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2013-11-15 10:45:28

Two new research studies show that location is the most important factor in determining drowning survival. "Ontarians from rural areas are almost three times more likely to die of drowning than urban residents," said Dr. Stephen Hwang of the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Rural residents' increased access to open water, and possibly decreased access to swimming lessons, were some of the factors that the study's authors felt might account...

2013-11-07 23:31:53

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation has been honored with a prestigious 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award by Great Nonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to be named a Top-Rated...

First Aid Teams Use Pocket Manual To Improve Heart Attack Survival
2013-10-30 11:29:13

European Society of Cardiology First aid teams are set to improve the survival of heart attack patients with the first pocket-sized manual on acute cardiac conditions. The toolkit was created by expert members of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) to help first aid teams across Europe make the best decisions in seconds after a heart attack. The Acute Cardiovascular Care Association Clinical Decision-Making Toolkit is available...

2013-10-17 23:32:32

The symptoms of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy are often dismissed, and the condition remains undiagnosed, until a young person experiences a cardiac arrest resulting in death. HCMA and GeneDx team up to identify kids at risk of HCM. Rockaway Township, NJ (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 We've all seen the news headlines about young, school-aged athletes collapsing on the field or court and dying unexpectedly of a heart attack. In many instances, this is due to an undiagnosed heart defect called...

2013-10-11 23:26:14

The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society supports SB606 and calls for legislators to support this piece of legislation. The goal of this piece of legislation is to ensure that every public school in Pennsylvania has an automated external defibrillator that is up to date and ready to use. Harrinsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 HARRISBURG, October 2, 2013 – October is recognized as "National Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania as well as across...

2013-10-04 23:21:38

Business traveler helps save the life of 25-year-old victim of sudden cardiac arrest at Philadelphia International Airport by giving him CPR for 15 minutes. Case provides important lessons for the public during National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month in October. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 Sue Hostler arrived at the Philadelphia International Airport in late August to catch a flight home to Pittsburgh, PA. A frequent business traveler, she knew her way around the...

2013-10-02 10:39:48

In Denmark between 2001 and 2010 there was an increase in bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that was associated with an increase in survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a study in the October 2 issue of JAMA. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest affects approximately 300,000 individuals in North America annually. "Despite efforts to improve prognosis, survival remains low, with aggregated survival-to-discharge rates less than 8 percent. In many cases, time...


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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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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