Items Tagged ‘cardiovascular’

September 1, 2009 · Leave a Comment

8 Times You Should Never Play Doctor

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

You have a sudden burning sensation, a minor injury, a weird symptom…but who can rush to the doc with every ache? Here’s how to tell when you need an MD’s attention… Your heart starts to race suddenly and unexpectedly.   The sensation strikes out of the blue, and it’s not accompanied by any other symptom. […]

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September 1, 2009 · Leave a Comment

ESC: Case Made for CRT in Early Heart Failure

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

An implantable device that provides cardiac resynchronization may slow the progression of heart failure in patients with asymptomatic disease, and it appears that women reap the greatest benefit from the treatment, researchers said today.   Compared with patients who had a simple cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implanted, patients who received one that delivers resynchronization therapy — a […]

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August 27, 2009 · Leave a Comment

New blood tests find heart attacks quicker, better

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

A new generation of blood tests can quickly and reliably show if a person is having a heart attack soon after chest pains start – a time when current tests are not definitive, two studies found.   The newer, sensitive tests give a much better way to tell who needs help fast. Each year, 15 […]

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August 18, 2009 · Leave a Comment

It could be Marfan — rare illness tough to diagnosis

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Do you know a child who has a racing heart? Perhaps a tall child, with long fingers? A youngster who can do extraordinary things with his or her joints? Maybe that child has Marfan syndrome. Jennifer Holland, vice president of the Twin Cities chapter of the National Marfan Foundation, says she was lucky to be […]

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August 10, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Marfan Foundation conference continues in Rochester

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

  The 25th annual National Marfan Foundation conference continues this weekend in Rochester. It has drawn 500 participants from across the country the first time it has been held at Mayo Clinic. Marfan syndrome is a connective-tissue disorder “that can affect the skeleton, eyes, heart and blood vessels,” according to www.marfan.org.   Post-Bulletin by Jeff […]

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