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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...

2011-11-23 12:07:43

Only a few decades ago, sudden cardiac arrest was a death sentence. Today, a victim of sudden cardiac arrest is saved roughly once every six hours in Sweden, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, reviewing all cases of sudden cardiac arrest over a 30-year period. Recent decades have brought enormous advances in the treatment of victims of sudden cardiac arrest, shows a thesis from the University of Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska Academy which...

2011-11-16 08:46:15

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — About 7 percent of people in the U.S. who have sudden cardiac arrest outside of the hospital survive to hospital discharge, and according to this study, a wearable defibrillator can prevent sudden death in these people. Wearable cardioverter defibrillators are used by people who may be at higher risk for sudden cardiac arrest, including those with weakened heart function, awaiting cardiac transplant or with a condition that prevents or delays them from receiving...


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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  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
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