‘This test adds diagnostic value. And the beauty of the race,’ adds Dr. It eliminates the need for more expensive tests and IV exercise testing more difficult.’These findings are important because they provide more information on the importance of getting enough sleep, which is usually 6-9 hours a night, said principal investigator Dr. Charles Bae, a neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center in Ohio. People can already predict their quality of life could be reduced if you do not get enough sleep, but do not realize that sleeping too much can also have a negative impact.
Until now, screening for the syndrome was prohibitively difficult to identify. But the cardiologist Dr. Sami Viskin Sackler Faculty of the University of Tel-Aviv Medical has developed a new test that is already used by doctors in America and may have saved lives.
‘Current screening methods offer no real therapeutic value, because very few people who suffer from arrhythmias, up to 20 % of the population does not die of sudden death,’ said Dr. ‘In addition, there is considerable overlap between what is a normal and abnormal ECG that we need additional control parameters. This test, if done on people with severe symptoms, doctors can really give us a criterion to compare those at risk of sudden death syndrome from those who would otherwise go to live a healthy life. ‘
In the study led to the ‘Test Viskin,’ Dr. Viskin evaluated 68 patients with long QT syndrome and 82 control subjects all underwent baseline ECG while at rest in the supine position. They were then asked to rise quickly and remain still during continuous ECG recording.
The ‘Viskin Test’ is based on the researcher discovered that almost imperceptible abnormalities between normal and patients at risk could suddenly be made more visible by using a simple bedside test that requires a little ‘subject to sudden increase. Standing, patients at risk undergo a measurable difference in some of their heart rhythm called QT prolongation. The difference can be detected by an electrocardiogram .
Young people who suddenly disappear for no reason dizzy, or have a family history of LQTS are excellent candidates for this new test, said Dr. Viskin.
According to Dr. In the study, tested whether sudden changes in a body that rises to reveal a patient’s abnormal QT prolongation, long QT syndrome , the most common cause of sudden death. Those with long QT syndrome have a normal structure of the heart, but have problems in the electrical discharge in the heart that are struggling to ‘recharge’ after these sudden changes.