This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.. 16-year soda habit linked to woman’s heart woes A 31-year old woman’s heart problems and fainting may have had something to do with the actual fact that she drank only soda for about half her life, according to a written report of her case. The girl, who lives in Monaco, a small country near southern France, was brought to a medical center after she fainted. A blood test showed she got severely low potassium amounts. And a check of her heart’s electrical activity revealed she acquired a condition called longer QT syndrome, that may cause erratic heart beats. The woman did not have a grouped family history of heart or hormone problems. But she informed her doctors that, because the age of 15, she hadn’t drunk any water – – soda was the only liquid she consumed.At 7 years, vital position was known for 98 percent of the men in both groups . At 10 years, vital status was known for 67 percent of the topics, although 23 percent was not enrolled for a decade. The median duration of follow-up was 11.5 years in the two groups. Compliance with the screening process overall was 85 percent for PSA tests and 86 percent for digital rectal examination. These results are similar to the design estimates of 90 percent for each test. Screening results for the first four rounds had been reported previously.13 In the control group, the price of PSA assessment was 40 percent in the first year and risen to 52 percent in the sixth 12 months; for topics who reported having undergone only one PSA check at baseline , the price of PSA screening was 33 percent in the initial calendar year and 46 percent in the sixth year.