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2013-09-19 13:19:57

Cardiologists are increasingly accessing coronary arteries by way of the wrist rather than the groin to insert life-saving stents into patients with blocked arteries, according to the first broad report of the American College of Cardiology's clinical data registries published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The report, "Cardiovascular Care Facts: A Report from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry - 2011," includes data about stents from the CathPCI...

2013-09-17 23:01:13

Bayer’s Mirena IUD perforated the uterus of a Wisconsin woman, alleges a lawsuit filed on her behalf by Parker Waichman LLP. The lawsuit further charges that the Mirena IUD is inherently defective and that Bayer, though aware of the device’s dangers, never warned consumers or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices,...

2013-09-17 08:30:47

"REGULATE-PCI" to Study REG1 in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Regado Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: RGDO), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel, first-in-class, actively controllable antithrombotic drug systems for acute and sub-acute cardiovascular indications, today announced the enrollment of the first patient in its REGULATE-PCI clinical trial. REGULATE-PCI is a...

2013-09-12 23:02:35

The Firm is evaluating Pradaxa side effect lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have suffered episodes of life-threatening internal bleeding, allegedly due to their use of the blood thinner. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Pradaxa lawsuits (http://www.pradaxalawsuithelp.com/) filed on behalf of patients who suffered serious and life-threatening episodes of internal bleeding while taking the blood thinner are moving forward in the federal multidistrict litigation now underway in...

2013-09-12 08:30:53

BERLIN, September 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - Second World Sepsis Day on 13 September with high participation around the world With over 100 events in more than 40 countries on every continent, the response to this year's World Sepsis Day (WSD) is even greater than last year's. Global Sepsis Alliance and WSD 2013 supporters in every country have one message: by implementing the guidelines for the prevention and management of sepsis, the rapid increase in the number of...

Chest Pain Duration Key To Diagnosing Heart Attack
2013-09-12 04:39:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online When trying to determine whether or not chest pain is the result of a heart attack, the duration of the discomfort is key, according to researchers from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Patients who have longer-lasting chest pain are more likely to be experiencing a cardiovascular event than with pain of a shorter duration, the researchers report in this month’s issue of the journal Critical Pathways in Cardiology....

2013-09-10 11:07:39

Women with ectopic pregnancies could be spared surgery if they are treated with a lung cancer drug, a study suggests. Researchers treated ectopic pregnancies – where an embryo implants inside the Fallopian tube – by combining an existing treatment with a lung cancer therapy. They found that prescribing both drugs together was more effective at helping cure an ectopic pregnancy than the conventional drug alone. The lung cancer drug – called gefitinib – helps by blocking a...

2013-09-10 11:03:53

Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) is one of the most devastating cerebrovascular catastrophes causing death in 40 to 50% of the cases. The most common cause of SAH is a rupture of an intracranial aneurysm. If the aneurysm is found, it can be treated before the possible rupture. However, some intracranial aneurysms will never rupture – the problem is that the doctors don't know which aneurysms will and which will not. So, they don't know which patients should be treated and who can safely be...

2013-09-09 23:21:29

Awareness is lower among men, younger Americans. San Diego, California (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Four in ten adult Americans have never heard of sepsis, one of the deadliest diseases, responsible for more deaths annually than breast, prostate, and lung cancers combined, according to the results of a recent sepsis awareness poll commissioned by Sepsis Alliance and conducted by Harris Interactive. The number of people who indicated they had heard of sepsis marked an increase of four...

2013-09-09 12:28:12

New app version includes most requested features within a completely redesigned user interface LAS VEGAS, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- At EMS World today the PulsePoint Foundation debuted a completely redesigned and extended version of its revolutionary CPR/AED "citizen responder" mobile phone application. The PulsePoint app enables members of the public to provide immediate life-saving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest while professional responders are making...


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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