cardiac arrest

With drones, discovery in science and medicine makes the sky – and now the sea – the limit.
Did you know that in an emergency you could be enrolled in a clinical trial without your consent? How is this possible and what can you do about it?
The recent harrowing episode of cardiac arrest, involving American Heart Association President Dr. John Warner, is a precautionary tale. And it serves as a useful guide for all of us in choosing an achievable 2018 resolution.
Given their substantial platform, Hollywood celebrities possess a unique ability to do tremendous good. Unfortunately, with that megaphone comes immense responsibility. Let’s take a look back at Tinseltown in 2017, and see what we've learned. The good, the bad and the indifferent.
New research shows that compromising circumstances in the bedroom – like having sex – and being a female in public play a significant role in the decision to whom we administer CPR.
Tom Petty, the rock 'n roll guitarist who first gained fame in the late 1970's with his band, The Heartbreakers, and maintained his popularity ever since, went into cardiac arrest before dying Monday night. But what is cardiac arrest, and how does differ from a heart attack? We explain.
Researchers at the University of Toronto published a ranking of businesses they believe could move the needle to reduce deaths from sudden cardiac arrest.
The arbitrary nature of many school requirements can be baffling. Cancel soft pretzel day out of caloric concern, but permit pie bake sales. Our public demands organic food in lunchrooms, but providing the skills necessary to intervene on a choking victim produces silence. We think, CPR training should be mandatory in schools.
With more data identifying poorer outcomes of in-hospital cardiac arrest on nights and weekends, as opposed to weekday daytimes, here are further causes and ways to advocate for yourself or a loved one.
Though we often tout healthy eating and regular exercise as the cornerstones of good health, even the healthiest of patients are not immune to the leading cause of death in men and women in the U.S. And although rare, it is worth noting that rigorous exercise could elevate the risk of heart attack in people who may be at risk.
Trained first responders need to stick to interrupted rescue breathing when performing CPR, as opposed to chest compressions only. According to the largest study of its kind, continuous chest compressions did not offer a better chance of survival, when compared to interrupted chest pumping for performing rescue breathing.
There's a widespread misconception that sex is a risk factor for heart attack. However, a new study finds that this is just another one of those pesky health myths that needs another round of debunking.