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Arrhythmia nurses to teach CPR technique on mountain top
Two specialist cardiac nurses are hoping to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death by teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the top of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Apple to partner with American Well, Stanford to launch heart arrhythmia trial with Apple Watch 3
Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) said this week it will partner with telemedicine company American Well and Stanford University to test the performance of its Series 3 Apple Watch to detect heart arrhythmias, according to a Fortune report. The tech giant announced the Apple Heart Study at its iPhone unveiling event earlier this week, saying that the company would seek to use the watch as a replacement for traditional heart sensors, according to the report. The new watch comes with an improved heart rate monitor which Apple claims will collect data including post-workout recovery heart rate and abnormal spikes in heart rate while res...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials American Well Apple Stanford University Source Type: news

Apple Watch Is Getting Way Better Heart-Rate Monitoring
Apple just announced upgrades to its Apple Watch, including changes to how the device tracks a user’s heart rate. The update comes with the Apple Watch’s watchOS 4, which comes out on Sept. 19. According to Apple COO Jeff Williams, the Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor is the most used in the world. Now the feature will be available to view on the Apple Watch’s face, making it easier to glance at quickly, especially when working out or running. The updated feature will also show your resting heart rate and your recovery heart rate—an indicator of fitness progress. The Apple Watch will remind yo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized Apple iPhone 2017 onetime Source Type: news

Sudden cardiac arrest while eating a hot dog: a rare presentation of Brugada syndrome in a child - Ozyilmaz I, Akyol B, Ergul Y.
Patients who are diagnosed with Brugada syndrome (BS) usually experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and arrhythmia when they have a high fever, consume alcohol, and, more frequently, during their night sleep. In some rare cases, an SCA can be seen dependi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Is BioSig for Real This Time With Its Pure EP?
A couple years ago, BioSig Technologies, Inc. was poised to apply for FDA clearance to market its technology to improve treatment of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. Then its scientific advisors advised the Minneapolis company to put more work into that technology, a hardware-software combination designed to present clearer signals during electrophysiology studies and catheter ablation. The technology, Pure EP, is designed to cut through the background noise of the lab and its equipment during cardiac recordings, enabling physicians to target and neutralize the areas of the heart that are causing atria...
Source: MDDI - September 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: MD & M Minneapolis R Software Source Type: news

Cardiac Insight raises $5m, looks to raise $5m more
Cardiac Insight said today it raised $4.5 million in a new C-1 round of funding, looking to raise a total of $10 million in the round to support its Cardea Solo 7-day ECG sensor. Funds from the round will support sales, distribution and marketing of the company’s wearable Cardea Solo device, designed to provide both physicians and patients with cardiac data and help diagnose a variety of arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation. “Cardiac Insight has quickly caught the attention of the cardiology community for our game-changing products and revolutionary approach to cardiac care. Our new funding and leader...
Source: Mass Device - September 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Cardiac Insight Source Type: news

How a Bite of A Hot Dog Threatened -- and Saved -- a Boy's Life
It led to a medical crisis, and then discovery of hidden heart defect Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Arrhythmia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 'virtual heart' to simulate arrhythmia
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) A group of researchers from MIPT and Ghent University have proposed a mathematical model which is able to determine the factors responsible for the formation of different fibrosis patterns, which are believed to cause arrhythmia. To reproduce the formation of cardiac tissue, the researchers took a mathematical model -- one that is widely applied to study tissue growth -- and optimized it using the previously collected experimental data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ESC: Frequent Smartphone Afib Monitoring Catches Arrhythmia (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But AliveCor device screening trial not powered for clinical outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 30, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Abbott wins FDA nod for HeartMate 3 pump
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today that the FDA approved its HeartMate 3 implantable pump for heart failure patients awaiting a transplant. The approval is the latest for the HeartMate line of left ventricular assist devices first developed by Thoratec, which was later acquired by St. Jude Medical before a $25 billion merger brought it to Abbott earlier this year. Abbott said HeartMate 3 features full magnetic levitation for the pump’s impeller, aiming to cause less trauma to blood cells as they pass through the pump. Although it is smaller than its predecessor, Abbott claimed it has the industry’s largest ...
Source: Mass Device - August 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Abbott Source Type: news

New Jersey family says 'marijuana killed' their son
Michael Ziobro, 22, died in his New Jersey home from a heart arrhythmia. His parents believe that marijuana is what caused the heart arrhythmia. They want people to be aware of the risks of smoking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana killed a man who died of a heart arrhythmia
Michael Ziobro, 22, died in his New Jersey home from a heart arrhythmia. His parents believe that marijuana is what caused the heart arrhythmia. They want people to be aware of the risks of smoking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Resting respiratory sinus arrhythmia in suicide attempters - Tsypes A, James KM, Woody ML, Feurer C, Kudinova AY, Gibb BE.
Although suicide attempts (SA) occur across a broad range of diagnoses as well as in the absence of a diagnosable disorder, most studies to date have focused on them within a single, specific disorder. Consistent with the NIMH RDoC initiative to identify b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Numerate receives NIH funding to discover new anti-arrhythmic treatments
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a small business innovation research (SBIR) Phase I grant to Numerate to boost a new drug programme for cardiac arrhythmias. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Evaluation of cardiac autonomic function using heart rate variability in children with acute carbon monoxide poisoning - Vural C, Dinleyici EC, Kosger P, Bolluk O, Kilic Z, Ucar B.
Introduction Carbon monoxide poisoning may cause myocardial toxicity and cardiac autonomic dysfunction, which may contribute to the development of life-threatening arrhythmias. We investigated the potential association between acute carbon monoxide exposur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Japan clears CardioFocus ’ HeartLight
CardioFocus said today it won approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for its HeartLight endoscopic ablation system with an indication for treating paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company’s HeartLight system is designed to allow electrophysiologists to control the delivery of laser energy through direct visual guidance to isolate pulmonary veins with a high procedural flexibility. The device includes a compliant balloon to accommodate diverse PV anatomies and has a short learning curve to allow for quick adoption of the tech, the company said. To support the...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance CardioFocus Inc. newtag Source Type: news

Boston Scientific warns on fluke S-ICD death
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) last month alerted physicians after learning of a fluke incident involving its S-ICD pacemaker, in which a patient died when the device’s memory was corrupted by radiation. In a June letter to physicians, Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific wrote of “a single, isolated S-ICD event that resulted in a device-related patient death in May of this year.” “Boston Scientific engineers have determined that this patient’s S-ICD repeatedly delivered an atypical amount of energy (similar to the arrhythmia induction function) because a specific memory location was ...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Cardiac Rhythm Management Source Type: news

Could this algorithm be better at diagnosing arrhythmia than cardiologists?
[Image from Lars P. on Flickr]A new algorithm that can go through hours of heart data to detect arrhythmia performs better than trained cardiologists, according to new research from Stanford University. The algorithm gathers data from wearable monitors to find life-threatening irregular heartbeats and allows for data to be sorted through in remote areas where there is a scarcity of cardiologists. “One of the big deals about this work, in my opinion, is not just that we do abnormality detection but that we do it with high accuracy across a large number of different types of abnormalities,” said Awni Hannun, a gr...
Source: Mass Device - July 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Cardiovascular Diagnostics Research & Development arrhythmia MedTech Stanford University Source Type: news

Risk factors for myocardial dysfunction after traumatic brain injury: a one-year follow-up study - Lu K, Liang CL, Li PC, Liliang PC, Huang CY, Lee YC, Wang KW, Yang SN, Sun YT, Wang HK.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury has been associated with an increased risk of myocardial dysfunction. Common abnormalities accompanying this pathology include electrocardiographic abnormalities, elevated creatine kinase levels, arrhythmias, and pathol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A sodium surprise
(Washington University in St. Louis) Irregular heartbeat -- or arrhythmia -- can have sudden and often fatal consequences. A biomedical engineering team at Washington University in St. Louis examining molecular behavior in cardiac tissue recently made a surprising discovery that could someday impact treatment of the life-threatening condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Working Too Much Might Tip Heart into Irregular Rhythm
Study shows a link between on-the-job hours and atrial fibrillation, but couldn't prove cause-and-effectSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Arrhythmia, Atrial Fibrillation, Occupational Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not all astrocytes in the brain are the same, study finds
From afar, the billions of stars in our galaxy look indistinguishable, just as the billions of star-shaped astrocytes in our brains appear the same as each other. But UCLA researchers have now revealed that astrocytes, a type of brain cell that supports and protects neurons, aren ’t all the same. While stars might be categorized by their size, age and heat, the supportive brain cells vary when it comes to shape, molecular machinery and functioning.The findings,published today in the journal  Neuron, should make it easier for researchers to study how astrocytes relate to disease, or to develop drugs that aim...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study: Post-AF ablation symptom reduction could be partly a placebo effect
Patient assessment of atrial fibrillation symptoms after being treated with catheter ablation may often not match physician assessments, according to a new study. While a number of patients reported relief of symptoms after the treatment, many of those individuals actually experienced persistent arrhythmia despite the procedure, according to the study, which was published late last month in the JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology journal. The study examined patients over 2 years, analyzing the success of AF ablation by evaluating patient reported and physician-assessed AF-related symptoms after the procedure. A total of 54 pa...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Clinical Trials Source Type: news

Arrhythmia, Obesity Predict Higher Radiation in Coronary CTA Arrhythmia, Obesity Predict Higher Radiation in Coronary CTA
It remains to be seen whether patient-specific factors"can be modified to reduce radiation to patients," but this single-center study"provides us with some intriguing data," says one expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cardiac Insight launches Cardea Solo wearable AF sensor
Cardiac Insight said today it launched its Cardea Solo electrocardiogram sensor designed for diagnosing atrial fibrillation following cardiac ablation. The Cardea Solo device is designed to provide both physicians and patients with cardiac data and help diagnose a variety of arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, the Kirkland, Wash.-based company said. The Cardea Solo sensor is a lightweight, leadless, water resistant single-use disposable designed to record ECG data and patient symptoms.. The device can be worn under clothing for up to 7 days, the company said. “Cardiac Insight’s Cardea Solo is a game...
Source: Mass Device - July 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Patient Monitoring Cardiac Insight Source Type: news

Using Zio data, Stanford team trains AI to best cardiologists at detecting 14 arrhythmias
A team of researchers from Stanford University, working with cardiac monitoring company iRhythm, have created an AI algorithm that, in a small proof-of-concept trial, outperformed board-certified cardiologists at identifying various types of arrhythmias from ECGs. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 11, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

CathVision inks investment deal for electrophysiology system
Early-stage medical device company CathVision said today it inked a “multi-million venture investment” to support the development and marketing of its electrophysiology recording system designed for treating cardiac arrhythmia. The undisclosed investment came from Scandanavian-based VF Venture and Borean Innovation, Denmark-based CathVision said. “CathVision works in one of the fastest growing segments in medical technology. CathVision’s team has worked patiently and consistently with their product over a number of years, and we have followed the company for several years. I think CathVision represe...
Source: Mass Device - July 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular cathvision Source Type: news

CathVision Raises Venture Funding to Market New EP Recording System
Medical device company CathVision has signed a multi-million venture investment from Scandinavian-based investors VF Venture and Borean Innovation. The investment is directed at developing and market the company's superior electrophysiology (EP) recording ... Devices, Cardiology, Venture Capital CathVision, electrophysiology, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Creavo Medical raises $15m
Medical tech spin-out Creavo Medical Technologies said this week it raised $15.3 million (EU €13.4 million) in equity funding to help support its magnetocardiography diagnostic tech designed to measure, display and store electromagnetic fluctuations caused by heart activity. The round was led by IP Group and joined by existing investors the University of Leeds and newly invested Parkwalk Advisors and Puhua Capital, the UK-based company said. “We have supported Creavo from the very beginning and have been impressed with its substantial growth and ambition. I am particularly excited about this next chapter in Crea...
Source: Mass Device - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular creavomedical Source Type: news

Cardiologs wins FDA 510(k) for ECG analysis platform
Cardiologs Technologies said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Cardiologs ECG analysis platform designed to aid in the screening for atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias. The platform is a cloud-based cardiac monitoring and analysis web service which uses artificial intelligence to analyze long-term ambulatory ECG monitoring recordings, the Paris-based company said. The system already has CE Mark approval in the European Union, the company added. “It is intuitive that screening for AFib and subsequent anticoagulant treatment should reduce the stroke burden, which is the basis of guideline recommendations...
Source: Mass Device - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance cardiologstechnologies Source Type: news

60% of heart condition patients initially misdiagnosed
GPs urged to look out for signs of cardiac troubles Related items fromOnMedica Improvement in heart disease not uniform across UK Chronic heart failure – a review and update Modifying cardiovascular risks and lipid modification Death rate higher in women after discharge for heart arrhythmias New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Popular class of drugs reverse potentially harmful genetic changes from heart disease
(York University) Beta blockers are commonly used world-wide to treat a variety of cardiovascular conditions, such as arrhythmias and heart failure. Scientists have known for decades that the medications work by slowing the heart rate and reducing the force of contraction -- lessening the burden of work carried out by the heart. However, new research out of York University has now shown that these drugs also reverse a number of potentially detrimental genetic changes associated with heart disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Poorer patients more likely to leave hospital against doctors ’ advice
Poverty and gender are factors in unwise hospital discharge Related items fromOnMedica Acting without delay Hospitals sending home sick, vulnerable patients Poor discharge of elderly people costs NHS £820m Lack of post-discharge support puts vulnerable people at risk Death rate higher in women after discharge for heart arrhythmias (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 26, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Adverse Drug Event Causality Analysis (ADECA): a process for evaluating evidence and assigning drugs to risk categories for sudden death - Woosley RL, Romero K, Heise CW, Gallo T, Tate J, Woosley RD, Ward S.
Growing evidence indicates that many drugs have the ability to cause a potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmia, torsades de pointes (TdP). This necessitates the development of a compilation of drugs that have this potential toxicity. Such a list is helpful i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Using CRM devices as forensic clues
Pacemakers and other cardiac rhythm management devices could help solve forensic cases by revealing a time and cause of death in cases where an autopsy is inadequate, according to a study presented today at EHRA Europace Cardiostim 2017. Lead author Dr. Philipp Lacour said in a statement that using CRM devices as clues could help satisfy an unmet need – nearly 30% of forensic cases remain unsolved because the autopsy does not clarify the cause or time of death. “The number of implanted cardiac devices with sophisticated diagnostic functions is increasing and we thought interrogating them might help to shed ligh...
Source: Mass Device - June 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Health Information Technology Software / IT Source Type: news

BioTrace Medical touts real-world data from Tempo temporary lead
BioTrace Medical today released data from real-world experiences with its Tempo temporary pacing lead, touting no dislodgements or perforations and reliable pace capture during and after the procedure. The real-world experiences as well as 2 live cases were presented during the Transcatheter Valve Therapies 2017 in Chicago this week. In a presentation, Dr. Tamim Nazif of the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center released data from real-world experiences, including 3 cases from their Medical Center and several hundred other cases which reported no device-related adverse events, no perforations and dislodge...
Source: Mass Device - June 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials BioTrace Medical Source Type: news

Study: Denervation May Reduce Recurrent Ventricular Arrhythmia (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Procedure should be considered early in disease course, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tenth year of data on cardiac arrhythmia treatment launched at European congress
(European Society of Cardiology) The tenth year of data on cardiac arrhythmia treatment is being launched at EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does the sound of airplanes raise blood pressure risk?
A new study investigates the effect of long-term exposure to aircraft noise on the risk of high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, and stroke. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Lessons from Fire Prevention: Why We Can Head Off Disease Without Sacrificing Cure
This insightful and data-filled evidence-based article from the Boston University School of Public Health  illustrates the work EMS can, and should, do to prevent disease where we cannot control curing it: Public health is concerned with creating a healthier world, preferably one where we prevent disease before it starts. This inevitably occasions grappling with our overwhelming investment in medicine and curative care, and arguing for a recalibration of our investment towards the social, economic, and cultural factors that promote health. We can educate people how to reduce their chances of suffering heart attacks, ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 11, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Training News Source Type: news

Athletes With ICDs: Reassurance in Long-Term Registry Athletes With ICDs: Reassurance in Long-Term Registry
Whether soccer stars, surfers, or equestrian elites, most athletes in the 4-year study competed safely without device failures to terminate arrhythmias as needed, despite inappropriate shocks in some.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Sport Competition May Be Safe With ICD
(MedPage Today) -- No injuries or failure to terminate arrhythmia seen in registry (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - June 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Crawley two-year-old girl who could DIE at any moment
Verity Dewy, from Crawley, suffers from arrhythmia - an abnormal heart rhythm, which was sparked by the 4cm by 5cm growth. Her family are now trying to raise £100,000 for surgery to remove it in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet the two-year-old girl who could DIE at any moment
Verity Dewy, from Crawley, suffers from arrhythmia - an abnormal heart rhythm, which was sparked by the 4cm by 5cm growth. Her family are now trying to raise £100,000 for surgery to remove it in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorado medical device firm raises $2.1 million
CardioNXT, a Westminster medical device company, said it's raised $2.1 million in financing. The company said the latest money came from a group of investors led by James Bullock and William Hawkins, III. Piedmont Capital Partners and existing investors including Solas BioVentures also participated in the financing. The company said it's making technology targeting the understanding of c ardiac arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation. "Atrial fibrillation is a huge problem globally. This technology… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 2, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Is Epinephrine Safe for Older Patients with Anaphylaxis?
This study aimed to determine the clinical value, and potential cardiovascular harm, on elderly patients with anaphylaxis who received intramuscular (IM) and IV epinephrine. Over a five-year period, the researchers examined the ED record of anaphylactic patients over the age of 50 who were transported to two urban EDs. They compared the clinical outcome and cardiovascular complications between younger and older adults who received epinephrine for anaphylaxis. Of the 2,995 patients with allergy-related complaints, 492 were treated for anaphylaxis. Of them, 122 (24.8%) were older adults. Only 36.1% of the older patients rece...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Acute alcohol intoxication in an eight weeks old infant - Frenkel Rutenberg T, Benacun M.
INTRODUCTION: Alcohol intoxication in infants is a life-threatening condition which requires early diagnosis and treatment. It may lead to multi-system injury, including mental deterioration, respiratory depression, cardiac arrhythmia, metabolic disorders ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Quality of inpatient experience falling in some areas
CQC finds overall patient experience remains high Related items fromOnMedica Death rate higher in women after discharge for heart arrhythmias Emergency care struggling to guarantee safest care for all high-risk patients Who knows best when it comes to emergency hospital admissions? Hospital beds numbers down 20% in a decade Integrated health and social care workforces is the future (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 1, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Chocolate May Reduce Risk Of Developing Common Heart Arrhythmia
While research has shown that consumption of primarily dark chocolate may have far reaching benefits for our heart health, new research now points to a secondary benefit for reducing the risk of developing a common heart arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Holographic cardiac imaging among innovations showcased at arrhythmias congress
(European Society of Cardiology) Holographic cardiac imaging and other innovations will be showcased at the EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017 in Vienna, Austria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news