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‘M-RISE’ Research Program Aims to Prevent Brain Damage Caused by Cardiac Arrest

June 25, 2019

For the more than 350,000 Americans that experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year, less than 1 in 10 of those…
‘Alexa, monitor my heart’: Researchers develop first contactless cardiac arrest AI system for smart speakers

June 20, 2019

Almost 500,000 Americans die each year from cardiac arrest, when the heart suddenly stops beating. People experiencing cardiac arrest…
Cardiac-arrest detection developed for smart speakers

June 20, 2019

Almost 500,000 Americans die each year from cardiac arrest, when the heart suddenly stops beating. People experiencing cardiac arrest…
Researchers spot tell-tale signs of potentially fatal cardiac arrest

May 30, 2019

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people (such as the unexpected near…
Mitral valve prolapse is a very common condition, affecting 12 out of a 1000 people. Image credit: BruceBlaus via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0)
A common heart condition may lead to a sudden cardiac death

September 28, 2018

Around 12 in every 1000 people worldwide have a condition called mitral valve prolapse. It is very common…
Paramedic techniques used during cardiac arrest similarly effective, study shows

September 4, 2018

A two-year study involving more than 9,000 patients and 1,500 paramedics found the use of a modern device…
New System Allows Rapid Response to Heart Attacks, Limits Cardiac Damage

August 10, 2018

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a…
Using adrenaline in cardiac arrests: 1% survival rate improvement and double risk of brain damage

July 19, 2018

A clinical trial of the use of adrenaline in cardiac arrests has found that its use results in…
Deaths from Cardiac Arrest Are Misclassified, Overestimated

June 22, 2018

Forty percent of deaths attributed to cardiac arrest are not sudden or unexpected, and nearly half of the…
Maelstroms in the heart

February 22, 2018

Every five minutes in Germany alone, a person dies of sudden cardiac arrest or fibrillation, the most common…
Cool tool: innovation predicts patients’ outcomes after cardiac arrest

August 29, 2017

Targeted temperature management – the precise cooling of a person suffering cardiac arrest – can literally be the…
Longer cooling does not harm and may even help out of hospital cardiac arrest patients

July 27, 2017

A five per cent difference in favour of the 48 hours. This is the result of a study…
Researchers Find New Source of Dangerous Electrical Instability in the Heart

May 4, 2017

Sudden cardiac death resulting from fibrillation – erratic heartbeat due to electrical instability – is one of the…
A coffee, a donut, and a defibrillator

April 10, 2017

When someone has a sudden cardiac arrest, every minute counts. The American Heart Institute guidelines say that for…
Scientists created a fun way to take care of your heat after a cardiac event

August 10, 2016

Nowadays there are smartphone apps for everything. Although there are many very useful ones, most of them are…
New Insight Aids Survival From Cardiac Arrest

July 7, 2015

The University’s Sarver Heart Center and Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center have contributed to a state survival rate…
Gene regulates healing process after myocardial infarction

March 25, 2015

In the wake of a myocardial infarction, parts of the myocardium die and are replaced by scar tissue.…
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