American Heart Association

Shock from heart device may increase healthcare needs, expenses

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A shock from a heart device that saves people from sudden cardiac death may result in more health care, regardless of whether the shock was necessary, according to a new study.

An implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, delivers a shock to restore a normal rhythm when […]

Report: 10 measures could prevent sudden cardiac death

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Ten strategies could help doctors, patients and families prevent sudden cardiac death, according to a new report.

The findings from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

More than 350,000 Americans […]

Higher thyroid hormone levels linked to sudden cardiac death

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Risk of death from a sudden loss of heart function was significantly greater in patients with thyroid hormone levels at the higher end of normal range, compared to patients with levels at the lower end, according to research released Tuesday.

Sudden cardiac death occurs when the […]

NCAA reminding trainers, coaches to use cardiac arrest checklist

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Summer school classrooms are humming with activity on college campuses across the nation and soon, so will sports fields full of student athletes returning for training camps and practices.

But before they do, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s top medical chief is reminding head athletic trainers […]

Men face higher lifetime risk of sudden cardiac death

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

About one in every nine men and one in every 30 women will experience sudden cardiac death, according to research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

“These numbers should raise a red flag,” Donald Lloyd-Jones, M.D., senior study author and chair of preventive […]

Homes near highways may up heart disease risks

Living near the highway may shorten the daily commute, but it may also up the risk of heart disease, according to new research.

One recent study suggested that living near a highway was associated with an increased risk of dying from sudden cardiac death. The second showed the proximity to […]

Gene therapy may reduce risk of sudden cardiac death from heart disorder

A single dose of gene therapy reduced the risk of sudden cardiac death for one year from an inherited disorder that causes abnormal heart rhythm, according to a new study.

In addition, the gene therapy showed promise in preventing Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia from progressing after birth and in reversing […]