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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.
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.
Inherited ventricular arrhythmias are an important cause of morbidity and sudden cardiac death in children who have structurally normal hearts.
AED.com is featuring its blog, The Pulse, to spread awareness about cardiac arrest and the benefits of automated external defibrillators or AEDs.
Technology is designed for cardiac lead extraction for people with pacemakers and implanted cardiac devices Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) May 02, 2013
FDA regulations may cause AED manufactures to undergo more stringent premarket approval processes due to reported failures and recalls.
Although they have been credited with saving thousands of lives, the FDA has recommended new regulations for automated external defibrillators (AED), including the requirement that the devices must meet federal approval before hitting the market.
Consumer Lawyer Kendall Almerico comments on a New York Times report that the FDA has sent a strong warning letter to medical device manufacturer St.
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...
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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