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Improving Outcomes in Resuscitation Focus

2014 07 Feb

ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, has announced that, in cooperation with the Emirates Cardiac Society (ECS), it will host the first Dubai Cardiac Arrest Symposium on February 22 at the Crowne Plaza Dubai (Sheikh Zayed Rd.).  The scientific program will address improving outcomes in resuscitation... Read more

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Zoll’s Latest X Series Defibrillator Receives Japanese Shonin Approval

2013 17 Dec

ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that its Japanese subsidiary, Asahi Kasei ZOLL Medical (AZM), has received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to enter the Japanese market with its X Series® Monitor/Defibrillator. AZM, a ZOLL... Read more

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Mechanical Chest Compressions for Cardiac Arrest Just as Good as Manual

2013 04 Sep

In the event of cardiac arrest outside of a hospital it is important to provide effective chest compressions without interruption. Creating blood flow reduces the risk of brain damage and improves the chances of survival. A new Swedish study shows that mechanical treatment yields results that are at least as good as manual treatment.   The new findings... Read more

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Solutions for Improving First Aid in Cardiorespiratory Arrests

2013 01 Aug

From left to right, Jesús Ruiz-Ojeda (university professor at UPV/EHU), Elisabete Aramendi-Ecenarro, Digna María Gonzalez-Otero and Sofía Ruiz de Gauna-Gutierrez. (Image courtesy of UPV/EHU) An algorithm capable of diagnosing heart rhythm with just 3 seconds’ worth of signal, and the demonstration that it is possible to come up with the diagnosis... Read more

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Varied Quality of CPR among EMS, Hospitals Hurts Survival

2013 26 Jun

The quality of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) you receive may vary, depending on the EMS department or hospital administering it, according to the American Heart Association. In a statement published in its journal Circulation , the association calls for a renewed focus on improving resuscitation techniques and tracking. “There have been... Read more

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Circulation 62% More Likely to Return with ZOLL AutoPulse

2013 07 Jun

ZOLL® Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced on June 6, 2013, that a paper just published in Critical Care Medicine reported the likelihood of achieving a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is 62% greater when the AutoPulse® Non-invasive Cardiac Support... Read more

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When to Start (and Not Stop) Resuscitation Efforts

2013 06 Jun

One of the most difficult moments faced by anaesthetists and other healthcare staff is when to carry on attempts to resuscitate a person, and when those efforts should reasonably stop. This dilemma is the subject of a session at Euroanaesthesia, the annual congress of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA). In the first part of the... Read more

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Self-Reported CPR Training Doesn't Mean Better CPR Performance

2013 22 May

In a study of visitors to the University of Cincinnati (UC) Medical Center emergency department, researchers found that adults who said they had been trained to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performed no better in several important CPR measures than those who said they’d never had training.  In the study, researchers with UC’s... Read more

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Shock Teams and ECMO Save Lives in Massive STEMI

2013 11 Mar

Dr. Michael Mooney talks about his 2013 ACC presentation (link to video below) The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), accompanied by mechanical CPR, in patients with massive myocardial infarctions can lead to unexpected survival. These study findings are being presented March 9 at the American College of Cardiology Scientific... Read more