Does the death of the partner have an influence on the risk of atrial fibrillation?

iStock_000024649569XSmallStress can be caused by many diseases. This correlation has already been proved in acute diseases of the cardiovascular system such as myocardial infarction. The loss of the partner is considered to be one of the most stressful life experiences. Bereavement may be the cause of mental illness for example depression. Can the stress of bereavement cause of other diseases? Read full text »

Sleeping in the prone position may increase the risk of sudden death in people suffering from epilepsy

Sleeping in this weekend?According to a new research, which results were published in The Journal of Neurology, people suffering from epilepsy who are sleeping in the prone position are at much higher risk of sudden unexpected death compared with patients who sleep in a different position. Read full text »

Cardiogenic shock as the most serious complication of MI. How to improve patients’ prognosis?

Cardiogenic shock is usually associated with an extensive damage of the left ventricle connected with myocardial infarction. Frequency of cardiogenic shock in MI ranges from 5% to 10%, but it can also occur as a complication of right ventricular infarction (3% of cases). There are, however, other causes of the shock: valvular dysfunction (12%) or impaired blood flow in e.g. cardiac tamponade. Read full text »

Alcohol causes death in patients with diabetes

Alcohol became an important cause of death among patients with type 1 diabetes. This trend is increasing from the 1980s of the last century. The results of the study assessing the risks associated with alcohol consumption were published in the British Medical Journal. Read full text »

Forever young – the elimination of senescent cells reduces the risk of diseases

The issue of aging and the mechanisms directing it has always attracted great interest. This subject is connected with the eternal human desire to prolong life and improve its quality. In May 2011, a team of researchers from the Mayo Clinic of Medicine under the leadership of Darren J. Baker published an article which shows the relationship between the elimination of aging cells from the body and the delay of processes associated with progression of age. Read full text »