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2013-03-04 23:01:47

Thanks to the quick actions of his neighbor and local emergency responders, Roland “Mike” Dulaney survived cardiac arrest. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation recognized Dulaney´s rescuers at an event last week. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 04, 2013 The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation last week recognized the rescuers who saved the life of Roland “Mike” Dulaney, 62. Foundation president, Mary Newman, and volunteer, Matthew Strauss, presented awards to...

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...

2013-01-16 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,...

2013-01-02 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...


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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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