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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.

2009-01-05 08:00:00

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Prism Pharmaceuticals announced today that the U.S.

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...

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.

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.

2008-09-02 15:42:25

Researchers in Spain have reported a possible link between the deaths of young men and incarceration.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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