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2014-05-01 23:01:07

Fourth Annual Excellence Award Presentation at 26th National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 MedicAlert Foundation and the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) recognized the innovation and leadership of three fire departments with the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award at the 26th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner tonight at the Washington Hilton. The honorees were the Memphis Fire Department (TN), Howard County...

2014-05-01 10:06:03

Study Highlights: -Children who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital are more likely to survive with good brain function if emergency dispatchers give bystanders CPR instruction. -CPR with chest compressions and breaths led to more favorable neurological outcomes in kids. Children who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital are more likely to survive and have good brain function if dispatchers instruct bystanders on CPR, according to a large Japanese study published in Journal...

2014-04-24 23:09:02

Pediatric Emergency Standards, Inc. proudly announces the implementation of a new resuscitation system for children, The Handtevy Pediatric Box, at Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. Within 2 months of deployment the agency celebrates the successful resuscitation of a 2-year-old drowning victim who has made a full recovery after being clinically dead on scene for over 5 minutes. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Two-year-old Alejandro was found lifeless, floating in a backyard pool by his...

2014-04-23 09:38:28

The majority of adults surveyed indicated they would want administration of clot-dissolving medications if incapacitated by a stroke, a finding that supports clinicians' use of this treatment if patient surrogates are not available to provide consent, according to a study in the April 23/30 issue of JAMA, a neurology theme issue. "In life-threatening emergencies involving incapacitated patients without surrogates, clinicians may intervene without obtaining informed consent, applying the...

2014-04-15 16:28:34

NATICK, Mass., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received FDA approval for its latest generation of defibrillators and heart failure devices designed to advance patient care. The newly approved devices include the DYNAGEN(TM) MINI and INOGEN(TM) MINI ICDs, as well as the DYNAGEN(TM) X4 and INOGEN(TM) X4 CRT-Ds. The X4 line of quadripolar CRT-Ds offers 70 percent more pacing options to address high capture thresholds and phrenic nerve...

2014-04-07 16:24:06

Protecting players, coaches and parents from sudden cardiac arrest top priority ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's almost two years to the day when soccer fans across the world watched in horror as star midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) during a tournament match. He was revived with an automated external defibrillator (AED) but his story illustrates how SCA, which accounts for 360,000 deaths annually in the United States, can...

2014-04-04 12:27:28

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tens of millions of people worldwide, including over 1 million Americans, suffer a cardiac arrest and stroke resulting in brain injury every year. Damage occurs when the body is deprived of oxygen for extended periods of time. The most effective way to combat injury is to use cold therapy, formally called therapeutic hypothermia. Unfortunately, up to 98% of patients needing therapeutic hypothermia don't get it! Why? Ask Sergei...

2014-04-03 12:25:56

Pilot trial shows blood test much more effective than current risk stratifications A researcher at the Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals has found that a simple blood test can predict a person's risk for sudden cardiac death, enabling physicians to more quickly and accurately assess a patient's need for an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). That paper by Samuel C. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D, chief of cardiology at the CVI, is published online in...

2014-03-31 23:26:52

Therapeutic Hypothermia equipment market has over 10 devices, yet Therapeutic Hypothermia remains underused. Currently available Hypothermia systems are either ineffective, or too difficult to use, or impractical, however, new device patented by Sergei Shushunov, MD will the revolutionize hypothermia equipment market. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 1.3 million Americans every year suffer cardiac arrest and stroke resulting in brain injury. Damage occurs when the body is deprived of oxygen for...

2014-03-31 23:22:20

Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is the first hospital in Columbia, S.C., to implant the Boston Scientific S-ICD™ System, a subcutaneous implantable defibrillator for the treatment of patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Columbia, SC (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is the first hospital in Columbia, S.C., to implant the Boston Scientific S-ICD™ System, a subcutaneous implantable defibrillator for the treatment of patients at risk...


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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