Posts Tagged ‘ cardiac ’

Cellular Cloud Co-ops Can Protect High Rises

Jan 12th, 2015 | By

By sharing a dedicated cellular network, the cost for funding reliable early intervention in high rises is modest.



Elevaed Code Provisions for AEDs in Elevator Lobbies are Rejected

Apr 24th, 2012 | By
ICC Committee

The NFPA and ICC both rejected Elevaed’s proposals to place AEDs in high rises. In retrospect, block paramedicine is a superior strategy, with much wider promise.



The Ongoing Ambulance Response Time Debate

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By

“Matt Zavadsky dared to ask a provocative question in his presentation at the American Ambulance Association conference this past November, “Do Ambulance Response Times Really Matter?”



NIH Launches Trials to Evaluate CPR and Drugs

Feb 3rd, 2012 | By

The continuing study of adjunct treatments for SCA; see also CPAP and the recent doubts about epinephrine



New Data Released from CARES Program on SCA’s

Aug 15th, 2011 | By

If a pulse is not restored before EMS transport, additional efforts at the receiving hospital almost invariably fail.



A Silent killer stalking high-rises

Jun 10th, 2011 | By

Living or working in a high-rise just about eliminates your chance of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest.



The Hard Facts about Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Jun 8th, 2011 | By

In New York the EMS time is about 12 minutes, due to traffic delays and the logistics of getting to victims in high-rise buildings.



Resuscitation Networks and VF detection alarms

May 10th, 2011 | By

As we look around for fresh ideas in the cardiac advocacy realm, there are some novel and promising concepts out there.



High school star’s SCA from underlying heart condition

Mar 4th, 2011 | By

(By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times 3/2011) Wes Leonard, star of the Fennville High basketball team, died of cardiac arrest brought on by a condition called dilated cardiomyopathy, said the Ottawa County, Mich., medical examiner Friday. People with dilated cardiomyopathy have enlarged and weakened hearts that cannot pump blood through the body efficiently.  In some

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High school star’s SCA from underlying heart condition

Mar 4th, 2011 | By

(By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times 3/2011) Wes Leonard, star of the Fennville High basketball team, died of cardiac arrest brought on by a condition called dilated cardiomyopathy, said the Ottawa County, Mich., medical examiner Friday. People with dilated cardiomyopathy have enlarged and weakened hearts that cannot pump blood through the body efficiently.  In some

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AED Registries – Closer to the Heart?

Feb 27th, 2011 | By
AED Registry

Efforts to improve survival should focus on the prompt delivery of medical interventions. CPR and AEDs both need human partners.



Public Places Safer during Cardiac Arrests

Jan 27th, 2011 | By

This article demonstrates little awareness of the need to protect high-rises as homes or workplaces as well.



Study finds CPR before defibrillation insignificant

Jun 9th, 2010 | By

It doesn’t matter whether or not EMTs do a few minutes’ CPR before defibrillation of cardiac-arrest patients, researchers conclude.



Two Who Came Back

Jun 3rd, 2010 | By

“Without that machine, I was gone. I was finished. It was over.”



Strategic placement of AEDs in public locations

Jun 3rd, 2010 | By

Public-access defibrillation with AEDs is being implemented in many countries with considerable financial implications.