Defibrillator Use Urged to Save Children's Lives
- Better outcome after pediatric resuscitation is still a dilemma. Sahu, Sandeep; Kishore, Kamal; Lata, Indu // Journal of Emergencies, Trauma & Shock;Jul2010, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p243
Pediatric cardiac arrest is not a single problem. Although most episodes of pediatric cardiac arrest occur as complications and progression of respiratory failure and shock. Sudden cardiac arrest may result from abrupt and unexpected arrhythmias. With a better-tailored therapy, we can optimize...
- Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in children. DeWitt, Elizabeth S.; Abrams, Dominic J. // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Mar2015, Vol. 100 Issue 3, p265
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) have become an integral component in the management of children with life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias complicating a variety of different inherited and congenital cardiovascular conditions. Implantation often requires novel approaches and...
- Current required for ventricular defibrillation. Patton, J.N.; Pantridge, J.F. // British Medical Journal;2/24/1979, Vol. 1 Issue 6162, p513
Evaluates the mean current energy required in treating ventricular fibrillation in the United States. Effectivity of defibrillators; Measurement of peak currents; Investigation of the Food and Drugs Administration.
- Ventricular defibrillation. // British Medical Journal;3/29/1980, Vol. 280 Issue 6218, p884
Focuses on issues related to ventricular defibrillation. Use of direct-current shock for correction of ventricular fibrillation; Capacity of the defibrillators; Importance of correct positioning and preparation of the electric paddles used for fibrillation.
- Automated External Defibrillators. Torpy, Janet M. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;8/9/2006, Vol. 296 Issue 6, p724
The article provides an overview of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) used in first aid for cardiac arrest. Defibrillation is described as the only effective treatment for ventricular fibrillation, which causes cardiac arrest. AEDs are available in ambulances, hospitals, and health care...
- Defibrillation in children. Haskell, Sarah E.; Atkins, Dianne L. // Journal of Emergencies, Trauma & Shock;Jul2010, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p261
Defibrillation is the only effective treatment for ventricular fibrillation (VF). Optimal methods for defibrillation in children are derived and extrapolated from adult data. VF occurs as the initial rhythm in 8-20% of pediatric cardiac arrests. This has fostered a new interest in determining...
- Calgary's business-like strategy for cardiac arrests. Byfield, Mike // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;07/21/97, Vol. 24 Issue 32, p20
Reports on efforts by the emergency medical services department of Calgary, Alberta, to increase the availability and use of automated external defibrillators (AED). Statistics for cardiac arrests caused by ventricular fibrillation and the increase in survival rate through use of the AED;...
- Statistical Versus Individual Forecasting Of Life-Threatening Cardiac Arrhythmias. Wessel, Niels; Meyerfeldt, Udo; Ziehmann, Christine; Schirdewan, Alexander; Kurths, Ju¨rgen // AIP Conference Proceedings;2002, Vol. 622 Issue 1, p110
Ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation (VT) as fatal cardiac arrhythmias are the main factors triggering sudden cardiac death. The objective of this investigation is to find early signs of sustained VT in patients with an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). These devices are able to...
- SIMPLE: Defibrillation testing safe, but did not improve outcomes. // Cardiology Today;Jun2014, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p17
The article presents a medical research on defibrillation testing which reveals that its not much helpful in treatment of ventricular fibrillation in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators.