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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...

2014-06-18 12:30:18

Updated Guidelines and Launch of Contact Force-Sensing Catheters Will Drive Continued Interest in Treating Atrial Fibrillation, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the U.S. electrophysiology (EP) mapping and ablation device market will continue to experience strong growth through 2022 as a result of the increasing adoption of catheter ablation as a treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF). The...

2014-06-09 08:30:45

LONDON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: U.S. Market for Cardiac Rhythm Managment, Electrophysiology and Ablationhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/medical_devices/u_s_market_cardiac_rhythm_managment_electrophysiology_ablation.html In 2012, the U.S. market for cardiac rhythm management (CRM), electrophysiology and ablation devices market was valued at nearly $6.8 billion.The CRM, electrophysiology and ablation device...

2014-06-05 23:01:35

A recent settlement announcement involving Pradaxa has been announced by the manufacture, Boehringer Ingelheim. Toledo, Ohio (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturing company of the blood thinning drug Pradaxa, announced in May 2014 a $650 million settlement deal this week to settle approximately 4,000 state and federal lawsuits. Reported by TIME May 2014, Pradaxa was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in October 2010, Pradaxa is formulated for use...

2014-06-05 12:31:28

Complication Rates of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation was presented at QCOR 2014 Scientific Sessions BOWIE, Md., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc., a leading technology company providing advanced cloud-based analytics and data-driven solutions to the healthcare industry, announced today the presentation of results from the study "Thirty-day Incidence of Cardiac Tamponade and Mortality Following Catheter or Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation" at the Council on Quality of...

2014-06-05 10:45:37

BMJ-British Medical Journal But picture less clear for impact on heart attack and stroke risk, large study finds But its impact on directly boosting the risk of heart attacks and stroke is rather less clear, the research indicates. The evidence suggests that high levels of certain air pollutants are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular problems, but exactly how this association works has not been clarified. The research team therefore set out to explore the short term...

2014-06-04 14:57:49

The JAMA Network Journals In a study that included nearly 65,000 older patients hospitalized with pneumonia, treatment that included azithromycin compared with other antibiotics was associated with a significantly lower risk of death and a slightly increased risk of heart attack, according to a study in the June 4 issue of JAMA. Pneumonia and influenza together are the eighth leading cause of death and the leading causes of infectious death in the United States. Although clinical...

2014-06-02 23:09:34

Transparency Market Research published the new report "Atrial Fibrillation Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/atrial-fibrillation-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Atrial fibrillation is a type of cardiac arrhythmia distinguished by an abnormal cardiac rhythm caused by a disturbance in heart’s electrical system. Atrial...


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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