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Racial minorities less likely to receive CPR

Black and Hispanic individuals experiencing a cardiac arrest either at home or in public are substantially less likely to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from...

COVID-19: American Heart Association issue pandemic CPR guidelines

The American Heart Association (AHA) has compiled interim CPR guidelines to help rescuers treat cardiac arrest patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. The guidelines...

More than 100,000 people now know hands-only CPR thanks to AHA programme

More than 100,000 people have been trained in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) since the American Heart Association (AHA) launched its hands-only CPR training kiosk...
Heart imaging has been successfully used to predict the benefit or futility of catheter ablation. The investigators described their findings in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging.

Call for paradigm shift to CPR competency to save 50,000 additional lives each year...

The American Heart Association (Association) and Laerdal Medical (Laerdal) are furthering their decades-long alliance to deliver a new standard of resuscitation quality and patient...

CPR and emergency cardiovascular care awareness needed for women, children, and Latinos

Presenters at the American Heart Association (AHA)’s annual Scientific Sessions (11-15 November 2017; Anaheim, USA) have identified the lack of awareness of automated external...
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Bystander CPR helps cardiac arrest survivors return to work

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.

Zoll ResQCPR system receives premarket approval from the FDA

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.
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Use of device for chest compressions compared to manual CPR does not improve short-term...

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.

Research highlights “strikingly low” use of public defibrillators in cardiac arrest

Defibrillators are being used in just one in 10 cardiac arrests where they are available, according to research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society...

ESC 2022: Guidelines call for public engagement in tackling sudden cardiac death

New guidelines for the management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death have been published today in the European...

Philips receives FDA premarket approval for its HeartStart FR3 and HeartStart FRx automated external...

Royal Philips has announced that the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted premarket...

AHA issues oxygenation and ventilation guidance for healthcare providers

The American Heart Association (AHA), in conjunction with the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) and American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is offering guidance...

ACC partners with AED device company for cardiac arrest alliance

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and automated external defibrillator (AED) technology start-up HeartHero have formed an alliance aimed at making a “significant impact”...
arrhythmias and sudden cardiac arrest fundraising for research

AHA provides US$14 million for research into arrhythmias and sudden cardiac arrest

The American Heart Association has awarded research grants of more than US$14 million to four scientific teams to create a new research network focused...

Zoll and Cardiac Science join forces on AED delivery

Zoll Medical, which manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Cardiac Science, a provider of automated external...

Phase I study initiated to evaluate a new precision oral anticoagulant with reduced bleeding...

The first-in-human phase I trial will take place in Australia for Verseon’s PROAC (PRecision Oral AntiCoagulant) VE-1902, which has successfully completed regulatory toxicology studies...

Cardiac arrest survival increases with bystanders use of automated external defibrillator

Survival from cardiac arrest doubled when a bystander stepped in to apply an automated external defibrillator (AED) before emergency responders arrived, according to new...
Automated external defibrillator

People reluctant to use public defibrillators to treat cardiac arrest

A study led the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, has suggested that people are reluctant to use public access defibrillators (AEDs) to treat cardiac...

Caucasians have a higher incidence of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest but risk of death...

There is a lack of sufficient data about the effect of racial differences on outcomes following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Therefore, Karuppiah Arunachalam and...

Marijuana use associated with three-fold risk of death from hypertension

Marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from hypertension, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. “Steps are...

US FDA clears Cardiologs ECG Analysis platform

Cardiologs Technologies SAS has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of its ECG Analysis platform, a cloud-based cardiac monitoring-analysis web service powered...

App directs first responders to cardiac arrest three minutes before ambulance

A novel smartphone application (app) has been developed that can direct first responders to cardiac arrest victims more than three minutes before the emergency...

Seth J Worley

  Seth J Worley (senior consultant, Cardiac Rhythm Device Management, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, USA) considers that...

Big data analysis is “next frontier” in identifying harmful drug interactions

Coupling data mining of adverse event reports and electronic health records with targeted laboratory experiments, researchers have found a way to identify and confirm...

Digital strategies show promise for emergency heart and stroke care

Mobile devices, social media, visual media and crowdsourcing have the potential to improve emergency care for cardiac arrests, heart attacks and strokes, according to...

University of Washington to lead US expansion of Medtronic’s HeartRescue project

HeartRescue is a Medtronic Philanthropy partnership launched in five US states in 2010, which aims to improve Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) survival rates.
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Physio-Control to acquire HeartSine

Financial details of the transaction are not being released. The combination creates one of the world's largest AED solutions providers.

Baku 2015 equips European Games with Zoll AED Plus to treat sudden cardiac arrest

Eighty AED Plus units will be distributed among the mobile medical teams and be available across all Baku 2015 venues.

Physically active middle-aged adults have low risk of sudden cardiac arrest

A review of 1,247 sudden cardiac arrest cases involving men and women ages 35-65 revealed that 63 cases (5%) were associated mainly with sports activities.

Philips’ defibrillators to be made available to schools across the UK

Philips secures nationwide Department for Education tender to provide schools with the latest HeartStart FRx automated external defibrillators.

Heart rate may predict survival and brain function in comatose cardiac arrest survivors

A study has found that patients with sinus bradycardia during therapeutic hypothermia had a 50-60% lower mortality rate at 180 days than those with no sinus bradycardia.

Try something new this world heart day, urges the ESC

Reflecting on the World Heart Day, spokespersons from ESC call for the need to encourage cardiovascular disease prevention through healthy diets and increment of physical activity.
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Out of hospital cardiac arrest survival just 7%

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.
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A good night’s sleep increases the cardiovascular benefits of a healthy lifestyle

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.
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Fully Automatic AED Plus granted FDA 510(k) clearance

The new fully automatic unit provides all the same Full-Rescue features and benefits as the semiautomatic version of the AED Plus except that a shock is delivered automatically if one is advised.
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Minnesota Timberwolves star Ricky Rubio teams up with Medtronic Foundation to save young lives...

Now with the help of Rubio, the HeartRescue Project is unveiling the latest life-saving innovation, an interactive online experience called the "Save-A-Life Simulator".
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Marriage reduces the risk of heart attack for men and women

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.
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Lifeline Auto automatic external defibrillator cleared for sale in the USA

The fully automatic external defibrillator system, which has been developed by Defibtech, was designed to provide a shock automatically when a heart arrhythmia is detected.
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“Implantable devices are not a luxury”

Implantable devices for treating cardiac arrhythmias, which include ICD's, are underused in parts of Europe. Conclusions of the ICD for Life Summit (Belgrade, Serbia, 19-20 October).
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Philips launches SaveLives.net

The Save Lives website is an online campaign to inform people about sudden cardiac arrest and to empower them to act.
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Zoll to showcase its LifeVest wearable defibrillator at Cardiostim

Zoll, manufacturer of the LifeVest wearable defibrillator and the RecueNet Medgate 12-Lead management solution, will display its products at Cardiostim (13-16 June, Nice, France) this week
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Medtronic Foundation launches online “Save-a-Life Simulator” to promote bystander response for cardiac arrest

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).
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Philips launches HeartStart XL+ defibrillator/monitor

The HeartStart XL+ is the only Philips defibrillator that, in AED mode, can defibrillate any patient - adult or child - with no special pads required.
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Philips launches HeartStart FR3 automated external defibrillator for sudden cardiac arrest victims

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

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.
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Medtronic Foundation invests US$15 Million in multistate project to reduce sudden cardiac arrest deaths

The goal of the HeartRescue Project is to improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates by at least 50% in five years, within five pilot states in USA.

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