Cardiac And Circulation

N.C. Red Cross Gets Mannequins, Defibrillators for Training

The Coastal Carolina chapter of the American Red Cross has two-dozen new mannequins and defibrillators that will be used during first-aid training.

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2007

Alabama F.D. Joins Heart Attack Study

The Pelham (Ala.) Fire Department is set to become the second department in the nation to join in a study that seeks to improve the care heart attack patients receive prior to arriving at a hospital. Pelham will be the first of 10 local agencies to take part in the study.

Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2007

New Device Automates CPR: Medtronic-Distributed Technology Acts as Chest 'Thumper' for Heart Attack Victims

Medtronic Inc. is distributing a medical device in the U.S. that mechanically thumps the chests of heart attack patients as part of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Posted Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Emergency Response: Missouri & Kansas Hospitals Reach a New Agreement

A Missiouri and a Kansas hospital have agreed to alter an agreement to allow ambulances to respond from Kansas into southern Buchanan County, Mo. to answer medical emergencies, vehicle accidents and the like.

Posted Sunday, October 7, 2007

Heat During Marathon Claims One Life

During Chicago s hottest marathon on record Sunday, a Michigan man died after collapsing and more than 300 were transported by ambulance for heat-related conditions.

Posted Sunday, October 7, 2007

Chilling a Heart attack Victim May Save the Brain

Doctors at LifeFlight of Maine, the only medical helicopter service in the state, decided it made sense to start cooling patients in transit to the intensive care unit.

Posted Sunday, October 7, 2007

Team Effort Saved Heart Attack Victim

Ten quick-thinking firefighters and EMTs were honored Friday for their rescue of a woman in cardiac arrest.

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2007

ZOLL to Showcase Its 'Code-Ready' R Series Defibrillator at 2007 ENA Scientific Assembly

ZOLL Medical will display its range of resuscitation products -- including the new ZOLL R Series defibrillator -- in its booth at the 2007 ENA Scientific Assembly, Sept. 27-29, in Salt Lake City.

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Is There a Better Way to Restart a Heart?

A Purdue University researcher says rhythmic abdominal compressions have shown to increase blood flow to the heart by 25 percent compared to traditional CPR.

Posted Monday, September 24, 2007


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