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Crowdsourcing Contest To Find Automated External Defibrillators
2012-11-05 05:33:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A contest that challenged citizen scientists to roam the streets of Philadelphia in search of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) resulted in 1,400 of the potentially life-saving devices being located and cataloged throughout the fifth-largest city in the US, according to a November 4 press release. The MyHeartMap Challenge, which was conducted over an eight week period during the winter of 2012, had participants use a...

2012-10-31 03:27:27

Study compares 'cardio-toxicity' of Toronto-area neighborhoods Your chances of having a sudden cardiac arrest can depend on where you live, warned Dr. Paul Dorian today at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2012 in Toronto, co-hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. His study of Greater Toronto Area (GTA) neighborhoods with high and low rates of cardiac arrests found that the factors causing increased risk are complex. "The reasons are more...

2012-10-29 12:26:11

Research dispels myth that sudden cardiac arrests happens mainly during sports It's a tragic news story that often makes headlines — a young, healthy, fit athlete suddenly collapses and dies of cardiac arrest while playing sports. Dr. Andrew Krahn of the University of British Columbia, presenting a study at the 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress about sudden cardiac death in Ontario, suggests this is a problem that warrants attention, but says don't blame the sports....

2012-10-13 04:02:45

AED.com recently created the new t-shirt design to help spread cardiac arrest awareness. (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 AED.com actively promotes CPR and AED Awareness to as many people as they can reach. Keeping true to their recent social media focus, AED.com created a new T-shirt design available for purchase from the Website. The t-shirt, which reads “Keep Calm and Defibrillate,” not only plays off the Queen of England's famous quote but also give valuable advice in a rescue...

2012-10-10 04:02:07

Arizona Arrhythmia Consultants Investigators for only Implantable Heart Defibrillator System that is entirely placed Under the Skin, Without any Direct Contact with the Heart gets FDA Approval fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements 9/28/2012 Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Bloomberg, FDA, The Washington Post Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) October 09, 2012 Drs. Thomas Mattioni and David Riggio, clinical investigators in Arizona of the novel Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator...

Alternative For Regulating Heart Beat Offered From Innovative New Defibrillator
2012-10-03 09:25:31

A new ground-breaking technology was recently used at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) where two cardiologists, Dr. David Birnie and Dr. Pablo Nery, implanted a new innovative leadless defibrillator, the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD), to an 18 year-old patient. Under Health Canada's special access program, this was only the third time this new type of ICD had been implanted in Canada. Conventional defibrillators, known as transvenous...


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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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