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2012-06-07 02:27:39

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Every minute-and-a-half in the U.S., and every 45 seconds in Europe, a person dies as a result of a sudden cardiac arrest[1,2]- if you witnessed a cardiac arrest, what would you do? Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is today launching the Save Lives website (http://www.SaveLives.net), an online campaign to inform people across the world about sudden cardiac arrest and to empower them to act. To...

2012-06-06 02:25:11

LONDON, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Europe and the United States are the biggest markets for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator. The Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator is one of the most challenging and dynamic markets in the United States. 2011 witnessed one of the major dips in the unit sales of ICD in the U.S. Together with the decreasing pricing trends, the market for ICD in the U.S. decreased to new levels. This web conference will cover the key reasons for the dropdown...

2012-05-31 23:02:53

As part of their 2012 Giveaway, AED.com has donated two Powerheart G3 automated external defibrillators, manufactured by one of the global AED leaders, Cardiac Science Corporation. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) May 30, 2012 Holy Redeemer Catholic School, with an enrollment of over 500 K-8 students, is proud to receive their new life-saving Powerheart G3 AEDs. In a letter to AED.com, they wrote: “Holy Redeemer Catholic School family and staff are truly grateful for the gift of these lifesaving...

2012-05-31 02:26:18

NATICK, Mass., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved revised product labeling for the Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) INCEPTA(TM), ENERGEN(TM), PUNCTUA(TM), COGNIS® and TELIGEN® implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds), to reflect increased longevity projections for these devices. The longevity projections are based on data submitted to the FDA and vary for...

2012-05-30 10:23:59

PHILADELPHIA, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act, establishing standards for preventing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and death in student athletes. It also requires the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Department of Education to develop guidelines and educational materials, and to implement annual screenings for athletes. Coaches, athletic trainers and sports officials now must be...

2012-05-21 23:00:33

QuickMedical donates a new HeartSine AED to the Paine Field Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol located in Everett, Washington. Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 According to QuickMedical, every year almost 7,000 high school students die from sudden cardiac arrest. The survival rate due to sudden cardiac arrest is at a dismal 5%-15%, and is the leading cause for more than 1 million deaths annually worldwide. "Today, the Civil Air Patrol, which is the official auxiliary of the US Air Force...

2012-05-17 23:03:34

Thompson Street Capital Partners completed the acquisition of Allied 100 on May 11th. Matthew Spencer President of AED.com sheds light on what this change will bring to the AED marketplace. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 Allied 100, which operates aedsuperstore.com, has been the leader in ecommerce AED sales for several years, utilizing their online presence for both education and sales. Allied´s co-founders astutely nurtured an ongoing investment in time and capital to develop...

2012-05-14 09:37:17

Essential to track all incidents such as Fabrice Muamba's on-pitch heart attack What can we do to reduce the number of tragic cardiac events in sport? Big gaps in basic knowledge about the numbers and causes of apparently inexplicable heart attacks among young sportsmen and women are seriously hampering our ability to prevent them, says a sport and exercise medicine specialist in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. At the very least, we need to start building reliable databases...

2012-05-14 09:29:46

Automated external defibrillators rarely close to locations of public cardiac arrests More than three-quarters of cardiac arrest victims are stricken too far away from an automated external defibrillator for the lifesaving device to be obtained quickly enough to offer the best chance at saving their lives, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that will be presented today at the annual meeting of Society for Academic Emergency...

2012-05-14 09:02:57

Findings reveal racial disparities in pre-hospital care for nation's leading killer Black cardiac arrest victims who are stricken outside hospitals are less likely to receive bystander CPR and defibrillation on the scene than white patients, according to research that will be presented by a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania today at the annual meeting of Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. The researchers also found that black...


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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