Latest cardiac arrest Stories
Larry Cerny, an extremely active and inspirational Wisconsin business owner, is now a cardiac arrest survivor, thanks to medical staff trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
As hospitals work to monitor and reduce cardiac overutilization, peer review professionals are increasingly called upon to evaluate the medical necessity of procedures which are not always subjected
Policy and practice changes by healthcare institutions, providers and others could greatly improve medical care and improve survival for people who have a sudden cardiac arrest in the hospital.
Thanks to the quick actions of his neighbor and local emergency responders, Roland “Mike” Dulaney survived cardiac arrest.
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...
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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