inc., a maker of medical devices for cardiac patients, has sold a portfolio of products to med-tech giant Medtronic for at least $50 million. Mass Device has a report on the deal, which Carlsbad, California-based Acutus (NASDAQ: AFIB) announced Wednesday. The sale includes a slate of left-heart access products, including catheters, needles, sheaths and other devices used to get from one side of the heart to the other to diagnose and treat arrhythmia in patients. Fridley-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 28, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Yale lab uncovers the role of enzyme in preventing common arrhythmia
The discovery could lead to new therapies that address the underlying cause of atrial fibrillation, the most common type of arrhythmia. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 25, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Heart disease: Flu-like symptoms including headache and sore throat signs of myocarditis
MYOCARDITIS is inflammation of the heart that can affect its electrical system and muscle, reducing its ability to pump blood. This can potentially cause a rapid heart rhythm, or arrhythmia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young, Older Athletes Show Similar Patterns With fQRS Young, Older Athletes Show Similar Patterns With fQRS
Some structural changes were observed, but they had no impact on exercise-induced arrhythmias in adolescent athletes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 21, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Sepsis-driven atrial fibrillation and ischaemic stroke. Is there enough evidence to recommend anticoagulation?
Sepsis can lead to cardiac arrhythmias, of which the most common is atrial fibrillation (AF). Sepsis is associated with up to a six-fold higher risk of developing AF, where it occurs most commonly in the first 3 days of hospital admission. In many patients, AF detected during sepsis is the first documented episode of AF, either as an unmasking of sub-clinical AF or as a newly developed arrhythmia. In the short term, sepsis that is complicated by AF leads to longer hospital stays and an increased risk of inpatient mortality. Sepsis-driven AF can also increase an individual ' s risk of inpatient stroke by nearly 3-fold, comp...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiac Arrhythmia Should Be Considered With Nocturnal Enuresis Cardiac Arrhythmia Should Be Considered With Nocturnal Enuresis
New research suggests doctors rarely evaluate patients with nocturnal enuresis for cardiac arrhythmias as part of the diagnostic workup.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 12, 2022 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Sepsis-driven atrial fibrillation and ischaemic stroke. Is there enough evidence to recommend anticoagulation?
Sepsis can lead to cardiac arrhythmias, of which the most common is atrial fibrillation (AF). Sepsis is associated with up to a six-fold higher risk of developing AF, where it occurs most commonly in the first 3 days of hospital admission. In many patients, AF detected during sepsis is the first documented episode of AF, either as an unmasking of sub-clinical AF or as a newly developed arrhythmia. In the short term, sepsis that is complicated by AF leads to longer hospital stays and an increased risk of inpatient mortality. Sepsis-driven AF can also increase an individual ' s risk of inpatient stroke by nearly 3-fold, comp...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Benefit of SubQ Arrhythmia Monitoring Post-MI May Hinge on Risk Benefit of SubQ Arrhythmia Monitoring Post-MI May Hinge on Risk
Drs Jagmeet Singh and Christian J øns discuss results of the BIO|GUARD-MI study that used an insertable cardiac monitor to track arrhythmias in post-MI patients to see if treating them improved outcomes.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 6, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Cardiac Monitoring Finds Arrhythmias, but Treatment Did Not Improve Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- While monitoring for arrhythmias in high-risk patients following myocardial infarction (MI) commonly detected rhythm events requiring treatment within 2 years, treatment did not lead to better outcomes, according... (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - April 5, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A Case of Dropped Beats: Management of a Common Fetal Arrhythmia
(Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - April 1, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Magnets in Portable Electronic Devices May Interfere With CIEDs
TUESDAY, March 1, 2022 -- Magnets in portable electronic devices (PEDs) may interfere with cardiovascular implantable devices (CIEDs), according to a research letter published online March 1 in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. Noting... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 1, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: How myocarditis affects men, athletes
Myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart, is usually caused by a virus. It can reduce the heart's ability to pump, causing rapid or abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias.  In many cases, myocarditis improves on its own or with treatment. But health care providers often advise athletes to steer clear from activity for several months. Watch the Mayo Clinic Minute. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVEkFLa5xwo Journalists: Broadcast-quality video natural sound pkg (1:00) is in the downloads at the end of… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 10, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

GZF and Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With a LVEF > 35% GZF and Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With a LVEF > 35%
This analysis explores whether myocardial fibrosis and greyzone fibrosis are associated with arrhythmic events in patients with coronary artery disease and an LVEF>35%.Europace (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news