Archive for the ‘Central Florida Cardiology Group’ Category

Preventing sudden cardiac death on the world’s biggest athletic stage

London, UK – When 32-year-old Claire Squires collapsed in sudden cardiac arrest during the London Marathon in May, Dr Sanjay Sharma (St George’s Hospital, London, UK), medical director for the race, tried in vain to save her. Now Sharma, head of the cardiology team for the 2012 Olympics, will no doubt have Squires at the […]

Physicians’ focus on risks for stroke and dementia saved lives, money

Fewer people died or needed expensive long-term care when their physicians focused on the top risk factors for stroke and dementia, according to research reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA). The primary care doctors in the German study focused on high blood pressure , smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes, irregular heartbeat (atrial […]

First study of heart “maps” for kids could help correct rapid rhythms

NEW ORLEANS — The first study of a procedure to make three-dimensional “maps” of electrical signals in children’s hearts could help cardiologists correct rapid heart rhythms in young patients, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2012 Scientific Sessions. Children with the condition atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia, or AVNRT, […]

Green coffee extract–a diet miracle?

Recently featured on The Dr. Oz Show, green coffee extract has quickly become one of the most popular natural weight loss supplements of 2012. Dr. Oz, a world renown physician, medical researcher and television host stated that green coffee extract could be the key to weight loss. Dr. Oz stated, “A recent study showed women […]

Job stress strains a woman’s heart, but no one knows why

Cambridge, MA – A new study has found that women under a lot of stress at work were almost 40% more likely to have a cardiovascular event over a 10-year period than their counterparts who reported low job strain. Dr Natalie Slopen (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) and colleagues publish their findings online July 18, 2012 […]