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2013-10-14 23:03:31

SureFire CPR brings training to employees onsite at their company location, in an effort to prepare more citizens with CPR and first aid training in case of emergency. Orange County, CA (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 SureFire CPR, an Orange County - based CPR and first aid instruction company, today announced Commercial CPR Training Deals, a new program meant to focus on bringing CPR training to corporate locations. Providing onsite CPR training to residents and businesses in Orange County, Los...

2013-10-14 10:11:19

System delay in treating patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) postpones their return to work and increases early retirement, according to research presented at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2013 by Kristina Laut, PhD student from Aarhus, Denmark. The Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2013 is the annual meeting of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and is held 12-14 October in Madrid, Spain. Ms Laut said: "System...

2013-10-11 23:22:23

The DrugRisk Center is the Web’s largest source for information on prescription drug warnings, side effects and legal news. Visit http://www.DrugRisk.com Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 The prescription drug resource center DrugRisk.com is announcing new information on the site for patients taking the blood thinner Pradaxa. A recent court update shows the number of lawsuits alleging the drug caused internal bleeding injuries or death has risen nearly 30% in recent months*. The...

2013-10-10 00:20:34

Heart Disease Reaching Epidemic Proportions Worldwide Paves Way for Expansion. IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to take the fight against heart disease worldwide, TriValley Group of Qatar announced that Dr. Douglas Harrington has accepted the position of Managing Director of its international operations. As such, Dr. Harrington will be leading the international expansion into a number of countries of a novel cardiac test that identifies individuals who are...

2013-10-08 11:53:13

Bruno Mourvillier, M.D., of the Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris, and colleagues conducted a study to examine whether treatment with hypothermia would improve the functional outcome of comatose patients with bacterial meningitis compared with standard care. Among adults with bacterial meningitis, the death rate and frequency of neurologic complications are high, indicating the need for new therapeutic approaches. Clinical trials of patients with trauma who were...

2013-10-07 12:17:40

Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered a protein in the human body that can trigger and mediate inflammation in patients suffering from hemorrhage and sepsis. The findings were published in the online version of Nature Medicine on October 6, 2013. Thirty-seven million people are admitted to the emergency room with traumatic injury each year, and these injuries are a leading cause of death in the US. Two major reasons why traumatic injury is so deadly...

2013-10-04 23:21:38

Business traveler helps save the life of 25-year-old victim of sudden cardiac arrest at Philadelphia International Airport by giving him CPR for 15 minutes. Case provides important lessons for the public during National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month in October. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 Sue Hostler arrived at the Philadelphia International Airport in late August to catch a flight home to Pittsburgh, PA. A frequent business traveler, she knew her way around the...

2013-10-04 08:23:56

The results of Denmark's initiative to increase bystander CPR training demonstrates that, with knowledge, people will act to save lives but that more must be done to increase survival rates PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A study in the October 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which examined Denmark's decade-long national initiative to improve bystander CPR training, highlights a dramatic increase in Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) survival...

2013-10-03 23:25:41

Driving Technological Surprise: DARPA’s Mission in a Changing World, published in April 2013, outlines the innovation of the Blast Gauge System. BlackBox Biometrics, Inc. (B3), the company behind the development, successfully commercialized the Blast Gauge System. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Now thousands of Service members are currently using the system in Afghanistan, providing unprecedented insight into the unseen threat of Blast-related Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)....

2013-10-03 23:00:20

Mercy Medical Center, named by Thomson Reuters as one of the top 100 hospitals in the U.S., has announced the launch of a new smartphone app, "bMOREsafe," (http://www.bmoresafemercy.org/), designed to provide victims of sexual assault and domestic violence with instant access to a variety of resources, including medical and police assistance, a crisis hotline, and more. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 Mercy Medical Center, one of the top 100 hospitals in the U.S., has...


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Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

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...

Temperature Examination
2012-11-26 23:06:36

Taking a patient's temperature is an initial part of a full clinical examination. The moment the medical provider comes within inches of the patient’s skin, they can tell if there is a change in the patient’s temperature. Heat radiates from a febrile patient, skin becomes clammy when cardiac output is reduced, and cold skin can be an ominous sign when combined with other negative findings. Temperature is an important indicator for patient status. How the Temperature is Attained...

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