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2012-11-05 15:07:54

Family members didn´t give CPR for cardiac arrests as often as passers-by or friends in a Japanese study presented at the American Heart Association´s Scientific Sessions 2012. Cardiac arrest External link is the sudden loss of heart function, typically resulting from an abnormal heart rhythm that causes the heart to quiver erratically and stop pumping blood. According to the American Heart Association, effective bystander CPR External link provided immediately after sudden...

Crowdsourcing Contest To Find Automated External Defibrillators
2012-11-05 05:33:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A contest that challenged citizen scientists to roam the streets of Philadelphia in search of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) resulted in 1,400 of the potentially life-saving devices being located and cataloged throughout the fifth-largest city in the US, according to a November 4 press release. The MyHeartMap Challenge, which was conducted over an eight week period during the winter of 2012, had participants use a...

2012-10-31 03:27:27

Study compares 'cardio-toxicity' of Toronto-area neighborhoods Your chances of having a sudden cardiac arrest can depend on where you live, warned Dr. Paul Dorian today at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2012 in Toronto, co-hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. His study of Greater Toronto Area (GTA) neighborhoods with high and low rates of cardiac arrests found that the factors causing increased risk are complex. "The reasons are more...

2012-10-29 12:26:11

Research dispels myth that sudden cardiac arrests happens mainly during sports It's a tragic news story that often makes headlines — a young, healthy, fit athlete suddenly collapses and dies of cardiac arrest while playing sports. Dr. Andrew Krahn of the University of British Columbia, presenting a study at the 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress about sudden cardiac death in Ontario, suggests this is a problem that warrants attention, but says don't blame the sports....

CPR Survival More Likely In Wealthy White Neighborhoods
2012-10-25 11:35:24

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a large, first-of-its-kind US study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it has been discovered that people who suffer cardiac arrest in poorer, predominantly black neighborhoods are half as likely to receive CPR from a bystander as those in richer, mostly white neighborhoods. The study, published in Thursday´s edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), shows that even in...

2012-10-21 04:01:52

NCIStudent.net has been providing information about finding the perfect school since 2007. Earlier this year, the site launched a directory of colleges, training programs and schools; now the directory is expanding to include facilities that offer CPR training. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2012 Since 2007, NCIStudent.net has provided students of all ages with advice on everything from good study habits to smart note-taking, to strategies for doing well on multiple-choice exams. Earlier...


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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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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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