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2010-02-08 14:45:00

DALLAS, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospital care providers need to be more aware that cardiac arrest from a medication-induced heart rhythm problem is a rare but potentially catastrophic event in patients, according to a joint scientific statement from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. The statement, published online in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association and Journal of the American College of Cardiology, is endorsed by the...

2010-02-04 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NewCardio, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: NWCI) a cardiac diagnostic technology provider, announced today that its Chief Medical Officer, Ihor Gussak MD, PhD, FACC, world-recognized expert in electrocardiology and cardiac safety, will provide a special lecture at the prestigious Japanese Idiopathic Ventricular Fibrillation (J-IVFS) Annual Meeting at the Sankei Plaza convention center in Tokyo, Japan on February 8, 2010. Dr. Gussak's...

2010-01-28 12:23:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A $3.5 million research project that will study the long-term benefits and risks of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in patients at risk of death from ventricular fibrillation will be supported by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the American College of Cardiology, the two groups announced today. The project is being conducted in cooperation with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of HHS'...

2009-09-15 06:20:57

The chance that a person in cardiac arrest will survive increases when rescuers doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) spend more time giving chest compressions, according to a multi-center study reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. "Chest compressions move blood with oxygen to the heart and the brain to save the brain and prepare the heart to start up its own rhythm when a shock is delivered with a defibrillator," said Jim Christenson, M.D., lead author of...

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2009-05-05 09:17:12

Survival rates from out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest almost doubled when professional rescuers using cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) gave better chest compressions and minimized interruptions to them, according to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. "It's a back-to-basics message. Even with professional rescuers, starting IVs and delivering medications can take a back seat to good quality chest compressions," said Alex G. Garza, M.D., M.P.H.,...

2009-04-06 17:41:09

Men who were large during their 20s face an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, or abnormal heart rhythm, as they age, Swedish researchers say. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden say the study was initiated in 1970 and involved more than 7,000 men living in Gothenburg ages 45-55, who were examined and asked questions about their lifestyle. The subjects were asked to state their weight at age 20. The research material was compared with the...

2009-03-25 08:13:03

A study that included young patients with a recently recognized rare type of cardiomyopathy (a disorder of the heart muscle) linked to a genetic mutation finds that progression of this disease may be rapid and often results in early death, according to a study in the March 25 issue of JAMA.Mutations in the lysosome-associated membrane protein gene (LAMP2; known as Danon disease) produce a cardiomyopathy in young patients that clinically is similar to severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM; a...

2009-03-18 19:53:09

Australian cardiologists warn atrial fibrillation in diabetic patients increases risk of death. The researchers advise clinicians to control risk factors -- such as blood pressure and cholesterol -- more aggressively in diabetic patients with the abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation. This is a separate issue to rate and rhythm control -- or the use of anti-coagulants to prevent thromboembolic events -- which is the usual therapeutic focus in patients with atrial fibrillation,...

2009-01-05 08:00:00

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Prism Pharmaceuticals announced today that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the new drug application (NDA) for NEXTERONE(R) (amiodarone HCl) Injection, a novel, patent-protected, cosolvent free formulation of the antiarrhythmic agent Amiodarone IV, originally marketed in the US by Wyeth as Cordarone(R) Intravenous. NEXTERONE is indicated for the treatment and prophylaxis of frequently recurring ventricular...

2008-12-25 08:48:48

Scientists have long believed that atrial fibrillation, the most common form of sustained heart arrhythmia, is an electrical problem of the heart. However, a new study has uncovered a surprising genetic cause for the rare and particularly severe form of heart disease.A team of researchers at the Cleveland Clinic has found that defects in a gene known as NUP155, a key component of the nuclear pore complex that is involved in shuttling molecules in and out of the cell nucleus, also leads to...


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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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