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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...

CPR Saves More Lives When Administered Just A Few Minutes Longer
2012-09-05 07:46:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is well-known that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) saves lives. But knowing how long to continue the practice after a victim has stopped breathing may be key in the survival of the patient. New evidence suggests that continuing the emergency procedure for a short time longer than what most medical professionals attempt can significantly boost the odds of survival in some patients, according to a study published in The Lancet...

Important New Practice Guidelines For Prevention And Treatment Of Lightning Injuries Issued By WMS
2012-08-28 10:36:13

About 24,000 people are killed by lightning every year, with about 10 times as many people injured. The Wilderness Medical Society has issued important new practice guidelines for precautions that can lower the likelihood of being killed or injured and recommendations for effective medical treatments post-strike. These guidelines appear in the September issue of Wilderness & Environmental Medicine. Updating the 2006 guidelines, a panel of experts chosen for their clinical or research...

2012-08-08 23:03:15

More and more workout facilities are implementing Automated External Defibrillators. Barry's Bootcamp in Nashville, TN has just incorporated an AED to protect their customers, as well as their instructors from sudden cardiac arrest. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) August 08, 2012 Enlistees at Barry's Bootcamp Nashville can now train assured knowing that their facility is equipped with an automatic external defibrillator (AED) provided by AED.com. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) strikes over 350,000...

2012-08-07 22:07:19

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators account for one-third of the decrease in cardiac arrests caused by ventricular fibrillation in North-Holland, according to research in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal. VF is an abnormal heart rhythm that makes the heart quiver so it can't pump blood. ICDs are small electronic devices implanted in the chest that detect potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythms and try to stop them with electric shocks. Generally, only people with...


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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