Research

How can we improve upon the current state of things? How do statistics correlate to improvements? Where can I get the answers to the many questions regarding sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, CPR and more? It all comes from research!

Recognizing the difference between a heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest is crucial to understanding how to prevent and treat each.

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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the leading cause of heart-related sudden death in people under the age of 40.

Bypass heart surgery is exactly what it sounds like. If you think about a highway bypass which offers an alternative route to congested city driving, you get the general idea.

A brief explanation of several of the more common EKG waveforms which may be encountered during a cardiac emergency response. This reference guide is by no means complete and is merely intended as a refresher resource. Interpreting an EKG waveform should be performed by certified medical professionals only. Ventricular Fibrillation EKG Characteristics: Ventricular fibrillation exhibits a chaotic rhythm and unmeasurable rate. QRS complexes are non-identifiable as are T and P-waves. The P-R interval is not measurable. Rhythm Chaotic Rate Unmeasurable QRS Absent P wave Absent P-R interval Not measurable Additional Info – What Causes Ventricular Fibrillation? Ventricular fibrillation, also called V-fib, …

Introduction Modern day Electrocardiography (ECG) is a key component in the beginning evaluation of individuals who exhibit cardiac symptoms. ECGs are essential because of their relatively low cost and their non-invasive procedures in the initial assessment of heart conditions like ischemic heart disease and arrhythmias. An ECG is often the first tool used in the diagnostic process, and medical professionals from EMTs to specialists are often required to read the results. The widespread use of ECGs across the medical field and by those who do not specialize in heart conditions often leads to the results being misunderstood, especially by medical …

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a serious and often lethal medical condition, but its exact definition, the statistics behind its occurrence, and recorded survival rates are not always in consensus.

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Might emergency services be for you, either as a career professional or as a volunteer?

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) survivors understand the preciousness of life – that one moment you can feel perfectly fine and the next wake up in the ICU a few days (or weeks!) later…