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Defibrillator Placed Just Below The Skin Deemed Safe, Effective
2013-08-27 10:39:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of international scientists has just successfully tested the safety and efficacy of a new type of defibrillator that is implanted just under the skin. According to a report on the device, published in the journal Circulation, the state-of-the-art device can detect dangerously irregular heart rhythms and administer shocks to return a normal rhythm without wires directly touching the heart. The new device, called a subcutaneous...

2013-08-19 23:22:22

AED.com has released a demonstration video featuring the Philips HeartStart Onsite AED on their YouTube channel. The video is the first in a planned series of AED demonstration videos. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 AED.com has released the first in a series of demonstration videos featuring a variety of popular AED models. The first video focuses the Philips HeartStart OnSite AED. This AED is the only automated external defibrillator available without a prescription and is popular...

2013-08-15 23:23:48

AED.com is proud to announce the release of an exclusive Legislation Guide. The guide breaks down federal and state laws and regulations relating to AEDs. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 On the heels of their popular Buyer's Guide and Grant Guide, AED.com has released a Legislation Guide. The guide is provided free of charge to AED.com's current and potential customers. The guide includes a break down of the major types of AED legislation and regulations. It also includes a...

2013-08-14 23:22:54

AED.com is excited to announce they will be giving an AED away to a Facebook fan later this August. Fans will be asked to tell AED.com why they or their organization would make a worthy recipient. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 AED.com will be rewarding their loyal Facebook following this month with a special AED Giveaway. Beginning, Monday, August 12th, fans will be asked to complete a short essay describing why they or an organization they are affiliated with are in need of a...

2013-08-12 15:17:21

UPV/EHU researchers develop algorithms and methodologies to improve and evaluate procedures in cardiac resuscitation An algorithm capable of diagnosing heart rhythm with just 3 seconds' worth of signal, and the demonstration that it is possible to come up with the diagnosis without stopping cardiac massage, constitute the types of solutions and proposals being developed by researchers in the Signal and Communications Group of the Faculty of Engineering in Bilbao (UPV/EHU-University of the...

2013-08-08 14:30:41

Traditional exercise centers more likely to have AEDs, leading to reduced death rates People experiencing sudden cardiac arrest at exercise facilities have a higher chance of survival than at other indoor locations, likely due to early CPR and access to an automated external defibrillator (AED), among other factors, according to a study published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The findings underscore the importance of having AEDs in places where people...

2013-08-06 23:23:50

Nonprofits and other groups looking to affordably acquire an AED can often fall prey to wily distributors who promise grants which are nothing more than standard discounts or refurbished equipment that has not been properly repaired and tested. AED.com urges consumers to only work with reputable distributors who offer transparency and certified devices. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 As awareness surrounding AEDs and their impact on positive outcomes for victims of sudden cardiac...

2013-07-31 23:29:53

Following the death of radio host Kidd Kraddick due to cardiac arrest, AED.com would like to encourage everyone to work with their doctors to identify any potential heart problems. AED.com also advocates the use of efficacy of AEDs for cardiac arrest patients. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 The cause of death for nationally syndicated radio host Kidd Kraddick was announced on Monday to have been cardiac arrest stemming from an arrhythmia caused by an enlarged heart and cardiac...

2013-07-26 23:18:07

DXE Medical, Inc. is pleased to report findings from a recent market research study suggesting that the AED market will grow globally by 50% between 2012 and 2017. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 DXE Medical, Inc., a leading distributor of new and recertified AEDs and manual defibrillators, is happy to report recent findings published by Transparency Market Research regarding the future of the AED industry. As of 2012, the industry had a global worth of $616 million. It is predicted...


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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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