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2013-03-12 10:06:05

American Heart Association Scientific Advisory Policy and practice changes by healthcare institutions, providers and others could greatly improve medical care and improve survival for people who have a sudden cardiac arrest in the hospital, according to an American Heart Association consensus statement in its journal, Circulation. Each year, more than 200,000 adults and 6,000 children have in-hospital cardiac arrests, and survival has remained essentially unchanged for decades,...

2013-03-06 20:22:15

SEATTLE, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, a law firm with experience prosecuting cases against healthcare providers and the pharmaceutical industry, today filed two lawsuits in Federal Court in Colorado alleging that DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc.'s (NYSE: DVA) ("DaVita") actions led to the deaths of two dialysis patients. The lawsuits further allege that the problems that caused those deaths have impacted thousands of dialysis patients across the country, and...

2013-03-05 12:28:33

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The mismatch between where cardiac arrest is most likely to happen and where automated external defibrillators (AEDS) are most likely placed may help explain in part the low survival rate for this "significant public health problem," according to a Canadian study published yesterday online in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Determining Risk for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest by Location Type in a Canadian Urban Setting to Guide Future Public...

2013-03-04 23:01:47

Thanks to the quick actions of his neighbor and local emergency responders, Roland “Mike” Dulaney survived cardiac arrest. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation recognized Dulaney´s rescuers at an event last week. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 04, 2013 The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation last week recognized the rescuers who saved the life of Roland “Mike” Dulaney, 62. Foundation president, Mary Newman, and volunteer, Matthew Strauss, presented awards to...

2013-02-28 12:27:59

BOSTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nix Patterson and Roach, LLP and Feazell & Tighe LLP announce the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturer of GranuFlo®, Fresenius Medical Care North America. The lawsuit was filed in Boston federal court on February 27, 2013, by Bettye Alexander, whose late husband Gary Alexander suffered a heart attack and died following hemodialysis treatment using GranuFlo®. Mrs. Alexander alleges that Fresenius failed to warn that...

2013-02-28 12:27:12

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training that included real-time audiovisual feedback and that emphasized a "pit crew" or team approach to pre-hospital care for cardiac arrest patients increased survival by almost 60 percent. The results of a clinical trial of scenario-based training were published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("The Influence of Scenario-Based Training and Real-Time Audiovisual Feedback on Pre-hospital...

2013-02-27 08:30:03

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Metropolitan Methodist Hospital became the third hospital in the greater San Antonio region to achieve Colloquium Heart Failure Accreditation. Joining sister hospitals, Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital and Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, Metropolitan met twelve heart failure milestone requirements in four domains: Community, Hospital, Clinician, and Science. "We were a bit surprised to find that as a community hospital,...

2013-02-26 10:25:57

Targeting CPR education in high-risk neighborhoods could increase the number of bystanders giving CPR and decrease deaths from cardiac arrest, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published in its journal Circulation. Survival rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest vary widely in the United States, from 0.2 percent in Detroit, Mich., to 16 percent in Seattle, Wash. The variance is due in part to whether a bystander does CPR. For every 30 bystanders who do,...

2013-02-22 23:04:10

New alliance will deliver an unprecedented level of AED resources and expertise to businesses, agencies, and community organizations across the U.S. (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association and Emergency University today announced the formation of an unprecedented national alliance in order to meet the urgent demand for life-saving Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) programs. The new alliance will forge close partnerships with U.S. community organizations and leaders,...

2013-02-20 10:37:41

Although an intravenous fluid that paramedics in Japan often give to patients in cardiac arrest before they reach hospital may help restore circulation, it may also be linked to reduced survival with minimal neurological or physical damage one month later, according to a study from Japan published in this week's PLOS Medicine. In Japan, intravenous fluid loading with lactated Ringer's solution (a mixture of salts and sodium lactate) is included in resuscitation guidelines for patients who...


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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