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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

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

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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ProfNet network experts available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area

Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. You can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network – it's easy and free! [More]
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

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

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]

End-of-life care documents cause confusion among emergency physicians, prehospital care providers

Emergency care providers vary in their understanding of a type of medical order intended to communicate seriously ill patients' choices for life-sustaining treatments, according to a pair of studies in the March Journal of Patient Safety. [More]

Many physicians who test their breast-examination skills fail to detect masses deep in breast

Many physicians who tested their breast-examination skills on a new type of pressure-sensing breast model failed to detect masses deep in the breast because they were not pressing hard enough, a study has found. [More]

Videos on resuscitation, assistive procedures may help patients make better end-of-life decisions

Most seriously ill elderly people who view video material about the pros and cons of available resuscitation and assistive procedures decide they would rather not receive such treatment when the time comes. So says Areej El-Jawahri of Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Medical School in the US, lead author of a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, published by Springer. [More]
Meridian Health to celebrate American Heart Month, raise awareness for women's heart health

Meridian Health to celebrate American Heart Month, raise awareness for women's heart health

For the seventh year in a row, Meridian Health's Red Dress event will celebrate American Heart Month and raise awareness for women's heart health. The fun-filled, health-focused event will take place at Watermark, a chic lounge in Asbury Park. In partnership with The Heart Truth campaign, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Meridian CardioVascular Network's Red Dress event will showcase fashions from the famous Red Dress Collection. [More]
Eight clinical researchers selected as finalists for Outstanding Investigator Award at Cardiology 2015

Eight clinical researchers selected as finalists for Outstanding Investigator Award at Cardiology 2015

Pediatric cardiology researchers and clinicians from numerous centers from around the world are gathering at the Cardiology 2015: the 18th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease conference, sponsored by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Phoenix Children's Hospital on Feb. 11 to Feb. 15 in Scottsdale, Ariz. [More]

Ohio State cardiologist answers questions relating to Hands-Only CPR

When a person's heart stops beating, every second counts. However, bystanders often fear giving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to a victim. [More]

CPR depth and rate of compressions significantly impact survival, recovery of patients

The depth of chest compressions and the rate at which they were applied make a significant impact on survival and recovery of patients, a review of research by UT Southwestern Medical Center Emergency Medicine physicians shows. [More]
LSDF announces $1.2 million in grants to foster advancement of promising health-related technologies

LSDF announces $1.2 million in grants to foster advancement of promising health-related technologies

The Life Sciences Discovery Fund today announced $1.2 million in Proof of Concept grants to Washington-based organizations to foster the advancement of promising health-related technologies to commercial products. Also announced were two commercialization-focused awards, totaling $600,000, through a new funding program requiring external cash matching. [More]
New NHLBI grant to support development of prevention strategies for deadly heart condition

New NHLBI grant to support development of prevention strategies for deadly heart condition

One of medicine's most prominent experts in sudden cardiac arrest has received a new $2.36 million grant to study how to better predict the deadly heart condition that kills an estimated 300,000 Americans each year. [More]
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