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Lack of national guidelines on AEDs puts Canadians at risk

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Mediterranean diet can reduce heart attacks

Spanish scientists have shown that the Mediterranean diet may counteract the increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke in people with type 2 diabetes.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 7 comments

New heart repair methods with catheters present opportunities

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.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Energy drinks 'could trigger cardiac arrest'

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.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 3 comments

L.A. honours student dies after 'huffing' cleaning solvent

Los Angeles - Aria Doherty, a 14-year-old Grade 8 honours student, died from apparent cardiac arrest after she inhaled a solvent to get high.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 7 comments

Video: Fabrice Muamba's emotional return

Just six weeks after Fabrice Muamba, Bolton Wanderers midfielder, collapsed in the middle of a game with a heart problem, he was able to attend a match played by his team on May 2.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 3 comments

Malawi's president reported dead

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.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 2 comments

President of Malawi suffers cardiac arrest

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.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 1 comment

Man suffering cardiac arrest on plane offered sandwich

Stockholm - 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.
In the Media by Graeme McNaughton - 3 comments

NYC finds success in treating cardiac arrest with cooling therapy

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.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg - 2 comments
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