Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 147 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 27-May-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 28-May-2003
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Sleep disorder linked to common, serious heart rhythm problem
A heart rhythm disturbance that affects more than 2 million Americans is twice as likely to recur in patients with untreated sleep apnea, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the May 27 edition of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition that causes people to repeatedly stop breathing during sleep.  more

New research calls for heightened awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder following childbirth
New research by psychologist Dr Stephen Joseph at the University of Warwick reveals that women who experience traumatic childbirth can develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a serious condition of anxiety usually associated with events like wars and assaults. more


Fish oils in heart cells can block dangerous heart rhythms
Eating oily fish like salmon, tuna or bluefish at least twice a week can prevent sudden cardiac death because fatty acids in the fish block dangerous irregular heart rhythms, experts say in a review article in today’s of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.  more

Surgery better than drugs for serious lack of blood flow to the heart
Surgery or angioplasty to improve blood flow in patients with moderate to severe levels of blood flow restriction to the heart reduces the risk of cardiac death more than medication alone, researchers report in today's rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. more

Diabetes and high blood pressure increase risk of serious eye disease among blacks
People of African ancestry who have high blood pressure and high blood plasma glucose levels are at increased risk for diabetic retinopathy, and those with diabetes and high blood pressure are at increased risk for elevated intraocular pressure.  more

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