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2 new devices advancing cardiac monitoring and treatment

The advances in medical devices for monitoring, surgery and R&D have made cardiac care one of the most exciting and successful areas for the proliferation of medical gadgets. Let's take a look at two such devices that are changing the world of cardiac care. In the early...

source: By Rosemary Sparacio
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A Knoxville, Tennessee, father is being called a hero after saving his 5-year-old son with CPR when he went into cardiac arrest. It's hard to imagine Stone Buckner, a child so full of life, being on the brink of losing his life. On...

source: WVLT-TV

A Paulding County, Georgia, deputy has received the sheriff's office Life Saver Award for his quick work saving a man having a heart attack on the Silver Comet Trail. On April 16, Deputy James Ward responded to a cardiac arrest call near mile marker 20 on the trail. When...

source: Dallas-Hiram Patch

Never judge a book by its cover or a meeting by its agenda. While the stated agenda at the recent Sterling Selectmen's meeting had several short subjects to discuss, some ended up being much longer, pushing the meeting to the three-hour mark. Selectmen voted to support...

source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette via Athletic Business

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Monday unveiled a new kiosk designed to teach passengers hands-only CPR. A touch screen at the kiosk at Gate B7 provides a five-minute lesson, followed by a practice session...

source: The Baltimore Sun

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) has launched its COPE-LINE for Survivors of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and ICD Implantees or family members of either group. It offers an opportunity to speak live with someone who is a survivor of sudden cardiac arrest and/or...

source: SCAA

Coronary or peripheral bypasses are the most frequently performed vascular operations. Although one million patients per year and around the world, undergo this intervention, its failure rate reaches 50 percent, because of poor vessel healing, leading to vessel graft occlusion....

source: Medical Xpress

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