Tag: Heart Rhythm Society

Study: Estrogen Levels Tied to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

Study: Estrogen Levels Tied to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

May 12, – Sudden cardiac death can occur when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating (sudden cardiac arrest). Each year in the United States, more than 350,000 people die of sudden cardiac death. Higher levels of the hormone estrogen are associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death in men and women, a […]

May 12, 2013 | By More
Swimming Pools May Pose Hazard for People With Heart Devices

Swimming Pools May Pose Hazard for People With Heart Devices

May 10, The issue: a danger that electrical currents linked to standard pool utilities such as lighting may “leak,” causing a defibrillator to misread the status of a patient’s heart. Implanted cardioverter defibrillators continuously monitor and control a patient’s heart rhythm. With summer approaching, researchers caution that swimming pools may pose a risk to patients […]

May 10, 2013 | By More