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Removing luck from the Chain of Survival

As good as the Chain of Survival is in the face of a sudden cardiac arrest, the success of the chain relies heavily on the performance of people — and to a lesser extent technology — for it to succeed. The variables are myriad, and they all have to come together...

source: By Brian Duffield
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As good as the Chain of Survival is in the face of a sudden cardiac arrest, the success of the chain relies...

source: By Brian Duffield

Internet search data might someday help estimate the prevalence of non-communicable diseases like stroke, heart disease or cancer, a new study suggests. Web searches are often linked with behavior, said Svetha Venkatesh, one of the study's co-authors. For example, a trip...

source: Reuters

There are no significant differences in outcomes or processes of care for U.S. hospitals with policies allowing for family presence during resuscitation compared with hospitals without this policy, according to a study published online March 24 in Circulation: Cardiovascular...

source: HealthDay News via Medical Xpress

A group of Pennsylvania high school students in the EMT program recently got a lesson they won't soon forget when they were involved in a real-life medical emergency. An elderly gentleman visiting the school for a musical program suffered cardiac arrest and was found unresponsive;...

source: EMS1

In the hours before a cardiac arrest, a patient's body gives off tiny clues of what's to come. Those clues can be too subtle for doctors to detect. But numbers may do the job just fine. That's why Chicago researchers have been working on...

source: Chicago Tribune

Despite medical advances, a new study shows that more people are dying of heart disease and stroke worldwide than did a quarter century ago because the global population is growing, and growing older. The good news is that the death rate — the number of deaths in relation...

source: HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report


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