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Solidarity vs. solitary: Why collaboration means better healthcare

Historically, healthcare has been adept at achieving highly focused and specialized solutions. However, some critics consider the segmented way that healthcare establishments have operated in the past far too solitary for today's wider...

source: By Karen R. Thomas
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SCAA recently received a grant from Ann Jacobs for $165,000, the largest grant from an individual in the association's history. The grant honors Andy Andros, a pioneer in telecommunications who died several years ago during heart surgery. Andros built Hy-Gain Electronics...

source: SCAA

Only a few of the instructional videos about CPR on YouTube provide accurate advice on how to perform basic life support, according to a team of Turkish emergency medicine specialists. Once a video is up on YouTube, it stays up unless it contravenes site policy or the owner...

source: Reuters

Recent findings show that blood sex hormone levels may be a good indicator of cardiac arrest risk — a condition that carries a 95 percent fatality rate if prompt medical treatment is not received. The findings are part of the Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study that...

source: Science World Report

While devastating and frightening, cardiac arrest during surgery is rare, said Dr. Benjamin Scirica, a cardiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital. "Surgeons and anesthesiologists spend a lot of time before these procedures to identify...

source: The Boston Globe

In an effort to enhance the overall content of Keep It Beating, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of SCAA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your...

source: MultiBriefs

When a 94-year-old airplane passenger began to shudder with a deadly heart episode in the sky over Milwaukee, two Henry Ford Cardiac Rehabilitation workers on board sprang into action. Sheryl Sebastian, 51, and Matthew Saval, 42, saved the life of Sam Aliotta. Recently,...

source: Detroit Free Press


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