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therapeutic hypothermia, Medivance Arctic Sun

Use of therapeutic hypothermia is used to prevent neurological damage in patients who suffer sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), and there are many advocates suggesting a similar approach can...

LINC Study Resuscitation Devices Defibrillator CPR Lucas Chest Compression

The main results of the large randomized LINC study, which compared the effectiveness of the Lucas mechanical chest compression system to high quality manual chest compressions, were...

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a procedure traditionally used during cardiac surgeries and in the intensive care unit (ICU) that functions as an artificial replacement for a patient's...

2012 Top 10 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Research

Resuscitation, cell regeneration, a new high blood pressure treatment and developments in devices for treating stroke are among the key scientific findings that make up this year's top...

Sudden cardiac arrest and acute myocardial infarction are two of the largest public health problems facing Western medicine. To improve this situation, access to accurate data to measure and...

In the past, when a patient suffered a prolonged cardiac or circulatory arrest during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the catheterization laboratory (cath lab) at Skane University...

Early defibrillation is often referred to as the “critical link in the chain of survival,” according to the American Heart Association (AHA). But even in a hospital setting, the time from when a...

In a crowded Boston North Station, three bystanders waiting for a train heard a man cry out and immediately sprang into action. They removed his shirt, started chest compressions and cleared his...