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2014-02-19 11:02:44

Using multidisciplinary approach, researchers in Italy and Connecticut provide unprecedented glimpse of what happens to the heart during a heart attack A team of researchers at the University of Florence in Italy and the University of Connecticut Health Center have used a multidisciplinary approach to provide an unprecedented glimpse of what happens to the heart during an "infarction" -- a heart attack -- by looking at how the attack affects electrical activity and calcium release in heart...

Due To Lack Of Symptoms, 85 Percent Of Heart Attacks After Surgery Go Undetected
2014-02-18 13:56:16

American Society of Anesthesiologists Without administering a simple blood test in the first few days after surgery, 85 percent of the heart attacks or injuries patients suffer could be missed, according to a study in the March issue of Anesthesiology. Globally, more than 8 million adults have heart attacks or injuries after surgery every year, and 10 percent of those patients die within 30 days. The study suggests a new diagnosis, Myocardial Injury after Noncardiac Surgery (MINS),...

2014-02-15 23:00:34

The Firm is evaluating Pradaxa lawsuits on behalf of individuals who suffered cerebral hemorrhage, gastrointestinal bleeding, and other serious bleeding events, allegedly due to Pradaxa. New York, New York (PRWEB) February 15, 2014 Boehringer Ingelheim has acknowledged being named a defendant in more than 2,000 Pradaxa lawsuits (http://www.pradaxalawsuithelp.com/) pending in U.S. courts that allege the company failed to warn patients about the potential for serious and uncontrollable...

2014-02-14 16:25:07

Citizen CPR, Provided Immediately After Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Can Double or Triple a Person's Chance of Survival MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, residents throughout Santa Clara County will have the technology available to provide assistance to a person experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) who may be in need of CPR. El Camino Hospital, the fire departments within Santa Clara County and the PulsePoint Foundation announced the availability of the...

US Economic Impact Of West Nile Virus Nears $800M: CDC Report
2014-02-11 07:26:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A mosquito-borne disease that has been plaguing the US since it was first detected in New York in 1999, has left a greater economic dent than had previously been estimated, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Published in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH), the CDC report has found that since West Nile virus (WNV) was first detected in the US, it has cost the...

2014-02-07 16:24:13

TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Pfizer Canada Inc., the Canadian distributor of EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto Injector is proud to announce its entry in the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series as the title sponsor of Alex Tagliani's No. 18 car. "Pfizer is pleased to be entering the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series as Alex Tagliani's title sponsor," said Allen Van Der Wee, General Manager, Global Established Products Business Unit at Pfizer Canada Inc. "We are looking forward to partnering...

2014-02-07 12:54:08

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association scientific statement For the first time, guidelines have been developed for preventing stroke in women. "If you are a woman, you share many of the same risk factors for stroke with men, but your risk is also influenced by hormones, reproductive health, pregnancy, childbirth and other sex-related factors," said Cheryl Bushnell, M.D., M.H.S., author of the new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association journal...

2014-02-07 08:24:20

CARY, N.C., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Covis Pharmaceuticals today announced that LANOXIN® is now offered in four dosage strengths, including the new 0.0625mg and 0.1875mg strengths, for the treatment of mild-to-moderate heart failure in adults, and for the control of ventricular response rate in adult patients with chronic atrial fibrillation. Current dosing options of 0.250mg and 0.125mg are still available. These four convenient strengths are currently stocked in all major...

2014-02-03 23:03:11

AtCor Medical's Noninvasive Central Aortic Blood Pressure and Arterial Stiffness Technology Now Available in Canada Itasca, IL (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 AtCor Medical (ASX: ACG), the developer and marketer of the SphygmoCor® system which measures central aortic blood pressures and arterial stiffness noninvasively, today announced that its SphygmoCor XCEL system has been approved by Health Canada, allowing AtCor to sell its new system to Canadian customers. Canada’s population...

2014-02-02 23:02:29

Scald Injury Prevention Campaign Burn Awareness Week, observed the first full week in February, is designed to provide an opportunity for burn, fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in our communities. Burn Awareness Week, celebrated early in the year, is an excellent opportunity to “kick off” a year full of burn awareness education. West Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 02, 2014 Scalds - A Burning Issue Scald injuries are painful...


Latest Medical emergencies Reference Libraries

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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