RSNA: Sleep Deprivation Appears to Affect Heart Function

Share this content:
RSNA: Sleep Deprivation Appears to Affect Heart Function
RSNA: Sleep Deprivation Appears to Affect Heart Function

FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep deprivation while working 24-hour shifts can affect heart function, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, held from Nov. 27 to Dec. 2 in Chicago.

The study included 20 healthy radiologists with an average age of 31.6 years. Using cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging with strain analysis, the participants' heart function was evaluated before and after a 24-hour shift in which they got an average of three hours of sleep.

The researchers found that after the shift, the participants showed significant changes in blood pressure and heart rate, along with significant increases in levels of thyroid stimulating hormone, thyroid hormones FT3 and FT4, and cortisol.

"These findings may help us better understand how workload and shift duration affect public health," lead researcher Daniel Kuetting, M.D., from the department of diagnostic and interventional radiology at the University of Bonn in Germany, said in a statement.

Press Release
More Information

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Trending Activities

All Professions

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

More in Home

Ground Beef Recalled After E. Coli Outbreak

Ground Beef Recalled After <i>E. Coli</i> Outbreak

Beef was produced and packaged at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan, Colo.

Prevalence of Alzheimer's, Related Dementia Set to Double

Prevalence of Alzheimer's, Related Dementia Set to Double

Alzheimer's disease and related dementias burden is expected to increase to 3.3 percent in 2060

Long-Term Outcomes of Breast Implants Explored

Long-Term Outcomes of Breast Implants Explored

Higher rates of Sjogren syndrome, scleroderma, RA, stillbirth, melanoma for silicone implants

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »