Latest Defibrillation Stories
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.
As hospitals work to monitor and reduce cardiac overutilization, peer review professionals are increasingly called upon to evaluate the medical necessity of procedures which are not always subjected
Policy and practice changes by healthcare institutions, providers and others could greatly improve medical care and improve survival for people who have a sudden cardiac arrest in the hospital.
Good news for those who require implanted cardiac devices to lower the risk of sudden death from heart attacks but still want to help out the environment when they’re behind the wheel of an automobile – driving a hybrid or electric car will not adversely affect a person’s cardiac implant.
Thanks to the quick actions of his neighbor and local emergency responders, Roland “Mike” Dulaney survived cardiac arrest.
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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