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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...

2012-07-31 23:00:23

In an AED giveaway sweepstakes hosted by the LinkedIn Group, Medical Devices Group, Quality Bioresources received a Cardiac Science Powerheart G3 AED. Brentwood, Tn (PRWEB) July 31, 2012 Medical Devices Group, a 126,000+ member LinkedIn group, gave away a Powerheart AED G3 through their latest sweepstakes to Quality Bioresources Inc., which provides custom lyophilization and manufacturing services to clients worldwide. AED.com donated a total of 10 AEDs to the LinkedIn Group for the...

2012-07-24 23:00:34

Only months after collapsing on her school playground from a near fatal cardiac arrest, nine-year-old, Advocate Health Care patient, Caitlyn O´Reilly will have the thrill of a lifetime as she hurls the first pitch during the Cub´s game on July 29. Oak Brook, Ill. (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 WHAT: Only months after collapsing on her school playground from a near fatal cardiac arrest, nine-year-old Caitlyn O´Reilly will have the thrill of a lifetime as she hurls the first pitch...

2012-07-24 13:05:54

University of Michigan heart researchers are shedding light on a safer method for steadying an abnormal heart rhythm that prevents collateral damage to healthy cells. Irregular heart rhythms, or arrhythmias, set the stage for a common, debilitating disorder called atrial fibrillation that puts adults as young as age 40 at risk for fatigue, fainting, cardiac arrest, and even death. Medications can help, but doctors also use catheter ablation in which electrical impulses are delivered to a...

2012-07-20 23:02:29

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the adverse side effects of various prescription drugs, is alarmed by the number of dialysis patients who suffered cardiac arrest in Fresenius Medical's clinics, and the firm is now cataloging the dangers of the Fresenius dialysis product GranuFlo in anticipation of representing heart attack victims in lawsuits against Fresenius. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 In Novenber 2011, Fresenius´s medical office...

Post Cardiac-Arrest Deaths On The Decline
2012-07-16 06:04:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Patients who arrive at a hospital in a state of cardiac arrest have a better chance for survival than a decade ago, according to a new study in the journal Circulation. While the report was unable to identify a particular reason for the improvement, researchers suspect a combination of changes, including the way hospitals treat cardiac arrest and the increased awareness of those witnessing someone suddenly collapse from the attack....

2012-07-14 23:00:23

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is one of the nation's leading causes of death. Michael Clarke Duncan is kept alive by his girlfriend's CPR efforts before emergency medical services could arrive. AED.com explains the disease that kills so many of its victims. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) July 14, 2012 Michael Clarke Duncan, The well known actor in The Green Mile recently suffered a sudden cardiac arrest event. He is 54 years old. According to TMZ, Omarosa, who is most know from the popular TV show The...


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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