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2011-11-14 11:24:13

Findings point to need for new training strategies, dissemination of information about latest CPR techniques and guidelines Even members of the lay public who have received CPR training are confused about how to perform the lifesaving skill and say they don't have confidence in their ability to do it properly, according to a study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania which will be presented today at the American Heart Association's annual Scientific...

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...

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...


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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