Cardiac And Circulation

Heart Attack Survival Rates Double Following Implementation of New Guidelines

Heart attack survival rates have doubled in Madison, Wis., Milwaukee and five other places that were among the first to implement new resuscitation guidelines, including the use of a new airflow device.

Posted Friday, November 9, 2007

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Community Paramedicine Proponents Meet in Australia

Leaders of the community paramedicine program movement convened in late September in Queensland, Australia to share strategies, successes and solutions to common challenges.

Posted Friday, November 9, 2007

FAA Won't Allow Defibrillator at Minneapolis Traffic-Control Center

The FAA forbids defibrillators in centers without medical offices. This includes the Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center in Farmington.

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007

Collier, Fla., EMS Medical Director to be In National TV Spotlight

Dr. Robert Tober appears on "Good Morning America" to discuss his "pit crew concept" for cardiac arrest.

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007

Michigan School Staffers Save Girl with Defibrillator

Acting on the training they received earlier this year, four staff members at Davison Alternative High School restarted a student's heart and breathing with a defibrillator.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Faster Heart Attack Care Saving Lives

Two Duke University cardiologists launched an ambitious effort to streamline heart attack care about two years ago. At the AHA meeting, they reported that the effort has significantly sped up time to treatment, saving lives.

Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Task Force to Review Heart Attack Treatment

About 200 people met in Pennsylvania recently at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to share information about "door-to-balloon" time in an effort to improve cardiac care statewide.

Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Legislation Would Require Defibrillators at Sports Facilities

A Norwalk, Conn., doctor is working with AHA on legislation that would require defibrillators at sports facilities.

Posted Monday, November 5, 2007

Paramedics Test Direct Response Project

Paramedics in Simcoe County, Ontario, are involved in a project where paramedics determine if an eligible resident with suspected heart attack should go directly to a facility where they can immediately undergo an emergency angioplasty procedure.

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2007






 

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