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Study: Common Antibiotics Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death - Reset.me

Study: Common Antibiotics Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death - Reset.me | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
There's more bad news for antibiotics: A new review of scientific literature found that macrolide antibiotics cause an increase in sudden cardiovascular death among patients. Macrolide drugs refer to products like azithromycin, clarithromycin, and erythromycin, which are characterized by a specific type of ring in their molecular structure. They are most commonly prescribed to battle bacterial infections like pneumonia, bronchitis, chlamydia, and other illnesses.
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Alan Thicke May Have Missed The Warning Signs, Doctor Says

Alan Thicke May Have Missed The Warning Signs, Doctor Says | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
Dr. Anil Bhandari says there may have been a very small window for Thicke to have gotten help. The symptoms are often missed.
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Rare, But Fatal, Case of Cardiac Toxicity on Yervoy/Opdivo Combo Reported

Rare, But Fatal, Case of Cardiac Toxicity on Yervoy/Opdivo Combo Reported | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
Here, a study details a rare case of two people who died of cardiac inflammation after receiving Yervoy plus Opdivo combination therapy for melanoma.
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Interesting case reports of rare, but serious, life-threatens ingside effects of new targeted therapies.
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Boy’s Cardiac Death Led to Misuse of Genetic Test, Study Says

Boy’s Cardiac Death Led to Misuse of Genetic Test, Study Says | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
A 13-year-old boy’s sudden cardiac death led doctors to wrongly diagnose more than 20 of his relatives with a potentially lethal heart disorder in a case that illustrates the potential for genetic testing to go wrong.
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Appropriate use of genetic testing is so important
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‘Two years ago, I died’: Teen celebrates new AED school law

‘Two years ago, I died’: Teen celebrates new AED school law | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
A local 16-year-old says he's living proof automated external defibrillators need to be in schools, and is advocating for a Rhode Island law…
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Development of software that "predicts" sudden cardiac death - Medical Xpress

Development of software that "predicts" sudden cardiac death - Medical Xpress | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
At Galway Hospital in Ireland, a new device is used to 'predict' cardiac events in people at risk of sudden cardiac death.
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Dengue in Mumbai: Dengue claims its 5th victim in the city - TheHealthSite

Dengue in Mumbai: Dengue claims its 5th victim in the city - TheHealthSite | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
MUMBAI: The ravaging dengue crisis in the city claimed its fifth victim within a span of just seven days taking the death toll to 12.
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Dengue an interesting cause of viral myocarditis causing sudden cardiac death
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Diagnosis of myocarditis and pericarditis (part 2)

Learn what imaging tests can be used to determine whether a patient has myocarditis or pericarditis. By Raja Narayan. Visit us (http://www.khanacademy.org/science/healthcare-and-medicine)...
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Nice basic review of clinical findings in myocarditis
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Study Links Sex Hormone Levels in the Blood to Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Oregon sudden unexpected death study links sex hormone in the blood to risk of sudden cardiac arrest taking another step toward offering preventive treatments. (IMPORTANT.
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Interesting...high estradiol level correlates with increased risk of sudden cardiac death in both genders.
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A Test Working To Predict Sudden Cardiac Death - Forbes

A Test Working To Predict Sudden Cardiac Death - Forbes | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
Forbes A Test Working To Predict Sudden Cardiac Death Forbes On September 14, 2007, Lorenz Diesbergen, age 44, stepped off a commuter train in downtown Chicago and began his daily walk to work in the Chicago Loop.
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This test would be a major step forward in following heart failure patients if results are reproducible in large scale population studies.
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Fever, Rash, and Renal Failure | Now@NEJM

Fever, Rash, and Renal Failure | Now@NEJM | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
The small-vessel vasculitis in Rocky Mountain spotted fever typically has multisystem involvement and has been associated with myocarditis, myositis, and encephalitis. Adhesion of platelets to injured endothelium leads to the ...
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An unusual cause of myocarditis...
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British Heart Foundation - Sudden cardiac death

British Heart Foundation - Sudden cardiac death | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
A gene mutation preventing two vital proteins from regulating the body's heartbeat could be the cause of sudden cardiac death according to new research.
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The reason why molecular autopsy is so important. There is so much still to be learned.
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A new gene therapy technique could prevent sudden cardiac death

A new gene therapy technique could prevent sudden cardiac death | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
The Istituto Maugeri in Pavia tested a new viral vector-based gene therapy that could treat certain types of cardiac dysrhythmia (A new gene therapy technique could prevent sudden cardiac death http://t.co/C2dsIKATOf)...
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Exciting work in hereditary arrhythmias
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Are Hormones Linked To Sudden Cardiac Death?

Are Hormones Linked To Sudden Cardiac Death? | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
A new study has just revealed a correlation between sudden cardiac death and thyroid hormones.
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Mutations Found for Dilated, Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathies

Mutations Found for Dilated, Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathies | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
Premature sudden death frequent with the mutations
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New Report Outlines Ten Measures for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death | American Heart Association

New Report Outlines Ten Measures for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death | American Heart Association | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
A new report presents 10 quality and performance measures that are intended to help stakeholders—including health systems, legislative bodies, and nongovernmental organizations, as well as healthcare practitioners, patients, families and communities—in the effort to prevent sudden cardiac death. The joint report from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association is published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
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ACC and AHA Release 10 “Comprehensive” Measures to Combat Sudden Cardiac Death

ACC and AHA Release 10 “Comprehensive” Measures to Combat Sudden Cardiac Death | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
A new joint report released today by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) offers practitioners and stakeholders ten evidence-based quality and performan…
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Gene Mutations Associated with Sudden Cardiac Death Linked to SUDEP

Gene Mutations Associated with Sudden Cardiac Death Linked to SUDEP | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
Cardiac dysrhythmia may contribute to pathophysiology in a proportion of SUDEP cases.
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SUDEP has always been an interesting and mysterious phenomenon. Turns out another indication for molecular autopsy.
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Clinical trial seeks answers to sudden deaths of healthy young people

Clinical trial seeks answers to sudden deaths of healthy young people | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
Jason Lappies woke in his San Diego apartment on the morning of June 26. Not needing to report to work right away, he settled onto his couch to watch a World Cup soccer match. He teased his roommate, who had to rush off to a job.
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Glad this study is being performed. Molecular autopsy has so much potential to explain these tragic deaths in such young people.
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Diagnosis of myocarditis and pericarditis (part 1)

Learn what labs and tests can be used to determine if a person has myocarditis or pericarditis. By Raja Narayan. Visit us (http://www.khanacademy.org/science/healthcare-and-medicine) for health...
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Nice basic revue of clinical findings in myocarditis
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Sudden cardiac death complicating acute myocardial infarction following synthetic cannabinoid use - Tse - 2014 - Internal Medicine Journal - Wiley Online Library

Sudden cardiac death complicating acute myocardial infarction following synthetic cannabinoid use - Tse - 2014 - Internal Medicine Journal - Wiley Online Library | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
Australia: Sudden cardiac death complicating acute myocardial infarction following synthetic cannabinoid use http://t.co/5wakDzgI3c
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Interesting case report of 3 vessel coronary thrombosis associated with synthetic cannibinoid.
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Common antibiotic linked to sudden heart deaths - Telegraph.co.uk

Common antibiotic linked to sudden heart deaths - Telegraph.co.uk | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Common antibiotic linked to sudden heart deaths Telegraph.co.uk “Health professionals already know to exercise caution when prescribing clarithromycin in patients who have, or may be predisposed to Long QT syndrome – a condition...
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It would be interesting to look at these patients in more detail. Perhaps they have other ion channel abnormalities which predispose to acquired long QT syndrome.
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Scientists discover link between skin diseases and Sudden Cardiac Death ... - Medical Xpress

Scientists discover link between skin diseases and Sudden Cardiac Death ... - Medical Xpress | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
Medical Xpress Scientists discover link between skin diseases and Sudden Cardiac Death ...
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Desmosomes...the link between PPK and ARVD.
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Overcoming Arrhythmia to Become an Olympic Champion

Overcoming Arrhythmia to Become an Olympic Champion | Cardiac Pathology | Scoop.it
At a young age I was a swimmer with dreams of being an Olympian champion! Then my heart rate wouldn't slow down after races and workouts, and I knew it was something more than just overexertion, I knew that something was wrong....Going from healthy elite athlete to learning I had a condition that can cause fainting, cardiac arrest, and even sudden death, was a lot to swallow and wrap my head around -- especially at 14. I didn't want it to stop my swimming career and my passion. I wanted to get back into the water, and with the support of my parents, I did. I pushed the diagnosis out of my mind and continued to train. In order for me to continue competing, my mom had to carry a portable defibrillator to every competition and practice just in case my heart stopped.
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What an inspiring story!
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The whole genome sequence of Coxsackievirus B3 MKP strain leading to myocarditis and its molecular phylogenetic analysis

Background: In recent years, the reported infection cases by coxsackievirus (CV) have been on the rise.
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Coxsackievirus can persist in cardiac tissue causing myocardial damage
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