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2014-02-13 12:27:47

WAUKESHA, Wis., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fighting sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in schools has been a business and social imperative for Cardiac Science since the company's founding. The reason is clear: Studies show that one in 50 high schools has had a SCA incident-either student or faculty-on school grounds each year-according to Parent Heart Watch, a CPR/AED Advocacy Group. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080306/AQTH510LOGO An important ally in this fight is School...

2014-02-12 12:32:31

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, announced today the opening of the Chanin T. Mast Center for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, offering a new approach to the diagnosis and treatment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). A congenital disease that causes abnormal thickening of the heart muscle, forcing the heart to work harder to pump blood or relax and fill with blood, HCM afflicts...

2014-01-22 16:25:50

Foundation working to make the life-saving devices as common as fire extinguishers LEGAL, AB, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Installation of the first of 2000 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in arenas and recreation centres across Canada was announced today at the Legal Recreation Complex by Health Minister Rona Ambrose and Heart and Stroke Foundation president Bobbe Wood. The AEDs are part of a $10 million program funded by the federal government and administered by the...

2014-01-20 12:24:33

BeneChill's RhinoChill helps achieve effective, time critical, and safe brain cooling in both pre-clinical as well as clinical settings MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the therapeutic hypothermia market for cardiology, Frost & Sullivan recognizes BeneChill, Inc. with the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership. BeneChill's RhinoChill intranasal cooling system is a nasopharyngeal device that can induce...

2014-01-09 12:26:27

Harris Interactive national survey gauges where the American public expects life-saving equipment to be available if and when Sudden Cardiac Arrest strikes PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioReady, a national leader in helping organizations to prevent fatalities from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), today announced the results of a new national survey, which it commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct in December 2013. This survey aimed at gaining a broader understanding of...

2014-01-06 23:01:16

Doctor Kenneth Yamamura and Doctor Asad Sawar performed the procedure on two patients, successfully implanting the Boston Scientific S-ICD System, a new solution for at risk heart patients. (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 Florida Hospital Tampa is first in Tampa Bay to offer the revolutionary new implantable defibrillator from Boston Scientific, called the S-ICD System for patients at risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) through its renowned Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute. Sudden cardiac...

2013-11-19 16:46:52

Abstract: 18987: Hall F, Core 4, Poster Board: 4051 Sudden cardiac arrest isn't always so sudden, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. In a study of middle-age men in Portland, Oregon, more than half had possible warning signs up to a month before their hearts stopped abruptly. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops due to a failure in its electrical system. Patients can sometimes survive if they receive CPR immediately and...


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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