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2013-02-22 23:04:10

New alliance will deliver an unprecedented level of AED resources and expertise to businesses, agencies, and community organizations across the U.S. (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association and Emergency University today announced the formation of an unprecedented national alliance in order to meet the urgent demand for life-saving Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) programs. The new alliance will forge close partnerships with U.S. community organizations and leaders,...

2013-02-20 10:37:41

Although an intravenous fluid that paramedics in Japan often give to patients in cardiac arrest before they reach hospital may help restore circulation, it may also be linked to reduced survival with minimal neurological or physical damage one month later, according to a study from Japan published in this week's PLOS Medicine. In Japan, intravenous fluid loading with lactated Ringer's solution (a mixture of salts and sodium lactate) is included in resuscitation guidelines for patients who...

Fish Oil Reduces Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Death For Hemodialysis Patients
2013-02-07 11:45:58

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study by Indiana University recently discovered that fish oil could help hemodialysis patients to avoid sudden cardiac death. Researchers believe that this is one of the first studies to examine the possible advantages of fish oil for individuals on hemodialysis who are at a high risk of having sudden cardiac death. According to the Cleveland Clinic, sudden cardiac death is the loss of heart function and also known as...

2013-01-22 13:38:22

CHOP experts are co-authors of 2 large studies of outcomes after in-hospital cardiac arrest Experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia were among the leaders of two large national studies showing that extending CPR longer than previously thought useful saves lives in both children and adults. The research teams analyzed impact of duration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in patients who suffered cardiac arrest while hospitalized. "These findings about the duration of CPR are...

2013-01-16 23:04:02

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association conference attendees gain insight from program that has trained more than 11,000 FAA employees (PRWEB) January 16, 2013 Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in people under the age of 60. Most often its victims are in the prime of life with no previous history of heart health problems. It takes the lives of more people each year than Alzheimer´s, assault with firearms, breast cancer, prostate cancer, HIV, diabetes, house fires,...

2013-01-13 17:03:33

Bernstein Liebhard LLP continues to evaluate GranuFlo lawsuits on behalf of dialysis patients who experienced cardiac arrest, heart attacks, stroke, sudden cardiac death, or other serious heart complication allegedly caused by GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis products. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 12, 2013 Fresenius Medical Care, the maker of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis products, supports the consolidation of all federally-filed GranuFlo lawsuits in a multidistrict litigation in...


Latest cardiac arrest Reference Libraries

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
2013-04-30 13:21:44

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to preserve brain function and manually pump blood through to the body’s vital organs, until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous circulation. CPR is indicated in cardiac arrest patients, but may also be performed on patients with an unresponsive presentation or those experiencing agonal breaths or severe and prolonged arrhythmias such as bradycardia or tachycardia. The first...

Precordial Thump
2012-12-31 12:53:08

The precordial thump is an application of mechanical energy through a calculated strike to the torso when in a specific fatal heart rhythm. This procedure is used in very specific circumstances by highly trained health professionals with ACLS certifications. The Procedure While in the presence of a patient that is suffering a potentially fatal heart rhythm, a medical provider can strike a calculated point on the sternum to disrupt that rhythm. The energy transferred by the provider is...

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