Posts Tagged ‘sudden cardiac death’

December 11th, 2012

No Surprise: Smoking and Sudden Cardiac Death Closely Tied

Compared with women who never smoked, the risk of sudden cardiac death was significantly elevated in current smokers (relative risk 2.44) and former smokers (1.40). Quitting helps: by 20 years the risk for ex-smokers was similar to women who had never smoked.

May 3rd, 2012

The Dark Side of EKG Screening in Athletes

The New York Times’ “abysmal” report on screening young athletes for heart risk prompts Wes Fisher to envision how such a misguided recommendation could affect athletes and their families.

May 2nd, 2012

Half the News That’s Fit To Print: NY Times on ECG Screening for Student Athletes

A “dizzy” New York Times article exploring whether to screen young athletes for heart risk leaves out relevant research and exaggerates some pretty important numbers.

July 6th, 2011

Lower Sudden Cardiac Death Rates Observed in Women with Healthy Lifestyles

It probably won’t come as a big surprise, but a new study finds that women who live a healthy lifestyle have a lower risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD). In a paper published in JAMA, Stephanie Chiuve and colleagues analyzed data from 81,722 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study. They used 4 factors to […]