Tag: "defibrillators" at medical news
News tips from the 2005, 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology
...n, implanted heart devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators
are safe for use in magnetic resonance imaging (M... tested 18 different pacemakers and 15 implantable defibrillators
previously found safe in animal experiments. In a study of 33 patients undergoing 38 separate scans...
Least protection offered to those most at risk of sudden cardiac death
...s on bmj.com this week. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators
(ICDs), a type of pacemaker inserted into the heart, can prevent sudden cardiac deaths. Yet in those regions with the highest death rates from heart disease, rates of ICD use are conversely the lowest. 100,000 people die each year from sudden cardia...
15 minutes training enough to save lives with an automated external defibrillator
...k within 1 minute of its onset. Automated external defibrillators
are becoming increasingly common in airplanes, air...ined laypersons are able to use automated external defibrillators
quickly and safely. Their performance significantly improves after basic theoretical explanation of ...
CPR performance does not follow guidelines
..., Norway, between March 2002 and October 2003. The defibrillators
were modified to measure chest compressions and ventilations, in addition to standard event and electrocardiographic recordings. The primary outcome measure was adherence to international guidelines for CPR. Target values for compression rate were 10...
Study emphasizes importance of women in cardiac research
...eart rhythms benefit from implantable cardioverter defibrillators
(ICDs) as much as men, stressing the importance of including females in future research. Previous studies have raised the concern of possible gender bias, in favor of men, in the evaluation and treatment of heart disease. The Multicenter UnSustained...
Implantable heart defibrillators
...eption in the early 1980s implantable cardioverter defibrillators
(ICDs) have helped thousands of patients avoid car...-hospital cardiac arrest, implantable cardioverter defibrillators
(ICDs) can reduce the high risk of cardiac arrest recurring. Increasing the number of eligible patie...
Cedars-Sinai October 2004 medical tipsheet
...nter defibrillator. This is the first time at-home defibrillators
have been available without a physician prescription. P. K. Shah, M.D., Director of Cardiology, is available for interviews. BEATING THE ODDS, PATIENT CAN HEAR AFTER LARGE BENIGN TUMOR IS REMOVED FROM INNER EAR When an acoustic neuroma a benign tu...
New system would vastly improve heart defibrillation
... Letters. Eighty percent of the population wearing defibrillators
have had a previous infarction, which plays a role...scarred heart muscle. State of the art implantable defibrillators
target the entire heart with an electric current of between 3 and 10 joules of energy to disrupt the...
Listening in on the whispering heart
...pisode and there are calls for the installation of defibrillators
in many public places. But, the electrical shocks delivered to the patient can be very painful. "AF is not an immediately life-threatening condition, and does not require immediate attention like VF does," explains Au-Yeung, "Defibrillating an AF epi...
New drug prevents arrhythmias that cause sudden cardiac death
... have been removed from the market. Other options, defibrillators
and heart transplants, are highly invasive and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. In the new study, the experimental drug was tested in mice that had the same molecular defect as people with heart failure and some otherwise healthy people who dev...
Study finds implanted defibrillator reduces heart failure deaths
...Alving. "Until now, it was not known if implanted defibrillators
would help such a wide range of heart failure patients, including those whose heart failure may not have been caused by a heart attack. The study had a relatively high percentage of women and minorities, and was larger and lasted longer than earlier...
More doubts over value of defibrillators
Use of defibrillators
by police and fire fighters to emergency calls sho...week's BMJ. A second study shows that public place defibrillators
are not good value for money. In the first study, defibrillators
were provided to one fire brigade r...
News tips for Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003
...xercise for patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators
(ICDs)? Current guidelines recommend only low-intensity exercise for ICD patients. Yale researchers surveyed 164 ICD patients (76 percent male, average age 57, 60 percent had coronary artery disease). Most had ventricular rhythm irregularities but...
Defibrillators may improve survival in non-ischemic cardiomyopathy
... University suggests that implantable cardioverter defibrillators
(ICDs) can improve the survival rate of people who have a weakened heart muscle caused by factors unrelated to coronary artery disease a condition known as non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. Previous studies showed that people whose heart muscle had been...
News tips for Monday, Nov. 10, 2003
... 9 a.m. Abstract #1788 Do women with implantable defibrillators
have fewer arrhythmias than men? In population st...ing success. A new study finds automated external defibrillators
(AEDs) are being put to good use in a large chain of 76 health clubs. In a 12-month surveillance af...
Automatic CPR device dramatically improves cardiac arrest survival in Stanford animal study
...an hand. "The impact is going to be much more than defibrillators
found in airports and on planes," said Rezaee, senior author of the study. He explained that no expertise is needed to use this CPR device; its microprocessors automatically estimate the size of the person and calculate the force necessary to compres...
Public access defibrillator use increasing
Orlando, Fla. Use of portable defibrillators
by non-emergency responders on victims of cardiac ...y. They wanted to determine how frequently public defibrillators
were used. PAD accounted for 1.3 percent (50 people) of 3,754 cardiac arrests treated during the stu...
Sudden cardiac death: New risk factor first identified in Illinois family by SLU cardiologist
...n - are subsequently undergoing surgery to implant defibrillators
to lessen the risk of sudden cardiac death due to ...condition," Dr. Bjerregaard says. "Once diagnosed, defibrillators
can be implanted to stabilize erratic rhythms, but it first has to be diagnosed." "I'm just glad th...
One use every seven years makes automated external defibrillators a good buy
Automated external defibrillators
-- user-friendly, heart-shocking devices that trea...rescue people with cardiac arrest -- of installing defibrillators
in various public locations. The team found that a defibrillator was a good investment if the specif...
Combined therapies benefit heart failure patients
...rapy provided by cardioverter defibrillators
that provide an electrical sh... assigned to receive implantable cardioverter defibrillators
(ICD) and supporting medical treatment, while 187 were assigned to receive the ...