Latest Ventricular fibrillation Stories

2011-09-01 02:30:00

Effective January 2012, Cardiac Medical Services, Inc. will begin distributing automatic external defibrillators (AEDâs). These AEDâs will be manufactured by CMSâs affiliated company Defibtech, which manufactures the Lifelineâ“ž¢ and ReviveRâ“ž¢ AED. This unique alignment will allow CMS to offer a full suite of portable defibrillator products worldwide to both consumer and commercial markets....

2011-08-03 22:05:02

Human hearts respond differently than mouse hearts to two cardiovascular drugs 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. Much later, there might be reports that a drug has been abandoned because clinical trials turned up unforeseen side effects or responses in humans. Given the delay, most readers probably don't connect the initial success...

2011-07-14 15:03:42

Researchers develop a new low-energy defibrillation method An international team of scientists from the Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Göttingen, Germany), Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) the Ecole Normale Sup©rieure de Lyon (France), the University Medicine Göttingen (Germany), the Rochester Institute of Technology (USA), and the Institut Non-Lin©aire de Nice (France) have developed a new low-energy method for terminating life-threatening...

2011-05-24 22:52:13

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital 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 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. These findings are published in the May 25, 2011...

2011-03-21 16:44:28

Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) is a series of intense and disordered contractions of the ventricles (they are located in the lower part of the heart). In 40 % of respiratory arrests suffered outside a hospital, it was shown that the first cardiac rhythm corresponds to VF, and the only manner to combat it is with electric discharges provided by defibrillation. This is why the presence of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) in public places is increasingly common. Telecommunications engineer...

2011-03-08 02:44:27

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). Published tomorrow in the journal Neurology, the findings show that stroke survivors with an irregular heartbeat "“ or atrial fibrillation - are 2.4 times more likely to develop dementia than stroke survivors without the heart condition. The researchers analysed 15 studies with more than 45,000 participants and an...

2011-02-14 15:31:59

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). Its name comes from the fibrillating (i.e., quivering) of the heart muscles of the atria, instead of a coordinated contraction. The result is an irregular heartbeat, which may occur in episodes lasting from minutes to weeks, or it could occur all the time for years. Atrial fibrillation alone is not in itself generally life-threatening, but it may result in palpitations, fainting, chest pain, or congestive...

2011-02-10 07:00:00

US researchers have created beating heart cells in the lab with a rare heart defect that came from skin cells taken from children with the same rare heart defect, allowing researchers to test new drugs on human cells rather than their usual animal test subjects. While most heart drugs have failed to work on the cells, a new cancer drug being tested by Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals appears to help, according to a team of researchers led by Ricardo Dolmetsch of Stanford University. The study,...

2011-02-09 23:30:06

Using skin cells from young patients who have a severe genetic heart defect, Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have generated beating heart cells that carry the same genetic mutation. The newly created human heart cells "” cardiomyocytes "” allowed the researchers for the first time to examine and characterize the disorder at the cellular level. In a study to be published online Feb. 9 in Nature, the investigators also report their identification of a promising...

2011-02-09 13:32:36

Long QT syndrome approximately affects one in every 2,500 people ­-mainly young people. It can cause torsade de pointes episodes, which can trigger sudden death. This study was conducted by researchers of the Hospital Virgen de las Nieves of the University of Granada. The genetic analyses were performed by the laboratory Lorgen in the Health Science Technology Park of Granada Researchers from the Hospital Virgen de las Nieves of the University of Granada have identified the...

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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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