Sudden Cardiac Death News and Research

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The term sudden cardiac death refers to natural death from cardiac causes, heralded by abrupt loss of consciousness within one hour of the onset of acute symptoms.
Women who have diets rich in oils containing alpha-linolenic appear to have a lower risk of dying from heart disease

Women who have diets rich in oils containing alpha-linolenic appear to have a lower risk of dying from heart disease

Doctors must choose and manage implanted cardiac defibrillators patients carefully

Doctors must choose and manage implanted cardiac defibrillators patients carefully

Mild pulses of electrical energy just as effective as more powerful and painful shocks to interrupt life-threatening rapid heartbeats

Mild pulses of electrical energy just as effective as more powerful and painful shocks to interrupt life-threatening rapid heartbeats

Study links possible role of ephedrine in sudden cardiac arrests

Study links possible role of ephedrine in sudden cardiac arrests

Research continues to show the cardiovascular benefits of fish consumption or omega-3 fatty acids

Research continues to show the cardiovascular benefits of fish consumption or omega-3 fatty acids

Sibling history is a better predictor of coronary heart disease than parental history or traditional risk factor scoring

Sibling history is a better predictor of coronary heart disease than parental history or traditional risk factor scoring

Draft Medicare plan to cover implantable defibrillators

Draft Medicare plan to cover implantable defibrillators

Estimates may overstate toll of sudden cardiac death

Estimates may overstate toll of sudden cardiac death

Therapeutic hypothermia improves the chances of recovery among those who suffer from cardiac arrest

Therapeutic hypothermia improves the chances of recovery among those who suffer from cardiac arrest

Ramipril reduces rate of sudden cardiac death and nonfatal cardiac arrest by 21 percent

Ramipril reduces rate of sudden cardiac death and nonfatal cardiac arrest by 21 percent

Embryonic stem cell therapy show benefits in rebuilding damaged heart

Embryonic stem cell therapy show benefits in rebuilding damaged heart

New guidelines urge early and long-term treatment with Aldosterone blockade therapy

New guidelines urge early and long-term treatment with Aldosterone blockade therapy

Pacemakers and defibrillators can be safe for use in magnetic resonance imaging machines

Pacemakers and defibrillators can be safe for use in magnetic resonance imaging machines

First successful gene therapy that mimics the action of calcium channel blockers

First successful gene therapy that mimics the action of calcium channel blockers

CRT devices used in combination with optimized pharmacologic therapy (OPT) significantly impact patient's quality and length of life

CRT devices used in combination with optimized pharmacologic therapy (OPT) significantly impact patient's quality and length of life

Functional genomics provide improved drug discovery

Functional genomics provide improved drug discovery

Launch of The Oxford Genetics Knowledge Park by Matt Ridley

Launch of The Oxford Genetics Knowledge Park by Matt Ridley

Cardiac sympathetic denervation the heart’s control from the sympathetic nervous system

Cardiac sympathetic denervation the heart’s control from the sympathetic nervous system