Reevaluation of ambiguous genetic variants in sudden unexplained deaths of a young cohort - Martinez-Barrios E, Sarquella-Brugada G, Perez-Serra A, Fernandez-Falgueras A, Cesar S, Alcalde M, Coll M, Puigmul é M, Iglesias A, Ferrer-Costa C, Del Olmo B, Picó F, López L, Fiol V, Cruzalegui J, Hernandez C, Arbelo E, Díez-Escuté N, Cerralbo P, Grassi S, Oliva A, Toro R, Brugada J, Brugada R, Campuzano O.
Sudden death cases in the young population remain without a conclusive cause of decease in almost 40% of cases. In these situations, cardiac arrhythmia of genetic origin is suspected as the most plausible cause of death. Molecular autopsy may reveal a gene... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 26, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A case of aconitum kusnezoffii intoxication with severe arrhythmia - Zhang WZ, Hu RM, Zhang YG, Tian YP.
Aconitum kusnezoffii is a traditional Chinese medicine of Ranunculaceae family. Its toxicity is relatively strong, and its dosage is similar to that of poisoning. In clinical practice, poisoning events are often caused by excessive dosage or improper use. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Death caused by cervical spine trauma from a car accident, secondary to ventricular arrhythmia recorded by implantable cardioverter-defibrillator - Janowski M, Chan CE, Poleszak K, Kozak M, Wysocka A, G łowniak A.
The incidence rate of syncope is 0.62% person-years [1], while that of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) shock-associated syncope is 7% [2]. Trappe et al. observed that although 6% of ICD-implanted patients were involved in car accidents, non... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Father and son develop severe atrial fibrillation after 'rapidly ingesting' same dessert
Heart arrhythmia is a well-known precursor for deadly cardiac events like stroke. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Jean-Marc Vall ée Was Remembered by Friends, Colleagues One Year After His Passing
Auteur Jean-Marc Vallée died on Christmas Day 2021, and, given the sudden nature of his death — the coroner attributed it to “a fatal cardiac arrhythmia secondary to severe coronary atherosclerosis” — and a COVID-19 surge, his Hollywood family wasn’t able to gather to honor his life until a recent…#sharp #santamonica #hbo #biglittlelies #émile #auteurjeanmarcvallée #dallasbuyersclub #thr #nathanross #beach (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Damar Hamlin may have suffered heart arrhythmia, experts say
The blow to Hamlin’s chest may have thrown his heart’s pumping mechanism out of rhythm, disrupting blood flow to his brain, two experts said Monday night. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 3, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Clinical Applications of Heart Rhythm Monitoring Tools Clinical Applications of Heart Rhythm Monitoring Tools
This review provides guidance to assist clinicians in choosing the most appropriate diagnostic tool to facilitate the management of patients with suspected arrhythmias.Europace (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

A sub-merged arrhythmia... and an up-emerged female swimmer. A case of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia in a young female swimmer surfacing from dynamic apnea - Lodi E, Donati F, Lodi G, Contrafatto I, Modena MG.
The irrefutable benefits of physical activity as a tool for the prevention and treatment of several clinical conditions, including cardiovascular diseases, are nowadays widely recognized. However, physical exercise may trigger adverse events in subjects wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Do Epsom Salts Help?
Discussion Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate. It is named Epsom from the town in England, close to London where it was supposedly discovered. Magnesium is an important trace element. It is a co-factor for ATP metabolism, DNA and RNA synthesis and regulation, and multiple other enzymatic reactions. Hypermagnesemia is quite uncommon and usually would occur because of renal insufficiency or being iatrogenically produced. Hypomagnesemia is a serum concentration of < 0.75 mmol/L. Symptoms are often non-specific such as lethargy, anxiety, headache, decreased appetite, nausea and sleeping problems. Muscle spasms and muscle assoc...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 19, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Real-World Study Shows Patients Treated with IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib) Were Less Likely to Initiate a Next-Line Treatment than Patients on Acalabrutinib in First-line Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
NEW ORLEANS, December 12, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced results of a real-world study showing that patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) treated with first-line acalabrutinib monotherapy were 89 percent more likely to start a next-line treatment than those treated with IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib).[1] These data suggest the potential that first-line treatment with IMBRUVICA® in routine practice may provide patients with the ability to use once-daily, all-oral IMBRUVICA® as a monotherapy treatment for a longer period without the need to start the next line of ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 12, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

New Results from the Phase 3 GLOW Study of Fixed-Duration Treatment with IMBRUVICA ® (ibrutinib) Plus Venetoclax Demonstrate Robust Efficacy and Sustained Response in Older, Unfit Patients with Previously Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
NEW ORLEANS, December 10, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new four-year follow-up results from the Phase 3 GLOW study (Abstract #93), which showed investigational, fixed-duration treatment with IMBRUVICA® + venetoclax (I+V) reduced the risk of progression or death by 79 percent among older and/or unfit patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) compared to patients treated with chemoimmunotherapy.[i] These results were highlighted in an oral presentation during the 2022 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting.1CLL is the most com...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - December 10, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

Apple secures patent win in AliveCor heart monitoring tech case
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board determined three AliveCor patents regarding the detection of heart conditions, like cardiac arrhythmias, were unpatentable. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 7, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Yes, You Can Actually Die of a Broken Heart
On May 26, 2022, Joe Garcia died suddenly of a heart attack just two days after his wife, Irma, was killed in the Uvalde, Texas school shooting. The papers reported a Garcia’s family member saying, “I truly believe Joe died of a broken heart.” As a cardiac scientist working in this field, I am regularly asked to comment on tragic cases like these. Sometimes they are celebrities such as Debbie Reynolds, who died soon after her daughter, Carrie Fisher. But often, they are long-married couples who pass away on the same day or soon after. These events can be rare and sporadic, so it is hard to find a pattern....
Source: TIME: Health - December 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Sian Harding Tags: Uncategorized freelance health Source Type: news

Autonomic nervous system reactivity and preschoolers' social dominance - Lent MC, Perry KJ, Blakely-McClure SJ, Buck C, Murray-Close D, Ostrov JM.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of skin conductance level reactivity (SCLR) and respiratory sinus arrhythmia reactivity (RSAR) in preschoolers' social dominance, as well as potential gender differences in these associations. Reactivit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

E-gaming should not equal E-fear - Sears SF, Sears JE, Nekkanti R.
Lawley et al., 2022 1) reported on 22 adolescent patients who experienced ventricular arrhythmias during electronic gaming (e-gaming). While this information is novel, the conclusions appear to over-reach with, "electronic gaming can precipitate lethal car... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news