Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 8:11 EDT

Latest Defibrillation Stories

2013-02-27 08:30:03

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Metropolitan Methodist Hospital became the third hospital in the greater San Antonio region to achieve Colloquium Heart Failure Accreditation. Joining sister hospitals, Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital and Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, Metropolitan met twelve heart failure milestone requirements in four domains: Community, Hospital, Clinician, and Science. "We were a bit surprised to find that as a community hospital,...

2013-02-22 23:04:10

New alliance will deliver an unprecedented level of AED resources and expertise to businesses, agencies, and community organizations across the U.S. (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association and Emergency University today announced the formation of an unprecedented national alliance in order to meet the urgent demand for life-saving Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) programs. The new alliance will forge close partnerships with U.S. community organizations and leaders,...

2013-02-19 10:23:51

New research at Saint Louis University shows physicians do not talk to patients about the psychosocial impact and long-term risks of implanting cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) to treat irregular heart rhythms, leaving them misinformed about how the device may affect quality of life. The article, titled 'Patient Perceptions, Physician Communication and the Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator,' was published online in JAMA Internal Medicine (formerly Archives of Internal Medicine) on...

2013-02-09 00:21:27

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Product liability law firm TorkLaw continues to pursue litigation against St. Jude Medical on behalf of injured patients and their families. In December 2011, the Food and Drug Administration issued a Class 1 recall for the St. Jude Medical Riata leads after many adverse events were being reported in patients. Studies showed that the leads which connect the heart defibrillator to the heart were failing due to insulation problems referred to as...

2013-01-16 23:04:02

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association conference attendees gain insight from program that has trained more than 11,000 FAA employees (PRWEB) January 16, 2013 Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in people under the age of 60. Most often its victims are in the prime of life with no previous history of heart health problems. It takes the lives of more people each year than Alzheimer´s, assault with firearms, breast cancer, prostate cancer, HIV, diabetes, house fires,...

2013-01-10 16:23:25

35 Blain's Farm and Fleet Stores Equipped with AEDs and More Than 200 Staff Trained To Respond to Cardiac Emergencies JANESVILLE, Wis., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the last six months, the trained teams of staff responders at Blain's Farm and Fleet retail stores located throughout Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin have saved three lives using an automated external defibrillator (AED) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Since 2007, 35 Blain's Farm and Fleet stores have...

2013-01-07 16:25:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new campaign, "Lend a Hand, Save a Life," will teach the general public about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and train 250,000 people in Pennsylvania in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The American Heart Association (AHA) has been recommending hands-only CPR for adults since 2008. Hands-only CPR has three easy steps: call 911, push hard and fast in the center of the chest, and use an automated external...

2013-01-07 12:28:14

WAUKESHA, Wis., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiac Science Corporation, an Opto Circuits group company and a global leader in automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and diagnostic cardiac monitoring devices, will supply Powerheart® G3 AEDs to all Chicago-area Metra commuter trains and other Metra facilities by the end of January. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080306/AQTH510LOGO) Under terms of the agreement, Cardiac Science will deploy 440 AEDs in Metra passenger cars,...

2013-01-02 10:44:20

Patients who received an implantable heart defibrillator in everyday practice had survival benefits on par with those who received the same devices in carefully controlled clinical trials, according to a new study that highlights the value of defibrillators in typical medical settings. Led by the Duke Clinical Research Institute and published Jan. 2, 2013, in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the study used data from a large national Medicare registry to assess the survival...

2013-01-02 05:02:45

After donating 99 AEDs throughout 2012, AED.com is holding a Facebook Video Contest for their last Automated External Defibrillator (AED) donation. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 With only a few days left in 2012, AED.com is one AED away from donating 100 AEDs (automated external defibrillators) this year. At the beginning of 2012, president and CEO, Matt Spencer, decided to donate 100 AEDs to deserving individuals, causes, and organizations in order to raise awareness. "The goal...


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...

More Articles (2 articles) »