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Latest cardiac arrest Stories

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...

Why Do So Many Cardiac Arrest Cases Strike In The Morning?
2013-09-09 04:27:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have discovered a protein that is responsible for regulating the heart’s electrical activity and could help explain why so many instances of cardiac arrest or sudden cardiac death (SCD) occur in the morning. Dr. Mukesh Jain, director of the Case Cardiovascular Research Institute at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and his colleagues discovered that KLF15 occurs in the body in levels that rise and...

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2013-09-03 07:22:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Uppsala University and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) shows that mechanical chest compressions are as equally effective as manual CPR. The LINC study, published in the journal Resuscitation, included 2,589 patients from six European sites who had suffered an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and needed resuscitation. "The study was designed to show a better 4-hour survival in the group treated with mechanical...

2013-08-31 23:03:28

The Firm is investigating personal injury claims stemming from the GranuFlo recall on behalf of dialysis patients who experienced cardiac arrest, heart attacks, stroke, sudden cardiac death, or other side effects within 48 hours of a dialysis treatment with GranuFlo or NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 31, 2013 As GranuFlo lawsuits (http://www.granuflodialysislawsuits.com/) filed in the aftermath of Fresenius Medical Care’s recall of GranuFlo and...

2013-08-27 23:19:33

Transparency Market Research adds new "Automated External Defibrillator Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2012 - 2018" market research report to its report store. Browse report at http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/automated-external-defibrillator.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Over the recent years, global automated external defibrillators (AED) have witnessed double digit growth rate owing to the factors such as...

Near-Death Experience: Consciousness In The Dying Brain
2013-08-13 04:46:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Near-death experiences reported by some cardiac arrest survivors may actually be grounded in science, University of Michigan researchers reported on Monday in the journal PNAS. The study is the first to examine the neurophysiological state of the dying brain in animals, and in it they found near-death experiences in which people report “seeing light” could be explained by spikes in electrical activity in the brain after the...

2013-08-12 15:17:21

UPV/EHU researchers develop algorithms and methodologies to improve and evaluate procedures in cardiac resuscitation An algorithm capable of diagnosing heart rhythm with just 3 seconds' worth of signal, and the demonstration that it is possible to come up with the diagnosis without stopping cardiac massage, constitute the types of solutions and proposals being developed by researchers in the Signal and Communications Group of the Faculty of Engineering in Bilbao (UPV/EHU-University of the...


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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