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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...

2012-10-29 12:26:11

Research dispels myth that sudden cardiac arrests happens mainly during sports It's a tragic news story that often makes headlines — a young, healthy, fit athlete suddenly collapses and dies of cardiac arrest while playing sports. Dr. Andrew Krahn of the University of British Columbia, presenting a study at the 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress about sudden cardiac death in Ontario, suggests this is a problem that warrants attention, but says don't blame the sports....

CPR Survival More Likely In Wealthy White Neighborhoods
2012-10-25 11:35:24

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a large, first-of-its-kind US study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it has been discovered that people who suffer cardiac arrest in poorer, predominantly black neighborhoods are half as likely to receive CPR from a bystander as those in richer, mostly white neighborhoods. The study, published in Thursday´s edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), shows that even in...

2012-10-22 19:49:05

Acute cardiac care experts meeting at Acute Cardiac Care 2012 in Istanbul say that patients with severe chest pain should call the emergency number immediately as pre hospital care is essential to survival Experts in emergency cardiac care from around the world met in Istanbul to discuss ways to improve outcomes in patients with acute cardiac disease. This was the first annual meeting of the newly launched Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the European Society of Cardiology...

2012-10-13 04:02:45

AED.com recently created the new t-shirt design to help spread cardiac arrest awareness. (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 AED.com actively promotes CPR and AED Awareness to as many people as they can reach. Keeping true to their recent social media focus, AED.com created a new T-shirt design available for purchase from the Website. The t-shirt, which reads “Keep Calm and Defibrillate,” not only plays off the Queen of England's famous quote but also give valuable advice in a rescue...

2012-10-03 23:01:38

Per the FDA, Fresenius Medical Care failed to notify its entire client base of its product´s adverse side effects Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 03, 2012 Cleveland, Ohio, law firm Spangenberg Shibley & Liber is now investigating claims on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered heart problems, cardiac arrest, or death while undergoing kidney dialysis using Fresenius Medical Care´s GranuFlo or NaturaLyte products. fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/ListofRecalls/ucm309990.htm...


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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