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2009-09-15 06:20:57

The chance that a person in cardiac arrest will survive increases when rescuers doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) spend more time giving chest compressions, according to a multi-center study reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. "Chest compressions move blood with oxygen to the heart and the brain to save the brain and prepare the heart to start up its own rhythm when a shock is delivered with a defibrillator," said Jim Christenson, M.D., lead author of...

2009-08-04 16:18:54

Cooling unconscious cardiac arrest survivors can increase survival and has a cost effectiveness comparable to other widely accepted treatments in modern health care, researchers report in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest "“ in which the heart stops effectively pumping blood through the body "“ annually occurs in about 300,000 adults in the United States."Therapeutic hypothermia is the only post-resuscitation therapy shown to improve...

2009-05-29 06:00:00

DALLAS, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senior offensive tackle Matt Nader felt like his chest exploded when he collapsed on the sidelines at his high school football game. Quick action by his parents who knew cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the availability of an onsite automated external defibrillator (AED) saved his life. The American Heart Association wants a million people to learn CPR as part of National CPR & AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, to help save cardiac arrest...

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2009-05-05 09:17:12

Survival rates from out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest almost doubled when professional rescuers using cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) gave better chest compressions and minimized interruptions to them, according to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. "It's a back-to-basics message. Even with professional rescuers, starting IVs and delivering medications can take a back seat to good quality chest compressions," said Alex G. Garza, M.D., M.P.H.,...

2009-02-03 13:52:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- BeneChill, Inc. (www.benechill.com) today announced the start of the PRINCE (Pre-Resuscitation Intra-Nasal Cooling Effectiveness) study. This randomized study will determine whether intra-nasal cooling using BeneChill's RhinoChill device during resuscitation increases patient resuscitation and survival rates. The PRINCE study is being conducted as a post-market approval study in Europe. The company received CE marking for the RhinoChill system in 2007. The...

2007-03-20 09:01:26

HealthStream (NASDAQ: HSTM), a leading provider of learning and research solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced that it has partnered with Laerdal Medical Corporation to offer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) training programs using a blended learning approach of online learning and hands-on skills evaluation. Each program centers on the use of a unique manikin and an instructorless teaching / coaching system, known as...


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