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2008-11-07 09:00:24

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips Electronics today announced that Dr. Ohad Ziv, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist at Rhode Island Hospital, has been selected as the recipient of the second annual American Heart Association-Philips Resuscitation Fellowship Award. Funded by a grant from Philips Healthcare, the Fellowship encourages young investigators in the early stages of their careers to advance the resuscitation field through basic and clinical research. The American...

2008-09-14 03:00:10

By Walker, Dennis D Johnson, Monica L; Craig-Gray, Robert W; Loyd, Frank ABSTRACT Introduction: Brugada syndrome describes a subgroup of patients at risk for polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and sudden cardiac death and is likely underdiagnosed among aviators. Case Report: A 40-year-old male pilot presented to the clinic for his physical. He denied any symptoms on initial questioning. Subsequent electrocardiogram (ECG) revealed premature ventricular couplets...

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2008-09-02 15:42:25

Researchers in Spain have reported a possible link between the deaths of young men and incarceration. On Tuesday, Manuel Martinez Selles of Madrid's Hospital Gregorio Maranon announced his findings at the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology. Through his investigation of 60 unexplained deaths of persons who had been arrested in Spain, Selles found that death occurred at the point of arrest in one third of the cases. The remaining two thirds of deaths occurred within 24 hours...

2008-08-19 03:00:41

By Freeman, Kimberly Hendey, Gregory W; Shalit, Marc; Stroh, Geoff ABSTRACT Study Objective. To compare the outcomes of out-of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) victims treated with monophasic truncated exponential (MTE) versus biphasic truncated exponential (BTE) defibrillation in an urban EMS system. Methods. We conducted a retrospective review of electronic prehospital and hospital records for victims of OHCA between August 2000 and July 2004, including two years before and after...

2008-08-06 09:01:05

St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) today announced regulatory approval, in addition to reimbursement approval, from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), for the Durata(TM) defibrillation lead, the company's next-generation high-voltage lead. The Durata lead incorporates a soft silicone tip with a larger surface area and a slightly curved right ventricle (RV) shock coil intended to enhance ease of use and handling for physicians implanting an ICD (implantable...

2008-07-25 09:00:33

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has launched amiodarone HCl injection, USP, a class III antiarrhythmic indicated for the treatment and prophylaxis of frequently recurring ventricular fibrillation and hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia -- a potentially life-threatening irregular heart beat. Sagent's amiodarone HCl injection will be available immediately in 150 mg/3...

2008-06-19 12:01:06

Harbinger Medical Inc.(TM) of Minneapolis, Minnesota USA today announced the results of a study presented at the 2008 Cardiostim meeting in Nice. Four abstracts, including two poster workshops by the study's primary investigator Dr. Peter Brady, FRCP, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, showed that a Wedensky Modulation Index identified more than 80 percent of all life-threatening arrhythmic events that occurred in the study population. The Harbinger ICD Patient (HIP) study culminated years of...

2008-06-18 09:01:18

Vicor Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: VCRT), reviewed strategies and developments to (i) commercialize its patented device, the PD2i Cardiac Analyzer, for risk stratification of patients for Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD); (ii) its collaboration with the U.S. Army to assess severity of injury, and probability of survival, for critically injured combat casualties and critically ill civilian patients and (iii) other milestones at its Annual Meeting of Stockholders today in Boca Raton, Florida. Vicor...

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2008-03-12 15:25:00

Some medical devices such as implantable cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers are now equipped with wireless technology, allowing for remote device checks and freeing patients from repeated doctor visits. But this convenience may come with unanticipated risks. A team of researchers from three leading universities has demonstrated that patients' private medical information could be extracted and their devices reprogrammed without the patients' authorization or knowledge.There has never been a...

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2008-03-12 06:10:00

Researchers in Arizona reported that three times as many people survived a cardiac arrest when a new method of resuscitation, which involves a series of 200 chest compressions followed by defibrillator shock, was implemented.   "Cardiac arrest is incredibly common and survival is poor," said Dr. Bentley Bobrow, medical director for emergency services for the state of Arizona and a researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale.   The new resuscitation method, which is not...


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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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