Having a heart attack or going into cardiac arrest is something we all fear, but technology has given us the Automated External Defibrillator, or AED. A life saving device such as the AED should be readily available in most public places, but it's not.
New heart repair usages with cardiac catheterization are being deployed - threading tubes into the heart from a variety of entry points - with new opportunities, although some concerns remain on the risks associated with the procedure.
Researchers from the University of the Pacific are claiming that energy drinks, which often contain large amounts of caffeine and other stimulants such as taurine can raise blood pressure, leading a person to face cardiac arrest.
Confusion over exactly what has happened to the President of Malawi continues as media outlets such as Reuters and AFP are now quoting sources as saying that he is dead following the cardiac arrest he suffered yesterday April 5.
The President of the small African country of Malawi has been rushed to hospital following a cardiac arrest on the morning of Thursday April 5. President Bingu wa Mutharika is said to be in intensive care.
A 63-year old man who suffered cardiac arrest on a Ryanair flight from London to Stockholm was offered a sandwich and soda by the plane's crew. The crew also insisted that the man pay for it.
New York -
Paramedics in New York City are no longer using just CPR. They are being trained to cool the body down by about 6 degrees, so no cells will be damaged by the lack of oxygen. It seems to work and city officials are patting themselves on the back.
Cooling saves lifes after a heart attack. Taking the body down to a hypothermic state within hours can save not only heart muscle but improve the severity of a brain injury. Within four minutes of a heart attack brain cells begin to die off.