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Identifying an Acute Coronary Syndrome: Part 1

Part 1 of 2: Here’s a refresher on how we as EMS providers can play a role in saving lives.
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Marion County (WV) Rescue Squad Honored for Heart Patient Transport Times

The squad has received recognition through the American Heart Association for quick response times for people experiencing heart emergencies throughout the county.
First responders chat with the victim and his wife.

Brick (NJ) EMTs Save Man Who Suffered Widowmaker Heart Attack

First responders are commended for their lifesaving work in saving a man who suffered a near-fatal heart attack.

Optimal Level of Training for Emergency Call Takers: Ensuring the Best Outcome in Cardiac...

This study indicates that more fundamental training targeted toward specific protocol performance may increase the provision of dispatcher-assisted CPR.

Coach Thanks OH First Responders Who Saved Him from In-Practice Heart Attack

While coaching the Fenwick High School lacrosse team at the Forest Hills Sports Plex in Middletown, Phil Keegan, 58, suffered a heart attack. Instead of being one of the 800,000 in the U.S. who die from cardiovascular disease each year, Keegan survived.
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Baby with Coronavirus Gets CPR from Deputy Just in Time As SC Medics Rush...

The infant was unresponsive when Shawn Gopaul got to the scene and started performing CPR on Tuesday, the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post.

American Heart Association Gives St. Charles County (MO) Paramedics High Marks for Cardiac Care

The correct tools, training and practices allow St. Charles County Ambulance District paramedics to rapidly treat these patients and trigger an early response from the awaiting hospital personnel.

Clark (IN) Plan for Cardiac Arrest, OD Responses Results in Grant for State Initiative

The push to ramp up response and awareness of opioid overdoses comes at a time when it's increasingly needed as the state and country are facing a rise in use, officials said.
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New Approach Helps Paramedics Better Assess Chest Pain

A study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Health shows that on-scene use of a new protocol and advanced diagnostic equipment can help paramedics better identify patients at high risk for adverse cardiac events.

Cerebral Oximetry: A New Tool for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitations?

Cerebral oximetry has been used for years in cardiac surgery and neurointensive care settings. It's now getting attention in the prehospital world.