Tag Archives: Circulation Journal Of The American Heart Association
December 10, 2012
A new Japanese study shows that early compression-only CPR, without rescue breathing, kept more people alive with good brain function after they had a sudden cardiac arrest.
Survival rates of more than 40 percent were noted when cardiac arrests were observed, bystanders provided early compression-only CPR, and an electric shock was [...]
More than 90 percent of patients requiring emergency angioplasty are now treated within recommended 90 minutes.
American Heart Association Science Advisory
CPR training and an overview of automated external defibrillators should be required for high school graduation, according to an American Heart Association advisory.
Such mandatory training would rapidly increase the number of people ready to respond to sudden cardiac arrest, a leading cause of death in the United States.
DALLAS, Jan. 10, 2011 [...]
American Stroke Association Meeting Report Study Highlights:
Less than one-third of stroke patients treated with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) received the clot-busting drug within 60 minutes or less of their arrival.
A hospital arrival-to-treatment initiation time known as [...]
A new scientific advisory, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, calls for state legislatures to mandate that CPR and AED training be required for graduation- and You’re the Cure advocates in a number of states are helping to make it happen to help save lives from sudden cardiac arrest.
Air pollution is a risk factor for heart disease; however people can take action to reduce their individual risk.
Exposure to fine particulate matter over a few hours or weeks can trigger cardiovascular deaths, heart [...]
Dispatchers should give CPR instructions to bystanders of all suspected cardiac arrest victims, researchers said. The benefit of CPR to those having a cardiac arrest far outweighs the risk of injury to those who aren’t.
During 9-1-1 calls, dispatchers help bystanders correctly identify patients in cardiac arrest about half the time.
Of 1,700 patients studied, three [...]
This article, originally published on The American Heart Assoc. website outlines the importance of continued chest compressions with fewer breaths.Â This further supports the option of “Hands Only CPR,”Â especially for the lay rescuer.
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