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2013-11-22 23:01:25

Centegra Health System offers youth screenings for Sage Products families. Cary, IL (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 Many employees of Sage Products LLC will take their kids to work Saturday, Nov. 23. It won’t be business as usual, however, when the families arrive in Cary. Sage employees have been invited to bring their children to free cardiac and concussion screenings through a special program offered by Centegra Health System, which is funded by a $100,000 donation from Sage. This gift...

2013-11-19 16:46:52

Abstract: 18987: Hall F, Core 4, Poster Board: 4051 Sudden cardiac arrest isn't always so sudden, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. In a study of middle-age men in Portland, Oregon, more than half had possible warning signs up to a month before their hearts stopped abruptly. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops due to a failure in its electrical system. Patients can sometimes survive if they receive CPR immediately and...

Rural And Southern Counties Lack Annual Training In CPR
2013-11-19 08:03:46

Duke University Medical Center Annual rates of CPR training in the United States are low and vary widely across the country, but the communities most in need of training are the least likely to be trained, according to a new study from the Duke Clinical Research Institute. The findings, published Nov. 18, 2013, in JAMA Internal Medicine, add to known geographic disparities in cardiac arrest survival and offer a rationale to increase access to training for the life-saving intervention....

2013-11-18 20:50:51

Sten Rubertsson, M.D., Ph.D., of Uppsala University, Sweden and colleagues assessed whether cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in which chest compressions are delivered with a mechanical device would result in superior 4-hour survival in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest compared to CPR with manual chest compression. "Many factors affect the chances of survival after cardiac arrest, including early recognition of arrest, effective CPR and defibrillation, and postresuscitation...

2013-11-07 23:25:32

AED.com is proud to announce that they provide automated external defibrillators to each of their employees. These AEDs are kept in employees' cars, so they are ready for use at a moment's notice. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 AED.com, a leading distributor of new and recertified AEDs, offers an unusual employee perk: a personal AED. Each of AED.com's employees have an AED in their car, so they can be ready to save a life wherever they travel. AEDs greatly increase...

2013-11-04 23:27:47

AED.com recently donated a Zoll AED Plus to the Foundation for African Medicine and Education (FAME) Health Center in Karatu, Tanzania. Dr. Reed Shnider personally delivered the AED to the Health Center on his trip to Tanzania. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 AED.com, a leading distributor of new and recertified automated external defibrillators, recently donated a Zoll AED Plus to the FAME Health Center in Karatu, Tanzania. FAME, or Foundation for African Medicine and Education,...

2013-10-30 23:32:44

DXE Medical, Inc. recently hosted a booth at the Healthy Living & Lifestyles Expo in Brentwood, Tennessee in conjunction with the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 DXE Medical, Inc., a leading distributor of new and used AEDs and manual defibrillators, hosted a booth at the recent Healthy Living & Lifestyles Expo in Brentwood, TN. The Expo was presented by Vanderbilt Health and affiliated with the...

2013-10-29 23:18:51

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Cardiac Bio Implant Devices (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators, Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers, Heart Valve, Coronary Stent, Peripheral Stent, Ventricular Assist Device) Market Forecast, Clinical Trials, M&A. London (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 The cardiac implant medical device market is forecasted to grow in single digit percent per year during 2010-2017 and is likely to exceed US$ 27 Billion by 2017. Growth in...

2013-10-25 12:24:23

DUBLIN, October 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5hvg4m/global_cardiac) has announced the addition of the "Global Cardiac Defibrillators - Market Growth Analysis, 2009-2015" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5hvg4m/global_cardiac ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Global Market Watch: The broad health care division has been witnessing...

2013-10-24 23:29:36

AED.com has slashed the price of Recertified Philips HeartStart OnSite AEDs by $200 for a special fall offer. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 AED.com, a leading online distributor of new and recertified automated external defibrillators, is offering a special price on Recertified Philips HeartStart OnSite AEDs. The units, which normally retail on AED.com for $875, are now being offered for only $675. Customers can take advantage of this special pricing either by shopping online or...


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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