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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 first European data on lead extraction was released today by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
After AED.com's Facebook was page launched in April 2012, the fan base grew quickly.
AED.com is proud to announce the new offering of the Zoll Fully Automatic AED Plus.
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
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
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
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.
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
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...