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Adrenaline does not boost long-term survival rates in heart attack patients, says study

Adrenaline does not boost long-term survival rates in heart attack patients, says study

Giving patients adrenaline after they suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital does not increase their prospects of surviving long-term, according to new research conducted at St. Michael's Hospital. [More]
Binghamton University receives HEARTSafe Campus accreditation from NCEMSF

Binghamton University receives HEARTSafe Campus accreditation from NCEMSF

Binghamton University was recently awarded a HEARTSafe Campus accreditation from the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation, making Binghamton one of only five colleges and universities in the United States and Canada to achieve the accreditation. [More]

Cardiac arrest during childbirth may be 2 times more common than previously reported

Although cardiac arrest during childbirth is rare, it may be two times more common than previously reported in the literature, suggests the first large U.S. study on the potentially deadly condition published in the April issue of Anesthesiology. [More]
Binghamton University plays role in improving Rwandan’s healthcare system

Binghamton University plays role in improving Rwandan’s healthcare system

Twenty years after the Rwandan Genocide left nearly 1 million dead and 2 million homeless, Binghamton University is playing a role in improving the nation's healthcare. Karen Feltham, a clinical instructor in the Decker School of Nursing, spent the 2013 fall semester in Rwanda working with women in the Rwandan Midwives Association. [More]

Tips for performing hands-only CPR for out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest

The image you have in your head of CPR is probably some combination of chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. While both may still be needed for children and infants, breaths are no longer necessary for teenagers and adults. According to the American Heart Association, hands-only CPR has been shown to be equally as effective for out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest. [More]

School Health honors Cardiac Science with prestigious Top Partner of the Year award

Fighting sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in schools has been a business and social imperative for Cardiac Science since the company's founding. The reason is clear: Studies show that one in 50 high schools has had a SCA incident–either student or faculty–on school grounds each year–according to Parent Heart Watch, a CPR/AED Advocacy Group. [More]
Pitt’s CMI funds 6 research groups for Early Stage Medical Technology Research and Development

Pitt’s CMI funds 6 research groups for Early Stage Medical Technology Research and Development

The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) awarded a total of $82,000 to six research groups through its 2013 Round-2 Pilot Funding Program for Early Stage Medical Technology Research and Development. [More]

Cardiac patients can benefit from home-based high intensity training

Cardiac patients can benefit from home-based high intensity training, even without the support of fancy training equipment or a clinic, new research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has shown. [More]
PPDC receives $1.5 million grant to advance pediatric medical devices

PPDC receives $1.5 million grant to advance pediatric medical devices

For medical devices, as with many medicines, the market for children is a small fraction of the adult market, and there are far fewer child-sized devices. But, of course, the need exists, even if proper devices may not. [More]
Antidepressants in pregnancy do not cause autism, study finds

Antidepressants in pregnancy do not cause autism, study finds

New research cannot establish a close connection between the use of antidepressant medication - the so-called SSRIs - during the course of pregnancy and the risk of having a child with autism. [More]

Study assesses CPR with mechanical chest compression in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Sten Rubertsson, M.D., Ph.D., of Uppsala University, Sweden and colleagues assessed whether cardiopulmonary resuscitation in which chest compressions are delivered with a mechanical device would result in superior 4-hour survival in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest compared to CPR with manual chest compression. [More]

Annual rates of CPR training vary widely across the U.S.

Annual rates of CPR training in the United States are low and vary widely across the country, but the communities most in need of training are the least likely to be trained, according to a new study from the Duke Clinical Research Institute. [More]

Children who suffer cardiac arrest while hospitalized are more likely to die during night shift

Hospitalized children are more likely to die after a cardiac arrest if it occurs during the night shift, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. [More]

Prolonged CPR can improve patient's chance of surviving cardiac arrest

Performing CPR for 38 minutes or longer can improve a patient's chance of surviving cardiac arrest, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. [More]
ZOLL Medical announces establishment of ZOLL Foundation

ZOLL Medical announces establishment of ZOLL Foundation

ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today the establishment of the ZOLL Foundation, an independent entity organized for scientific and educational purposes. [More]

New samaritan PAD Trainer simplifies CPR and AED training

HeartSine Technologies is pleased to announce the arrival of its enhanced samaritan Public Access Defibrillator Trainer, which offers new features that simplify CPR and AED training. [More]
First ever Cardiovascular Health Week kicks off in Brussels

First ever Cardiovascular Health Week kicks off in Brussels

The first ever Cardiovascular Health Week kicks off today in the European Parliament in Brussels. It will go on until 8 November 2013 with awareness-raising activities around the theme ‘Mind Your Heart – for a Heart Healthy Europe’. [More]

Cedars-Sinai awards $3.3M grants to organizations dedicated to community health, education and safety

Cedars-Sinai is awarding $3.3 million in grants to organizations dedicated to community health, education and safety for projects that will benefit residents in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles, including South Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Venice. [More]

Baylor provides AED demonstrations on how to save people who experience sudden cardiac arrest

Exiting an elevator, a man crumples to the floor just outside the elevator. You, an innocent bystander, freeze. Then, you see the glass case on the wall with the heart and lightening decal. Whether or not you reach for that case and open it is a life or death decision for the stranger lying at the elevator doors. [More]
Research offers focused explanation for cardiac arrest predilection for morning hours

Research offers focused explanation for cardiac arrest predilection for morning hours

Evidence from people with heart disease strongly supports the existence of the molecular link first discovered in laboratory mice between the body's natural circadian rhythms and cardiac arrest or sudden cardiac death (SCD) - the No. 1 cause of death in heart attacks, a scientist said here today. [More]