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CPR After Cardiac Arrest Should Go On For An Average Of 38 Minutes
2013-11-17 05:26:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sustaining CPR for at least 38 minutes can improve a person’s chances of surviving a heart attack and increase the odds that a cardiac arrest survivor will have regular brain function, according to research presented Saturday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013 conference in Dallas. “Cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, causing it to suddenly stop...

Cholesterol Guidelines Updated
2013-11-13 11:38:29

[ Watch the Video: Statins Should Be Prescribed To More People ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cholesterol-lowering drugs should be prescribed to about 33 million more Americans, according to new guidelines for healthcare providers recently released by a joint committee from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. The new guidelines said those without cardiovascular disease, but who have a 7.5 percent or higher risk for a heart attack...

2013-11-12 09:10:29

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report A promising technology may enable doctors to diagnose and possibly treat in utero a common cause of stillbirth and sudden death in infants, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The study is the first to document the electrophysiological characteristics of fetal long QT syndrome and to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the magnetic EKG, or magnetocardiogram, in a sizable population...

2013-11-07 23:29:08

“First Contact-to-Balloon” Initiative Accelerates Patient Diagnosis, Empowers EMS to Activate Hospital Cardiac Teams Pittsburgh PA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 When a heart attack strikes, time is never on the victim’s side. Without swift treatment to restore blood flow to the heart, a patient’s chances of survival or escaping serious cardiovascular injury diminish by the minute. That’s particularly true for a dangerous type of heart attack called ST-elevation myocardial...

2013-11-07 23:24:53

Abington Memorial Hospital has been recognized for successfully implementing a higher standard of care for heart failure patients through the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure quality improvement program. Abington, PA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Abington Memorial Hospital, a Gold level recipient, is among 299 hospitals receiving a Get With the Guidelines–Heart Failure award this year. More than 1,000 hospitals received awards for their...

Healthy Gums Improve Cardiovascular Health
2013-11-01 15:39:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Maintaining healthy gums could do a lot more than just make visits to the dentist less painful. According to a new report in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an improvement in gum health is directly related to a slowing of atherosclerosis, a dangerous condition marked by the narrowing and hardening of the arteries. "These results are important because atherosclerosis progressed in parallel with both clinical periodontal...

2013-10-30 23:29:55

Recent studies published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (AIM) and the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) may be the proof the health industry has been waiting for - that Omega 3 does help people live longer. That’s very exciting news for Life Science Nutritionals (LSN), the maker of Adult Essentials Omega 3 gummies. Burlington, Ontario (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Recent studies published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (AIM) and the Journal of the American Heart...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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