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Study shows AED usage has increased in public locations, but not at homes

Study shows AED usage has increased in public locations, but not at homes

Efforts to improve automated external defibrillator (AED) usage increase bystander defibrillation in public places but not at home, reveals a study of more than 25 000 cardiac arrest patients presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Steen Hansen, a PhD student in the Department of Health, Science and Technology at Aalborg University in Denmark. [More]
Study: EMS-initiated CPR for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be performed for 35 minutes

Study: EMS-initiated CPR for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be performed for 35 minutes

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be conducted for at least 35 minutes, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Yoshikazu Goto, associate professor and director of the Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at Kanazawa University Hospital in Kanazawa, Japan. [More]
Bystander CPR can prevent brain damage, nursing home admission following cardiac arrest

Bystander CPR can prevent brain damage, nursing home admission following cardiac arrest

Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been linked to a 30% lower risk of nursing home admission and brain damage in survivors of cardiac arrest outside hospital in research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Kristian Kragholm, a PhD student in the Department of Anesthesiology, Cardiovascular Research Centre, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark. [More]
Patients with refractory cardiac arrest brought to hospital with ongoing CPR can survive

Patients with refractory cardiac arrest brought to hospital with ongoing CPR can survive

Refractory cardiac arrest patients brought to hospital with ongoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can survive with good brain function, according to research in nearly 4 000 patients presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Helle Søholm, a cardiologist at Copenhagen University Hospital Righospitalet in Denmark. [More]
Study: CPR usually saves lives on TV, but not in real life

Study: CPR usually saves lives on TV, but not in real life

If you think that performing CPR on a person whose heart has stopped is a surefire way to save their life, you may be watching too much TV. [More]
Paramedic care improves survival for paediatric patients who suffer cardiac arrest outside of hospital

Paramedic care improves survival for paediatric patients who suffer cardiac arrest outside of hospital

Less than 10 per cent of paediatric patients who suffer a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital survive. There are many factors which can influence survival rates; paramedic care is one of them. [More]

Epinephrine delay decreases survival for children with in-hospital, nonshockable cardiac arrest

Among children with in-hospital cardiac arrest with an initial nonshockable heart rhythm who received epinephrine (adrenaline), delay in administration of epinephrine was associated with a decreased chance of 24-hour survival and survival to hospital discharge, according to a study in the August 25 issue of JAMA. [More]
CPR123 completes expansion into greater San Antonio, TX area

CPR123 completes expansion into greater San Antonio, TX area

CPR123 Inc., a leading resource for state-of-the-art emergency response training and AED programs, is pleased to announce that their expansion into the greater San Antonio, TX area has been successfully completed. In addition, CPR123 has also established the CPR123 Foundation which aims to decrease cardiac arrest deaths by providing fully-funded and accessible CPR training, equipment, and healthy hearts workshops. [More]

Cardiac Science announces sale of 25 Powerheart G5 AEDs to Lippert Components

Cardiac Science announced the sale of 25 Powerheart G5 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to Lippert Components, Inc., a tier-1 supplier of parts and accessories to the RV, manufactured housing, trailer, and bus industries. [More]
Study: Around 6% survive cardiac arrest outside of hospital setting

Study: Around 6% survive cardiac arrest outside of hospital setting

Cardiac arrest strikes almost 600,000 people each year, killing the vast majority of those individuals, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Every year in the U.S., approximately 395,000 cases of cardiac arrest occur outside of a hospital setting, in which less than 6 percent survive. Approximately 200,000 cardiac arrests occur each year in hospitals, and 24 percent of those patients survive. Estimates suggest that cardiac arrest is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. behind cancer and heart disease. [More]

New IOM report calls for campaign to promote public education on CPR and AED use

A new report released today from the Institute of Medicine calls for a campaign to promote public education and training opportunities to reduce barriers to the provision of bystander CPR and defibrillation. [More]

Implementation of public health strategies can improve survival rates of cardiac arrest in US

The Institute of Medicine Committee on the Treatment of Cardiac Arrest is announcing results of a new report that examines current statistics and survival rates of cardiac arrest in the United States, assesses evidence on existing lifesaving therapies, and recommends public health strategies that – if implemented – will improve cardiac arrest survival rates. Additionally, the report explores cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of [More]
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Researchers develop new implantable drug-delivery system using nanowire

Researchers develop new implantable drug-delivery system using nanowire

A team of researchers has created a new implantable drug-delivery system using nanowires that can be wirelessly controlled. [More]

Early CPR doubles chance of survival for patients suffering from cardiac arrest

A team of Swedish researchers finds that early cardiopulmonary resuscitation more than doubles the chance of survival for patients suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The percentage of patients who receive life-saving resuscitation has also increased substantially thanks to so-called SMS Lifesavers. [More]

DWHP announces sale of Health & Safety Institute to Riverside

DW Healthcare Partners, a healthcare-focused private equity, announced the sale of its portfolio company, Health & Safety Institute, Inc., to The Riverside Company, a New York-based private equity firm. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. [More]
Canadian Pacific, Heart and Stroke Foundation team up to improve health of all Canadians

Canadian Pacific, Heart and Stroke Foundation team up to improve health of all Canadians

Canadian Pacific and the Heart and Stroke Foundation today are teaming up to save lives and improve the health of all Canadians through the funding of research excellence in Canada. The commitment of $3 million over three years towards cardiac research represents the largest partnership in the Foundation's history. [More]
Danish researchers discover way to map more than one protein at a time

Danish researchers discover way to map more than one protein at a time

Danish researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered how to map more than one protein at a time, when proteins repair damaged DNA. It is a discovery that will help accelerate the process of developing better and gentler cancer treatments. [More]

NIH awards K23 grant to study effects of carbon dioxide levels after cardiac arrest

The NIH-National Heart Lung and Blood Institute has awarded Brian W. Roberts, MD, emergency medicine physician at Cooper University Health Care and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), a Mentored Patient-Oriented Career Development grant (K23) to study post-resuscitation partial pressure of arterial carbon dioxide and neurological outcome after cardiac arrest. [More]
Loyola gets AHA grant for cardiac research

Loyola gets AHA grant for cardiac research

The American Heart Association awarded Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine $735,516 in 2014 in new and continuing grants for cardiac research. [More]
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