Tag: cardiac arrest

Bystander Rescue Breathing CPR in Kids Tied to Better Survival

Children who receive CPR with both rescue breathing and compressions from a bystander have greater odds of survival without serious brain damage than if they...

Angiography Can Wait for Cardiac Arrest Without ST-Elevation

A protocol of immediate angiography provided no mortality benefit over a strategy or delayed or more selective angiography among patients resuscitated from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest...

Oral Contraceptives, Sans Beta Blockade, Raise SCD Risk in LQTS

Contemporary oral contraceptives (OC) in general don’t seem to worsen the risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD) in women with congenital long-QT syndrome (LQTS), but...

Meet the Patients Who Helped Run a Big Aspirin Trial

When Tom McCormick got an unexpected call from his doctor, the first thing his doctor said was, “I’m not calling you about anything about your...

Novel Liver Dialysis Device May Safely Curb ACLF

An investigational liver dialysis device (DIALIVE) was associated with significantly greater survival of patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF), compared with the standard of care...

Living With HIV Raises Odds for Sudden Cardiac Death

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People living with HIV have to take powerful drug cocktails to keep their...

Dispatch System Boosts Bystander CPR in Those With Limited English

The improved Los Angeles medical dispatch system prompted more callers with limited English proficiency to initiate telecommunicator-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (T-CPR), compared with the previous system,...

Avoid Excess Oxygen in Mechanically Ventilated Patients?

The respiratory therapists at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, know when Lina Miyakawa, MD, starts a week in the ICU, because she turns down...

Focus on Effective Chest Pumps, Shocks

The keys to effective resuscitation in the hospital setting include effective compression and early defibrillation, a hospitalist told colleagues. She also urged them to consider...

Hyperinvasive Care, Better Cardiac Arrest Outcomes?

Patients with refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) receiving “hyperinvasive” rather than standard care had better overall outcomes, researchers in the randomized Prague OHCA trial conclude....

Heart Retrieval Technique May Boost Organs for Transplant by 20%

In a small observational study that tested normothermic regional perfusion (NRP) for donation after cardiac death (DCD), posttransplant cardiac function was “excellent” in 8 of...

COVID Nightmare in L.A. As Emergency System Falters

Jan. 6, 2021 — As cases of COVID-19 continue to surge in Los Angeles County, first responders have been directed not to take cardiac arrest...

Women Less Likely to Get Life-Saving Heart Treatments

MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Women who are resuscitated from cardiac arrest are less likely to receive two common treatments once they arrive...

COVID-19 Fuels Surge in Overdose-Related Cardiac Arrests

There has been a sharp increase in overdose-related cardiac arrests in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new analysis shows. Overall rates in 2020...

Teenage Bone Density Declines Following Sleeve Gastrectomy

Adolescents who undergo sleeve gastrectomy have lower bone density and higher bone marrow fat at 1 year following surgery, new research shows. “It’s almost paradoxical,”...

Resuscitation More Likely With Faster Time to Head-Up CPR

A preliminary study of adults who experienced out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and received cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that included the use of a device to elevate...

Cardiac Arrest in COVID-19 Pandemic: ‘Survival is Possible’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United...

High Ozone Levels Up Cardiac Arrest Risk: Study

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) — High levels of ozone air pollution could increase the risk of...

3 Factors Predict Cardiac Events in Overdose Patients

A predictive rule that can help triage drug overdose patients for the risk for cardiac arrest, shock, ventricular dysrhythmias, or myocardial injury has been validated...

Sudden Death Not So Sudden? Half Contacted GP in Days Prior

People who experience “sudden” out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) may feel malaise days earlier, new research from Denmark suggests. The new analysis shows that 2 weeks...

Colchicine Promising in COVID-19 Treatment?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Colchicine, an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat gout and rheumatic disease,...

Severe COVID Ups Odds for Heart Conditions 10-Fold

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Doctors have long noted links between severe COVID-19 and heart...

New CDC Guidance, Antibody Concerns

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Inappropriate Shocks Cut by a Refined Subcutaneous ICD

FROM HEART RHYTHM 2020 Patients with an indication for an implantable cardiac defibrillator for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death and a sharply reduced left...

Cardiac Arrests Out-of-Hospital Soar During COVID-19 in Italy

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests increased 58% during the peak of the COVID-19...