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Latest Defibrillation Stories

2013-09-12 23:26:17

AED.com and Rescue Heart Foundation recently partnered to donate an AED to Maison des Enfants de Dieu orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Why Do So Many Cardiac Arrest Cases Strike In The Morning?
2013-09-09 04:27:27

Researchers have discovered a protein that is responsible for regulating the heart’s electrical activity and could help explain why so many instances of cardiac arrest or sudden cardiac death occur in the morning.

2013-09-05 23:24:50

AED.com will be offering 10% off all batteries and pads for use with automated external defibrillators during the month of September.

cpr
2013-09-03 07:22:27

A new study of nearly 2,600 cardiac arrest patients reveals that mechanical chest compressions are as effective as manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

2013-08-28 23:24:29

AED.com has created and released an infographic entitled, "How to Save a Life: Develop Your Own Facility Emergency Response Plan." The infographic guides readers through pre-emergency,

2013-08-27 23:19:33

Transparency Market Research adds new "Automated External Defibrillator Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2012 - 2018" market research report

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

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.

2013-08-19 23:22:22

AED.com has released a demonstration video featuring the Philips HeartStart Onsite AED on their YouTube channel.

2013-08-15 23:23:48

AED.com is proud to announce the release of an exclusive Legislation Guide.


Latest Defibrillation Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.