Biosense Webster Presents Late-Breaking Data from inspIRE and admIRE Clinical Trials at AF Symposium
Final results from inspIRE study demonstrate 80% freedom from atrial arrhythmia recurrence at 12 months in patients with optimal Pulsed Field Ablation applications First look results from admIRE study suggests similar outcomes IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Biosense Webster,... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 3, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: TRI TDS Source Type: news

Caffeine poisoning and fatal arrhythmias: a case report - Ganayem M, Kostantin N, Daskal Y, Isakovich B.
Study Summary: In today's world, caffeine is the most commonly consumed psychostimulant globally. While moderate caffeine intake is generally safe, there have been reported cases of significant toxicity and even fatal outcomes. Although rare, increased awa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Greater Houston heart and vascular program tackles AFib with cutting-edge treatments
Atrial fibrillation, also called AFib or AF, is the most common type of heart arrhythmia. An arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat that can be either too fast or too slow. Blood flows from the two upper chambers of the heart (atria) to the two lower chambers of the heart (ventricles). With AFib, an irregular heartbeat prevents blood from flowing effectively from the atria to the ventricles, which may lead to blood clots, stroke or heart failure. If left untreated, AFib can result in stroke, blood … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 1, 2024 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Memorial Hermann Health System Source Type: news

A case of digoxin intoxication caused by short-term massive overdose: case report - Li H, Zhang CH, Liu MW.
RATIONALE: Digoxin is a frequently prescribed medication for the management of both acute and chronic cardiac insufficiency. The overdose ingestion of digoxin can result in a range of arrhythmias, with severe cases potentially leading to malignant arrhythm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The role of mother's and child's self-regulation on bidirectional links between harsh parenting and child externalizing problems - Hong Y, Bertrand CM, Deater-Deckard K, Smith CL, Bell MA.
The authors examined task-based (i.e., executive function), surveyed (i.e., effortful control), and physiological (i.e., resting cardiac respiratory sinus arrhythmia [RSA]) measures of child and maternal regulation as distinct moderators of longitudinal bi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical Cannabis-Arrhythmia Link; Watch Out for Lipoprotein(a); New SAVR Alternative
(MedPage Today) -- Medical marijuana was associated with an elevated risk of new-onset arrhythmia in a Danish population with chronic pain. (European Heart Journal) Severe drug-induced QT prolongation was fairly common in patients taking one of... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 16, 2024 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical Cannabis Use for Chronic Pain Linked to New-Onset Arrhythmia
FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2024 -- For patients with chronic pain, medical cannabis use is associated with an increased risk for new-onset arrhythmia, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in the European Heart Journal.Anders Holt, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 13, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain Tied to Arrhythmia Risk Medical Cannabis for Chronic Pain Tied to Arrhythmia Risk
Medical cannabis for chronic pain was associated with an increased risk of developing arrhythmia in a large Danish study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 12, 2024 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology Source Type: news

Idiopathic fascicular ventricular tachycardia in a pediatric patient with suicidal ideation and self-injurious behavior - Uchefuna MA, Eletta RY, Delgado A, Beker S.
We present the case of a 10-year-old female child, with no pertinent medical history... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New synthetic cannabinoids and the potential for cardiac arrhythmia risk - Hancox JC, Copeland CS, Harmer SC, Henderson G.
Synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists (SCRAs) have been associated with QT interval prolongation. Limited preclinical information on SCRA effects on cardiac electrogenesis results from the rapid emergence of new compounds and restricted research availabi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A suicide attempt by ingestion of oleander leaves and treatment with digoxin-specific Fab antibody fragments - Kova čević T, Polić B, Ardalić T, Petrović D, Stricević L, Rogulj M, Markić J.
Natural cardiac glycosides have positive inotropic heart effects but at high, toxic doses they can cause life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias. Here we present the first Croatian case of a 16-year-old girl who attempted suicide by eating dried oleander leav... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Severe caffeine poisoning treated with intermittent hemodialysis under circulatory support: a case report - Mitsui D, Kamijo Y, Yoshino T, Hanazawa T, Yoshizawa T, Iwase F.
In this report, we describe a case of severe caffeine poisoning with extraordinarily high blood caffeine levels. Despite developing refractory ventricular fibrillation, the patient was successfull... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Recurrent malignant ventricular arrhythmias and paresthesia-a mystery revealed as aconitine poisoning: a case report - Mj ølstad OC, Radtke M, Brodtkorb E, Edvardsen F, Brede WR, Aamo TO, Jacobsen D, Stokke MK, Helland A.
We report a case of a clinical challenge lasting for 12  months, with severe and unresolved clinical features involving several medical disciplines. CASE PRESENTATION: A 53-year-old Caucasian male, who had been previously healthy apart from a mo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Colchicine Not the Answer for Recurring Arrhythmias After Ablation
(MedPage Today) -- For patients undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (Afib), there was no signal that a brief course of colchicine reduced atrial arrhythmia recurrence or improved clinical outcomes when taken for 10 days starting... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 22, 2023 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Habituation of the cold shock response: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Barwood MJ, Eglin C, Hills SP, Johnston N, Massey H, McMorris T, Tipton MJ, Wakabayashi H, Webster L.
Cold water immersion (CWI) evokes the life-threatening reflex cold shock response (CSR), inducing hyperventilation, increasing cardiac arrhythmias, and increasing drowning risk by impairing safety behaviour. Repeated CWI induces CSR habituation (i.e., dimi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news