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2014-06-04 14:50:47

Duke University Medical Center Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are associated with improved survival among heart failure patients whose left ventricles only pump 30 to 35 percent of blood out of the heart with each contraction, according to a study from the Duke Clinical Research Institute. The findings, published in the June 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, support existing recommendations to implant ICDs in patients with a left ventricular...

2014-06-03 16:24:42

Santa Clara County first in the nation to launch innovative AED app MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, El Camino Hospital, in collaboration with the PulsePoint Foundation, announced the launch of the second PulsePoint mobile app, PulsePoint AED, which is designed to build the most comprehensive registry of public automated external defibrillators (AED) available for use during sudden cardiac emergencies. Santa Clara County is the first to roll out this new...

2014-06-03 12:45:27

Leading global provider of intuitive automated external defibrillator technology spotlights education and awareness to enable anyone to help save a life ANDOVER, Mass., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark the 2014 National CPR and AED Awareness Week, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG AEX: PHIA) is highlighting the importance of access to easy-to-use technology that can help people intervene and save lives during sudden cardiac arrest. National CPR and AED Awareness Week, beginning June 1 and...

2014-06-02 08:28:59

Drs. Braun, Holloway Announce Nationwide Program Study Results "Incorporating the General Workforce into SCA Response Plan" at Citizen CPR Foundation Event, Las Vegas REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Emergency University, a trailblazer for emergency response system design, blended emergency medical training and innovative response technologies, announced today that its Medical Director Dr. Odelia Braun and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Employee Safety...

2014-05-12 23:00:11

Humility of Mary Health Partners is among the first healthcare providers in the country to implant the world’s first commercially available subcutaneous implantable defibrillator. Youngstown, Ohio (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Humility of Mary Health Partners is among the first healthcare providers in the country to implant a revolutionary new cardiac defibrillator under the skin of patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. The new device, called an S-ICD, was developed by Cameron...

2014-05-10 23:00:10

ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "China External Defibrillators Market Outlook to 2020" to its huge collection of research reports. Albany, New York (PRWEB) May 11, 2014 Researchmoz presents this most up-to-date research on "China External Defibrillators Market Outlook to 2020" new report, "China External Defibrillators Market Outlook to 2020", provides key market data on the United States External Defibrillators market. The report provides...

2014-05-09 23:05:02

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Spain External Defibrillators & Electrophysiology Market Outlook to 2020” to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 “Spain External Defibrillators & Electrophysiology Market Outlook to 2020″, provides key market data on the Spain External Defibrillators & Electrophysiology market. The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, and volume (in units) and average price data (in US dollars), within market categories Manual...

2014-05-09 13:57:05

McMaster University Potentially serious complications in patients could be avoided New research from McMaster University suggests that a commonly performed test during certain types of heart surgery is not helpful and possibly harmful. The testing procedure, known as defibrillator testing (DT), is commonly used on people who require implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) to prevent sudden cardiac death. It involves putting the patient into cardiac arrest to determine if the...

2014-05-08 16:28:07

Boston Scientific Shockless Implant Evaluation (SIMPLE) Study Results Presented at Heart Rhythm 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society's 35th Annual Scientific Sessions NATICK, Mass., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) study demonstrated that outcomes for patients with the company's transvenous implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) who received routine defibrillation testing (DT) at implant were similar to outcomes for those patients who did not...

2014-05-04 23:00:59

The cardiac monitoring and cardiac rhythm management devices market is divided into two segments, namely, conventional monitoring devices and cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices; the market is forecast till 2017. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/cardiac-monitoring-advanced-technologies-and-global-market-55.html (PRWEB) May 04, 2014 The report "Cardiac Monitoring & Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Market [ECG, Implantable Loop Recorder, Holter, Implantable...


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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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