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13:30 Aug 17, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Medical
Spanish term or phrase: el mal de Houser
a heart condition
craig snyder
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Summary of answers provided
naEnd-stage, dilated heart failure.xxxElena Sgarbo
naPS -- In other words,Heathcliff
na>> see below <<Heathcliff
naHouser Disease??Geisha (Angie) Hayes
nabelowlaBern


  

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5 mins
below


Explanation:
I can't find *Houser* in any medical dictionary; I'm afraid there is a mistake there.
Anyway, the translation can't be far from Houser (or whatever) disease.

laBern
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59 mins
Houser Disease??


Explanation:
I can't find it in a any dictionary. The only thing that comes to mind is Houser Disease.

Geisha (Angie) Hayes
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2 hrs
>> see below <<


Explanation:
I checked all the usual sources and came up empty, too. However, here's a lead of sorts, which suggests a connection with the heart-failure simulation research being done by Dr. Stephen Houser at Temple University in Philadelphia:

"New computer models suggest why failing hearts show diminished contractility and an increased susceptibility to fatal rhythm disturbances… New results, some from computer simulations of the heart, are now helping clarify what causes heart failure and makes it so dangerous…. The simulations, which mimic the interplay of many different proteins controlling heart-muscle contraction, testify to the power of studying cells as systems… They may also have important medical implications, because they show how the biochemical changes might trigger the fatal arrhythmias.

" "If that turns out to be true, that's important, because half of the people with heart failure die from arrhythmias," says Steven Houser, a cardiac cell specialist at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. It suggests, he says, that drugs capable of restoring the proper balance of calcium in cardiac cells could be used to treat heart failure and prevent the arrhythmias."

Hope this helps, even a little!






    Reference: http://www.bme.jhu.edu/ccmb/science4_2_99.html
Heathcliff
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2 hrs
PS -- In other words,


Explanation:
a calcium imbalance might just be starting to be referred to as "Houser's condition" or "Houser syndrome." -- Suerte!

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17 hrs
End-stage, dilated heart failure.


Explanation:
Craig,
Your question elicited my curiosity because I'd never heard the term "mal de Houser" or anything similar (am a Cardiologist who worked in Argentina and now works in Chicago, close to one of the top Heart Failure teams in the world). So I went out & made a medical search for you, & I agree with the previous answerer that they must be referring to the heart failure cellular defects described among others by Houser, i.e., the defects in myocyte contraction and relaxation which are key features of heart failure; in particular, the sodium/calcium exchanger-mediated contribution to contraction and relaxation. So I believe they are referring to terminal heart failure and that's how I'd translate it. See the link below.

Suerte
Elena


    Reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?CMD=&DB=PubMed
xxxElena Sgarbo
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