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Researchers put a Human Patient into “Suspended Animation” for the First Time

December 18, 2019

According to Samuel Tisherman, spokesperson from the University of Maryland, his team of researchers have successfully placed at…
Smart-speaker technology monitors infants’ breathing

October 16, 2019

Gone are the days when people use smart speakers — like Amazon Echo or Google Home — only…
How Effective is Body Cooling in Patients that Experience Cardiac Arrest?

October 7, 2019

While body temperature cooling is not a new treatment tactic for patients who experience cardiac arrest, a new…
New metabolic discovery may inform heart disease, diabetes solutions

October 5, 2019

Science may be inching closer to thwarting obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, as Cornell biochemists have…
‘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…
CPR, not ‘scoop and run,’ should be priority with cardiac arrest patients

January 25, 2018

A change in protocol for treating out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients in Western New York has yielded striking results:…
Patients with cardiac arrest show the way to a completely new gene

December 1, 2017

Researchers from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University have discovered a new mutation in a gene which causes…
Aggressive testing provides no benefit to patients in ER with chest pain

November 16, 2017

Patients who go to the emergency room (ER) with chest pain often receive unnecessary tests to evaluate whether…
Racial gap seen in response to out-of-hospital cardiac arrests

September 1, 2017

Surviving cardiac arrest often seems like a matter of luck: whether a passerby knows CPR or a defibrillator is close…
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…
Closing the cardiac arrest survival gap

August 10, 2017

Cardiac arrest—when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating—is fairly common among hospitalized patients, affecting approximately 200,000 patients…
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…
Marathon Risk for Non-Runners

April 20, 2017

People who suffer heart attacks or cardiac arrests in the vicinity of an ongoing major marathon are more…
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…
Sudden Neurological Death Misclassified, Underestimated

September 19, 2016

UC San Francisco researchers have devised a new term, “sudden neurological death,” to describe apparent sudden cardiac deaths…
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…
Large study reports results comparing two CPR methods used by EMS providers following sudden cardiac arrest

November 11, 2015

In a study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)…
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…
Two treatments yield similar results for children after cardiac arrest

April 28, 2015

A large-scale, multicenter study has shown that emergency body cooling does not improve survival rates or reduce brain…
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.…
Many sudden cardiac arrests preceded by warning signs

November 26, 2013

Sudden cardiac arrest isn’t always so sudden, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013.…
Researchers plot locations where AEDs could save more lives

May 8, 2013

Prompt use of an automated external defibrillator, or AED, can greatly increase the survival rates of people who…
Compression-only CPR improves survival with good brain function

December 12, 2012

Chest compression-only CPR performed by bystanders — without rescue breathing — keeps more people alive with good brain…
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