In the largest study to date to examine return to work after cardiac arrest, researchers studied 4,354 patients in Denmark who were employed before they suffered out-of-hospital cardiac arrests between 2001 and 2011.
The ResQCPR system demonstrated a 49% increase in one-year survival in adult patients who experienced out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of presumed cardiac etiology, as compared to treatment with conventional manual CPR.
A study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions (16-20 November, Dallas, USA) has shown that mechanical chest compressions in combination with defibrillation during ongoing compressions provided no improved four-hour survival vs. manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Survival for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is just 7%, according to research presented at ESC congress 2013 by Xavier Jouven, Hopital Georges Pompidou, Paris, France and Wulfran Bougouin, Paris, France.
A good night's sleep can increase the benefit of exercise, healthy diet, moderate alcohol consumption and non-smoking in their protection against cardiovascular disease, according to results of a large population follow-up study, the MORGEN study, published on 3 July in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
A large population-based study from Finland, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, has shown that being unmarried increases the risk of fatal and non-fatal heart attack in both men and women whatever their age.
The Medtronic Foundation's HeartRescue Project has produced an interactive, online experience, the "Save-a-Life Simulator," to promote proper and timely bystander response to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
According to the company, the HeartStart FR3 significantly reduces deployment time by eliminating steps to help responders start delivery of the right therapy-cardiopulmonary or defibrillation- on the patient faster.
Hein Heidbuchel, director of Electrophysiology at the University Hospital Leuven, spoke to Cardiac Rhythm News about his career, influences and proudest moments. He also described the innovations that shaped his career, new technologies and EP education.