Items tagged as "cardiac arrest"
Cookies, candy, eggnog ... these are some the favorite goodies we can’t seem to resist at holiday gatherings. But for patients with an underlying heart condition, a few days of eating the wrong foods can cause some serious problems. Mayo Clinic physicians say it's actually common for hospital admissions to increase during the holidays, especially for [...]Created by Dana Sparks
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Forced body cooling known as therapeutic hypothermia has reduced in-hospital deaths among sudden cardiac arrest patients nearly 12 percent between 2001 and 2009, according to a Mayo Clinic study being presented at the upcoming American Academy of Neurology 2012 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The research is [...]Created by mayonewsreleases
Fans of television medical dramas like ER have watched this scene over and over: a person in cardiac arrest is resuscitated with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and wakes up good to go. No lasting damage, besides a big scare. But physicians at Mayo Clinic wanted to know if these survivors were [...]Created by Admin
Mayo Clinic Studying Genomics of Antiplatelet Heart Medication
Each year in the United States, 600,000 to 800,000 heart stents are placed to restore blood flow through coronary arteries. Patients are then given medication to keep blood clots from forming near the surgical site. Such clots can be deadly, causing heart attack and stroke. [...]Created by Dennis Douda
In the largest study of its kind, Mayo Clinic researchers found that people who have obstructive sleep apnea – when a person stops breathing for periods during sleep – have a greater risk of sudden cardiac death. Senior author of the study, Mayo Clinic cardiologist Virend Somers, M.D., Ph.D., says, “Your [...]Created by Dennis Douda
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a serious heart problem that runs in families and is a condition most commonly associated with sudden death in athletes. It often goes undiagnosed for years, and sometimes the first symptom is cardiac arrest. But with improved genetic testing, patients who find out they have the gene are able [...]Created by Dana Sparks