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2012-04-02 23:02:33

CPR Heart Starters of Philadelphia announces expansion of the companies AED sales and CPR training services to the surrounding states of New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 02, 2012 CPR Heart Starters Inc. a Philadelphia PA area based CPR training and AED equipment sales company is expanding. Company President Craig Spector announced today the expansion of the companies AED sales and CPR training services to the surrounding states of New York, New Jersey and...

2012-03-26 22:08:59

Study shows that an increase in bystander CPR in Denmark led to marked improvements in survival rates after cardiac arrest A nationwide effort in Denmark to increase the number of people trained in CPR led to an increase in bystander CPR and ultimately contributed to increased cardiac arrest survival rates in that country, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session. The Scientific Session, the premier cardiovascular medical...

2012-01-13 06:49:50

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — More than 380,000 Americans each year are assessed by EMS for sudden cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart go awry and cause it to stop beating normally. Only 11 percent of people who experience sudden cardiac arrest outside the hospital setting survive. However, with the aid of 9-1-1 dispatchers, this could change. E. Brooke Lerner, Ph.D., lead author of the statement and associate professor of emergency medicine at the...

2012-01-12 12:49:17

Most cardiac events during races attributed to underlying heart disease, CPR can improve survival Participation in marathon and half-marathon races is at an all-time high, but numerous reports of race-related cardiac arrests have called the safety of this activity into question. A new study finds that participating in these races actually is associated with a relatively low risk of cardiac arrest, compared to other forms of athletics. An analysis of 10 years of data, appearing in the...

2012-01-10 10:10:03

American Heart Association scientific statement More people will survive sudden cardiac arrest when 9-1-1 dispatchers help bystanders assess victims and begin CPR immediately, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. In the 2010 resuscitation guidelines, the association advised 9-1-1 dispatchers to help bystanders assess anyone who may have had a cardiac arrest and then direct them to begin...

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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...

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