Childhood Heart Issues

Childhood Heart Defects may Increase the Risk of Premature Dementia

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liSurvivors of childhood heart defects are more likely to develop early-onset dementia later in life/li
liThe risk of developing dementia increased by 60 percent than the general population without heart defects/li
liHeart disease risk factors like atrial fibrillation, heart failure and diabetes may also increase the risk of dementia /li/ul

People born with heart defects may be at a higher risk of developing premature ...

Eye Examination Could Obviate The Need For MRI In Stroke Diagnosis

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ul class="group-list punch-points"liGadolinium
contrast used during MRI in stroke patients leaks into the eyes./liliThis indicates
that the blood vessels of the eyes become leaky following a stroke. /liliTherefore, an eye
examination following a stroke using a special dye could obviate the need
for an MRI scan in the future./li/ul

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new study suggests that gadolinium used during MRI imaging in stroke patients
leaks into ...

Role of comprehensive care in Fontan survivors: A multidisciplinary team approach

The current standard management strategy for patients born with single ventricle heart disease includes a series of palliative surgeries, culminating in the Fontan operation. With the recognition that survivors of Fontan palliation are at risk for developing a wide breadth of complications, spanning multiple different organ systems, interest in developing multidisciplinary teams dedicated to the care of these patients has emerged.

Muscular Dystrophy Givinostat Drug can Help Treat Heart Failure

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liGivinostat, new muscular dystrophy drug can help treat heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)./li
liHFpEF occurs due to defective heart relaxation /li
liAfter drug intake, cardiac relaxation without altering blood pressure was observed /li/ul

Givinostat, a new drug used for muscular dystrophy can help the heart relax properly as in case of diastolic dysfunction (heart relaxation abnormality), the heart is unable to relax....

Hole in the Heart Increases Risk for Stroke After Surgery

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liPreoperatively diagnosed patent foramen ovale (PFO) is associated with perioperative ischemic stroke./li
liPatent foramen ovale (PFO) is the medical term for 'hole in the heart'./li
liLooking for this hole before surgery may influence surgical decision-making as it contributes to stroke./li/ul
bPost-surgery stroke caused by hole in the heart/b
A hole between the upper chambers of the heart that fails to close after ...

Night Shift Workers At Higher Risk Of Stroke Due To Altered Body's Internal Clock

Night shift workers who habitually enjoy a high fat diet are at risk of metabolic disorders.
About 15 million Americans don't have a typical nine-to-five workday, and many of these--nurses, firefighters and flight attendants, among many other professions--may see their schedule change drastically one week to the next.
As a result, these shift workers' biological clocks, which keep track of the time of day, cannot keep accurate time, potentially making the negative effects of a high fat diet on metabolic disorders even more pronounced....

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