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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...

2011-12-30 04:15:00

Cardiac Medical Services, Inc. introduces new market strategies and partnership expansion at its northeastern regional sales meeting. December 22nd — December 23rd , 2011 · Radisson Martinique · New York, NY Leesburg, VA (PRWEB) December 29, 2011 Cardiac Medical Services, Inc. announced today, during its northeast regional sales meeting, that based on Q4 sales results from last year, projections indicate a promising close to 2011, which is already well ahead of plan. Day...

2011-12-14 08:00:00

QuickMedical, a leader in medical supply and distribution, announced today introduction of the HeartSine samaritan Pad public access defibrillator; an easy-to-use medical device especially designed for public access use, to administer lifesaving treatment for Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 According to QuickMedical, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) often strikes without warning so there is little time to react and no time to think, so itâs important...


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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