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2013-06-25 12:44:08

Greater emphasis has been placed on a practical 'how to' approach targeted at generalists, including GPs and geriatricians, as well as expert cardiologists and electro physiologists The 2013 ESC Guidelines on Cardiac Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy¹ developed in collaboration with the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), have created a new classification system for bradyarrhythmias according to mechanisms rather than aetiology. The guidelines, presented at the EHRA...

2013-06-24 14:28:49

The EHRA White Book reports on the current status of arrhythmia treatments in the 55 ESC member countries The first European data on lead extraction was released today by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The information is published in the EHRA White Book 20131, launched at EHRA EUROPACE 2013 in Athens, Greece, during 23-26 June. The EHRA White Book reports on the current status of arrhythmia treatments in the 55 ESC member...

2013-06-21 23:18:19

After AED.com's Facebook was page launched in April 2012, the fan base grew quickly. Recently, AED.com hit a milestone by reaching 100,000 fans on the page. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 AED.com, a leading Automated External Defibrillator (AED) distributor, recently surpassed the 100,000-fan threshold on their main social media outlet, Facebook. AED.com has maintained a social media presence since their website launched on April of 2012 and set out to spread awareness about...

2013-06-20 23:14:40

AED.com is proud to announce the new offering of the Zoll Fully Automatic AED Plus. The semi-automatic version of this product has long been a popular AED.com offering; however, the new version will increase ease of use. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 AED.com, a leading automated external defibrillator supplier, is pleased to offer the newest product offering from manufacturer Zoll: the Fully Automatic AED Plus The Zoll AED Plus has long been a popular semiautomatic AED option for...

2013-06-19 23:20:25

Recent legislative action in both the United States and the United Kingdom to promote AED training and usage in schools is applauded by AED.com as a means to further prepare and protect students and teachers. AED.com is proud to provide specialized AED school packages as well as training materials. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone, even a child, at any time. Brain damage sets in an average of 5 minutes after cardiac arrest, but the average...

2013-06-06 23:22:47

The first week of June is National CPR-AED Awareness Week, a time when people across the country are learning CPR and how to use automated external defibrillators to help victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation urges the FDA to reconsider its recommendation to increase federal regulations of AEDs. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Sudden cardiac arrest strikes nearly 1,000 people every day in the U.S. and only 10 percent of victims survive. Those who do...

2013-06-04 23:03:19

Alpha Source, Inc., a global distributor of medical equipment repair parts and battery pack manufacturer, announced it donated over $320,000 in retail value of defibrillator equipment parts to SE Medical Systems. The donated defibrillator equipment parts will be used to repair defibrillators during SE Medical Systems´ mission work, and the parts will be included in ready-for-use packages to rebuild a single defibrillator, which will be available to any organization needing defibrillator...

2013-06-03 10:39:46

One of the most difficult moments faced by anaesthetists and other healthcare staff is when to carry on attempts to resuscitate a person, and when those efforts should reasonably stop. This dilemma is the subject of a session at Euroanaesthesia, the annual congress of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA). In the first part of the session, Dr Jose Solsona, Director of the ICU Department and Chair of the Ethics Committee at Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain, will outline scenarios...

2013-05-30 23:20:40

Cardiovascular imaging specialists at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh have launched an innovative clinical protocol that for the first time in the region is allowing patients with heart pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) to undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 Cardiovascular imaging specialists at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) have launched an innovative clinical protocol that for the first time in the...


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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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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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