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Ventricular Fibrillation

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Wearable Defibrillator Can Prevent Death in People with Arrhythmias

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Abstract: 16333 - EMBARGOED UNTIL 11:30AM ET

November 13, 2011

Study Highlights:Wearable defibrillators can help save lives while patients wait for implantable devices.Almost 92 percent of patients with potentially lethal arrhythmias survived to hospital discharge with the devices’ aid.

ORLANDO, FLA., Nov. 13, 2011 — A wearable defibrillator can prevent sudden death in people with dangerous heart arrhythmias, according to research...

Tilt Table Test

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A tilt table test is used to evaluate the cause of unexplained fainting (syncope). During a tilt table test, you lie on a table that moves from a horizontal to a vertical position. Your heart rate and blood pressure are...

Black Licorice: Trick or Treat?

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Black licorice is an old fashioned treat that can be harmful if you eat too much. If you’re 40 or older, eating 2 ounces of black licorice a day for two weeks could cause an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia).

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As it turns out, you really can overdose on candy—or, more precisely, black licorice.

Days before the biggest candy eating holiday of the year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Anti-Nausea Drug May Pose Risk to Heart Rhythm: FDA

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BANGALORE (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators said they are reviewing the safety of GlaxoSmithKline's anti-nausea drug Zofran to ascertain whether there is a potential risk of abnormal heart rhythm.

The drug may increase the risk of developing abnormal changes in the electric activity of the heart, leading to a potentially fatal heart rhythm, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a statement.

GSK will be required to conduct a study on whether Zofran could prolong a patient's QT...