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2011-10-19 14:00:00

Bystander intervention can mean the difference between life and death in cases of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. 50-member Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition urges public to learn CPR and how to use Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), and recognizes Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) for introducing the Teaching Children to Save Lives Act, and Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) for saving a life. Survivors Liz Pearlman, Henry Jampel, MD, and Pam Borins provide testimonials. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 In...

2011-10-07 15:08:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Furthering efforts to increase public safety and consciousness of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in communities across the country, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) honored medical institutions, nonprofit organizations, corporate citizens and patient advocates with its 2011 Leadership Awards for their work to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), prevent sudden cardiac death and improve cardiovascular health. The awards...

2011-10-05 11:24:00

NEWTOWN, Pa., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HeartSine® Technologies, Inc., a world leader in personal and public access defibrillators, announced an agreement with the Boy Scouts of America to make the HeartSine® samaritan® PAD 300P Public Access Defibrillator, the leading Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device on the market, available to Scout councils, individual units, campsites and Scout-related facilities for the treatment...

Saving Heart Attack Victims With Computer Science
2011-09-29 04:30:22

Researchers find EKG anomalies that warn whose heart attacks could be fatal Newly discovered subtle markers of heart damage hidden in plain sight among hours of EKG recordings could help doctors identify which heart attack patients are at high risk of dying soon. That's according to a new study involving researchers from the University of Michigan, MIT, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. It is published in the Sept. 28 edition of Science Translational...

2011-09-27 11:41:45

For the first time, researchers have discovered cardiac rehabilitation can train the heart to quickly return to its normal rate after exercise. In a study reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers said heart disease patients with normal heart rate recovery live longer than those with slow heart rate recovery. A heart that returns to normal rate more quickly works better than one that stays revved up for a while. "There's no medicine that can do...

2011-09-26 13:30:11

Patients with chronic conditions are likely to change their preferences for receiving emergency procedures in the event of cardiac arrest, according to new findings. The study, which will be presented at the European Respiratory Society Annual Congress in Amsterdam today (26 September 2011), suggests that different factors could influence patients' decisions to undergo life-sustaining treatments, but this will often go unnoticed by their healthcare provider. Cardiopulmonary...

2011-09-20 00:08:21

Despite improvements in treating heart attack patients needing emergency artery-opening procedures, delays still occur, particularly in transferring patients to hospitals that can perform the procedure, according to a study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Fast response is critical for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. This severe heart attack is caused by a complete blockage of blood supply to the heart. More than 250,000 people suffer...

2011-09-14 14:00:00

The ACLS Certification Institute has added an ACLS algorithms page to its website to assist medical professionals with ACLS exam preparation and training. The institute also recently added a separate ACLS resources page which displays detailed answers to popular Advanced Cardiac Life Support questions. Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 The ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Certification Institute has launched an all-new free ACLS algorithms page to assist medical professionals...

2011-09-06 09:08:00

ROSEVILLE, Minn., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Advanced Circulatory Systems Inc. (ACSI) announced results from a large, NIH-funded clinical trial comparing standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to a new method of CPR that provides greater protection to the heart and brain when the heart stops beating (cardiac arrest). Their new device combination, called the ResQCPR(TM) System, combines an active compression decompression CPR (ACD-CPR) device, called the ResQPump(TM), and an...

2011-09-01 12:00:09

Study led by Ottawa Hospital researcher published in the New England Journal of Medicine A study involving nearly 10,000 cardiac arrest patients from 10 North American regions has shown that extending the period of initial cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by paramedics and firefighters from one to three minutes provides no benefit. The study, led by Dr. Ian Stiell of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) and the Resuscitation Outcomes...


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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