Latest cardiac arrest Stories
After donating 99 AEDs throughout 2012, AED.com is holding a Facebook Video Contest for their last Automated External Defibrillator (AED) donation. Brentwood,
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
Relatives of young people who have died suddenly from a heart-related problem are at greatly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
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.
A contest that challenged citizen scientists to roam the streets of Philadelphia in search of automated external defibrillators resulted in 1,400 of the potentially life-saving devices being located and cataloged throughout the fifth-largest city in the US.
Your chances of having a sudden cardiac arrest can depend on where you live.
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.
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.
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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