Search Tag: sudden cardiac arrest

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Study: Patient Experience With Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

2016 04 Jan

Approximately 30,000 people in the UK and 326,000 people in the US experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year. The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is used to give an internal electrical shock to the heart within 10 to 15 seconds of an arrest. This reduces the risk of sudden cardiac death and is considered to be the gold standard... Read more

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Not Exactly Sudden

2015 22 Dec

A new article published in the Annals of Internal Medicine says that sudden cardiac arrest may not be entirely unexpected. There may be warning signs days and even weeks leading to the event but in many cases, these symptoms are ignored. Sudden cardiac arrest is a major health issue since over 550,000 patients in the U.S. have an out-of-hospital and... Read more

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Reducing Sudden Cardiac Death During Sports

2014 15 Dec

Sudden cardiac death during sports has long been a source of concern for heart specialists. Cardiac arrest has been known to occur out of the blue in young, apparently healthy and athletic people. Last week, 250 of the world’s leading specialists met in Berlin at the 6th EURO VT/VF meeting to share their experiences and discuss new approaches to diagnosis... Read more

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Heart Health Screening Guidelines for Young People

2014 17 Sep

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) issued a joint statement recommending a new heart health screening process for young people aged 12 to 25 years and clarifying any misconceptions about sudden heart-related deaths. Healthcare professionals are advised to familiarise themselves with 14 key points on a newly... Read more


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