Paternal antisociality and growth in child delinquent behaviors: moderating effects of child sex and respiratory sinus arrhythmia - Julia Yan J, Schoppe-Sullivan SJ, Beauchaine TP.
In this study, we test parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) function as a vulnerability/se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Breathing rate predicts therapeutic benefits for heart patients
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Conditions causing arrhythmia are among the most common cardiac conditions. A study headed by Prof. Georg Schmidt of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has demonstrated for the first time that the nocturnal respiratory rate can help with an important prediction: It is an indicator of whether a defibrillator will help to extend the life of patients with arrhythmia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arrhythmias (Heart Rhythm Disorders)
Title: Arrhythmias (Heart Rhythm Disorders)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/15/2007 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New Data Demonstrate Long-Term Benefit of IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib) as First-Line Treatment for High-Risk Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
This study highlighted the need for cytogenetic/molecular testing before CIT treatment, consistent with clinical treatment guidelines.[8],[9]Real-World Prognostic Biomarker Testing, Treatment Patterns, And Dosing Among Patients With CLL/SLL From the informCLL™ Prospective Observational Registry (Abstract #547)An oral presentation on Monday, December 7, will feature results from the informCLL™ real-world prospective observational registry assessing treatment patterns in the era of novel agents.4 Key Study Findings:· The most common index treatment was IMBRUVICA®; the majority of patients treated with ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Disease-Free Survival Data from CAPTIVATE Study Demonstrate Benefit of IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib)-Based Regimen as Fixed Duration, First-Line Treatment for Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
December 5, 2020 (RARITAN, N.J.) – New data from the Phase 2 CAPTIVATE study were presented today during an oral session at the 2020 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting (Abstract #123). The study evaluated the efficacy and safety of IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) plus venetoclax in the treatment of adult patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) and showed that, after achieving undetectable minimal residual disease (uMRD) in both the blood and bone marrow with the IMBRUVICA® combination regimen, the one-year disease-free survival (DFS) of patients randomized ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Some COVID Patients Struggling With Lingering Effects Months Later
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Bill Shields Coronavirus Source Type: news

Delayed bowel perforation in electrocution: an unpredictable foe - Goyal D, Dhiman A, Jagne N, Rattan A.
Electrocution injuries, particularly high voltage, are uncommon, but can be devastating. Thermal burns, arrhythmias and myonecrosis are commonly known and monitored complications of electrical injuries. Direct thermal trauma to internal viscera is also kno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

AHA: Ablation Better Than Meds for Initial A-Fib Treatment
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Cryoballoon ablation is superior to drug therapy as an initial treatment for the prevention of atrial arrhythmia recurrence in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A more rhythmic heartbeat with calcitonin
Cardiomyocyte-released calcitonin acts on fibroblasts to limit atrial fibrosis and arrhythmia. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - November 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Wong, W. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Infanticide vs. inherited cardiac arrhythmias - Brohus M, Arsov T, Wallace DA, Jensen HH, Nyegaard M, Crotti L, Adamski M, Zhang Y, Field MA, Athanasopoulos V, Bar ó I, Ribeiro de Oliveira-Mendes BB, Redon R, Charpentier F, Raju H, DiSilvestre D, Wei J, Wang R, Rafehi H, Kaspi A, Bahlo M, Dick IE, Chen SRW, Cook MC, Vinuesa CG, Overgaard MT, Schwartz PJ.
AIMS: In 2003, an Australian woman was convicted by a jury of smothering and killing her four children over a 10-year period. Each child died suddenly and unexpectedly during a sleep period, at ages ranging from 19  days to 18 months. In 2019 we were as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Is Ablation Rx the Best First Choice for A-Fib?
A-fib patients who underwent ablation were half as likely to have an arrhythmia episode in the following year compared to patients on medication. And they were 61% less likely to have an episode that caused symptoms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First-Line Ablation Bests Drugs for AFib in Two RCTs First-Line Ablation Bests Drugs for AFib in Two RCTs
EARLY-AF and STOP-AF First approached arrhythmia monitoring differently but both saw fewer recurrences and few serious adverse events with ablation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Is Ablation Rx the Best First Choice for A-Fib?
TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2020 -- A procedure that freezes bits of heart tissue may be a better option than medication for people with atrial fibrillation (a-fib, or AF), two clinical trials have found. A-fib is a common heart arrhythmia in which the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Janssen Headlines American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting With More Than 35 Presentations Highlighting Deep, Diverse Oncology Pipeline and Portfolio
RARITAN, N.J., November 5, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today more than 35 company-sponsored studies, including 10 oral presentations, will be featured at the 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition taking place virtually December 5-8, 2020.In multiple myeloma, highlights include Phase 1b/2 results for the B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-targeted chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy ciltacabtagene autoleucel (cilta-cel); new and updated data for the anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody DARZALEX® (daratumumab) and the subcutane...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

ACC Expert Consensus on Post-TAVR Arrhythmias ACC Expert Consensus on Post-TAVR Arrhythmias
The new document was deemed essential because of the frequency, consequences, and heterogeneity of approaches to post-TAVR conduction disturbances. The pathway covers pre-, intra-, and post-TAVR.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation in Sepsis: A Narrative Review
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a frequently identified arrhythmia during the course of sepsis. The aim of this narrative review is to assess the characteristics of patients with new-onset AF related to sepsis and the risk of stroke and death, to understand if there is a need for anticoagulation. We searched for studies on AF and sepsis on PubMed, the Cochrane database, and Web of Science, and 17 studies were included. The mean incidence of new-onset AF in patients with sepsis was 20.6% (14.7% in retrospective studies and 31.6% in prospective). Risk factors for new-onset AF included advanced age, white race, male sex, obesity,...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Patients Treated with Galaxy Medical's Centauri(TM) Pulsed Electric Field Cardiac Ablation System
SAN CARLOS, Calif., Oct. 8, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Galaxy Medical, a developer of Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, today announced that the first patients in the ECLIPSE-AF study w... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology Galaxy Medical, Pulsed Electric Field, Centauri System, cardiac ablation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cardiovascular adverse events associated with hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine: A comprehensive pharmacovigilance analysis of preCOVID19 reports
This analysis of the FAERS database found use of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine was associated with a higher reporting rate of major CV adverse events, including cardiomyopathy (reporting OR 29.0), QT prolongation (4.5), cardiac arrhythmias (2.2) and heart failure (2.2). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morris Animal Foundation awards nearly $1M in grants for new studies for equine health
(Morris Animal Foundation) Morris Animal Foundation, a leader in advancing animal health, has awarded nearly $1 million in large animal health research grants, supporting 14 projects. The studies will help veterinary scientists improve the well-being of horses through improved prevention and treatment of numerous health challenges, including eye cancer, heart arrhythmias and risks for injury from air transport. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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 25, 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