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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.
By Amanda Beck WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people with a dangerous heart arrhythmia is higher than previously estimated and increasing, researchers reported on Monday.
By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Chest protectors used in baseball and other sports are unlikely to prevent children from suffering a rare but catastrophic injury to the heart, new research suggests.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Having automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and coaches trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) at organized sporting events for children can save lives, researchers report in The Journal of Pediatrics. In the paper, Dr. Neal J.
Fish oil -- either from a diet rich in fish or from supplements -- is generally considered heart-healthy. But a new study found that for some people, fish oil supplements may have no effect or may even be dangerous.
Fish oil may be good for some heart conditions, but not dangerous heart rhythms.
Conventional medical wisdom has held that pounding a heart attack victim's chest with your fist -- called a precordial thump -- might restore normal heart function, but new research appears to rule it out as an optimal solution.
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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