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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...

2013-01-02 05:02:45

After donating 99 AEDs throughout 2012, AED.com is holding a Facebook Video Contest for their last Automated External Defibrillator (AED) donation. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 With only a few days left in 2012, AED.com is one AED away from donating 100 AEDs (automated external defibrillators) this year. At the beginning of 2012, president and CEO, Matt Spencer, decided to donate 100 AEDs to deserving individuals, causes, and organizations in order to raise awareness. "The goal...

Hypothermia Victims Transported To Advanced Heart And Lung Care Facilities Is Worth The Trip
2012-11-15 13:43:19

University of British Columbia Hypothermia victims whose hearts have stopped functioning should be transported to a medical facility with advanced heart and lung support equipment, even if that means longer travel time, according to a new study by a University of British Columbia medical resident. In a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Doug Brown and collaborators from Banff, Austria and Italy reviewed the medical literature and concluded that two aspects...

2012-11-14 14:42:05

Relatives of young people who have died suddenly from a heart-related problem are at greatly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease according to a study published online today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal. The authors of the study say these findings have two major implications; firstly, they strongly support the fact that autopsies should always be performed in cases of young sudden unexplained death; and secondly, since the involved diseases are all treatable if...

2012-11-05 15:07:54

Family members didn´t give CPR for cardiac arrests as often as passers-by or friends in a Japanese study presented at the American Heart Association´s Scientific Sessions 2012. Cardiac arrest External link is the sudden loss of heart function, typically resulting from an abnormal heart rhythm that causes the heart to quiver erratically and stop pumping blood. According to the American Heart Association, effective bystander CPR External link provided immediately after sudden...

Crowdsourcing Contest To Find Automated External Defibrillators
2012-11-05 05:33:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A contest that challenged citizen scientists to roam the streets of Philadelphia in search of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) resulted in 1,400 of the potentially life-saving devices being located and cataloged throughout the fifth-largest city in the US, according to a November 4 press release. The MyHeartMap Challenge, which was conducted over an eight week period during the winter of 2012, had participants use a...

2012-10-31 03:27:27

Study compares 'cardio-toxicity' of Toronto-area neighborhoods Your chances of having a sudden cardiac arrest can depend on where you live, warned Dr. Paul Dorian today at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2012 in Toronto, co-hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. His study of Greater Toronto Area (GTA) neighborhoods with high and low rates of cardiac arrests found that the factors causing increased risk are complex. "The reasons are more...


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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