Latest cardiopulmonary resuscitation Stories
A new system that sent patients to designated cardiac receiving centers dramatically increased the survival rate of victims of sudden cardiac arrest in Arizona.
FDA-Approved CPR RsQ Assist® Makes It Easier for Anyone to Perform Hands-Only CPR CUDAHY, Wis., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergency Medical Products (EMP), a leading distributor
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best hospitals and heart and vascular centers, was recently honored with two prestigious awards: the American College of Cardiology
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
Training to be held at Lakewood Center Mall in Lakewood, CA LAKEWOOD, Calif., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lakewood Regional Medical Center will provide free hands-only
BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL, Ill., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Illinois firefighters and advocates from the American Heart Association applauded Governor Quinn for signing House
Santa Clara County first in the nation to launch innovative AED app MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today,
Leading global provider of intuitive automated external defibrillator technology spotlights education and awareness to enable anyone to help save a life ANDOVER, Mass., June 3, 2014
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...
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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