Latest Ventricular fibrillation Stories
Painful jolts are so yesterday! Each year in the United States, more than 200,000 people have a cardiac defibrillator implanted in their chest to deliver a high-voltage shock to prevent sudden cardiac death from a life-threatening arrhythmia.
Study shows noninvasive, fast way to map heart's electrical activity in one heartbeat.
Effective January 2012, Cardiac Medical Services, Inc. will begin distributing automatic external defibrillators (AEDâ€™s).
Anyone who follows science has read enthusiastic stories about medical breakthroughs that include the standard disclaimer that the results were obtained in mice and might not carry over to humans.
An international team of scientists from the Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (GÃ¶ttingen, Germany), Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) the Ecole Normale SupÃ©rieure de Lyon (France), the University Medicine GÃ¶ttingen (Germany), the Rochester Institute of Technology (USA), and the Institut Non-LinÃ©aire de Nice (France) have developed a new low-energy method for terminating life-threatening cardiac fibrillation of the heart.
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have found that among women who are mostly healthy, those diagnosed with atrial fibrillation have an increased risk of death when compared to women without atrial fibrillation.
Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) is a series of intense and disordered contractions of the ventricles (they are located in the lower part of the heart).
Stroke patients who also suffer from an irregular heartbeat are at double the risk of developing dementia, according to a new study by the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm).
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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