Therapeutic hypothermia for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
- To cool or not to cool non-shockable cardiac arrest patients: it is time for randomized controlled trials. Deye, Nicolas; Arrich, Jasmin; Cariou, Alain // Intensive Care Medicine;May2013, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p966
An introduction is presented in which the guest editors discuss an evaluation of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients.
- Tackle fear of sex after stroke/MI. // New Zealand Doctor;8/28/2013, p36
The article reports on the guidelines from the American Heart Association and the European Society of Cardiology which suggests that general practitioners (GPs) should take the lead in counselling patients after cardiac and stroke events on resuming their sex life.
- Coaching bystanders in CPR boosts chances for survival from cardiac arrest. Foster, Melissa // Cardiology Today;Feb2012, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p1
The article reports on the statement issued by the American Heart Association that instructing bystanders to perform CPR in a cardiac arrest patient can increase the chance of survival.
- A BETTER CPR. Gupta; Sloane, Matt // Time International (South Pacific Edition);12/12/2005, Issue 49, p67
The article focuses on the new guidelines established by American Heart Association Inc. to change the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) protocol that is commonly practiced. CPR involves using the heel of the hand to push deeply into the victim's chest, while administering periodic...
- AHA notebook. // Medical Device Daily;11/16/2010, Vol. 14 Issue 223, p5
The article reports on the capability of Advanced Circulatory Systems' ResQPump and the ResQPOD impedance threshold devices to save the lives of cardiac arrest patients if implemented nationwide, according to the results of a clinical trial presented at the American Heart Association (AHA)....
- Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in the Athlete: A Review of Current Evidence and Recommendations. Yadava, Mrinal; Vanaik, Samar; Tiwari, Ashish; Patel, Priyank; Beasley, Michael; Laird-Fick, Heather S. // International Journal of Sport & Society;2012, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p161
The storied history of sport has often been marred by dreadful tragedies. Athletes in their relentless pursuit of perfection suffer horrific insult, the worst being sudden death on the field of play. The prevalence of cardiovascular conditions predisposing to sudden death has recently been...
- Therapeutic Hypothermia: A Grassroots Movement. Klotter, Jule // Townsend Letter;May2012, Issue 346, p25
The article discusses the inclusion of therapeutic hypothermia in the 2005 guidelines of the American Heart Association as a recommended treatment for patients who suffered cardiac arrest. It mentions that the intervention, with less extreme reductions of just 5-10 degrees Fahrenheit, can reduce...
- HEALTH FINDINGS. Currie, Donya // Nation's Health;Mar2012, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p11
This section offers public health news briefs. The American Heart Association (AHA) emphasized the need for emergency dispatchers to provide callers with tips to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation during 911 calls for cardiac arrest incidents. A study at the University of Haifa, Israel...
- Serial measurement of neuron specific enolase improves prognostication in cardiac arrest patients treated with hypothermia: A prospective study. // Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation & Emergency Medici;2012, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p6
The article offers information on a study conducted on the measurement of neuron specific enolase (NSE), which improves prognostication in 35 patients after cardiac arrest, and who were treated with hypothermia. It states that therapeutic hypothermia with an intravenous infusion of cold saline...