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2013-05-17 10:57:24

Procedure Traditionally used during heart surgery and in the ICU may show promise as a rescue strategy for select cardiac arrest patients Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a procedure traditionally used during cardiac surgeries and in the ICU that functions as an artificial replacement for a patient's heart and lungs, has also been used to resuscitate cardiac arrest victims in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. Now, a novel study of this technique in the U.S. has been completed by...

Pacemakers Can Be Hacked
2013-05-17 09:10:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The sensors used by implanted cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers to detect the rhythm of a person´s beating heart are vulnerable to computer hackers, say researchers from the US and South Korea. Implanted defibrillators monitor the heart for irregular beating and administer an electric shock to restore normal rhythm when needed. Pacemakers use electrical pulses to continuously maintain the heart´s rhythm. Both types...

2013-05-16 23:28:31

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, a national nonprofit organization, will participate in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on Saturday, May 18 in Pittsburgh, Penn., to raise awareness about the nation´s leading cause of death and help save lives. Survivors and families affected by sudden cardiac death are urged to join or support the team here. Pittsburgh, Penn. (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Sudden cardiac arrest, an abrupt, unexpected pulseless condition, is a much bigger public...

2013-05-14 23:25:14

[125 Pages Report] Automated External Defibrillator Market report segmented global market by End-User and Geographic Analysis. Also covers various technological advancements and trends in the AED market. (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 The "Automated External Defibrillator Market (Trends, Technology and End-Users) (2012-2017)" analyzes and studies the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Europe, Japan, Asia, and Rest of the World. Browse >> 47 market data...

2013-05-14 23:01:51

A device commonly used to treat dangerous heart rhythms may cause more issues for patients than a simpler version of the same device. The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) prevents sudden cardiac death by detecting irregularities and delivering an electrical jolt to restart the heart. AURORA, CO (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 A device commonly used to treat dangerous heart rhythms may cause more issues for patients than a simpler version of the same device. The implantable...

2013-05-13 23:24:52

Strenuous athletic activity can increase the chance of cardiac arrest and many sports centers are required to have an AED readily available at events and practices. In response to this growing need, AED.com has designed all-inclusive AED packages to meet any requirements and protect players, coaches, and spectators against sudden cardiac arrest. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 Because of the cardiac risks involved with sporting events, the American Heart Association has long recommended...

2013-05-08 11:50:32

Programming an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) with a long-detection interval compared with a standard-detection interval resulted in a reduction in anti-tachycardia pacing episodes, ICD shocks delivered, and inappropriate shocks, according to a study in the May 8 issue of JAMA. "Therapy with ICDs is now the standard of care in primary and secondary prevention. As indications for implants have expanded, concern about possible adverse effects of ICD therapies on prognosis and...

2013-05-08 11:41:07

Arrhythmias gone in majority of children, says study to be reported at 93rd AATS Annual Meeting Inherited ventricular arrhythmias are an important cause of morbidity and sudden cardiac death in children who have structurally normal hearts. Despite conventional medical therapy, some of these children remain symptomatic with recurrent life-threatening arrhythmias, syncope, or frequent discharges from implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). Video-assisted thoracoscopic left cardiac...

2013-05-02 23:22:03

AED.com is featuring its blog, The Pulse, to spread awareness about cardiac arrest and the benefits of automated external defibrillators or AEDs. The blog discusses topics ranging from what kinds of places should implement AEDs and proper AED maintenance, to highlighting real life stories of people that have been saved from cardiac arrest and the heroes that saved them. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 In an effort to raise awareness about the threat of cardiac arrest and how to save...


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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