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September 2006

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Sleep apnoea: positive airway pressure really works (Destination Santé) Do you suffer from sleep apnoea? Then use continuous positive airway pressure! You will be cutting your risk of premature death of cardiovascular origin by seven, as has been demonstrated for the first time by European researchers. It has now been established clearly that continuous positive airway pressure is effective against high blood pressure which often accompanies sleep apnoea syndrome. This treatment consists of getting the person to wear a mask at night that covers the mouth and nose and provides a continuous flow of air. Respiratory pauses are thus diminished.
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          2006 - 22 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Nonprofit, local Elks group help bring happiness to teenager's ... Beaumont Enterprise - Beaumont,TX,USA Born with fetal alcohol syndrome and a congenital heart defect that required two open-heart surgeries by the time he was 2, he recently had a wish come true ...
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          2006 - 22 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Smoking and heart attacks: the risk is trebled! (Destination Santé) Cigarettes, cigars, pipes, quid, nargileh or passive smoking… According to a Canadian report published in The Lancet, all forms of smoking are dangerous for the heart. To the extent that the risk of myocardium infarctus is trebled! This has been demonstrated by Salim Yusuf and his colleagues at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Their study, Interheart, covered 52 countries and 27,000 people!…
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          2006 - 22 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Teen on rebound after heart transplant Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA ... sleep, and I couldn't breathe and my heart started pulsating ... "I was told it could be congenital, but I ... affected in a family that suffers the disease, Murali said ...
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          2006 - 22 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Bugs in defibrillators (Destination Santé) In streets, companies, airports… In the United States and in some Ango-Saxon countries, automatic defibrillators are available to the public. Researchers have however focused on one point that is rarely examined: their reliability. Based on data by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Jignesh Shah and his team in Boston listed all the security alerts relating to these devices between January 1996 and December 2005.
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          2006 - 22 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Smith's son took antidepressants Cincinnati.com - Cincinnati,OH,USA ... on celebrity cases including Elvis Presley's death, ruled out several potential natural causes including heart disease, stroke or a "congenital anomaly." He ...
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          2006 - 22 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Rising incidence of birth defects in China rings alarm People's Daily Online - Beijing,China ... Cleft palette, neural tube defects, hyperdactylia (excessive numbers of fingers or toes), congenital heart disease and hydrocephalus (water on the brain) are ...
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          2006 - 22 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Birth defects rise in China China Daily - China ... Cleft palette, neural tube defects, excessive numbers of fingers or toes, congenital heart disease and water on the brain are the top five birth defects among ...
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          2006 - 22 Septembre-September  )

  bt     bt   New heart surgery technique broadcast live Vancouver Sun (subscription) - British Columbia, Canada ... were broadcast in a live simulcast to the Las Vegas conference called Pediatric and Adult Interventional Therapies for Congenital and Valvular Heart Disease. ...
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          2006 - 20 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Detecting a heart defect Malaysia Star - Malaysia ... recounting the tale of a 40-year-old executive who went for a medical checkup as part of a job interview and found out that he had congenital heart disease. ...
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          2006 - 20 Septembre-September  )

  bt   The ballooning of a blood vessel Malaysia Star - Malaysia ... People with Marfan syndrome, a form of congenital anomaly that is ... diseases that are associated with atherosclerosis, like ischaemic heart disease, stroke and ...
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          2006 - 20 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Heart walk touches many WTHR - Indianapolis,IN,USA ... the Heart Walk nearly every person is somehow touched by heart disease or stroke, even 15 year-old Alex Miller. "I was born with a congenital heart defect and ...
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          2006 - 20 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Nation/World DetNews.com - Detroit,MI,USA ... Cyril Wecht ruled out several natural causes including heart disease, stroke or a "congenital anomaly." He also said foul play did not appear to be involved. ...
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          2006 - 20 Septembre-September  )

  bt   18 - Grateful parents thank the First Gentleman for their .... Balita.org - Minsterley,UK The parents of a baby girl with congenital heart defect thanked First Gentleman Mike Arroyo for the timely help he extended to save their very ill daughter. ...
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          2006 - 20 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Diagnosing Pulmonary Hypertension CBS 5 - Green Bay - WI ... Disorders Like Scleroderma.. Congenital Heart Disease.. And Some Liver Diseases.. Can Cause Pulmonary Hypertension. But Many Times There Is No Known Cause.
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          2006 - 20 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Congenital heart disease a reality NDTV.com - New Delhi,India ... "It is thought that six babies born in every 1000 live births may be affected with congenital heart disease. So you can imagine the quantum. ...
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          2006 - 20 Septembre-September  )

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Unemployment kills! Unemployment is a social plague, but also a Public Health concern. New research reveals the damage that can be caused by losing one’s job at the end of a career. This situation increases twofold the risk of suffering from a heart attack or stroke. This result emerges from work by an American team who, over a period of ten years, examined the health of 4 300 workers aged between 51 and 61 years, 582 of whom lost their jobs during the study. According to the authors, “unemployment is an extremely stressful environment which is likely to lead to an increase in the consumption of alcohol”.
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          2006 - 15 Septembre-September  )
  bt   Central Florida Cardiology Group doubles its space Orlando Business Journal - Orlando,FL,USA Central Florida Cardiology Group has moved from its 15,000-square-foot main facility on Colonial Drive to a new 30,000-square-foot building at 1745 N. Mills Ave ...
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          2006 - 15 Septembre-September  )

  bt   New heart screening targets South Asians CBC.ca - Alberta, Canada ... That increases the chance that their disease will go untreated, said Dr. Terry Ruddy, chief of cardiology at the institute. "The ...
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          2006 - 15 Septembre-September  )

  bt   One of the leading cardiologists in US is asking for an extensive ... MedIndia - India ... The risk associated with the condition that is now known as known as late-stent thrombosis, were the center of debate at a cardiology meeting held earlier this ... Drawbacks of drug-coated stents surfacing Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA ... Last week a team of European doctors at the World Congress of Cardiology in Barcelona reported problems with dangerous blood clots, which appeared several ...
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          2006 - 15 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Local Family Joins Marathon as Benefit for Soundbridge Voices - Woodbury,CT,USA ... Voices readers who have followed Bobby's story know that he was born with a complex congenital heart defect. One chamber of his ...
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          2006 - 15 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Photo show focuses on heart disease Daily News Transcript - Needham,MA,USA ... McCarthy, now a comparatively active and thriving pre-teen, had suffered a potentially fatal congenital heart defect that sealed a critical pulmonary valve ...
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          2006 - 15 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Open Heart Learning Saanich News - BC, Canada ... Brandon's varied conditions fall under the heading of congenital heart disease, which refers to any heart problem present from birth - even if diagnosed later ...
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          2006 - 15 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Pair who lost son aim to cut heart-defect toll Waterbury Republican American - Waterbury,CT,USA WATERBURY -- The strength of Amy and Matt Whiskeyman, who lost their baby to a congenital heart defect two years ago, continues to inspire and raise awareness ...
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          2006 - 13 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Painkillers raise risk of birth defects, study finds National Post - Canada ... to detect relatively small rates of congenital abnormalities and ... times more likely to develop heart defects, such ... published in the journal Birth Defect Research ...
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          2006 - 13 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Study Says Pregnancy Risky After Heart Defect Repair All Headline News - USA New York, NY (AHN)-New data suggests that women who have undergone a successful surgery to repair congenital heart defects can become pregnant, but they may ...
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          2006 - 13 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Toddler seeks help for heart surgery Newindpress (subscription) - Chennai,India ... Sri Ramachandra Hospital, Dr KR Balakrishnan, diagnosed the boy as suffering from ‘congenital heart ailment’, an arterial septal defect, which required ...
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          2006 - 13 Septembre-September  )

  bt   La. family struggles to cope with baby's rare birth defect Arizona Republic - Phoenix,AZ,USA ... had hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a congenital disease involving ... malformed or absent left side of the heart. ... that performs the surgery to repair the defect. ...
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          2006 - 13 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Children need financial aid for corrective surgeries New Straits Times - Persekutuan,Malaysia ... and her lips and finger tips have a bluish tint. She has a congenital heart disease which causes a lack of oxygen in the blood. ...
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          2006 - 13 Septembre-September  )

  bt   First and only treatment option approved for pulmonary arterial ... Canada NewsWire (press release) - Canada ... is now indicated by Health Canada for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in patients with PAH secondary to congenital heart disease. ...
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          2006 - 13 Septembre-September  )

  bt   The risks of childbirth in Afghanistan BBC News - UK ... "In the UK all these women with congenital or valvular heart disease would have been diagnosed, and valves replaced or surgery undertaken. ...
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          2006 - 13 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Doctors: Defects can be prevented Shanghai Daily - Shanghai,China ... About 40 percent of children who die before the age of 15 are deformed or have some form of inherited disease. "Congenital heart disease is the leading birth ...
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          2006 - 13 Septembre-September  )

  bt   M is for miracle in Cherokee Sioux City Journal - Sioux City,IA,USA ... At 2 am the Cordovas were called and informed that Bailey had congenital heart disease. "She was born with a bad heart," her mother says. ...
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          2006 - 13 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Children's Hospital Cites Value Created by Deployment of Mobile ... Genetic Engineering News (press release) - Larchmont,NY,USA ... Aspects will be exhibiting iRISupply at the upcoming Pediatric and Adult Interventional Therapies for Congenital & Valvular Heart Disease (PICS) conference ...
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          2006 - 13 Septembre-September  )

  bt     bt   Heart disease grows in Third World Irish Health - Ireland ... of the Western, developed world, is now becoming a threat to the developing world, costing millions of lives each year, a major cardiology conference has been ...
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          2006 - 06 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Aspirin resistance: Fact or fable? News-Medical.net - Sydney,Australia ... aspirin blocks its target, COX-1 with high efficiency," said Dr. Paul Gurbel, lead investigator for the study and Director of Cardiology and Cardiovascular ...
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          2006 - 06 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Advanced Biventricular Pacemakers to all patients with AV-block? News-Medical.net - Sydney,Australia World Congress of Cardiology Report - Pacemaker treatment for bradycardia is frequently used with more than 500,000 people worldwide receiving a cardiac ...
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          2006 - 06 Septembre-September  )

  bt   COMUNICADO: RIVIERA Registry Identifies Modifiable Predictors of ... Europa Press - Spain ... Registry on IntraVenous anticoagulation In the Elective and primary Real world of Angioplasty) announced today at the World Congress of Cardiology 2006- joint ...
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          2006 - 06 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Drug-coated heart stents raise safety issues London Free Press - Canada ... Studies released Sunday at the World Cardiology Congress in Barcelona raised new concerns about the risks that may accompany the drug-coated stents, which were
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          2006 - 06 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Doctors Want to Prescribe Drugs Against Smoking, Survey Says Bloomberg - USA ... The findings were presented yesterday at the World Congress of Cardiology/European Society of Cardiology meeting in Barcelona, Spain, Pfizer said in the ...
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          2006 - 06 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Vasogen jumps 20 pct on new heart-drug trial data Reuters Canada - Toronto,Ontario,Canada ... The results, presented at a major cardiology meeting in Spain over the weekend, showed there was a 21-percent reduction in risk of death or first ...
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          2006 - 06 Septembre-September  )

  bt   ML&archived=False Developing world is new frontline in heart disease Reuters.uk - UK ... diets, lack of exercise and smoking mean heart attacks and strokes are taking a mounting toll on poorer countries, experts told the World Congress of Cardiology ...
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          2006 - 06 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Record your electrocardiogram wearing a shirt News-Medical.net - Sydney,Australia World Congress of Cardiology Report - A shirt capable of recording the electrocardiogram (electrical activity of the heart) has been developed and tested in a ...
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          2006 - 06 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Medtronic heart device is cost effective, study finds MarketWatch - USA ... in improving survival in patients with heart failure, according to a sponsored study presented Tuesday at the World Congress of Cardiology in Barcelona, Spain. ...
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          2006 - 06 Septembre-September  )

  bt   New technology can help a tired heart News-Medical.net - Sydney,Australia World Congress of Cardiology Report - We have shown that it is possible to care for ill patients affected by heart failure directly from home by controlling ...
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          2006 - 06 Septembre-September  )

  bt     bt   Pregnancy risky after heart defect repair Reuters.uk - UK NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New data suggests that women who have undergone a successful surgery to repair congenital heart defects can become pregnant, but ...
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          2006 - 05 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Folic-fortified vitamins prevent birth defects Vancouver Sun (subscription) - British Columbia, Canada ... a baby with a major birth defect by taking ... provide "consistent protection" against other congenital anomalies, including ... as "holes in the heart", limb defects ...
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          2006 - 05 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Paroxetine may cause adverse outcomes in neonates when used during ... Xagena.it - Italy ... The risk of a cardiac defect was about 1.5% in Paroxetine ... the right and left sides of the heart is not ... one of the most common type of congenital malformations. ...
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          2006 - 05 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Down Syndrome births drop in state Gallatin News Examiner - Gallatin,TN,USA ... The incidence of congenital heart disease among children is up to 50 percent. • Dementia affects more than half the adults over age 50. ...
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          2006 - 05 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Heart-breaking decision gives a child new life News-Democrat & Leader - Russellville,KY,USA ... male. The patient was born with congenital heart disease and had two previous heart surgeries before his transplant. “This was ...
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          2006 - 05 Septembre-September  )

  bt   California's Sickest Kids to Benefit from Bill on Governor's Desk AScribe (press release) - USA ... have fragile medical conditions that demand immediate care, such as leukemia, spina bifida, cleft palate, premature birth, congenital heart disease and other ...
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          2006 - 05 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Novel stent may stimulate natural heart bypasses Reuters.uk - UK ... makes arteries grow faster and increases their diameter, Dr Sebastian Grundmann of Amsterdam's Academic Medical Center told the World Congress of Cardiology. ...
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          2006 - 05 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Spain may lead world with heart 'polypill' in 2009 Reuters AlertNet - London,England,UK ... "A single pill would be much easier and cheaper," Fuster told reporters on the opening day of the World Congress of Cardiology. ...
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          2006 - 05 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Medtronic's CRT device reduces heart failure death: study MarketWatch - USA ... with heart failure and is equally effective in diabetic patients, according to a study presented Sunday at the World Congress of Cardiology in Barcelona, Spain ...
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          2006 - 05 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Statin therapy inadequate for high-risk patients: survey MarketWatch - USA The survey, presented at the World Congress of Cardiology in Barcelona, also showed that 64% of doctors are reluctant to prescribe high-dose statins to ...
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          2006 - 05 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Agfa HealthCare debuts new tools at World Congress of Cardiology Jobwerx - Seattle,WA,USA At the occasion of the World Congress of Cardiology in Barcelona, from September 2 until 6, Agfa HealthCare will demonstrate its leading cardiology solution ...
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          2006 - 05 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Cardiology services expanded locally The Evening Sun - Hanover,PA,USA In an effort to improve access to care, Hanover Hospital and Hanover Cardiology Associates, PC have partnered with Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute at ...
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          2006 - 05 Septembre-September  )

  bt   DR. HOOK- Have a heart: Aortic stenosis can sneak up The Hook - Charlottesville,VA,USA ... A stress test, certain heart murmurs, and a particular carotid ... main causes of AS: rheumatic valve disease due to an infection, a congenital valve deformity ...
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          2006 - 1 Septembre-September  )

  bt   HOOK aortic stenosis 0535.doc.aspx FATHER'S TRIBUTE TO BABY SON Isle of Man Today - Douglas,UK ... son. John Hill, 45, and his wife Allison lost their 11 month-old son Samuel to congenital heart disease at the end of March. Allison ...
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          2006 - 1 Septembre-September  )

  bt   Prenatal vitamins even better than once thought Ottawa Citizen - Ontario, Canada ... provide "consistent protection" against other congenital anomalies, including ... such as "holes in the heart," limb defects ... Canada has a birth defect, ranging from ...
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          2006 - 1 Septembre-September  )

  bt   News Centre McGill University Health Center - Montreal,Quebec,Canada ... Wednesday evenings. Other topics covered include diabetes, congenital heart disease and pain management. Parents, grandparents, young ...
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          2006 - 1 Septembre-September  )

  bt   scientists make Down syndrome headway Korea Herald (subscription) - Seoul,South Korea ... The extra copy of chromosome 21 causes mental retardation, congenital heart defects and ... have a more than 50 percent chance of developing Alzheimer's disease. ...
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