While prehospital providers will rarely be able to definitively diagnose Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in the field, awareness of its existence is still beneficial.
Analysis of Seattle emergency medical services (EMS) and hospital data indicates bystander CPR is a lifesaving endeavor whose benefits outweigh the risks of COVID-19 infection, according to a new study.
MedStar’s response statistics and patient outcomes for cardiac arrest victims continues to be concerning.
Emergency room visits in the U.S. for chest pain and heart attacks fell early this spring, according to a study that supports fears that the coronavirus outbreak scared away people from going to the hospital.
MedStar’s response statistics and patient outcomes for cardiac arrest victims (patients whose heart has stopped beating and require CPR on scene), has revealed an alarming trend.
This analysis of MedStar response volume for heart attacks continues to cause a great concern that people may be avoiding calling 911 for significant medical emergencies.
A memo from the state Health Department says the change is “necessary during the COVID-19 response to protect the health and safety of EMS providers by limiting their exposure, conserve resources, and ensure optimal use of equipment to save the greatest number of lives.
The new directive comes as hospitals are dealing with an influx of coronavirus patients.
In this "Unbox It" video, JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman takes a closer look at the ZOLL AED 3 BLS.
Since the program’s launch, 20 cardiac arrest patients have been served by the MMRC SUV response teams across the Twin Cities — which has exceeded initial expectations.