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2014-01-27 23:04:26

Heart Smart Technology, also known as Heartsmart.com, a distributor of automatic external defibrillators and supplies, will be donating an AED each month in 2014 to provide lifesaving technology to organizations that need it most. New Milford, CT (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 Heart Smart Technology is pleased to announce that for the year of 2014, an automatic external defibrillator will be donated to an organization each month. Previously, as part of the “Likes for Lives” campaign, Heart...

2014-01-22 16:25:50

Foundation working to make the life-saving devices as common as fire extinguishers LEGAL, AB, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Installation of the first of 2000 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in arenas and recreation centres across Canada was announced today at the Legal Recreation Complex by Health Minister Rona Ambrose and Heart and Stroke Foundation president Bobbe Wood. The AEDs are part of a $10 million program funded by the federal government and administered by the...

2014-01-16 23:26:44

AED.com donated an AED to Camp del Corazon, a camp established for young people suffering from heart disease and related ailments. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 AED.com, a leading online retailer of new and recertified AEDs, recently donated an AED to Camp del Corazon. The camp, located on Catalina Island, was founded in 1995 to offer children with heart disease a camp experience free of charge. Campers are able to bond with peers suffering from the same kinds of health...

2014-01-09 12:26:27

Harris Interactive national survey gauges where the American public expects life-saving equipment to be available if and when Sudden Cardiac Arrest strikes PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioReady, a national leader in helping organizations to prevent fatalities from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), today announced the results of a new national survey, which it commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct in December 2013. This survey aimed at gaining a broader understanding of...

2014-01-06 23:01:16

Doctor Kenneth Yamamura and Doctor Asad Sawar performed the procedure on two patients, successfully implanting the Boston Scientific S-ICD System, a new solution for at risk heart patients. (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 Florida Hospital Tampa is first in Tampa Bay to offer the revolutionary new implantable defibrillator from Boston Scientific, called the S-ICD System for patients at risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) through its renowned Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute. Sudden cardiac...

2013-12-14 23:00:34

HeartSmart.com announces HeartSmartPro.com, an AED program management service that provides everything needed to maintain and manage an AED program. With this new product, free for 1 year after any purchase of an AED from HeartSmart.com, ensures that an AED will be ready to use when it is need most. Brookfield, CT (PRWEB) December 14, 2013 HeartSmart.com is pleased to announce HeartSmartPro.com, an AED program management service that provides everything needed to maintain and manage an...

2013-12-04 23:28:14

DXE Medical, Inc. is offering recertified 3-lead manual defibrillators for only $1995 while supplies last. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 DXE Medical, Inc., a leading distributor of new and recertified medical equipment, is offering greatly reduced pricing on recertified LifePak 12 and Zoll M-Series 3-lead manual defibrillators. While supplies last, these units will be available for only $1995. This is over a 50% discount as LifePak 12s retail for more than $4000 while Zoll...

2013-12-02 23:00:23

Heart specialists at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center were the first in Missouri to implant a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) into a patient during a procedure that took place on Friday, Nov. 29. Unlike the traditional ICD used to help treat arrhythmias such as tachycardia, the S-ICD does not place wires inside the heart or blood vessels. St. Louis (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Heart specialists at the Washington University...


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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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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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