Search Tag: cardiac arrest

ICU Management


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

ICU Management


2013 14 Aug

Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR Plus AED (Photo: Business Wire) Physio-Control, a leading provider of emergency medical response technologies worldwide, and the American Red Cross, the nation’s leading provider of hands-on emergency response and preparedness training, today announced that the two organizations have joined forces...Read more

ICU Management


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

ICU Management


2013 15 Aug

In this article, Dr. Nolan discusses the benefits of induced hypothermia following cardiac arrest. He further explains the key factors that must be considered when implementing this therapy to optimize patient outcome. Of the patients who sustain an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest caused by cardiac disease, just 7%survive to hospital discharge...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 03 Dec

Concern is growing over the potential of long-term untreated posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms increasing the risk for medical problems, in particular compromised cardiovascular health. According to the World Health Organization, heart disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Cardiovascular disease is an umbrella...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 09 Dec

Stable coronary artery disease (CAD) patients who are neither experiencing a heart attack nor an abnormal stress test, may not be receiving additional benefits from angioplasty for the treatment of their narrowed arteries when compared to drug therapy alone. This was revealed in a recent Stony Brook University School of Medicine cardiologists-led...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 13 Dec

According to new research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, home-based high intensity training can offer great benefits to cardiac patients who are looking for rapid ways to rehabilitate themselves following a heart attack or another cardiovascular event. A team of researchers evaluated different forms of exercise as part...Read more

ICU Management


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

Cardiology Management


2013 19 Dec

According to a well-known Berlin cardiologist, monitoring devices enable physicians to treat patients more effectively. The BioMonitor from BIOTRONIK is now approved for full-body MR scans. As the medical director of the Department of Cardiology and Intensive Care Unit and the Department of Internal Medicine and Angiology at Klinikum am Urban,...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 06 Jan

iRhythm Technologies, a healthcare information services company, announced that a prospective study by Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has found that in comparison to the traditional Holter monitor, use of the company’s ZIO Service significantly increased detection of cardiac arrhythmias. The findings, published and made publicly...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 05 Feb

Heart tissue scarring measured non-invasively may help in  determining patients most suitable for procedure to treat irregular heart beat According to a study published in the February 5 issue of Jama  scarring of tissue in the upper chamber of the heart (atrium) was associated with recurrent rhythm disorder after treatment.   Left atrial...Read more

ICU Management


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

Cardiology Management


2014 17 Feb

Record number of US communities go live on PulsePoint App during American Heart Month Physio-Control, the leading provider of emergency medical response technologies worldwide, and the PulsePoint Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing mobile technologies to help everyday citizens save lives, have announced that over 200...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 14 May

According to new research from McMaster University to be presented at the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) in San Francisco this week, a commonly performed test conducted during certain types of cardiac surgery does not provide any assistance and may even be potentially harmful. The test in question is Defibrillator Testing (DT), conducted on patients...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 15 Jul

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is one of the major health problems in the world, with a global incidence of 55 adult out-of-hospital cardiac arrests per 100,000 person-years and a poor survival rate of between 2% and 11%. A recent study aimed to develop an accurate outcome-prediction tool for patients after cardiac arrest. Accurate risk prediction...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 29 Jul

A new emergency medicine system that sent patients to designated cardiac reviving centres increased the survival rate of victims of sudden cardiac arrests dramatically. The study was conducted with patients in Arizona and has been published in Annals of Emergency Medicine.   The study was conducted through the Save Hearts Arizona Registry and Education-SHARE...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 17 Aug

Over the past decade several scientists have suggested that adrenaline, used for more than fifty years as a key part of resuscitation, may actually do more harm than good. This is based on the evidence that adrenaline may damage the brain by reducing blood supply to the head and may in fact diminish the patient's chances of survival. This is a definite...Read more

ICU Management


2014 31 Aug

A prospective, multi-centre, cohort study was conducted to test whether regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO2) predicts neurological outcomes after out-of-hospitals cardiac arrest (OHCA). The primary goal of the study was to learn more about oxyhaemoglobin (oxy-Hb) levels in the cerebral tissues during the development of anoxic and ischaemic brain...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 04 Dec

Philips secures nationwide Department for Education (DfE) tender to provide schools with the latest Philips HeartStart FRx automated external defibrillators (AEDs)     Philips has announced that it has been chosen as the primary provider of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to UK schools by the Department for Education (DfE), with an initial...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 08 Feb

A review of research by UT Southwestern Medical Center Emergency Medicine physicians shows that the depth of chest compressions and the rate at which they are applied can have a significant impact on the survival and recovery of patients. The findings have been published in Circulation and Critical Care Medicine . The reviews show that CPR...Read more

ICU Management


2015 31 Mar

Existing critical care is expensive, poorly distributed and severely stretched. Regionalised trauma centres have shown mortality benefits, so should critical care be regionalised at larger centres? Derek Angus, Alain Combes and Jerry Nolan addressed this vexed question in relation to critical care, ECMO and resuscitation, speaking at the International...Read more

ICU Management


2015 06 Apr

According to an article published by JAMA Neurology, patients with cardiac arrest (CA) who received targeted body-temperature management in intensive care units in Europe and Australia as a neuroprotective measure had an improved quality of life and cognitive function.   The primary cause of death for patients in ICUs after a cardiac arrest is brain...Read more

ICU Management


2015 07 Apr

A new laboratory study by the University of Michigan Medical School has shown that, in the moments just before death, a storm of brain activity erupting as the heart deteriorates can play a surprising destabilising role in heart function. “Despite the loss of consciousness and absence of signs of life, internally the brain exhibits sustained, organised...Read more

ICU Management


2015 14 Apr

According to a new preclinical study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, damage to heart muscle from insufficient blood supply during cardiac arrest and reperfusion injury after blood flow is restored can be reduced by 90 percent if selenide is administered intravenously in the wake of an attack. The findings have been published...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 19 Apr

A major international study led by Lund University (Sweden) has found that half of all cardiac arrest survivors experience problems with cognitive functions such as memory and attention. Also, researchers were surprised to learn that a control group comprising heart attack patients had largely the same level of problems. The results suggest that it...Read more

ICU Management


2015 28 Apr

Research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting in San Diego and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that therapeutic hypothermia is no more effective than normal temperature control for children after cardiac arrest. The NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute-funded research was a large,...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 03 May

There are two major cardiology conferences in the U.S. These include the American Heart Association conference which takes place in the fall and the American College of Cardiology or ACC conference which usually takes place early in the year. There are over 30,000 cardiologists in the U.S. and approximately 7000 of them are estimated to attend these...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 19 May

According to an article published in JAMA Internal Medicine, routine inpatient admission may not be a beneficial strategy for patients with chest pain. Patients with negative findings and nonconcerning vital signs rarely had adverse cardiac events. Patients with potentially ischaemic chest pain are commonly admitted to the hospital or are kept under...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 21 May

Body-cooling or therapeutic hypothermia has been a standard of care in treating adults after heart attacks but according to a recently published study, it does not confer any survival-with-quality-of-life benefit for children who are resuscitated after suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The findings have been published in the New England Journal...Read more

ICU Management


2015 21 Jul

Two new studies, one conducted in the U.S. and another in Japan, indicate that use of interventions such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) by bystanders and first responders has increased and was associated with improved outcomes for persons who suffered an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Both studies are...Read more