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2014-08-08 16:23:12

Simon's Fund Expected to Reach Major Milestone: 10,000 Students and Young Adults Screened BETHLEHEM, Pa., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon's Fund, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness about the conditions that lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death in children and student athletes, is holding a free heart screening tomorrow in partnership with specialized hospital network Coordinated Health. The screenings, to be provided at Coordinated Health's Bethlehem hospital at 2300...

2014-08-04 12:27:15

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The start of a new school year in the Keystone State typically means a new Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) fall sports season is here. With plenty of energy after a summer of training, student-athletes and coaches are eager to hit the fields and courts for official practices, while fans start to make plans for Friday Night Lights. The fall months are an exciting time for those who enjoy sports whether...

2014-07-31 23:11:56

A new catheter being used by cardiologists at Baptist Heart Specialists is helping patients who have an abnormal heart rhythm. Jacksonville, Fla. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 A new catheter being used by cardiologists at Baptist Heart Specialists is helping patients who have an abnormal heart rhythm. The THERMOCOOL® SmartTOUCH™ Catheter is used for ablation procedures for patients such as those suffering from atrial fibrillation (Afib). Cardiac electrophysiologists at Baptist Heart...

2014-07-23 12:31:26

DUBLIN, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Electrophysiology Ablation Catheters Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Catheter ablation is a minimally invasive procedure used to remove or destroy faulty electrical pathways from sections of the heart that promote irregular cardiac rhythms (also known as cardiac arrhythmias). Cardiac arrhythmias can be of several types, including...

2014-07-15 13:25:44

American College of Cardiology Risk should be balanced with reported benefits of moderate drinking Even in moderation, consumption of wine and hard liquor may be a risk factor for atrial fibrillation, an abnormally fast heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart failure and dementia, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The research did not identify a similar risk for moderate consumption of beer. Researchers in Sweden studied...

2014-07-03 23:05:04

Market Size - $6.79 billion in 2013, Market Growth - CAGR of 13.2%, Market Trends – Growing demand for non-pharmacological treatment procedures in emerging markets of Asia Pacific and RoW New Report By Grand View Research. View Dull Report - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/atrial-fibrillation-treatment-industry. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 The global market for atrial fibrillation procedures and products is expected to reach USD 16.17 billion by...

2014-07-02 10:23:42

University of California - San Francisco UCSF researchers find procedure also reduces hospital visits, lowers atrial fibrillation risk Use of catheter ablation is not only beneficial for treating atrial flutter but also can significantly reduce hospital visits – both inpatient and emergency – and lower the risk for atrial fibrillation, according to research by UC San Francisco. The study is in the July issue of PLOS ONE and available online. "We've seen firsthand in our...

2014-06-30 23:20:54

Susan Koeppen, TV news anchor and National Spokesperson for the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, recently shared her inspirational story of survival from sudden unexpected cardiac arrest during the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update. Her message: CPR saves lives. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 KDKA TV news anchor (CBS Affiliate), Susan Koeppen, who serves as National Spokesperson for the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, recently shared her inspirational story as keynote speaker...

2014-06-28 09:50:54

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Larry Ambrose was diagnosed as having a stroke a few days after he woke up one night, wandered into his kitchen and couldn't read the time on his microwave. Ambrose, like 25 percent of all stroke patients, experienced a cryptogenic ischemic stroke, meaning physicians were unable to determine a cause. For these patients, physicians believe atrial fibrillation, the most common type of arrhythmia (abnormal heart beat), may occur without the patient's...

Self-powered Artificial Cardiac Pacemaker Developed By Researchers
2014-06-23 03:49:58

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) As the number of pacemakers implanted each year reaches into the millions worldwide, improving the lifespan of pacemaker batteries has been of great concern for developers and manufacturers. Currently, pacemaker batteries last seven years on average, requiring frequent replacements, which may pose patients to a potential risk involved in medical procedures. A research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and...


Latest cardiac dysrhythmia Reference Libraries

Echocardiogram
2013-07-29 11:11:00

An echocardiogram is a test that, much like an ultrasound, uses sound waves to create a moving image of the heart. The most common type of echocardiogram is performed transthoracic, meaning the image is taken through a probe against the chest. A TTE does not involve radiation and is a very safe procedure. A cardiac sonographer will put a gel on the patient's chest and move the transducer around different areas, including directly anterior to the breastbone, inferior and lateral to the right...

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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