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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...

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...


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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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