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September 30, 2015

CPR should continue for at least 35 minutes

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be conducted for at least 35 minutes, according to research presented recently at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2015.1 The study in more than 17,000 patients found that nearly all survivals were achieved within 35 minutes and longer CPR achieved little benefit.

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July 30, 2015

Improved functioning for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors

The proportion of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors with preserved function over time – measured by return to work – increased significantly from 2001-2011, according to a study published recently in Circulation.1

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October 31, 2014

New data supports cooling cardiac arrest patients

Cooling the pharynx could be a good approach to cooling the brain, according to researchers at Okayama University who set out to determine whether pharyngeal cooling could be administered effectively, and what adverse side effects might occur.1

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September 18, 2013

hs troponin test may improve MI diagnosis in women

A high-sensitivity (hs) troponin test may help doctors improve the diagnosis and prognosis of patients presenting with symptoms of myocardial infarction (MI), according to results from a study presented at the ESC Congress 2013.1

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February 28, 2013

Epinephrine in cardiac arrest – the good, the bad, and the ugly

The available clinical data confirm that epinephrine administration during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can increase short-term survival, but with either no benefit or even harm for outcomes such as long-term survival or functional recovery, according to a study1 published recently in Current Opinion in Cardiology.

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October 19, 2012

Sudden death less likely in exercise related cardiac arrests

People who have a cardiac arrest during or shortly after exercise are three times more likely to survive than those who have a cardiac arrest that is not exercise related, according to research presented recently at the Munich ESC Congress 2012.

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August 24, 2012

Implantable defibrillators reduce cardiac arrests

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) account for one-third of the decrease in cardiac arrests caused by ventricular fibrillation (VF) in North-Holland, according to research published recently in Circulation.1

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May 24, 2012

Sudden heart attacks in sport – tackling prevention challenges

Big gaps in basic knowledge about the numbers and causes of apparently inexplicable heart attacks among young sportsmen and women are seriously hampering our ability to prevent them, according to a report1 published recently in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

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January 10, 2012

Newspapers exaggerate survival after cardiac arrest

Newspapers tend to over-report cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) success stories, resulting in a skewed public perception of survival and neurological outcome after cardiac arrest, according to research published recently in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (JRSM).1

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July 12, 2011

AWARENESS CAMPAIGN DONATES DEFIBRILLATORS

Defibrillators are to be donated to 24 UK schools as part of the Hand On Heart campaign – a collaboration between an online supplier of the devices and three firms linked to the industry.

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