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2012-05-22 21:18:45

The research uses a radically new patented technology highly effective in reducing the condition Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have reported the results of groundbreaking research into the prevention of cerebral oedema or swelling of the brain, a major cause of death in people who have sustained a traumatic injury to the brain, out of hospital cardiac arrest or stroke. The research, which is published this week in the international journal, Nature Communications, uses a radically...

2012-05-14 09:37:17

Essential to track all incidents such as Fabrice Muamba's on-pitch heart attack What can we do to reduce the number of tragic cardiac events in sport? Big gaps in basic knowledge about the numbers and causes of apparently inexplicable heart attacks among young sportsmen and women are seriously hampering our ability to prevent them, says a sport and exercise medicine specialist in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. At the very least, we need to start building reliable databases...

2012-05-14 09:29:46

Automated external defibrillators rarely close to locations of public cardiac arrests More than three-quarters of cardiac arrest victims are stricken too far away from an automated external defibrillator for the lifesaving device to be obtained quickly enough to offer the best chance at saving their lives, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that will be presented today at the annual meeting of Society for Academic Emergency...

2012-05-14 09:02:57

Findings reveal racial disparities in pre-hospital care for nation's leading killer Black cardiac arrest victims who are stricken outside hospitals are less likely to receive bystander CPR and defibrillation on the scene than white patients, according to research that will be presented by a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania today at the annual meeting of Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. The researchers also found that black...

2012-05-12 14:20:20

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Some people may ask -Why is Nursing Important? Nurses were once thought of as doctor's assistants. Today however, they are a group of university educated healthcare professionals who work along side doctors as part of the patient's healthcare team. They not only command more responsibility, but more respect in their work places and communities. Nursing is considered to be one of the most trusted professions...

2012-05-11 23:00:11

The Save-A-Life Simulator, Developed by the HeartRescue Project, Asks You How You Would Handle a Public Cardiac Arrest Emergency. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 The HeartRescue Project, funded by the Medtronic Foundation, has released an interactive tool that simulates a first-person view of a public sudden cardiac arrest. The Save-A-Life Simulator places you in a mall setting, where a person collapses on the floor. Anxious and confused bystanders are hesitant to take action, leaving...

2012-05-10 14:06:36

A new way to predict the risk of sudden cardiac arrest has been identified by translational medicine researchers at UB New research from the University at Buffalo suggests that cardiologists may have a new way to identify patients who are at the highest risk of sudden cardiac arrest, and the most likely to benefit from receiving an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). ICDs are used to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in patients with advanced heart disease, but many patients' devices...

2012-05-10 02:31:56

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cameron Health, Inc. ("Cameron Health") announced today that the S-ICD® System met the primary safety and efficacy endpoints defined in their 330 patient IDE clinical study. The data were presented at Heart Rhythm 2012, the Heart Rhythm Society's 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions in Boston, MA by Martin C. Burke, D.O., from the University of Chicago as part of the Late-Breaking Scientific Session. The S-ICD System is the world's first...

2012-05-09 23:02:00

LinkedIn Group, Medical Devices Group, Receives 10 Donated AEDs from AED.com in Order to Spread Awareness about Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Workplace. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) May 09, 2012 AED.com has donated ten new Powerheart G3 AEDs, manufactured by Cardiac Science, to members of the LinkedIn group, Medical Device Group. The donation of these devices is designed to promote awareness of the need for AEDs (automated external defibrillators) in the work place. 13% of all workplace related...

2012-05-05 23:00:09

Infographic From AED.com Reveals Some Shocking Truths About Cardiac Arrest Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 05, 2012 The general public has heard of cardiac arrest, but most do not know details about the disease. According the American Heart Association, 97% of cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital. AED.com, a national leader in AED (automated external defibrillator) distribution, recognizes this and is aiming to create mass awareness about the importance of early defibrillation...


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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