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2012-02-10 08:00:00

To celebrate Valentine´s Day and to help fight Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), Soma Technology is offering the ZOLL AED Plus, an Automated External Defibrillator, as an inventory reduction specially priced well below the retail. Not only does the AED Plus know when to use electrical shock during cardiac arrest, but it is also the first device of its kind to completely guide the rescuer through cardiac pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Bloomfield, CT (PRWEB) February 10, 2012 Sudden Cardiac...

2012-02-09 23:43:20

Up to 45,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur each year in Canada, and less than five percent survive. In some of these cases, the event cannot be explained by the presence of underlying heart disease. In order to identify people at risk of these unexplained cardiac events, a newly published study examined the presence of certain warning symptoms that are present in people who have been resuscitated from a cardiac arrest. The research found that over a quarter of unexplained cardiac arrests...

2012-01-16 08:18:19

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — On your mark. Get set. Go! Marathon races are very popular; drawing hundreds of thousands of people, to participate or speculate. The New York City Marathon alone gets close to 50 thousand participants a year. However, numerous reports of race-related cardiac arrests have called the safety of this popular activity into question. A new study finds that participating in marathon races actually is associated with a relatively low risk of cardiac arrest, compared to...

2012-01-13 06:49:50

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — More than 380,000 Americans each year are assessed by EMS for sudden cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart go awry and cause it to stop beating normally. Only 11 percent of people who experience sudden cardiac arrest outside the hospital setting survive. However, with the aid of 9-1-1 dispatchers, this could change. E. Brooke Lerner, Ph.D., lead author of the statement and associate professor of emergency medicine at the...

2012-01-12 12:49:17

Most cardiac events during races attributed to underlying heart disease, CPR can improve survival Participation in marathon and half-marathon races is at an all-time high, but numerous reports of race-related cardiac arrests have called the safety of this activity into question. A new study finds that participating in these races actually is associated with a relatively low risk of cardiac arrest, compared to other forms of athletics. An analysis of 10 years of data, appearing in the...

2012-01-11 10:02:54

Patients hospitalized after a heart attack who had blood potassium levels of between 3.5 and less than 4.5 mEq/L (milliEquivalents per liter) had a lower risk of death than patients with potassium levels that were higher or lower than this range, according to a study in the January 11 issue of JAMA. Clinical practice guidelines recommend maintaining serum potassium levels between 4.0 and 5.0 mEq/L in patients after a heart attack. "Potassium homeostasis [equilibrium] is critical to prevent...

2012-01-10 10:10:03

American Heart Association scientific statement More people will survive sudden cardiac arrest when 9-1-1 dispatchers help bystanders assess victims and begin CPR immediately, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. In the 2010 resuscitation guidelines, the association advised 9-1-1 dispatchers to help bystanders assess anyone who may have had a cardiac arrest and then direct them to begin...


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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