News tagged with cardiac arrest

Pollution takes its toll on the heart

The fine particles of pollution that hang in the air can increase the risk for sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study conducted by a team from Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and The Feinstein Institute for ...

Sep 20, 2010
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Hands-only CPR, pushy dispatchers are lifesavers

(AP) -- More bystanders are willing to attempt CPR if an emergency dispatcher gives them firm and direct instructions - especially if they can just press on the chest and skip the mouth-to-mouth, according ...

Jul 29, 2010
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New explanation for cardiac arrest

Researchers have discovered a new disorder linked to heart problems that stems from a genetic defect in the protein glycogenin. In a worst case scenario, disruption of this protein's function can lead to cardiac arrest, which ...

Apr 19, 2010
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